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

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In a world with a rash of startup incubators and accelerators, super angels, crowdfunding sites, and more, what''s the relevance of organized angel investments groups? First off, for those not familiar with the Pasadena Angels, talk about the group?

Ondax Names Belz To Board

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The firm, which recently completed a $2.0M, Series E funding round from the Pasadena Angels and Tech Coast Angels, said Belz will represent both of those angel groups on its board.

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

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For all of the activity in Silicon Beach which seems to be crystallizing in Santa Monica, there are many other parts of Los Angeles which have a long history of involvement in the technology industry. One of those areas is Pasadena, home to Idealab, Caltech, and a large number of technology companies, big and small. materia caltech idealab group economic startup pasadena innovate

Ondax Raises $2M More

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According to the Pasadena Angels, one of the investors in the firm, the round also included the Tech Coast Angels and un-named venture capital firms. The Pasadena Angels said the funding will go towards expanding and growing Ondax's optic solutions.

Helixis' Founders Other Startup: Rockoco

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On the heels of the successful exit of Carlsbad-based Helixis this week, it turns out the founders of the firm--Caltech professor Axel Scherer and Caltech Ph.D. in funding from the Pasadena Angels and other investors. Apparently, both firms were developed in Professor Scherer's lab at Caltech, according to Rockoco's CEO, Paul Gloger. Tags: acquisition merger semiconductor polish diamond startup spinout caltech rockoco helixis

Interview with Paul Gloger, Rockoco

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Last week, Pasadena-based Rockoco announced that it had raised $1.5M in funding from the Pasadena Angels, for its technology which applies semiconductor processing to diamonds to create more brilliant and super-polished stones.

Interview with Terry Kay, Chairman of the Board

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The Pasadena Angels recently welcomed Terry Kay as its Chairman of the Board. 300 seat live performing arts home here in Pasadena. For the past 10 years, Terry has been an active member of the Pasadena Angels, investing in early stage startup companies in Southern California.

Interview with Terry Kay, Chairman of the Board

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The Pasadena Angels recently welcomed Terry Kay as its Chairman of the Board. 300 seat live performing arts home here in Pasadena. For the past 10 years, Terry has been an active member of the Pasadena Angels, investing in early stage startup companies in Southern California.

Start Me Up

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Pasadena Magazine August 2012 (click here for the original article). Collaboration is crucial to the success of Pasadena’s high tech entrepreneurial incubators and angel investors. Walk into the airy, open-plan offices of idealab, an incubator of early-stage technology companies in Old Pasadena, and you’re greeted by an energized buzz. Pasadena,” says Gross, “has been a great boon to Idealab.”

How Beatshare Is Tackling Music And Messaging

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Orange County startup Beatshare --backed by the Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, Harvard Business School Angels, and Archangels, among others�thinks it's figured out the formula to make music the message in its mobile app. Eli Aizenstat: I entered into the Design Accelerator, which is an accelerator run in conjunction with the Art Center College of Design and Caltech, in the summer of 2014.

Avoiding the “Hammer Looking for a Nail” in Tech Transfer

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Today’s post is from Dr. Andrea Belz, a long-time member of the Pasadena Angels, a local consultant and one of the brightest people I know (a CalTech PhD–what more can you say). Many entrepreneurs approach Angel groups and VCs with novel technologies and strong technical teams. From time to time we have posts from local members of the startup community that provide some great advice from a different perspective.