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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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Ask the Angels

Pasadena Angel Members Encourage University Students Through the Angel Process. On Saturday, April 28, three Pasadena Angels joined the graduating class of Executive MBA program at the Marshall School of Business to give the students an inside view of how the Angel process works. Blog News

We’re Asking the Wrong Questions

Ask the Angels

I recently reviewed a set of investment ready criteria published by a respected Angel Group (not the Pasadena Angels). No doubt the intention was to fund the company,  establish a market position, grow market share and then somehow harvest the venture. Only then can we deal with the other criteria.

Budding Entrepreneurs at CSLA? Yes, Really!

Steve Reich

Mark asked Kevin Scanlon, Chairman of the Pasadena Angels, to critique his student’s draft business pitches, and I joined the two of them.

INVESTOR SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS 7 TOP-TIERED ANGEL GROUPS FROM SANTA BARBARA TO SAN DIEGO TO COLLABORATE ON PROMISING START-UPS

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Maverick Spearheads First-In-History Southern California Angel Summit on May 16, Sheppard Mullin Title Sponsor. Maverick Angels, an International Angel Group with locations in Southern California, Utah and Europe, today announced the “First Annual Southern California Angel Summit” which took place on May 16, 2012, at USC.

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