alliance for socal innovation

alliance for socal innovation

Photo by Julian Myles on Unsplash

The SoCal Venture Pipeline program is partnering with Pacific Western Bank to continue connecting early-stage startups with venture capital.

Now formally known as the SoCal Venture Pipeline powered by Pacific Western Bank, the program has matched new startups with investors since launching in 2021. Pacific Western will serve as its lead sponsor, joining continuing supporters Wilson Sonsini and KPPB LLP. The Pipeline originally only considered startups looking for Series A funding, but expanded to include seed funding in February. Alliance managing director Eric Eide said adding Pacific Western to the program will further help its startups navigate both Series A and seed fundraising.

Read more Show less
Justin Han

Some 15-odd years ago, the Alliance for SoCal Innovation put on a workshop for academics looking to wade into the world of commercialized technology.

Fast forward to 2022 and the Alliance is gearing up for the latest edition of its annual First Look SoCal Innovation Showcase, taking place Tuesday at the Skirball Cultural Center. This year’s lineup of 24 early-stage life sciences and tech startups—tapped from the Alliance’s network of universities and incubators—will have the chance to pitch their ventures and meet with potential investors, mentors and industry executives as they look for what, in most cases, will be their first round of commercial funding.

Read more Show less
Photo by Matt Howard on Unsplash

Since founding StarNews Mobile, a video platform for content creators in Africa, Guy Kamgaing has landed deals with telecommunications giants to distribute content to subscribers across the Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Congo, South Africa and Nigeria.

Read more Show less
Trending