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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.

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

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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

Tech.Co

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 Startup Community

SoCal CTO

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.

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.  million, PA Fund 1 (The Fund). 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 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.

Betagig becomes a leading job shadowing platform in Los Angeles

Built In Los Angeles

Betagig. Blog Thumbnail: As summer comes to a close, and students are getting ready to embark on a new school year, the question "What am I going to do with my life?" " becomes more prevalent. read more

What Los Angeles Is Missing

TechCrunch LA

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

Los Angeles Aims At Citywide, Free Wireless

socalTECH

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.

Los Angeles Has 5 Percent Of All Unicorns, Says Report

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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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Los Angeles Startup Community

SoCal CTO

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.

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.

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

Both Sides of the Table

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.

Greentoe Lands Angel Funding

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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>>.

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Jun Group Expands In Orange County, Los Angeles

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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>>.

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. What is the Pipeline Fellowship? Thanks!

Tech Coast Angels Leads National Angel Investments

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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>>.

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.

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

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

Scopely Gets Angel Funding

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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>>.

Be Great Fest | Celebrating Los Angeles’ Startup Ecosystem

Tech Zulu Event

Meet the next generation of startup success stories at Be Great Fest in Los Angeles. On Sept. startup ecosystem in the world, with L.A. link].

500 Startups Extends Presence To Los Angeles

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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

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.

Ocho Opens Office In Los Angeles

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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>>.

Extracting More Than Cash From Your Angel Investors

InfoChachkie

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 Accelerator Report Card: Too Early To Tell

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

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

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>>.

Lee Schneider: How Los Angeles Became A Startup Town

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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. Both Thermark and Olive Medical were acquired in February.

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 Tech Coast Angels are not only Southern California's biggest investment group, but also one of the most active groups nationwide.

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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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.

Amazon.com Plans Grocery Delivery In Los Angeles

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E-commerce giant Amazon.com is getting ready to start providing fresh grocery delivery in Los Angeles, according to reports Tuesday. In a report, Reuters said that Amazon plans to offer up its grocery business in Los Angeles as early as this week. amazonfresh fresh angeles delivery grocery amazon 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.

SV Angel's David Lee Heads To LA

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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. READ MORE>>.

“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

Los Angeles Startup Weekend Live! | Get Your Dose of Startup Awesome

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That’s right folks, we are now just a day away from Los Angeles Startup Weekend held at Coloft in Santa Monica.

Andre Bourque: There's a Tech Thunder Roaring Through Los Angeles

The Huffington Post

Read more: Thunderstruck Competition , Los Angeles , Los-Angeles-Tech , Los Angeles News Tech has many facets that could infuse the entertainment industry taking interestings ideas from Seed to rapid growth stage.

DeveloperAuction Targets Los Angeles With Job Auctions

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DeveloperAuction , a Bay Area startup which is looking to let employers bid for engineers on an auction basis, has expanded into Los Angeles, beyond an initial launch in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, and Boston. developer auction employment angeles silicon beach jobsREAD MORE>>.