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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.

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>>.

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>>.

Catalyzing Innovation In Pasadena, with Innovate Pasadena


We caught up with Andy Wilson , who is behind the effort, to hear about why he thinks Pasadena needs its own technology identity.

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? Bluebeam’s technology is phenomenal. With no paper.

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.

Why Technology is Driving More Urban Renewal

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Back in 2006/07 when I sold my company and then worked at there were very few options in SF for technology folk to build their careers at big, growing companies. Technology innovation doesn’t occur in a vacuum. And sci-fi writers are but one example of the way society impacts technology. And Facebook.

PA Board Member Judges ‘Hack for Pasadena’ Event

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Jacobs Buys Technology, Patents From Bayer AG


Pasadena-based Jacobs Engineering Group said this morning that it has acquired the patent rights to a process for removing sulfuric acid from gases from Bayer AG. Financial terms of the technology buy were not announced. jacobs bayer sulfuric acid merger acquisition technology patent process chemicalsREAD MORE>>.

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. Wasatch Biofluidics is developing printing technology to deposit biomolecules on biosensor surfaces. READ MORE>>.

NASA JPL, Chevron Tie On Technology Development


According to JPL, it will assist in demonstration, development, and commercial deployment of technology based on JPL's heritage in space exploration.

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.

Attend Innovate Pasadena?s Connect Week 16

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Sunday, October 16, 2016 -- Attend Innovate Pasadena’s Connect Week 16. Attendees have the opportunity to enhance their innovation game and learn more about design trends, local startups, nanotechnology, growth hacking, coding, successful entrepreneurship skills and more at #Connect16. See

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 unemployed

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 Technologies Names Exec


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Four Local Firms Make Technology Review List


The MIT Technology Review has published its 50 most innovative companies for this year, including at least four Southern California technology firms. Those firms joined such companies as Groupon, Zynga, Facebook, and others in the highlight of innovative technology firms.

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.

University Students Get $200K For Clean Technology Startups


The effort is part of a larger national effort by the Department of Energy (DOE) to spur businesses in clean technologies from university labs. The group said that the winners with Stanford Nitrogen Group , Greenbiotics , and Xite Solar will split the $200,000 in prize money, and also will gain access to the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator.

Idealab Backs Clean Power Technology Firm


Pasadena-based Idealab announced today that it has invested in a developer of clean energy generation technology. The firm has invested in Cool Energy , a Boulder, Colorado based developer of Stirling engine technology, used to convert heat energy into power. Financial details of the funding were not announced. READ MORE>>.

OpenX Expands To Culver City


Los Angeles-based advertising technology and ad network operator OpenX is expanding in the Los Angeles area, saying this morning that it has opened up a new, Culver City office. OpenX--which is based in Pasadena--can be a tough commute for those on the west side of Los Angeles, which often is an hour long or more drive in traffic.

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>>.

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. Blog Fundraising General Product/Technology link]. Tweet Tweet.

X1 Technologies Goes Mobile


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X1 Technologies Rolls iPad App


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Jacobs Buys Cybersecurity Firm The Van Dyke Technology Group


Pasadena-based engineering firm Jacobs Engineering Group said Tuesday that it has acquired The Van Dyke Technology Group , a 180-person cybersecurity firm. The Van Dyke Technology Group is based in Maryland, and provides its cybersecurity services for the U.S. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. READ MORE>>.

Pasadena Angels Invest in a $475,000 Series B Investment in Wasatch Microfluidics

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Pasadena, CA – April 23, 2012 –There couldn’t be a better example of putting the unique founding principles of The Pasadena Angels into practice than the story of their investment in Wasatch Microfluidics.  We are very proud at the Pasadena Angels to fund this special company in a record time; in less than four weeks.”

California Technology Ventures Gets Exit An AngioScore


Pasadena-based venture capital firm California Technology Ventures has scored an exit at one of its portfolio firms, selling cardiac catheter maker AngioScore , to medical device firm Spectranetics. California Technology Ventures has been an investor in AngioScore since at least 2004, as part of the company''s Series B funding.

Pt. 1 Conversations with Ananth Natarajan

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Dr. Ananth founded Infinite Biomedical Technologies , LLC (IBT) in 1997 and served as the Chief Executive Officer of the company for over ten years.

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. About the Pasadena Angels.

Gridtest Systems Secures Investment from Pasadena Angels and Tech Coast Angels

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Pioneer of test and measurement systems for electric vehicle charging systems prepares to roll out technology that enables R&D labs and installers of charging systems to reduce time to market. The company has a strong and experienced management team, innovative technology, and a clear marketing strategy. About the Pasadena Angels .

PA Alumni Bluebeam Software Acquired For $100M

Ask the Angels 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. Read more. Tweet Tweet.

Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA


The firm, based in Pasadena, has dozens of. across its many businesses, and has a surprising number of technology related jobs. OpenX.

LA County Technology Week

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Shameless Self-Promotion Alert]…The last program of the day is the annual Pasadena Angels program on the state of Angel and Venture Capital in Southern California. Tags: Fundraising General Ben Kuo Joe Platnick LA County Tech Week Pasadena Angels

Ondax Names Belz To Board


Ondax is a spinoff of the California institute of Technology, and is headed by Randy Heyler. Belz was the lead investor on the funding round.

X1 Loses Competitor: Google


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White House Targets Tech Training, Jobs In LA With TechHire


The White House has named Los Angeles as one of 21 communities around the nation which are part of a new technology job and training effort called TechHire , the administration announced Monday. techhire white house jobs employment california angeles technology recruiting training school education READ MORE>>.

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.

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

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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.