Entries by OCAVentures

Ally Financial Announces Acquisition of TradeKing Group

DETROIT, April 5, 2016 — Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire TradeKing Group, Inc., a digital wealth management company. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter and includes an online broker/dealer, a digital portfolio management platform, and educational content and social collaboration channels. […]

The strongest players in carbon fiber 3D printing today

Incredible strength and stiffness, chemical and temperature resistance, electrical conductivity, and low weight on par with plastic parts: carbon fiber 3D printing has it all, and its poised to be the next major trend in industrial additive manufacturing. While metal 3D printing has been skyrocketing in terms of popularity, market share, and high-demand applications for […]

3-D Printing Promises to Change Manufacturing

Atoms, unlike bits, are hard to manipulate. Advances in how we rearrange them come slowly, but the payoff can be enormous. Think new, never-before-seen products mass-produced from materials that once seemed exotic. Next to microchips, there is no more powerful unlocking technology than materials science. Not long ago I held the product of such a […]

One less hassle after a car accident

In the hands of motorists, smartphones can lead to car wrecks. They also can reduce the hassle of a post-accident repairs. Using an app called SnapSheet, drivers can photograph their damaged vehicles and send the pictures to Snapsheet’s team of appraisers, who work with auto insurers including USAA, MetLife and Hartford to speed things along. […]

Solovis Raises $3.25M to Accelerate Growth of Institutional Portfolio Platform

Solovis, a multi-asset class portfolio management and reporting solution for foundations, endowments, pensions, OCIOs and family offices, today announced it has raised $3.25 million in equity financing led by Edison Partners and including MissionOG, OCA Ventures, Timberline Venture Partners, Northwestern University, and technology entrepreneur Jeremie Bacon. Solovis will use the funding to support continued company […]

Healthfinch Secures $7.5M in Series A Financing, Led by Adams Street Partners, to Build Out its Practice Automation Platform

Healthfinch is a healthcare IT startup that creates software and apps that automate healthcare-related tasks. Its software, called “Charlie,” automates and delegates tasks to employees through products such as Swoop, which automates prescription refills. This funding will help accelerate delivery and development of the Charlie platform.

1871 Ranks 1st in United States in Study of North American Business Incubators

TORONTO (November 3, 2015) — 1871 ranked 1st in the United States and 2nd in North America in the UBI Global list of Top University-Affiliated Business Incubators during the 2015 UBI Global benchmarking conference and award ceremony for North America. UBI Global utilizes an international research team that analyzes business incubators based on a wide […]