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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. Company exit returns were as high as 10X return on initial investment. Ron Cohen.

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).

DFJ, Pasadena Angels lead $1.4M funding in Edufii

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DFJ Frontier and Pasadena Angels have led a $1.4 Blog Company Creation/Operation Fundraising General News Angel Capital Angel Investing Company Sale Exit Strategies Pasadena Angels Startups Valuation VC million Series A funding in Edufii Inc., the social/mobile platform for skill development. Read more here. Tweet Tweet.

NASA Launches Space App Hackathon In Pasadena


NASA is behind an event coming up in Pasadena on April 11, the International Space Apps Challenge , saying it is looking for participants in a "mass-collaboration" hackathon to develop apps both related to life on earth an in space. nasa space hackathon crosscampus pasadena software exploration READ MORE>>.

ADP Setting Up Technology Center In Pasadena With 350 Employees


Human resources outsourcing provider ADP is launching a new location in Pasadena, looking to tap into the wealth of technical talent with a new Innovation Center on Lake Avenue. technology center employees growth jobs employment pasadena lakeADP offers up payrolls services and other human resources outsourcing. READ MORE>>.

The Best Pasadena Tech Company You’ve Never Heard Of

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Why are there great tech companies in Pasadena that no one has heard of? Angel Investing Bluebeam Innovate Pasadena Pasadena Angels

Innovate Pasadena Seeks To Focus Pasadena's Innovation, Tech Efforts


One of those areas is Pasadena, home to Idealab, Caltech, and a large number of technology companies, big and small. To help bring some focus to the area, a new group, Innovate Pasadena , said this morning that it has launched to promote Pasadenas a leading center for innovation for technology and design. READ MORE>>.

New Pasadena Angels Site Launches

Steve Reich

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

Join the Connect Weekend with Innovate Pasadena

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Innovate Pasadena is, as usual, leading the charge to showcase the Tech Community in the Greater Pasadena area. See you there!

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.

New Tech Center Emerging in Pasadena?

Steve Reich

Pasadena may be the best tech story never told. The City of Pasadena has given great support.

Pasadena Angels Release 2015 Investment Totals


The Pasadena Angels investment group released its investment totals for 2015 this week, saying that it has invested $4.9M pasadena angels investment venture capital investor seedacross 27 deals in 2015, bringing its total invested since the group was started to over $65M in over 175 companies. READ MORE>>.

Pasadena Angels invest over $1M in iKizmet

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Pasadena, California (September 22, 2016) – The Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced the second investment from their PA Fund 1 (The Fund).  CEO Andres Moran founded iKizmet after 10 years of the leadership at Mindbody, a Pasadena Angels portfolio company.  Members have invested over $65 million in over 175 companies.

TZ Tech Crawl | Pasadena Edition!

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Come take a tour of some of the hottest LA Tech companies located in Pasadena! Pasadena, CA). The post TZ Tech Crawl | Pasadena Edition!

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


First off, for those not familiar with the Pasadena Angels, talk about the group? It''s more than money. Strengthening your membership? Thanks!

Innovate Pasadena Launch Party 6/27

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The Pasadena Angels will be there, in addition to representatives of CalTech, the City of Pasadena, IdeaLab, and more.

Cross Campus Plans Expansion Into Pasadena


According to Cross Campus, it has selected a space in Old Pasadena, which will be around 16,000 square feet and encompass three floors.

PAs participate in Startup Weekend Pasadena

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

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 1

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That’s when I came across the Pasadena Angels. Did you consider other investing groups before joining Pasadena Angels? That’s true.

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.

Pasadena Angels Back Scientific Equipment Startup


The Pasadena Angels have backed developer of protein analysis equipment for the drug discovery and research market, investing $475,000 in a Series B for Wasatch Microfluidics , the group said this week. The investment by the Pasadena Angels was led by Dr. Kevin Scanlon. Wasatch Microfluidics is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Makucell Names Pasadena Angels' Scanlon To Board


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. Scanlon, Ph.D., to its board of advisors. READ MORE>>.

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.

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.

We'll Talk: Now An Innovate Pasadena Meetup

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Organized By: NELAUX. Website to register for event: [link]. Event Dates: 07/06/2016 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Category: Design. Photo: Meetup Event ID: 231916738. Meetup Event Updated: 1466013931. read more. Design

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. Tweet Tweet. Company Creation/Operation Finance & Accounting General News

Bluebeam Nets Local Angel Groups 20X Return


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.

Supplyframe Opens Hardware Design Lab In Pasadena


Pasadena-based electronic hardware design and manufacturing information service Supplyframe says it is launching a new design lab in Pasadena today, where it will look to bring together investors and entrepreneurs to bring hardware projects to market. Supplyframe is led by Steve Flagg. READ MORE>>.

Staff Ranker: Helping Hospitality Businesses Better Manage Workers


George Collado: We worked with the Pasadena Angels, Tech Coast Angels, and Siemer Ventures, and in January we raised a $300,000 seed round.

Angels to the Rescue

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Innovate Pasadena Hires First Full Time Staff Member


Innovate Pasadena , the non-profit which is helping to promote the technology industry in Pasadena, said Monday that it has hired on its first, full-time hire. Innovate Pasadena said that Guerrero has more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and event production, and is a Pasadena native. READ MORE>>.

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.

MRV Gets Win In Pasadena


Chatsworth-based optical networking products firm MRV Communications reported a win with the City of Pasadena, saying that the city will be using the company''s products to build a high-capacity, optical network. communications pasadena optical networking hardware network comm FInancial impact of the win was not announced. READ MORE>>.

Idealab Ramps Job Hiring


In an unusual move for an otherwise dismal job market, Pasadena-based Idealab is joining the ranks of local companies doing aggressive recruiting of technology talent, saying today that it is running a technology job fair next week for its companies. idealab employment angeles pasadena technology talent jobs unemployedREAD MORE>>.

The Curse of a Modest Exit

Steve Reich

DuWayne Peterson, founding chairman of the Pasadena Angels, told me we should be targeting companies that needed modest capital to hit a 3-5x outcome.

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Digest 5/30 – 6/5: Nant Health’s IPO, Loot Crate’s Series A, Snapchat Passes Twitter, RadPad FB’s App of the Year


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Global Disruptors Pasadena: Inspiring Local Entrepreneurs to Think Globally

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Thursday, July 7, 2016 -- Global Disruptors Pasadena: Inspiring Local Entrepreneurs to Think Globally. Join us for a night of FREE networking and stories from entrepreneurs with a global reach. Enjoy a Happy Hour networking time with drinks, snacks, and a photo booth before the presentations. See [link] (more

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.  With the VC ranks shrinking, founders need to tap every source of capital out there. 

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Co-Founders Wanted Pasadena

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 -- Co-Founders Wanted Pasadena. Looking for a co-founder? You're in luck! Co-Founders Wanted is an opportunity to find a co-founder for your business, or to help you find a business to join. Brought to you by CoFoundersLab, come meet other aspiring entrepreneurs and build the team to make your business happen.

LA Times: Developers see Pasadena as an inland version of Silicon Beach

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Great article from the Los Angeles Times by Roger Vincent: Entrepreneur David Sacks and Rising Realty have bought three century-old buildings in Old Pasadena and plan to transform them into a hub for tech start-ups. link]. Tweet Tweet. Blog Fundraising General Product/Technology