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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. April 6, 2015 — Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced that the group has invested a total of $4,163,000 in 17 deals during the year of 2014, making it the third consecutive year with over $4 million invested in deals.

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 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.

Angel Investing Trends for 2012

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This year in Southern California, Barry Paulk’s  Pasadena Angels funded 12 companies, raising $3 million in angel capital.  Wrong.

Tech Coast Angels Makes Eight Investments, Sees Two Exits In Q1

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The Tech Coast Angels , one of the most active angel investment groups nationwide in addition to here in Southern California, said Friday that it invested in eight new and follow on deals in the first quarter of 2015, in addition to seeing two exits out of its portfolio. READ MORE>>.

Tech Coast Angels: Record Amount Invested In 2014

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Southern California''s biggest organized, angel investment group, the Tech Coast Angels , said this morning that the group had its biggest investment year ever in 2014, investing a total of $16.37M across 61 total deals. tech coast angels venture capital investment exits totals READ MORE>>.

Angels to the Rescue

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The one group of investors you can count on to support you in a crisis are your Angels, and I saw two examples over the Holidays. What then?

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DFJ, Pasadena Angels lead $1.4M funding in Edufii

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DFJ Frontier and Pasadena Angels have led a $1.4 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. million Series A funding in Edufii Inc., the social/mobile platform for skill development.

Tech Coast Angels Number Two In Angel Investments Report

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According to the report, the Tech Coast Angels slipped from last year''s number one position, due to the activity of the New York Angels.

Why @UpfrontVC invested in Disruptive Rental Car Startup @Skurt

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But it wasn’t until I met the team from Skurt that I felt compelled to invest. Rental cars. based on his own experience in using Skurt.

Karlin Ventures Takes Aim At Los Angeles Startup Investments

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Los Angeles has a new, well funded, investment firm in town, with big plans for local investments: Karlin Ventures. Zhou recently moved to Los Angeles, after a stint at Innovations Endeavors, the venture fund of Eric Schmidt. karlin ventures startup angeles investment family officebillion in assets.

The Very First Startup Founder You Need to Invest in is You

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In the comments section a clever question popped up about whether I would have invested in myself before I became an investor. Angel Yourself.

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Southern California Sees Boom In Venture Investments In Q4

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Think there is a technology investment slowdown? billion invested in venture capital in Q4 of 2015, according to the latest numbers released over the weekend by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association. billion invested in Q4 matched the $1.3 The $1.3 READ MORE>>.

Simplifying Startup Investments: Ryan Feit (CEO) of SeedInvest

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The investment environment at large in light of the JOBS Act. Direct advice to entrepreneurs, from an investment perspective.

Tech Coast Angels: We Have Higher Returns Than Angel Averages

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The Tech Coast Angels , Southern California's biggest angel investment group, says its performance record and returns on its investments are higher than the average angel, in nearly all categories, based on a new academic study. average of all angels. According to the TCA, it had a 3.3x READ MORE>>.

How More Women Are Becoming Angel Investors, with Eva Yazhari

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Eva Helene Yazhari: It''s a program for budding angel investors, and female angel investors. How does that investment process work?

Angel Group: New SEC Rules Could Kill Angel Investing

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Current rules only require angel investors to "self certify" that they meet accredited investment guidelines. Image courtesy Bigstock.

Is Your Startup Ready for Investment Capital?

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The post Is Your Startup Ready for Investment Capital? You’ve identified a pain point. You’ve come up with a solution. Or are you?

Bluebeam Nets Local Angel Groups 20X Return

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Local angel groups have hit the jackpot again with an investment, this time with the October acquisition of Pasadena-based Bluebeam in a $100M deal by German software company Nemetschek AG. The Tech Coast Angels and the Pasadena Angels revealed today that their return on Bluebeam was 20x for angels who participated in funding Bluebeam.

The Odd Couple: Angels and Accelerators

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At a recent accelerator event on the West Side, a friendly young founder told me that he had been coached by his mentor not to talk to Angel groups.  As a Pasadena Angel, I wanted to be shocked, but I wasn’t.  The Angel funding process can be arduous.  To help with the capital shortage, we have to tap the Angel community. 

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Pasadena Angels invest over $1M in iKizmet

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Pasadena, California (September 22, 2016) – The Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced the second investment from their PA Fund 1 (The Fund).  The Fund invested an additional $75K in iKizmet, a business intelligence platform specifically created for small businesses operating fitness, wellness studios, and gyms. Tweet Tweet.

Counting Angels

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How many Angels do you want in your cap table? The reality is that many successful companies have more than 20 angels in the cap table.

How Many Angels is the Right Amount for a Startup to Have?

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If you follow the Twittersphere you may have noticed several people weighing in on this recent piece by Mike Isaac of the NY Times, asking “ How Many Angels is Too Many? ” I found myself nodding through all of it with quotes like, “Seed investing is the status symbol of Silicon Valley,” said Sam Altman. Morrill said. Bingo.

