Best Ideas Dinner

Sea Purity hosts a “Best Ideas Dinner” each quarter in Orange County.  During the past 20 years, these events have strengthened our contact base and produced some of our most valuable relationships, in addition to meeting 2 portfolio companies which went from early-stage to over a $1Billion in value. The goal is for everyone involved to find more winners, both people and companies.

During each event, 5 to 6 companies (who are currently raising capital) and 1 Non-Profit present their story. Approximately 80-100 participants comprised of family offices, institutions, and C-level execs join. Please review our DISCLAIMER as the event is meant to provide only information and NO INVESTMENT ADVICE.

The goals of each event are to:

1) Meet new high-quality people and grow your network;

2) Hear solid, actionable investment ideas;

3) Pay it Forward by helping presenting companies accomplish their goals and make SoCal a great place to live and work;

4) Expand your social/impact investing/charitable giving;

5) Have a great time

Q1, 2021 - Virtual Event

It’s that time once again. What an amazing start to the markets in 2021 and an encore for what happened last year. I want to share a recent press release on a company from the last BEST IDEAS here that we believe has the potential to be one of SoCal's most exciting in the years to come.

This “BEST IDEAS” introduces a broad variety of companies pursuing several MAJOR themes including surfing’s great next frontier and a “health and wellness” boom which may be like no other previously.

The nearly 500 people who receive this video have previously attended a “BEST IDEAS DINNER” in person and appreciate the networking aspect of the event. We anticipate hosting an IN-PERSON EVENT this summer so stay tuned. If you are interested in learning more and connecting with a presenter the relevant contact information is included above. If you know someone who would be interested in the content and/or benefit from being a part of the “BEST IDEAS DINNER,” feel free to share this video and tell them to contact me.

We are always searching for more ways to celebrate innovation through the Best Ideas Dinner, especially within Southern California. If you have a timely company or fund to share, send it our way. Thanks for making time to watch this, as it is the culmination of a lot of work and effort.

Sponsored by

Jeremy Broker, Business Development Executive, Moss Adams
Jeffrey Thacker, Partner, Gunderson Dettmer

Following is a line-up of the presenters/content for the event:

Mark Moss, Market Analyst


Fall, 2020 - Virtual Event

Ross Young, VP North America
Carl Coward, Investor Communications


June 11, 2020 - Virtual Event

Carey Ransom and Kyle Kamrooz, Co-Founders


Bill Colone and Dave Ferrera, General Partner


Rick Sanghera, President and CEO


Dustin Armer and Eason Abbott, Co-Founders


Jeff Bocan, Partner


Saurabh Suri, Managing Partner and CIO


Brian Mesic, General Partner


Brent Granado, Managing Partner


Jim Bunch, Founder


Jim West, Managing Partner


Edward and Pamela Apffel, Co-Founders


January 29, 2020

Les Kreis, Jr., Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Bios Partners Fund

Simon Arkell, CEO, Deep Lens

Cliff Boro, General Partner, Simplexity Holdings VC

Christian Braemer, CEO & Founder, Benefunder

Michael Cullen, MD, MBA, Sun BioPharma

Dan Engel, Partner, The Holdsworth Group, LLC

Author of Thriving Through Cancer

Amir Jafri, CEO, Immunicom

Christopher L. Pitzak, Managing Director, Bernstein

Joan Walter, JD, PA

Senior Director of Program Operations, Samueli Integrative Health Programs H&S Ventures

September 26, 2019

Dustin Boyer, Commercialization Manager

Andrei Cherny, Founder and CEO

Brent Granado, GP

To view the Presentation, please request the video from:

Sean MacNeill, CEO

Jim Holden, Founder


John Menzies, Co-Founder


Andre' De Rosa, CEO


Trevor Jensen and Ken Potashner

June 18, 2019

Stan Voshovsky, Co-Founder and CEO


San Clemente, CA, United States