Pasadena Angels Invest Over $4M in 2014
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MAY 8, 2015
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.
NASA Launches Space App Hackathon In Pasadena
MARCH 31, 2015
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>>.
Catching Up With Mike Giardello, President of Innovate Pasadena
NOVEMBER 3, 2016
Pasadena has a long history as a center of the technology and innovation world�all the way back to first American experiments with rocket launches in 1936�Southern California's first foray into the rocket business (sorry, SpaceX)--through the Internet boom with Idealab, to today. What else do you think Pasadena needs in the ecosystem?
Pasadena Angels Form $1.3M Investment Fund
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JUNE 1, 2016
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).
Guidance Software Shuffles Executives
JANUARY 15, 2016
Pasadena-based Guidance Sofdtware , the developer of computer forensics and security software, said it has undergone a restructuring of its sales, training, channel and product development efforts. Guidance Software also said it has named Scott Skidmore as its Vice Preisdent, Global Channel Sales. READ MORE>>.
Guidance Software Lands Retailer
MARCH 2, 2011
Pasadena-based Guidance Software , the developer of electronic discovery and investigation software, announced today that it has signed an un-named, multi-billion dollar retailer as a customer. According to Guidance Software, the firm will help the retailer build an "e-discovery center of excellence". READ MORE>>.
MindBody Software Raises $9.0M More
JUNE 27, 2011
MindBody's software-as-a-service handles business management, merchant account processing, mobile, and other aspects for its clients.
Bluebeam Software Acquired For $100M
OCTOBER 6, 2014
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>>.
Guidance Software Expands Cloud Support
JANUARY 31, 2012
Pasadena-based Guidance Software , which develops digital forensics software and tools, said today that it has expanded its cloud-based data collection support. Guidance Software's products are used to manage electronic discovery of email and other corporate data. guidance software legal discovery cloud search
X1 Discovery Ships Social Media Discovery Software
OCTOBER 18, 2011
Pasadena-based X1 Discovery , the Idealab-backed electronic discovery firm split out from X1, said today that it has shipped its first product, X1 Social Discovery. The company said its software is designed to collect "tens of thousands" of social media items per hour, and uses the X1 engine to allow users to search and find information.
Guidance Software Funds Data Security Program At Caltech
AUGUST 19, 2015
Pasadena-based Guidance Software , which makes computer forensics and digital investigation software, said today that it has funded a data security research program at the Caltech Institute of Technology (Caltech). guidance software caltech data security cybersecurity grant funding research incident response breach
Bluebeam Nets Local Angel Groups 20X Return
JANUARY 7, 2015
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.
Koupon Kitty Launches Coupon Code Software
DECEMBER 12, 2012
A new, online coupon software "bookmarklet" called Koupon Kitty --backed by Juvo Capital, the investment firm of Talmadge O'Neill and Harry Tsao--said it launched Wednesday, to help consumers find the best coupon codes for various e-commerce sites. koupon kitty bookmarklet browser software savings deals coupons code couponREAD MORE>>.
Pasadena Angels invest over $1M in iKizmet
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SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
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.
PA Board Member Judges ‘Hack for Pasadena’ Event
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MARCH 28, 2014
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Staff Ranker: Helping Hospitality Businesses Better Manage Workers
AUGUST 1, 2014
George Collado: It''s employee management software. It turns out, it''s not so easy. What does StaffRanker do? How did you start the company?
Idealab Ramps Job Hiring
OCTOBER 3, 2011
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>>.
Somi Data Launches Online Restaurant Ordering Software
AUGUST 4, 2015
Pasadena-based Somi Data , a new startup developing online ordering software for restaurants, said this morning that it has had its first deployment with Loteria Grill. Financial impact of the win were not disclosed. Somi Data was founded and is led by Justin Agredano. READ MORE>>. somi data restaurant ordering online
Guidance Software Snags EMC Vet For New CEO
APRIL 15, 2015
Pasadena-based Guidance Software has named Patrick Dennis as the company''s new President and CEO, according to the company. Guidance Software developers digital forensics and investigation software, used for security incident response, compliance, law enforcement and litigation, and other efforts. READ MORE>>.
Guidance Software Names Two Execs
JANUARY 6, 2012
Pasadena-based Guidance Software , the developer of computer forensics and e-discovery software, said this morning that it has named Daniel Lim as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, and Alex Adrianopoulos as Vice President of Marketing. guidance software forensics executiveREAD MORE>>.
Guidance Software Rolls Out Updated Software
OCTOBER 24, 2016
Pasadena-based computer forensics software maker Guidance Software said this morning that it has launched an updated version of its EnCase Endpoint Investigator software. The company said the new software features "off-network" data collection, aimed at helping collect data on mobile devices and endpoints.
