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Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 1

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Richard Chino is passionate about investing in the business environment. What attracted you to becoming an angel investor? loved it from the first day.

Pasadena Angels Invest Over $4M in 2014

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Pasadena Angels for the 3rd consecutive year invested over $4 million in an array of exciting start-up companies. Pasadena, Calif. Since the inception of the Pasadena Angels in 2000, members have invested over $50 million in over 120 companies. Company exit returns were as high as 10X return on initial investment. PR Contacts: Julie Pantiskas.

Pasadena Angels Form $1.3M Investment Fund

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Pasadena, California (June 1, 2016) – The Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced the formation of their first investment fund at $1.3 million, PA Fund 1 (The Fund). The Fund will specialize in seed and early stage investments and will co-invest exclusively in deals that are subscribed by Pasadena Angels members.  Tweet Tweet.

DFJ, Pasadena Angels lead $1.4M funding in Edufii

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DFJ Frontier and Pasadena Angels have led a $1.4 million Series A funding in Edufii Inc., the social/mobile platform for skill development. Other participants in the funding round include the Gideon Hixon Fund, Tech Coast Angels, SLO Seed Ventures and coaching industry private investors including Tiger Woods’ first coach Rudy Duran. Read more here.

Angel Investing Trends for 2012

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Written By  Cindy Vanegas. Published December 29, 2011. FOXBusiness. Please no more social networks, music sharing or group commerce ideas! Wrong.

An Interview with Dr. Kevin J. Scanlon

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June 2012. link]. Axon Intelligence Media’s Sandya Menon and Ashwini Naganthran. interviewed Dr. Kevin J. Scanlon, Chairman of the Pasadena Angels Investment Group. What are you doing to improve Pasadena Angels? We have learned many investment lessons over the past 12 years; we. Angels. effectively. screening process. investors. product.

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Pasadena Angel Members Encourage University Students Through the Angel Process. On Saturday, April 28, three Pasadena Angels joined the graduating class of Executive MBA program at the Marshall School of Business to give the students an inside view of how the Angel process works. Blog News

PA Fund Makes Its First Investment in Nevados Engineering

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Pasadena, California (August 2, 2016) – The Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced the first investment from their PA Fund 1 (The Fund). The Pasadena Angels have previously invested $240K in Nevados, this additional funding from The Fund will allow Nevados to fully execute on their grant funding from the U.S. Tweet Tweet.

The Innovation Economy

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July 19, 2012. An Article for the Technolink Association: Dr. Kevin J. Scanlon and Ms. Jessica Seay-Klatt. Pasadena Angels Investment Group. Society today continues to benefit from game-changing. innovations in medicine and business through successful. partnerships involving the investment community, government, and young entrepreneurs. This is.

Pasadena Angels Participate in a $1.6 million Series A Investment in JobSync

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JobSync matches candidates to jobs at leading companies based on experience, qualifications, and personality. Pasadena, Calif., MAR 8, 2012 – JobSync, an innovative online career service that reinvents recruiting for candidates and companies alike, has raised a $1.6M The Angels look forward to a successful exit in the next few years. 1-818-980-3939.

Have a Look Inside an Angel’s Brain

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As Angel investors, we like to see entrepreneurs with a laser-like focus on themselves, their venture, and fundraising. However, there are times when that single-mindedness can work to their disadvantage. With startups, fundraising is usually the most formidable challenge, whether the money comes from Angels, VCs, or other sources.

PA Alumni Bluebeam Software Acquired For $100M

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Socaltech.com reports Pasadena-based software developer  Bluebeam Software has been acquired by German software company  Nemetschek AG , the two said late Friday. According to the two, Nemetschek will pay $100M for BlueBeam, which is a developer of PDF software used for architecture, engineering, and construction. Read more. Tweet Tweet.

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 3

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Richard Chino is passionate about investing in the business environment. Today, Richard shares his views on startups and what it takes to succeed. Q.

Why Saying “No” is Hard for Angels

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A few years ago, Joe Torre (when still managing the Yankees) wrote an article for Business Week ( Joe Torre on Winning ) that’s well worth reading. In the world of startup investing, Angels invariably come across a lot of great entrepreneurs that they get to know on a personal level and think the world of. Let’s talk if we raise another round.

Pasadena Angels Announces Strongest Funding Numbers in 2015

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Pasadena Angels (PA) announced today that our group has invested a total of $5 million in 27 deals in 2015, making it the most successful year in our fifteen year history.  PA members have invested over $65 million in over 175 companies since its inception. Tweet Tweet. Company Creation/Operation Finance & Accounting General News

Pt. 2 Conversations with Ananth Natarajan

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Dr. Ananth founded  Infinite Biomedical Technologies , LLC (IBT) in 1997 and served as the Chief Executive Officer of the company for over ten years.

Pt. 1 Conversations with Ananth Natarajan

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Dr. Ananth founded Infinite Biomedical Technologies , LLC (IBT) in 1997 and served as the Chief Executive Officer of the company for over ten years.

iPourIt Gets $2M For Beer Serving System

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iPourIt. iPourIt’s system is used for dispensing wine and beer at bars, restaurants, stadiums, and arenas. Go here to read more. Tweet Tweet.

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 2

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Richard Chino is passionate about investing in the business environment. RC: Often, I see us as complementary components of an investment round.

Startup Movement Hits SVC

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Published in  The-Signal.com. 10, 2012. By Jana Adkins. Joining the ranks of a grass roots, global movement, the first-ever Startup Weekend Santa Clarita not only sold out, but doubled projected attendance this past weekend. Zejoop also won a working lunch with Clearstone Venture Partners of Palo Alto and Santa Monica, he said. Local momentum.

