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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.

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


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


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>>.

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.

Tech Coast Angels Leads National Angel Investments


Southern California's largest angel investment group, the Tech Coast Angels , looks to be one of the lead investors nationally in angel-backed companies, according to a report released Monday by the Angel Resource institute. halo report tech coast angels angel investment venture capital

Karlin Ventures Takes Aim At Los Angeles Startup Investments


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.

Seed-Stage Deals Show Growing Diversity of Agtech Investments


Fundraising is tough for startups but it’s particularly difficult in agriculture, a sector that has fewer firms focused on agtech investments.

Southern California Sees Boom In Venture Investments In Q4


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>>.

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.

How More Women Are Becoming Angel Investors, with Eva Yazhari


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

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Angel Group: New SEC Rules Could Kill Angel Investing


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

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 12: Venture Capital Investment in Los Angeles Drops

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Venture capital investment in Los Angeles drops, Honest Co. recalls baby powder, Snap Inc. sued for alleged patent infringement, and more

Bluebeam Nets Local Angel Groups 20X Return


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.

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Invest in Lines, not Dots

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In normal times investors will look for “traction&# before investing.  We want to make sure we’re in love. Quick coffees, whatever.

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Southern California Venture Investments Top $1.3 Billion In Q4


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

Siemer & Associates Acquired By Chinese Investment Bank


Santa Monica-based investment banking firm Siemer & Associates , which has focused on the technology and media sector, has been acquired by Chinese investor CEC Capital Group. CEC Capital Group (formerly known as Chine eCapital) says it focuses on tech, media, telecom, consumer, and healthcare investments. READ MORE>>.

UTA Targets Early Stage Investments With New Hire


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.

Tech Coast Angels: Biggest Q2 Ever For Deals


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.

Angel5 Highlights Top Angel Investors


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>>.

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Tech Coast Angels: We Have Higher Returns Than Angel Averages


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>>.

American Solar Direct Lands Investment Funding For Rooftop Solar


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.

Pasadena Angels Release 2015 Investment Totals


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.

Tech Coast Angels Invests In Teenage Design Community


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.

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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Some Reflections on VC Investment Decisions

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started in 2007 with a thesis that my primary investment decision would be about the team (70%) and only afterward about the market opportunity (30%). I was telling him that it was much easier when I started because there were fewer deals, life was less public and somehow the world seemed to be spinning more slowly. Oh, the conferences.

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BitAngels Sets Up Formal Investment Fund Worth Around $4.1M


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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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.

Los Angeles Ranks Among Top AngelList Cities


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


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.

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Tech Coast Angels Highlights 2010 Deals


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.

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.

TCA Gets First Close On Angel Fund


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.

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Amplify.LA Raises $8M More For Incubator Investments


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>>.

Tech Coast Angels Launches Angel Network


The Tech Coast Angels , the largest angel investment group in Southern California, as well as the United States, said today that it has launched a new network which will syndicate deals between the firm and other angels. tech coast angels network golden seeds syndication finance bandREAD MORE>>.

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.

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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Open Angel Forum Looks To Expand


The Open Angel Forum , the angel investment group started by Mahalo's Jason Calacanis, is looking to expand, according to the group.

Los Angeles Accelerator Report Card: Too Early To Tell


Our second measure was of the number of funding events (angel, venture capital, other funding) associated with companies out of the region.

SV Angel's David Lee Heads To LA


Yet another, Silicon Valley venture capitalist is headed to Los Angeles--this time, David Lee, co-founder and managing partner of prolific angel investment fund SV Angel. The move--first reported by PandoDaily's Sarah Lacy--apparently comes for personal reasons for Lee, whose famly lives in Los Angeles.

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Interview with Mike Napoli, Tech Coast Angels


In your opinion, are your angels more or less active this year? That has allowed us to be more focused earlier with these companies, and we can come to a decision much sooner to go ahead or not go ahead with an investment. We've heard some entrepreneurs who have had some difficulty figuring out how to work with angels. Thanks!