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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. Pasadena, Calif. Since the inception of the Pasadena Angels in 2000, members have invested over $50 million in over 120 companies. PR Contacts: Julie Pantiskas. JuliePantiskas@gmail.com.

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.

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., Read more here. Tweet Tweet.

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.

New Pasadena Angels Site Launches

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The Pasadena Angels have redesigned our site with a new focus on Entrepreneurs and LA Basin tech resources. Let me know what you think!

Makucell Names Pasadena Angels' Scanlon To Board

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Makucell , a life sciences company developing anti-aging skin products, said this morning that it has appointed Kevin J. Scanlon is Chairman of the Pasadena Angels and also an active member of the Tech Coast Angels. The company is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Scanlon, Ph.D., to its board of advisors.

Making The Pasadena Angels Relevant To Today's Startups, With Terry Kay

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First off, for those not familiar with the Pasadena Angels, talk about the group? How about for angel investors, advice for them?

Pasadena Angels Announces Strongest Funding Numbers in 2015

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Pasadena Angels (PA) announced today that our group has invested a total of $5 million in 27 deals in 2015, making it the most successful year in our fifteen year history.  PA members have invested over $65 million in over 175 companies since its inception. Company Creation/Operation Finance & Accounting General News

The Best Pasadena Tech Company You’ve Never Heard Of

Steve Reich

Why are there great tech companies in Pasadena that no one has heard of? Companies like Bluebeam point out the reality. 

Pasadena Angels Participate in a $1.6 million Series A Investment in JobSync

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JobSync matches candidates to jobs at leading companies based on experience, qualifications, and personality. Pasadena, Calif., MAR 8, 2012 – JobSync, an innovative online career service that reinvents recruiting for candidates and companies alike, has raised a $1.6M About the Pasadena Angels. Contact: Barry Paulk.

Pasadena Angels Portfolio Company Wasatch Microfluidics Completes Capital Raise

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Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 – The Pasadena Angels and Wasatch Microfluidics today announced that Wasatch had closed a $2 million funding round from existing investors and Kirk Ririe, founder of BioFire Diagnostics. $2 Million Round Will Power Continued Growth. link]. link]. million in early-stage and seed funding.

Staff Ranker: Helping Hospitality Businesses Better Manage Workers

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In an industry which has a turnover ratio of about nine months, most companies do these one year reviews which don''t make any sense. Thanks!

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. pasadena angels exits venture capital angel investment bluebeam tech coast investors greendot gdot READ MORE>>.

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?

The Curse of a Modest Exit

Steve Reich

You hear about extreme outcomes all the time—the huge exit or a company shutting down. It became a real source of revenue for the company.

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Five reasons bring your deal to the Pasadena Angels

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There are a lot of great Angel Funding opportunities in Southern California. have listed below five reasons to bring your deal to the Pasadena Angels. 1) Mentorship: When you submit a deal to our group we select one of our accomplished members to discuss your business with you. Pasadena Angels-More than the Money!!

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.  The conflict is built in.  So what do we do? 

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Pasadena Angels Racked Up Four Exits, Closed 17 Deals in 2014

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The Pasadena Angels , one of the most active organized angel investment groups in the Los Angeles area, released some details on the groups'' 2014 performance over the holidays, saying that it saw a total of four exits--including a $100M exit over at Bluebeam --and closed 17 deals during the year. READ MORE>>.

Gridtest Systems Secures Investment from Pasadena Angels and Tech Coast Angels

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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2012 – [link]. Gridtest Systems Inc., an independent provider of high-value test and measurement tools for electric vehicle (EV) charging , announced it has closed a seed investment round with Pasadena Angels and Tech Coast Angels. About the Pasadena Angels . link].

PA Alumni Bluebeam Software Acquired For $100M

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Socaltech.com reports Pasadena-based software developer  Bluebeam Software has been acquired by German software company  Nemetschek AG , the two said late Friday. According to the two, Nemetschek will pay $100M for BlueBeam, which is a developer of PDF software used for architecture, engineering, and construction. Read more.

PA Portfolio Company ShipHawk Scores $5M For Shipping Marketplace

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Socaltech reports that Santa Barbara-based  ShipHawk , the online developer of technology for helping connect users with shipping companies, has raised $5M in a funding round, the company said this morning. DN Capital’s Steve Schlenker also joins the company’s board. Tweet Tweet.

