Meet Our Sponsors

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is a business law firm with robust corporate, public securities, mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property practice groups focusing on the representation of venture backed emerging growth companies, middle market public companies, large technology companies, entertainment and digital media companies, investors, venture capital funds, investment bankers and underwriters. The firm’s clients represent the full spectrum of Southern California business with a concentration in the technology, entertainment, videogame, apparel and medical device sectors. Our mission is to provide technically excellent legal services in a consistent, highly-responsive and service-oriented manner with an entrepreneurial and practical business perspective. These principles are the hallmarks of our Firm.

   Tech Coast Angels (TCA) is the largest angel investor group in the United States. Its members provide funding and guidance to more early-stage, high-growth companies in Southern California than any other investment group. TCA members invest in companies in a wide range of industries, including the life sciences, biotech, IT, services, retail, Internet, financial, software, media, consumer products and tech startups. Since its inception in 1997, TCA has invested more than $119 million in direct funding to companies. TCA members give companies more than just capital; they also provide counsel, mentoring and access to an extensive network of potential investors, customers, strategic partners and management talent. TCA has more than 300 members, including its venture capitalaffiliates, in five networks in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Central Coast and the Inland Empire.More information about investment with TCA can be found at, or

At NDMS, we love eCommerce and are proud to offer an innovative award designed to give Startups a significant boost.  The NDMS Startup Payments Program includes everything needed for a company to accept payments on their website or mobile app.  In addition to our payments expertise, we have partners that provide additional products and services such as web hosting, marketing strategy, legal advice, office space, mentoring and support.

Cypress, LLP is an innovative law firm that counsels its clients through all stages of the business lifecycle. Cypress’s startup company and venture financing practice helps entrepreneurs form, protect, and finance their businesses. For more mature companies, Cypress provides outside general counsel and private company M&A services. Cypress also has a robust intellectual property and business litigation practice.
Established in 2008, our success is the result of delivering superior legal expertise and business savvy with a level of personal attention that cannot be matched by larger firms. We are committed to providing a non-traditional environment where creativity is preeminent such that lawyers and clients are both free to thrive.

 Since 1985 the Los Angeles Venture Association has been providing forums where entrepreneurs and executives of startup, emerging growth and middle-market companies actively meet and learn from fellow executives, investors, bankers, financial advisors and other providers of professional services.Our extensive slate of monthly meetings and our Presidents and Distinguished Speakers Lectures feature exceptional presentations by prominent members of our investment, entrepreneurial, business and academic communities. Our annual conferences and frequent Investment Capital Seminars are our region’s premiere forums on investment capital. We also co-produce events with many of our affiliated

 Royse Law Firm provides transactional tax, business and corporate law services to closely held, emerging growth and middle market companies in numerous industries.  Our clients include companies in the technology and alternative energy sectors as well as base economy businesses such as food services, food processing, real estate and manufacturing. Many of our clients are multi-national companies, with Asian manufacturing, Indian development, and European distribution.  We also focus on closely held and family businesses (which range from small to large) due to their unique need for integrated legal solutions that emphasize tax efficiencies.  Our tax expertise is the common thread that runs throughout our practice and distinguishes the Royse Law Firm from other general business firms.  We frequently advise other law firms on the tax aspects of their corporate, real estate, or commercial transactions and provide tax advice to litigation attorneys in various contexts, including the taxation of recoveries and professional liability. Finally, Royse Law experienced in the negotiation of mergers and acquisitions, financings, and partnership and joint venture transactions.