Throughout Tech Coast Angels‘ 27-year evolution from a collection of High Net Worth Individuals to becoming TCA Venture Group, Dave Berkus has always played an important role as Chairman, Chair Emeritus, Director of three of its ACE Funds, and as a major investor among the Angels who have funded over 544 companies with $280 million, encouraging “later stage investors” to add $2.2 billion to their financial pie. Additionally, in managing two Venture Funds, he’s worked with VCs, PEs, and Strategics – and advised nearly 200 of the founders he’s personally invested in.
Dave will kick off our Members Discussion with his observations of what his fellow investors, at all levels, are investing in now, and how they’re “husbanding their resources” in today’s “tighter times.” After the break he’ll segue into being our Featured Member as he introduces us to iMediSync – and the “unusual” opportunities it’s presenting.
Dave Berkus, as President of Berkus Technology Ventures, often steps into critical roles within companies in his portfolio. Currently he’s serving as the President of iMedisync North America, Inc. iMediSync is an AI-based digital mental health care platform company. Through the development of simple, high-quality EEG measurement technology for brain diseases and the integrated EEG/HRV automatic analysis biomarker, iMedisync provides a platform service of preventive monitoring and evidence-based mental healthcare, which can be completed in environments such as home, school, workplace, hospitals, telemedicine, and drug clinical trials. Through Dave’s several venture companies – Berkus Technology Ventures and Kodiak Ventures – and as Managing Director of three TCA Angel Capital Entrepreneurial Funds, Dave has made over 200 investments in technology businesses during the past 20 years, with over 30 positive liquidity events. He also currently serves on the boards of Transcepta, AuriQ Systems, and OEwaves, as well as numerous corporate advisory boards.
Dave’s career background includes being founding President of Computerized Lodging Systems (CLS), a worldwide provider of hotel software in 29 countries, twice an Inc. 500 growth company. After selling CLS, Dave became an active deal-maker and board member for numerous Southern California tech companies, including several ABL Members’ firms. He is also co-founder and past Chairman of GameSpy Industries, helping it grow its market capitalization from zero to $280 million in slightly over a year through strategic investments from major companies. Dave is past-Chairman of Tech Coast Angels, the nation’s largest angel investment network, a philanthropist, and has over 50,000 devoted readers of his 17 books and weekly “Insights from Berkonomics.”
2024: JAN 19 FEB 16 MAR 15 APR 19 MAY 17 JUN 21 JUL 19 AUG 16 SEPT 20 OCT 18 NOV 15 Dec 4* – Combined Session for All Healthcare Round Tables
Our Los Angeles Healthcare Round Table typically meets on the third Friday of each month (*with some combined sessions on alternative dates).
Monthly meetings are held via Zoom with occasional In-Person events.
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