SOURCE: Echo Media Group

Echo Media Group

July 09, 2013 11:02 ET

Echo Media Group Tapped as 'Agency of Record' for Tech Coast Angels

TUSTIN, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 9, 2013) - Echo Media Group, an award-winning, results-oriented public relations and social media agency based in Tustin, Calif., has been selected as the 'agency of record' for Tech Coast Angels (TCA), the nation's largest angel investor network. Echo Media Group (Echo) will provide strategy, support and media outreach to help build awareness for TCA's new projects through a series of communications initiatives.

 "Tech Coast Angels provides funding and guidance to more early-stage, high-growth companies in Southern California than any other investment group," said Kim Sherman, founder and managing principal of Echo Media Group. "Echo plans to share the great work TCA does through communications activities. We hope to encourage more start-ups to inquire about participation and persuade additional investors to consider joining this unique not-for-profit organization."

Founded in 1997, TCA is a catalyst in helping build Southern California's economy into a thriving center of technology and entrepreneurship. Members are very active in the entrepreneurial community, attending and participating in conferences, networking events, entrepreneurial competitions and other venture capital events. TCA also has relationships with the major colleges and universities in Southern California, which provide the organization with both access to potential commercialization opportunities and expertise that is invaluable as they analyze potential investments. With nearly 300 members TCA provides more than just money to its selected recipients, it also brings connections, knowledge, mentoring and operational assistance to bold early-stage entrepreneurs with game-changing ideas.

"We are delighted to be working with Echo Media Group," said Don Kasle, Tech Coast Angels' chairman of the board of governors. "They are a preeminent public relations and social media firm with tremendous creative and professional skills and TCA appreciates having them on our team."

To date, TCA has supported and funded more than 200 start-up companies totaling in excess of $128 million in initial funding and over $1.4 billion in follow-on funding with other investments sources. Industry-specific panels comprised of domain experts from the TCA regional networks can quickly and clearly grasp the potential of a new venture. Panels include clean technology, consumer products and services, digital media, hardware and software technologies, financial services, and life sciences and healthcare. The panels, combined with a new application process, create a high-quality, diversified pool of investments for members, while also placing entrepreneurs in front of investors more efficiently.

Over the next 12 months, Echo is tasked with providing strategic counsel for TCA and supporting the organization by sharing news regarding new partnerships, funding agreements and organizational announcements.

About Echo Media Group

Echo Media Group, an award-winning public relations and social media agency based in Orange County, Calif., is renowned for its strategic, results-oriented methodologies and ability to generate media coverage and brand awareness for its clients through traditional and non-traditional strategies. Echo Media Group currently provides services for clients such as: Villeroy & Boch; University of California, Irvine Extension; and Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. The Company's team of public relations and social media professionals represent a diverse range of experience in a variety of industries. Echo was named by OC Metro as one of "Orange County's Best Companies to Work For" and has earned dozens of awards from the industry. For more information, call 714-573-0899, visit www.EchoMediaPR.com, become engaged on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EchoMediaGroup, and follow our tweets @EchoMediaPR.

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