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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.

Snapchat will make Los Angeles a stronger tech hub

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Column Social TC Los Angeles Snapchat PayPal Mafia Evan SpiegelIt’s quite possible that Snapchat could do the same for L.A. Read More.

Los Angeles Hosts the Oscars and the Tech.Co Startup Showcase


It’s no secret that Los Angeles is home to a bevy of celebrities. startups wanting to get recognized, Tech.Co’s Startup Showcase in Los Angeles   on July 26th is the perfect opportunity. Sign up today for the Los Angeles event and bring your team. Announcements entrepreneurs founders Los Angeles Showcase Startups

Los Angeles’s Secret to Startup Success


When Los Angeles, CA was listed as the fastest-growing tech startup region in 2014, many guesses were raised about the root cause of its success. No, to see the strength of Los Angeles’ startup scene, you must look at the whole story. for a reason: Los Angeles offers the best access to seasoned executives and creative talent.

Los Angeles is a transportation tech powerhouse

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Los Angeles is famous for two things: entertainment and traffic. Read More.

Appetize Signs Deal to Supply Devices to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

L.A. Business Journal

Point-of-sale system manufacturer Appetize of Santa Monica has signed a deal with venue management firm Legends to outfit the Los Angeles Rams’ temporary home, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, with its devices

Angels to the Rescue

Steve Reich

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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Pritzker Group Increases Staff in Los Angeles to Hunt Early Stage Deals

L.A. Business Journal

Partner Gabe Greenbaum and Vice President Peter Liu have relocated from the firm’s Chicago office to Los Angeles. Pritzker Group Venture Capital has expanded the number of personnel in its L.A. office in order to purse more early-stage investments in local tech companies.

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.

What Los Angeles Is Missing

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tech has clearly hit its growth inflection point, but the City of Angels has yet to get its startup wings. Read More.

Los Angeles Startup Community


I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. Los Angeles Startup Community Posts/Articles Here are some interesting articles and posts on the ecosystem around startups in Los Angeles. It brings together events and content for Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Aims At Citywide, Free Wireless


The RFP , dubbed CityLinkLA , asks providers to create a plan to complete build-out of a network within the next five years across Los Angeles.

Startup Surge in Los Angeles


The crowd of more than 1,500 spilled out into hallways, and would-be investors were turned away from the doors, as a crush of entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, wanna-be entrepreneurs, and others looked to be part of the surge of startups emerging in Los Angeles. At the event, the enthusiasm for startups was palpable.

Google Fiber Paused In Los Angeles


In a move which may put off the addition of high speed fiber in Los Angeles from Google indefinitely, Google said it is "pausing" the addition of Los Angeles, and the rest of its current potential cities, to its Google Fiber service. google fiber fibre angeles wireless telecom high speedREAD MORE>>.

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? myself coined the term ENIFA (everyone now is a f **g angel) in 2011 but it didn’t stick as well as the term Unicorn did. Morrill said. Bingo. There.

Counting Angels

Steve Reich

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.

Jun Group Expands In Orange County, Los Angeles


New York-based mobile ad platform developer Jun Group is expanding in both Orange County and Los Angeles, saying it is looking to tap into a hotbed of engineering talent in Orange County. The company also said it has bolstered its Los Angeles office with a new Account Executive, Michelle Dermer. READ MORE>>.

Los Angeles Has 5 Percent Of All Unicorns, Says Report


Los Angeles has 8 percent of all the "unicorn" companies globally, according to a new study released Wednesday by the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. angeles economy growth unicorn startup technology research valuationREAD MORE>>.

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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.

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 capitalREAD MORE>>.

The Odd Couple: Angels and Accelerators

Steve Reich

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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Ocho Opens Office In Los Angeles


Ocho , a New York-based developer of a mobile video messaging app which lets users share 8-second videos with each other, said Thursday that it has opened up a new office in Los Angeles. ocho angeles short form video sharing social messaging message The company said it has hired Andy Schuon to head up the office. READ MORE>>.

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. What is the Pipeline Fellowship? Thanks!

2014 Was An Amazing Year for the Pasadena Angels

Steve Reich

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.

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.

Scopely Gets Angel Funding


Los Angeles-based Scopely , a stealth mode firm headed by former Applied Semantics co-founder Eytan Elbaz , has raised a round of seed funding. angel media social finance elbaz eytan google semantics applied capital venture scopelyScopely says is is preparing to "disrupt a segment of the social web". READ MORE>>.

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>>.

Extracting More Than Cash From Your Angel Investors


Angel investors are often the sole source of funding for startups at the critical pre-launch stage. Four Common Angel Archetypes.

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Los Angeles Targets Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, Orders Them To Leave


rideshare taxi angeles government legal technology smartphone ridesharing sidecar lyft uber According to letters from Thomas M. 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>>.

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. Both Thermark and Olive Medical were acquired in February.

Greentoe Lands Angel Funding


Los Angeles-based , which operates an online marketplace which lets people name their own price for electronics and other items, has raised a round of angel funding, the firm said today. greentoe venture capital angel ecommerce retail retailer seed Size of the funding was not announced. READ MORE>>.

500 Startups Extends Presence To Los Angeles


Venture capital investor 500 Startups appears to be extending its presence in the Los Angeles area, with the appointment of Jess Erickson as LA Program Director at the firm. The move was first noted by Fortune. READ MORE>>. startups 500startups venture capital investor accelerator jess erickson

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. The investments were up by 12 percent from 2013, when the angel group invested $14.64M in its portfolio.

Tech Coast Angels Number Two In Angel Investments Report


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.

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.

Los Angeles, San Diego Among Top 10 Cities For Startups


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“Built In L.A.” Releases Its First Los Angeles Digital Startup Report

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has been datamining and tracking all the local startup action and has released the “2012 Los Angeles Digital Startup Report.”. Built In L.A

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>>.

Lee Schneider: How Los Angeles Became A Startup Town


schneider author interview angeles startup interviews profile documentary ecosystemTell us a little bit about your new book? love that. Thanks!