2014 Was An Amazing Year for the Pasadena Angels

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2014 Pasadena Angels Performance. • 4 Exits, including Bluebeam for $100mm. • $4.7mm in new funding for portfolio companies. • 17 Deals closed, 10 new and 7 follow-on rounds. • 20 New Angels joined. have never seen such energy at the Pasadena Angels in my decade+ as a member. We’ve heard the market, and have taken action.

Southern California Venture Investments Top $1.3 Billion In Q4

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Venture capitalists invested more than $1.3 raised by SnapChat , and $320M in an investment in NantHealth. The report tallied $1.09

American Solar Direct Lands Investment Funding For Rooftop Solar

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Los Angeles-based residential solar energy provider American Solar Direct has raised a round of investment, from Dubai-based solar developer and investor Adenium Energy Capital. American Solar Direct said the investment is Adenium's first investment in the United States. Size of the funding round was not announced.

UTA Targets Early Stage Investments With New Hire

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The United Talent Agency is ramping up its outreach to early stage, digital media companies, with a new hire from the Los Angeles technology industry.

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Tech Coast Angels: Biggest Q2 Ever For Deals

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The Tech Coast Angels , Southern California's most active organized angel group,said today that it had its most active Q2, and had a record number of deals and dollars invested in the quarter. The group said it invested a total of $4,546,338 in 17 total deals in Q2 2015, the most invested since the group's inception in 1997.

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Pasadena Angels Release 2015 Investment Totals

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The Pasadena Angels investment group released its investment totals for 2015 this week, saying that it has invested $4.9M across 27 deals in 2015, bringing its total invested since the group was started to over $65M in over 175 companies. The total number of deals in 2015 was up from just 17 investments in 2014.

Angel5 Highlights Top Angel Investors

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If you're a startup, one of the popular ways to reach out to angel investors is through the site AngelList. However, it's often difficult to sort through the many angel investors and others on the site in a useful way. angellist angel investment venture capital investing investor wittlebee acceleratorREAD MORE>>.

Tech Coast Angels Invests In Teenage Design Community

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The Tech Coast Angels , the largest organized angel investment group in Southern California, has made an investment in Define My Style , an online community focused on teenagers, to the tune of $140,000. The investment is probably one of the farthest flung for the Tech Coast Angels, geographically.

BitAngels Sets Up Formal Investment Fund Worth Around $4.1M

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BitAngels , the angel investment group which invests in BitCoin related startups, has launched a new, 10,000 BTC structured fund--approximately $4.1 million US dollars at press time--the first, dedicated fund for its BitCoin investments. bitangels investment terpin bitcoin venture capital READ MORE>>.

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TechZulu Presents 2012 Startup Forecast | Featuring Science, Tech Coast Angels, Amplify, StartEngine, upStart.LA

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The panel is comprised of Southern California’s Top VC’s, Angels, and Startup Accelerator founders. Our Panelist Include.

Los Angeles Ranks Among Top AngelList Cities

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The Los Angeles area ranks among the top markets for activity on the angel investment service AngelList , according to new statistics released by the service Monday. According to AngelList, Los Angeles was third in the list of top five locations with activity on the service. READ MORE>>.

Open Angel Forum Heads Back To Seattle

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The Open Angel Forum , the angel investor group started by Jason Calacanis , said Monday that it is heading back to Seattle for an investment meeting.

Power of Angel Investing Seminar

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 -- Power of Angel Investing Seminar. This full-day seminar provides an overview of the angel investing process including the details of finding, evaluating, and structuring deals. It will also go into depth on how to develop angel-entrepreneur relationships that lead to success.

Tech Coast Angels Highlights 2010 Deals

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The Tech Coast Angels , [ profile ] the largest angel investment group in Southern California, outlined its 2010 deals today, saying that it funded a total of 31 deals in 2010, and had three profitable exits. The TCA said that 12 of those deals were new investments, and 19 were follow-on investments for the company.

Amplify.LA Raises $8M More For Incubator Investments

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Venice, California-based startup incubator Amplify LA , the startup accelerator headed by Paul Bricault and Richard Wolpert, disclosed today that it has raised $8M in a second investment fund for its companies. capital venture startup incubator angeles amplify READ MORE>>.

Angel Investing (1): Dealflow – Are You Sitting at The Right Poker Table?

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But I fear that for most angel investors who invest over the long haul angel investing will not be a profitable endeavor. In

TCA Gets First Close On Angel Fund

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The Tech Coast Angels announced this morning that it has had a first close on its Angel Capital Entrepreneurial (ACE) Fund 1, the firm's new early-stage investment fund. The fund--which has been in the works since last year--is aimed at making it easier for the TCA to move quickly to invest in companies. fundraising.

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? That’s true.