Pasadena Angels Announces Strongest Funding Numbers in 2015
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FEBRUARY 15, 2016
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
MindBody Software IPO reaches $500mm
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JUNE 19, 2015
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.
PA Alumni Bluebeam Software Acquired For $100M
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OCTOBER 6, 2014
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.
Vertical Management Systems Acquired By NewSpring Holdings
JANUARY 4, 2017
Pasadena-based Vertical Management Systems , a developer of financial technology and software for managing fiduciary risk, fee transparency, and revenue reconciliation, has been acquired by NewSpring Holdings. Vertical Management Systems (VMS) provides its software to large financial institutions. READ MORE>>.
MINDBODY Prices IPO, Starts Trading Today
JUNE 19, 2015
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. mindbody merger acquisition software reservationREAD MORE>>.
Guidance Software Promotes VP
JANUARY 20, 2015
Pasadena-based Guidance Software , the developer off e-discovery and forensic software, said this morning that it has named Chad McManamy as its new Vice President of E-Discovery and Assistant General Counsel. McManamy has been Senior Counsel and Assistant General Counsel at Guidance Software since 2009. READ MORE>>.
AnyMeeting Integrates With Zimbra
OCTOBER 19, 2012
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. Zimbra is an email and collaboration software product which acquired by VMware in 2010. READ MORE>>.
Guidance Software Replaces CEO
NOVEMBER 7, 2014
Pasadena-based Guidance Software , which develops computers forensics analysis software, said late Thursday that CEO Victor Limongelli, its president and CEO, has departed the company, and also resigned as a member of the company''s board. Guidance Software said it has kicked off a formal search process for a new CEO.
LeisureLink Acquired By VacationRoost
MARCH 10, 2014
Pasadena-based LeisureLink , the developer of travel booking software for the vacation rental market, has been acquired by VacationRoost , which operates an online vacation rental marketplace. software engine booking marketplace rental vacation vacationroost acquisition merger leisurelink The company was led by Tom Lamb.
Guidance Software Settles Proxy Fight With Founder
APRIL 25, 2016
Pasadena-based Guidance Software said Friday that it has settled the proxy fight it had with its former Chairman and founder, Shawn McCreight. Guidance Software is a developer of computer forensics and electronic discovery tools. guidance software proxy fight shawn mccreightREAD MORE>>.
Guidance Software Signs Life Insurer
MARCH 24, 2015
Pasadena-based forensics and electronic discovery software developer Guidance Software reported a win this morning with a large life insurance company. guidance software life insurance electroic discovery forensics Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. READ MORE>>.
Guidance Software Adds Board Member
MARCH 13, 2015
Pasadena-based Guidance Software , the maker of digital forensics and electronic discovery software, said this morning that it has named Max Carnecchia to its board of directors. guidance software forensics ediscovery executive board deassault biovia Carnecchia is the CEO of BIOVIA-Dassault Systemes. READ MORE>>.
Guidance Software Names HR VP
MARCH 11, 2015
Pasadena-based Guidance Software , which develops digital forensics and electronic discovery software, has named Stephanie Urbach as its new Senior Vice President, Human Resources. Guidance Software said Urbach will head up its employee relations, development and training, recruiting, compensation and benefits.
Guidance Software Expands In Florida
DECEMBER 6, 2013
Guidance Software said that the new center will brings it total number of training locations to five in the U.S. and one in London. READ MORE>>.
Central Desktop Names New Board Member
APRIL 3, 2014
Pasadena-based software developer Central Desktop said this morning that it has added software veteran Kumar Vora to its board of directors. central desktop centraldesktop cloud collaboration management software executive acrolinx kumar vora READ MORE>>.
Guidance Software Names Product VP
MARCH 19, 2015
Pasadena-based digital forensics software maker Guidance Software announced this morning that it has named Linda Souza as Vice President, Product Marketing and Operations. guidance software forensics ediscovery executive product marketing operations centraldesktop linda souza READ MORE>>.
Guidance Software Board Member Passes Away
NOVEMBER 20, 2015
Pasadena-based Guidance Software reports that Stephen Richards, one of the members of its board of directors, has passed away unexpectedly. guidance software stephen richards deceased death board executiveRichards was COO and CFO of McAfee, and also served as CFO of E*TRADE Group, among other positions. READ MORE>>.
Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
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Guidance Software Snags j2 Global, Idealab Vet
APRIL 20, 2015
Pasadena-based Guidance Software said this morning that it has named Michael Harris as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Harris also has served at Idealab, Adapt Technologies, Yahoo''s Overture Services Division, FileNET, and Stac Software. guidance software executive idealab j2global michael harris marketing READ MORE>>.