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Tech Coast Angels Fund Cadence Biomedical

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The Tech Coast Angels has backed the maker of a medical device to help people with severe disabilities to walk. According to Cadence Biomedical , the Tech Coast Angels are among a number of new investors in a $1.1M, Series A2 funding for the company. Cadence Biomedical is based in Seattle. READ MORE>>.

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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.

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Makucell Names Pasadena Angels' Scanlon To Board

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Scanlon is Chairman of the Pasadena Angels and also an active member of the Tech Coast Angels. makucell pasadena angels executive lifescience aestheticMakucell , a life sciences company developing anti-aging skin products, said this morning that it has appointed Kevin J. READ MORE>>.

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.

The Odd Couple: Angels and Accelerators

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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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MINDBODY Prices IPO, Starts Trading Today

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Morgan, along with the Tech Coast Angels, Frontera Capital, and the Pasadena Angels. The Central Coast company provides cloud-based, appointment and scheduling software for spas, hair stylists, and many other appointment-focused businesses. READ MORE>>. mindbody merger acquisition software reservation

Ondax Names Belz To Board

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Meet Launchpad LA’s Graduating Startups

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Over 500 startups applied last quarter to Launchpad LA’s accelerator, but only eight were chosen. This is class four for Launchpad LA.

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

Angels to the Rescue

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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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Schlep & Fetch CEO Bryson Strauss Picks Up Great Press

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Kuo of SocalTech.com interviews CEO Bryson Strauss of Schlep & Fetch , and discusses how they got started, what makes them unique, where they’re going next, and how the Pasadena Angels helped make it happen. Benjamin F. Read the full article here. Tweet Tweet.

iPourIt Gets $2M For Beer Serving System

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AnyMeeting Integrates With Zimbra

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AnyMeeting is venture backed by the Pasadena Angels and Tech Coast Angels. Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting , the provider of free web conferencing and online meeting software, said this week that it has integrated its products with VMware's Zimbra Collaboration Software. READ MORE>>.

AnyMeeting Rolls YouTube Feature, Hits 200K Users

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AnyMeeting, headed by Costin Tuculescu, is backed by the Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, and the Maverick Angels. READ MORE>>. sharing conferencing conference free youtube anymeeting

LeisureLink Ties With Software Firm

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LeisureLink said that InnQuest's system is used in more than 4,500 properties in more than 90 countries. READ MORE>>.

AnyMeeting Debuts New Web Conferencing Product

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AnyMeeting--which is based in Huntington Beach--is venture backed by the Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, Maverick Angels, Sand Hill Angels and Keiretsu Forum. The company said those plans start at $480 per year for three employees, and up to $7,200 per year for up to 50 employees. READ MORE>>.

TherMark Acquired By Ferro

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TherMark was backed by the Tech Coast Angels and Pasadena Angels, and had announced a total of around $2.55M in funding since 2006. thermark holdings merger acquisition ferro marking label labeling exit tech coast angels pasadena READ MORE>>.

Allylix Acquired By Evolva

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Allylix was venture backed by Avrio Ventures, BASF Venture Capital GmbH, Blue Grass Angels, Cultivian Ventures, Life Science Angels, Midpoint Food & Ag Fund, Pasadena Angels, Tate & Lyle Ventures, and the Tech Coast Angels. READ MORE>>.

Ranker Finds More Funding

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Los Angeles-based Ranker , the online rankings website where consumers can rank anything they like, has scored a new round of funding, in an inside round. The funding came from Siemer Venture Capital, Rincon Venture Partners, Draper Associates, the Tech Coast Angels, and the Pasadena Angels, according to CEO Clark Benson.

MINDBODY Powers SpaFinder

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MINDBODY is venture backed by Bessemer Venture Partners , Catalyst Investors , the Pasadena Angels , Tech Coast Angels and Frontera Capital.

Southern California Startups Raise $761.12M in Q2 2014

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According to the report, there was $472.15M invested in Los Angeles, $222.4M The numbers are based on data provided to the two by Thomson Reuters. invested in San Diego, and $66.53M invested in Orange County during the period. True Ventures and Redpoint Ventures both had 3 investments each. Nationally, there was $13.0 Image courtesy Bigstock.

Freebinar Becomes AnyMeeting

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The angel-backed company has raised funding from the Pasadena Angels and the Tech Coast Angels. Hungtington Beach-based Freebinar , the free web conferencing and webcasting service headed by Costin Tuculescu , has renamed itself AnyMeeting , the firm said this morning. READ MORE>>.

