Tech Coast Angels Creates Endowment to Honor Villalobos

Luis Villalobos, co-founder of Tech Coast Angels, had been undergoing treatment for a lung infection in a Southern California hospital when he died Oct. 1 at the age of 70. Villalobos is often credited for propagating Southern California’s angel investment community. He launched Tech Coast Angels in 1997, served as its first president and he […]

Aging Female Bodies Have A Place To Shop Online

A few weeks ago, several of you came up with companies that let people tailor and order clothes online –A Tailored Suit, LoriCoulter.com, Archetype Solutions, Indochino and even Lands’ End.

One of them, MyShape.com, has just raised money –$10.56 million of a $12 million Series C round, according to a regulatory filing last week — from Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Tenaya Capital and Tech Coast Angels.

But MyShape is not just another online clothing company, according to investor Steve Jurvetson. The site is especially aimed at aging females — women between the ages of 55 and 64, who, he says, are the fastest growing category of online shoppers except for teenagers.

In June, Jurvetson went to Santa Clara University’s annual Silicon Valley (Baby) Boomer Venture Summit and Business Plan Competition to hunt for candidates for DFJ’s growing interest in companies that serve the aging, an area that he says is new to venture capital.

Masher Media Raises Angel Funding

Masher Media Inc., a Calabasas, Calif.-based maker of a virtual world for children, has raised $300,000 in seed funding from Tech Coast Angels. The round could be expanded by another $200,000 within the next month.

Loop’d Raises 800K

Loop’d Network, a San Diego-based online sports network, has raised $800,000 from existing private investors and new investor Tech Coast Angels. Press release: Loop’d Network, the largest online network for action sports, announced today it has secured an additional $800,000 in funding from its existing private investors, along with new investor Tech Coast Angels. The […]

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