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. April 6, 2015 — Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced that the group has invested a total of $4,163,000 in 17 deals during the year of 2014, making it the third consecutive year with over $4 million invested in deals. Pasadena Angels members invest individually and directly, without any legal pooling of financial resources.

Pasadena Angels Fund 1 Invests in Repurpose

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Pasadena, California (February 23, 2017) – The Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced the fourth investment from their PA Fund 1 (The Fund). The Fund invested an additional $100K in Repurpose, a Los Angeles based consumer products company that makes plant based, 100% compostable tableware products. The Pasadena Angels have previously invested $750K in Repurpose. States Anthony Valencia & Terry Kay, Pasadena Angels PA Fund 1 co-chairs.

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. The Pasadena Angels have previously invested $930K in iKizmet; this additional funding from The Fund will bring the total amount the Pasadena Angels invested in iKizmet to well over $1M.

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. The Pasadena Angels’ 100 plus members invest individually and directly, without any legal pooling of financial resources.

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. Pasadena Angels funded companies have gone on to raise over $500 million from additional funding sources such as venture capital and private equity.

Pasadena Angels Back Scientific Equipment Startup

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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 protein analysis venture capital drug development discovery pasadena angels angel investment

Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels Among Top Angel Groups In New Report

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A new report, released by the Angel Resource Institute in the last week, has spotlighted the Tech Coast Angels and the Pasadena Angels as among the top four angel groups in California, and the Tech Coast Angeles as number two in the nation in terms of the number of deals in 2016. The rankings were released in the Angel Resource Insitute's 2016 ARI HALO Report. The ARI did not release individual deal counts for the various angel groups.

Makucell Names Pasadena Angels' Scanlon To Board

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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. Makucell did not say if it received an investment from either group as part of the appointment.

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. This is a great example of the Angels partnering with a gifted management team to build a growing company.”. $2 Million Round Will Power Continued Growth.

Pasadena Angels Racked Up Four Exits, Closed 17 Deals in 2014

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The Pasadena Angels , one of the most active organized angel investment groups in the Los Angeles area, released some details on the groups'' 2014 performance over the holidays, saying that it saw a total of four exits--including a $100M exit over at Bluebeam --and closed 17 deals during the year. pasadena angels exits venture capital angel investment bluebeam

2014 Was An Amazing Year for the Pasadena Angels

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2014 Pasadena Angels Performance. • 20 New Angels joined. I have never seen such energy at the Pasadena Angels in my decade+ as a member. Angels have been attending many outside events, both in Greater Pasadena and further afield in Silicon Beach. Our partnership with Andy Wilson and the Innovate Pasadena team has been enormously helpful, too. It’s hard to exaggerate the impact IP is having in Pasadena.

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. The Pasadena Angels have just finished a $475,000 Series B investment in Wasatch Microfluidics, a company that sells protein analysis equipment for drug discovery research. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with the Pasadena Angels.

Five reasons bring your deal to the Pasadena Angels

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There are a lot of great Angel Funding opportunities in Southern California. I have listed below five reasons to bring your deal to the Pasadena Angels. The companies that are funded usually have a Pasadena Angel board member to help advise them. Pasadena Angels-More than the Money!! By Chris Wadden. Each organization utilizes different processes for the funding process.

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. The Angels look forward to a successful exit in the next few years. About the Pasadena Angels.

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?

Gridtest Systems Secures Investment from Pasadena Angels and Tech Coast Angels

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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2012 – [link]. an independent provider of high-value test and measurement tools for electric vehicle (EV) charging , announced it has closed a seed investment round with Pasadena Angels and Tech Coast Angels. We’re pleased that angel investors have recognized our achievements to date and our commitment to becoming a leading player in the electric vehicle infrastructure testing market.”. About the Pasadena Angels .

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 1

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What attracted you to becoming an angel investor? That’s when I came across the Pasadena Angels. The Angels were kind enough to share their insights with me, and bring together a good deal flow. Did you consider other investing groups before joining Pasadena Angels?

PAs participate in Startup Weekend Pasadena

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Winning team Digital Production Studio presents at Startup Weekend Pasadena. Judges Left to Right: Pasadena Angel Omo Velev; Paul Orlando, co-founder of AcceleratorHK; patent attorney Jeffrey G.

