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Feb
13
2013
The Guppy Tank is a group of local angel investors and lenders who have come together to help spur the ailing economy and create growth by finding and funding Southern California’s newest innovators. Corona Del Mar, CA (Feb 21, 2013) – The Guppy Tank is a one day event much like the ABC television show “The Shark Tank”, but without the cameras and drama. Its purpose is to find local compa...
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Feb
11
2013
After he built a successful group of ISO startups and acquired multiple merchant portfolios, Darrin Ginsberg determined that loaning funds to ISOs and merchant level salespeople (MLSs) was the natural next step for him. What started as a solo business gradually became three separate ISO enterprises, Ginsberg recalled. "I've been in the merchant services business for the last 23 years," he said. "...
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Jan
25
2013
Freshi Films, LLC (dba Freshi Media) was chosen as the final winner of funding from a field of Southern California based candidates who competed to win funding from a group of angel investors known as The Guppy Tank on October 25, 2012. Orange County-based The Guppy Tank, has announced it has awarded its third and final funding from its first event to Burbank based Freshi Media. Freshi Media wa...
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Nov
07
2012
Advantage Payment Processing was chosen from a field of SoCal based candidates competing to win funding from a group of angel investors known as the Guppy Tank. Irvine, CA (November 7, 2012) – Orange County-based The Guppy Tank, has announced it will award its first funding to San Diego-based Advantage Payment Processing. Advantage Payment Processing was chosen from a competitive field of selec...
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Oct
05
2012
Want to get an angel investor to pony up money for your startup? Better be ready with a snappy pitch that can beat the competition. Thanks to the popularity of the ABC reality show Shark Tank, more and more entrepreneurs are finding that angel investors are open to hearing their pitch if they present it in a quick, contest-style format. Sure, there are still plenty of angel connections happening ...
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Oct
05
2012
A less carnivorous, more user-friendly version comes to help small business owners reach their maximum potential. As many of you know I am a huge fan of the hit ABC TV show, Shark Tank. I have auditioned for the show, reviewed all 40+ episodes and 170+ participants, and have interviewed many of them. On Oct. 25 we will have our OWN version right here in Newport Beach. It’s called “The Guppy ...
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Sep
21
2012
The Guppy Tank, Offers Money, Mentorship, & Opportunity to help Southern California Entrepreneurs reach New Levels of Success September 21,2012 - For entrepreneurs looking for funding, connections, mentorship or partners, The Guppy Tank may be the opportunity they have been seeking. Based on the ABC hit show Shark Tank , a panel of investors will be pitched by businesses of many types and if the ...
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Aug
13
2012
The persistent weak economic conditions haven't been easy for business owners, especially those in the small to midsize range, including many ISOs and merchant level salespeople (MLSs). Banks have tightened credit standards, so even the strongest companies have been forced to seek new funding alternatives. This article explores resources available to ISOs and MLSs looking for capital to meet their...
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Jul
23
2012
Electronic Payments Announces Partnership with Super G Funding to Offer Business Loans to its ISO and Agent Partners Calverton, New York (PRWEB) July 23, 2012 - Principal innovator in merchant services and payment processing solutions, Electronic Payments, recently signed an agreement with Super G Funding, a leader in the residual based lending business, to provide business loans to its ISO and a...
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Jul
22
2012
Comprised of a group of angel investors who have come together to help spur the ailing economy and create growth by finding and funding Southern California’s newest innovators. Irvine, CA (July 22, 2012) – The Guppy Tank℠ is like the ABC television show “The Shark Tank” without the cameras and drama. It’s purpose is to find and provide investments and loans to companies that are alrea...
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