3-D Image Firm Gets Flattened

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From the Los Angeles Business Journal. BIOTECH: FDA snub pushes Imaging3 into bankruptcy. By   ALFRED LEE. Monday, September 24, 2012. The filing also marked an extraordinary fall for a company that once had a market capitalization of more than $700 million, its hyped shares rising some 6,000 percent in mere months in 2009. billion into developing.

Start Me Up

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Pasadena Magazine August 2012  (click here for the original article). Written by Maria Russo. Collaboration is crucial to the success of Pasadena’s high tech entrepreneurial incubators and angel investors. in some ways the scene is typical of the tech industry: the workers are casually dressed, mostly male and mostly of the geek/hipster persuasion.

INVESTOR SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS 7 TOP-TIERED ANGEL GROUPS FROM SANTA BARBARA TO SAN DIEGO TO COLLABORATE ON PROMISING START-UPS

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Maverick Spearheads First-In-History Southern California Angel Summit on May 16, Sheppard Mullin Title Sponsor. Maverick Angels, an International Angel Group with locations in Southern California, Utah and Europe, today announced the “First Annual Southern California Angel Summit” which took place on May 16, 2012, at USC. 818-706-7686.

MindBody Software IPO reaches $500mm

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MindBody, Inc, launched  an IPO today, the first Pasadena Angels company to achieve that milestone. Ten years after a small group of Pasadena Angels put up $200,000 to fund its initial expansion, MindBody finished the day at a market cap of $500mm. link] /. Tweet Tweet.

PAs participate in Startup Weekend Pasadena

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Winning team Digital Production Studio presents at Startup Weekend Pasadena. Chairman Terry Kay chats with judge Dan Dato, co-founder of Cross Campus.

PA Board Member Judges ‘Hack for Pasadena’ Event

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Hack for Pasadena winners. Hack for Pasadena winners. Hack for Pasadena winners. Tweet Tweet.

SocalTech interviews Terry Kay on Angel Investing

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Benjamin F. Terry Kay. Benjamin Kuo. Tweet Tweet.

Angels Help Kick Off Pasadena’s Connect Weekend

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March 13, 2014. Kickoff Mixer for the Connect Weekend. The Art Center is a partner in the Design Accelerator launched last year. March 13, 2014.

Schlep & Fetch CEO Bryson Strauss Picks Up Great Press

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Benjamin F. Kuo of SocalTech.com interviews CEO Bryson Strauss of Schlep & Fetch , and discusses how they got started, what makes them unique, where they’re going next, and how the Pasadena Angels helped make it happen. Read the full article here. Tweet Tweet.

Interview with Terry Kay, Chairman of the Board

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The Pasadena Angels recently welcomed Terry Kay as its Chairman of the Board. 300 seat live performing arts home here in Pasadena. So, here goes.

Interview with Terry Kay, Chairman of the Board

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The Pasadena Angels recently welcomed Terry Kay as its Chairman of the Board. 300 seat live performing arts home here in Pasadena. So, here goes.

Mindbody Raises $50M at $450M Valuation; IPO Likely in 2015

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Yapert Closes $1.2M Seed Funding

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Yapert, a San Diego, CA-based interactive mobile magazine, raised $1.2m in seed funding. Yapert is currently available on iOS. Tweet Tweet.

PA Portfolio Company ShipHawk Scores $5M For Shipping Marketplace

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Socaltech reports that Santa Barbara-based  ShipHawk , the online developer of technology for helping connect users with shipping companies, has raised $5M in a funding round, the company said this morning. DN Capital’s Steve Schlenker also joins the company’s board. Tweet Tweet.

Insights and Opinions: The Curse of a Modest Exit

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For today’s  Insights and Opinions  article, we have an article from angel investor  Steve Reich , who talks about the pros and cons of a modest exit in an investment. Read more. Tweet Tweet.

SoCal Startups Raise Over $761M in Q2 2014

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SoCalTech.com shared the results of the latest venture capital totals from PwC and the NVCA’s  MoneyTree Report —$761.12M in investments in Q2 of 2014 in Southern California, up from $616.83M in Q2 of 2013 in the region, with the Pasadena Angels playing a large role. Read the article. Tweet Tweet.

Pasadena Angels Portfolio Company Wasatch Microfluidics Completes Capital Raise

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$2 Million Round Will Power Continued Growth. Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 – The Pasadena Angels and Wasatch Microfluidics today announced that Wasatch had closed a $2 million funding round from existing investors and Kirk Ririe, founder of BioFire Diagnostics. The funding will be used to expand sales and marketing activity. link].

Ranker Adds Executives

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Socaltech.com reports that Ranker , which operates an online website for users to share their opinions and lists on countless topics, has hired on a number of new executives. Read more. Tweet Tweet. Blog Internet/Web Services Media and Entertainment News Product/Technology Sales & Marketing

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Swing by Swing Golf Acquired by Back9Network

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Back9Network announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Swing by Swing Golf, a Palo Alto startup backed by the Pasadena Angels.  Read the press release. Tweet Tweet.

Local Techies Unite to Market Pasadena

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Read Andrea Chang’s article in the Los Angeles Times how Pasadena techies are uniting to market the city as a thriving technology hub. Tweet Tweet. Blog Business Products and Services General Marketing/Advertising Media and Entertainment News Pasadena Pasadena Angels Startup Companies Startups