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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).

NASA Launches Space App Hackathon In Pasadena

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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>>.

Guidance Software Shuffles Executives

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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>>.

Pasadena Angels Release 2015 Investment Totals

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The Pasadena Angels investment group released its investment totals for 2015 this week, saying that it has invested $4.9M The group also counted the IPO of Mindbody Software, and the acquisition of Bluebeam Software among its exits during 2015. pasadena angels investment venture capital investor seedREAD MORE>>.

PA Board Member Judges ‘Hack for Pasadena’ Event

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Guidance Software Lands Retailer

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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>>.

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. 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>>.

MindBody Software Raises $9.0M More

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MindBody's software-as-a-service handles business management, merchant account processing, mobile, and other aspects for its clients.

Guidance Software Expands Cloud Support

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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

Guidance Software Funds Data Security Program At Caltech

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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

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

X1 Discovery Ships Social Media Discovery Software

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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.

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.

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.

Koupon Kitty Launches Coupon Code Software

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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>>.

Staff Ranker: Helping Hospitality Businesses Better Manage Workers

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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?

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.

Idealab Ramps Job Hiring

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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

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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

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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

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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>>.

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. mindbody merger acquisition software reservationREAD MORE>>.

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

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Guidance Software Promotes VP

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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>>.

Guidance Software Settles Proxy Fight With Founder

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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 Replaces CEO

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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.

AnyMeeting Integrates With Zimbra

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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>>.

LeisureLink Acquired By VacationRoost

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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 Signs Life Insurer

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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

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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

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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 Board Member Passes Away

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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>>.

Guidance Software Names Product VP

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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>>.

Central Desktop Names New Board Member

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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 Expands In Florida

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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>>.

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Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers

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Guidance Software Snags j2 Global, Idealab Vet

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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>>.

Bluebeam Software Expands In Japan

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Pasadena-based Bluebeam Software , which develops document management software for the architecture, engineering, and construction industry, is planning an expansion into Japan via a distribution deal with Panasonic. bluebeam software japan international expansion asia distribution Bluebeam is led by Richard Lee.