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

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Lizette Chapman of the Wall Street Journal talks to Rick Stollmeyer, CEO of MindBody software, which was funded by the Pasadena Angels, about their recent $50M raise and likely IPO in 2015.

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. Congratulations to Rick Stollmeyer and team at MindBody, as well as all of those Angels who participated.

iPourIt Gets $2M For Beer Serving System

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The startup, which is based in Orange County, said that the funding round came from the Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels and Harvard Business School Alumni Angels. iPourIt.

SocalTech interviews Terry Kay on Angel Investing

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Kuo from SocalTech.com recently interviewed Terry Kay about his new role as chairman of the Pasadena Angels, angel investing, and the role of angels in today’s entrepreneurial environment. Benjamin F.

Schlep & Fetch CEO Bryson Strauss Picks Up Great Press

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Kuo of SocalTech.com interviews CEO Bryson Strauss of Schlep & Fetch , and discusses how they got started, what makes them unique, where they’re going next, and how the Pasadena Angels helped make it happen. Fundraising General News Uncategorized Angel Capital Angel Groups Angel Investing Ben Kuo Bryson Strauss Fetch Funding Pasadena Angels Schlep Schlep & Fetch SocalTECH.com Startups Syndication Tech Coast AngelsBenjamin F.

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Pt. 1 Conversations with Ananth Natarajan

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As a member of the Pasadena Angels, he brings extensive experience in the healthcare field to bear on emergent business opportunities. What aspects of the Pasadena Angels strike you as unique? Q: How do you determine when an opportunity is right for the Pasadena Angels?

Angels Help Kick Off Pasadena’s Connect Weekend

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From left to right: Erik Hovanec, Managing Director of The Design Accelerator, and fellow Pasadena Angels Bill Pinney, Terry Kay, and Brad Schwartz at the Kickoff Mixer held Thursday night.

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 2

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In addition to his membership with the Pasadena Angels, Richard has been serving on the Board of ShipHawk, StaffRanker, and C2FO, and is a member of the Advisory Board of Chippmunk. Today, Richard shares his views on how the Pasadena Angels fit in today’s competitive funding landscape.

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 3

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In addition to his membership with the Pasadena Angels, Richard has been serving on the Board of ShipHawk, StaffRanker, and C2FO, and is a member of the Advisory Board of Chippmunk. Richard Chino is passionate about investing in the business environment.

Yowza Acquired by Spindle

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Los Angeles-based Yowza , the developer of a mobile coupon and deals app, which was backed by comedian Wayne Brady, the Tech Coast Angels, the Pasadena Angels, and others, has been acqurieed by mobile commerce software provider Spindle.

Insights and Opinions: The Curse of a Modest Exit

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For today’s Insights and Opinions article, we have an article from angel investor Steve Reich , who talks about the pros and cons of a modest exit in an investment. Blog Company Creation/Operation News Product/Technology Uncategorized Angel Capital Angel Groups Angel Investing Company Sale Economy Exit Strategies Exit Strategy Pasadena Angels Startup Companies Startups VC

Swing by Swing Golf Acquired by Back9Network

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Back9Network announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Swing by Swing Golf, a Palo Alto startup backed by the Pasadena Angels. Company Creation/Operation Fundraising Intellectual Property Mobile News Product/Technology Uncategorized agreements Angel Company Sale Exit Strategy Pasadena Angels Startup Companies Startups

PA Board Member Judges ‘Hack for Pasadena’ Event

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Hack for Pasadena winners. Hack for Pasadena winners. Hack for Pasadena winners. PA Board Member Steve Reich participated as one of the judges in the first Hack for Pasadena event conducted as part of Innovate Pasadena’s Connect Weekend.

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. Blog Company Creation/Operation Fundraising General News People/Personnel Product/Technology Uncategorized agreements Angel Capital Angel Groups Angel Investing Bluebeam Company Sale Exit Strategies Exit Strategy Pasadena Pasadena Angels Richard Lee SocalTECH.com Startup Companies Valuation

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.