MindBody Software Raises $9.0M More

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Gridtest Systems Gets Seeded

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Los Angeles-based Gridtest Systems , a developer of measurement tools for the electric vehicle (EV) market, said this morning that it has raised a seed round of funding from the Pasadena Angels and the Tech Coast Angels. Financial terms of the investment were not announced. READ MORE>>.

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

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Pasadena, Calif., Series A investment from The Pasadena Angels, Tech Coast Angels, and other angel investors from across the country. Danny and I had been speaking for almost a year before we invested in JobSync,” says Barry Paulk, a Pasadena Angel and leader of the investment round.

AnyMeeting: We're Better Than WebEx, GoToMeeting

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AnyMeeting, which is headed by Costin Tuculescu, says it offers six-way video conferencing, VoIP support, conference calling, screen sharing, and many other tools important to small businesses; the firm is backed by the Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, Maverick Angels, Sand Hill Angels and Keiretsu Forum.

LaunchFEST Demo Night

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Angel Launch, a new event for startups and investors, is producing a networking venture pitch, networking dinner and party the night before E3 Expo in LA for digital media, mobile and tech startups. Monday, June 4, 2012 -- aunchFEST Demo Night. See [link] (more

AnyMeeting Targets Network Marketing Firms

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The company, which is backed by the Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels and Maverick Angels, said its new "Quick Start" program will provide those network marketers with a free, company-branded web conferencing tool, which can be made available to all of those firms' distributors at no cost. READ MORE>>.

AnyMeeting Updates Web Conferencing Service

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AnyMeeting is headed by Costin Tuculescu, and is backed by both the Pasadena Angels and the Tech Coast Angels. Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting , the provider of free web conferencing and webinar services, has updated its site, in a major update for the service. READ MORE>>.

Yowza Gets Angel Funding For Mobile Coupons

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The round came from the Tech Coast Angels and the Pasadena Angels. READ MORE>>.

AnyMeeting Links Into Comcast Business Marketplace

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AnyMeeting , the small business web conferencing service which is backed by the Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, Maverick Angels, Sand Hill Angels and Keiretsu Forum, has linked with Comcast Business, the company said Thursday. Financial details of the link were not announced. READ MORE>>.

New Incubator/Coworking Space Emerges In Glendale

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A new startup incubator and coworking space in the Los Angeles area-- Voivoda Labs --said this week that it is looking to looking to vet new startups in the area to join its newly built incubator in Glendale. Voivoda says that Babajov has ties to the Band of Angels, Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, Keiretsu Forum Angel networks.

AnyMeeting Offers Free Accounts to SoCal Startups

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Local startup AnyMeeting is looking to help fellow Southern California startups out, saying this morning that it will provide free, one-year accounts to its premium, ad-free service to any employee of companies within select Los Angeles area incubators and accelerators. READ MORE>>.

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Angel Group: New SEC Rules Could Kill Angel Investing

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Current rules only require angel investors to "self certify" that they meet accredited investment guidelines. Image courtesy Bigstock.

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Bluebeam Software Acquired For $100M

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Pasadena-based software developer Bluebeam Software has been acquired by German software company Nemetschek AG , the two said late Friday. Bluebeam was a spun out of Alliance Spacesystems, and has received investments from both the Pasadena Angels and Tech Coast Angels. READ MORE>>.

H2Scan Raises $5.5M

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H2Scan has previously raised capital from Chrysalix Energy, H5 Capital, Pasadena Angels, Ravinia Venture Fund, Tech Coast Angels, HGB Partners, and Tri-Strip Associates. The filing says that the round first opened in April of 2011, and included 34 investors. READ MORE>>.

Parchment Finds $6M

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Parchment--which started in Los Angeles, and continues to have offices here--said the funding was led by Salmon River Capital, and also included Novak Biddle Partners and Blackboard CEO and President Michael Chasen. READ MORE>>. parchment docufide college university transcript high school education venture capital blackboard

Ranker Names COO, Taps Jones For Board

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Los Angeles-based Ranker , the online service which allows anyone to list and rank things on any topic, said today that it has named Mani Dhillon as Chief Operating Officer, and tapped former MySpace CEO Michael Jones for its board. Ranker said it is now getting around 4.5 million monthly unique visitors. READ MORE>>.

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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.

AnyMeeting Adds Ad-Free Option

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Huntington Beach-based Anymeeting , the free web conferencing and webinar service headed by Costin Tuculescu, and backed by the Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels and Maverick Angels, reports today that it has added a new, ad-free version of the software aimed at small business users. READ MORE>>.