Pasadena Angels Invest Over $4M in 2014
Ask the Angels
MAY 8, 2015
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
DECEMBER 2, 2016
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
JULY 18, 2016
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 tech companies take a victory lap with planned tech job fair
JANUARY 13, 2017
Events TC Job Fair Los Angeles TechFair LAcoming up, the future’s so bright entrepreneurs might want to wear… Spectacles.
Los Angeles’s Secret to Startup Success
NOVEMBER 12, 2015
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.
Pasadena Angels Form $1.3M Investment Fund
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JUNE 1, 2016
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. million, PA Fund 1 (The Fund). Tweet Tweet.
Venture Capital Investment in Los Angeles Drops
L.A. Business Journal
JANUARY 12, 2017
The flow of venture capital dollars invested into Los Angeles-area companies fell 16.3 percent from a high of $4.17 billion in 2015 to $3.49 billion last year, according to a report by Dow Jones Venture Source
Angels to the Rescue
JANUARY 20, 2013
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?
DFJ, Pasadena Angels lead $1.4M funding in Edufii
Ask the Angels
SEPTEMBER 13, 2014
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.
Appetize Signs Deal to Supply Devices to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
L.A. Business Journal
AUGUST 31, 2016
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
What Los Angeles Is Missing
OCTOBER 10, 2015
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
MAY 17, 2011
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.
Startup Surge in Los Angeles
MAY 14, 2012
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.
Los Angeles Aims At Citywide, Free Wireless
JUNE 12, 2015
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.
Pritzker Group Increases Staff in Los Angeles to Hunt Early Stage Deals
L.A. Business Journal
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
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.
Google Fiber Paused In Los Angeles
OCTOBER 26, 2016
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?
Both Sides of the Table
JULY 7, 2015
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.
AUGUST 15, 2015
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.
Silicon Beach Report Jan. 12: Venture Capital Investment in Los Angeles Drops
L.A. Business Journal
JANUARY 12, 2017
Venture capital investment in Los Angeles drops, Honest Co. recalls baby powder, Snap Inc. sued for alleged patent infringement, and more
Jun Group Expands In Orange County, Los Angeles
JUNE 5, 2015
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
FEBRUARY 3, 2016
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>>.
Bluebeam Nets Local Angel Groups 20X Return
JANUARY 7, 2015
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
JULY 9, 2012
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
AUGUST 9, 2012
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.
Ocho Opens Office In Los Angeles
APRIL 23, 2015
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
SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
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
DECEMBER 31, 2014
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
Ask the Angels
JANUARY 3, 2012
This year in Southern California, Barry Paulk’s Pasadena Angels funded 12 companies, raising $3 million in angel capital. Wrong.
Scopely Gets Angel Funding
JULY 13, 2011
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>>.
Los Angeles Targets Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, Orders Them To Leave
JUNE 25, 2013
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Tech Coast Angels Launches Angel Network
SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
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>>.
Extracting More Than Cash From Your Angel Investors
MARCH 18, 2013
Angel investors are often the sole source of funding for startups at the critical pre-launch stage. Four Common Angel Archetypes.
Tech Coast Angels Makes Eight Investments, Sees Two Exits In Q1
MAY 1, 2015
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
MAY 13, 2013
Los Angeles-based Greentoe.com , 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>>.
Tech Coast Angels: We Have Higher Returns Than Angel Averages
AUGUST 30, 2016
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>>.
Tech Coast Angels Number Two In Angel Investments Report
APRIL 16, 2013
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.
Tech Coast Angels: Record Amount Invested In 2014
JANUARY 29, 2015
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.
500 Startups Extends Presence To Los Angeles
MARCH 10, 2016
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
Los Angeles Accelerator Report Card: Too Early To Tell
JULY 23, 2012
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
AUGUST 24, 2012
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