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Mike Krenn Assumes SDVG’s President Role

Long Time San Diego Business Supporter Mike Krenn Assumes San Diego Venture Group’s President Role


SAN DIEGO – August 28, 2014 The San Diego Venture Group announced today that the founder of both Tech Coast Angels and CommNexus, Mike Krenn, has succeeded Dave Titus as its full-time President.

“Mike has been passionately invested in the San Diego tech community, having helped found both the Tech Coast Angels and CommNexus,” said Bob Holmen Chairman of the San Diego Venture Group’s Board of Directors. “He’s the right person to continue expanding our impact in fostering the region’s innovation economy, and we’re excited at bringing him aboard as our President.”

Krenn is also the founder of VenturePipeline.com, a service that matches emerging growth tech companies with venture capital sources. He has helped more 50 companies raise funding, in the hundreds of millions of dollars, with leading firms around the country. Over the years, Krenn has also counseled hundreds of technology companies on various aspects of their business plans, including management issues, market development, strategic partnerships and financing strategies.

“I’m very excited about the opportunity. It’s important to note, and thank my predecessor, Dave Titus, for all that he has done and will continue to do as an active member of San Diego Venture Group,” said Krenn. “I’m looking forward to working with our very active and highly regarded Board of Directors alongside our supporting sponsors and committed members. Collectively, we will prominently showcase what this region has to offer in terms of the next great business investment opportunities. I’m looking forward to working with the entire emerging growth community here and helping drive access to capital, whether it is here, Silicon Valley, or elsewhere. We want to continue to grow San Diego as a leading technology center in this country. ”

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Dave’s Guide To Raising Money From Angel Investors

“Do you know any angel investors who would be interested in my company?”

On May 22, 2014, over 300 people gathered to learn about this topic.

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Dave Titus, SDVG President, shared his 9 rules for raising angel financing.   It’s a talk he has over and over with folks looking to raise money.

Download Dave’s Rules here!

Our speaker lineup included:

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Jeff Draa

Jeff Draa, President, Tech Coast Angels discussed how to approach TCA.  TCA is the second most active angel investing network in the country.


Adam Harris

Adam Harris, CEO, CloudBeds, has raised over $1.5M in angel financing from industry insiders – even though he was not one of them!

Dave Karlman, DePrima Ventures, is an experienced and active angel investor in both high tech and lifescience companies.  Some of his investments include Cashie Commerce and Otologic Pharmaceuticals.


Kian Saneii

Kian Saneii, CEO, Independa, raised his money from a variety of investors in both San Diego and elsewhere.





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