Orange County Investor Commits $1M To Early Stage Startups

Jason Thanh La, the co-founder and CEO of payment processing company Merchant Services Group, said this week that he has committed to personally fund $1M to early stage companies in Southern California. La said he is specifically seeking early stage companies who are developing better payment processing technology. La said he is looking at payment processing, data analytics, and mobile payments companies. In addition to founding Merchant Service Group, La said he is Limited Partner at Crosscut Ventures, a Venture Partner at K5 Ventures, and also an active investor in early stage tech companies.