PAs participate in Startup Weekend Pasadena

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Winning team Digital Production Studio presents at Startup Weekend Pasadena. Tweet Tweet.

Have a Look Inside an Angel’s Brain

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As Angel investors, we like to see entrepreneurs with a laser-like focus on themselves, their venture, and fundraising. With startups, fundraising is usually the most formidable challenge, whether the money comes from Angels, VCs, or other sources. Along with focusing on returns, Angels typically shy away from sectors of past failure.

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 2

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Syndication gives the angels more assurance as more eyes have seen it. Is that one of the values that Pasadena Angels provides?

SocalTech interviews Terry Kay on Angel Investing

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Benjamin F. Terry Kay. Benjamin Kuo. Tweet Tweet.

MindBody Software IPO reaches $500mm

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MindBody, Inc, launched  an IPO today, the first Pasadena Angels company to achieve that milestone. Ten years after a small group of Pasadena Angels put up $200,000 to fund its initial expansion, MindBody finished the day at a market cap of $500mm. link] /. Tweet Tweet.

iPourIt Gets $2M For Beer Serving System

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iPourIt. iPourIt’s system is used for dispensing wine and beer at bars, restaurants, stadiums, and arenas. Go here to read more. Tweet Tweet.

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 3

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Chiefly, I look at companies that are doing things that are helpful. Richard Chino is passionate about investing in the business environment.

Mindbody Raises $50M at $450M Valuation; IPO Likely in 2015

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Insights and Opinions: The Curse of a Modest Exit

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For today’s  Insights and Opinions  article, we have an article from angel investor  Steve Reich , who talks about the pros and cons of a modest exit in an investment. Read more. Tweet Tweet.

Swing by Swing Golf Acquired by Back9Network

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Back9Network announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Swing by Swing Golf, a Palo Alto startup backed by the Pasadena Angels.  Read the press release. Tweet Tweet.

Pt. 1 Conversations with Ananth Natarajan

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Dr. Ananth founded Infinite Biomedical Technologies , LLC (IBT) in 1997 and served as the Chief Executive Officer of the company for over ten years.

Angels Help Kick Off Pasadena’s Connect Weekend

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area food trucks, music and beverages while discovering how the people, places and ideas that make Pasadena a great source of innovation.

Progress in Pasadena, Part II

Steve Reich

This is another good step toward pulling together the tech community in the greater Pasadena area. It was a great crowd.

Yowza Acquired by Spindle

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Los Angeles-based  Yowza , the developer of a mobile coupon and deals app, which was backed by comedian Wayne Brady, the Tech Coast Angels, the Pasadena Angels, and others, has been acqurieed by mobile commerce software provider Spindle. Read the story. Tweet Tweet.

PA Board Member Judges ‘Hack for Pasadena’ Event

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Hack for Pasadena winners. Hack for Pasadena winners. Hack for Pasadena winners. Tweet Tweet.

Local Techies Unite to Market Pasadena

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Read Andrea Chang’s article in the Los Angeles Times how Pasadena techies are uniting to market the city as a thriving technology hub. Blog Business Products and Services General Marketing/Advertising Media and Entertainment News Pasadena Pasadena Angels Startup Companies Startups Tweet Tweet.

Why Saying “No” is Hard for Angels

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One of the lines in the article pretty much sums up one of the hardest things for Angel investors to do and something that happens on a regular basis: “I have had to release guys I loved, and keep players I didn’t necessarily care for.”. Tags: Fundraising General Bill Burnham Business Week Joe Platnick Pasadena Angels

Ranker Hits 11.5M Uniques In December

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Los Angeles-based ranking and polling website Ranker , the startup led by Clark Benson and backed by Draper Associates, Rincon Venture Partners, Siemer Ventures, Lowercase Capital, BullPen Capital, Data Collective, TenOneTen Ventures, Tech Coast Angels, and Pasadena Angels, said today that it hit 11.5 READ MORE>>.

Have a Look Inside an Angel’s Brain

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As Angel investors, we like to see entrepreneurs with a laser-like focus on themselves, their venture, and fundraising. With startups, fundraising is usually the most formidable challenge, whether the money comes from Angels, VCs, or other sources. Along with focusing on returns, Angels typically shy away from sectors of past failure.