Tech Coast Angels Fund Cadence Biomedical
APRIL 26, 2012
The Tech Coast Angels has backed the maker of a medical device to help people with severe disabilities to walk. According to Cadence Biomedical , the Tech Coast Angels are among a number of new investors in a $1.1M, Series A2 funding for the company. The funding was led by HealthTech Capital, and also included the Sand Hill Angels, Tech Coast Angels, ACE Fund, Frontier Angel Fund, WINGS, Alliance of Angels, and Keiretsu Forum Northwest.
DFJ, Pasadena Angels lead $1.4M funding in Edufii
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SEPTEMBER 13, 2014
DFJ Frontier and Pasadena Angels have led a $1.4 Other participants in the funding round include the Gideon Hixon Fund, Tech Coast Angels, SLO Seed Ventures and coaching industry private investors including Tiger Woods’ first coach Rudy Duran. Blog Company Creation/Operation Fundraising General News Angel Capital Angel Investing Company Sale Exit Strategies Pasadena Angels Startups Valuation VC
The Odd Couple: Angels and Accelerators
AUGUST 9, 2012
At a recent accelerator event on the West Side, a friendly young founder told me that he had been coached by his mentor not to talk to Angel groups. As a Pasadena Angel, I wanted to be shocked, but I wasn’t. The Angel funding process can be arduous. But as a community, we have to figure out how Angels can effectively participate in the development of accelerator-based companies. Building ties between accelerators and Angels is a key part of the solution.
Makucell Names Pasadena Angels' Scanlon To Board
MAY 21, 2012
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.
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. pasadena angels exits venture capital angel investment bluebeam tech coast investors greendot gdot
Meet Launchpad LA’s Graduating Startups
Tech Zulu Event
FEBRUARY 8, 2013
Meet the Graduates: · Connectifier, which connects recruiters to potential job candidates, consists of 4 ex-Google employees and local angel investor, Terrence Yang, has dubbed Connectifier one of the best startups of 2012.
Angels to the Rescue
JANUARY 20, 2013
The one group of investors you can count on to support you in a crisis are your Angels, and I saw two examples over the Holidays. Over a few short weeks during the Holidays, groups of Angels, one led by Dave Berkus, raised enough money to secure the futures of these companies.
Schlep & Fetch CEO Bryson Strauss Picks Up Great Press
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MAY 20, 2015
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 Angels
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. San Luis Obispo-based MINDBODY priced its IPO last night at $14.00 per share, at the midpoint of its initial estimated trading range of $13.00 to $15.00 per share.
Ondax Names Belz To Board
JANUARY 4, 2011
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.
Ranker Hits 11.5M Uniques In December
JANUARY 6, 2014
Los Angeles-based ranking and polling website Ranker , the startup led by Clark Benson and backed by Draper Associates, Rincon Venture Partners, Siemer Ventures, Lowercase Capital, BullPen Capital, Data Collective, TenOneTen Ventures, Tech Coast Angels, and Pasadena Angels, said today that it hit 11.5
iPourIt Gets $2M For Beer Serving System
JANUARY 13, 2015
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.
AnyMeeting Integrates With Zimbra
OCTOBER 19, 2012
AnyMeeting is venture backed by the Pasadena Angels and Tech Coast Angels. 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. AnyMeeting said its new AnyMeeting Zimlet product allows Zimbra users to schedule, launch, and manage AnyMeeting online meetings from within Zimbra.
AnyMeeting Rolls YouTube Feature, Hits 200K Users
AUGUST 16, 2012
AnyMeeting, headed by Costin Tuculescu, is backed by the Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, and the Maverick Angels. Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting , which develops free web conferencing and online meeting software, reported this morning that it has released a new feature which lets users share any YouTube video into their meeting, and has also hit a milestone of 200,000 registered users.
LeisureLink Ties With Software Firm
MARCH 29, 2011
Pasadena-based LeisureLink , which develops travel distribution and management software for specialty lodging providers, said Tuesday that it has linked its product with software provider InnQuest Software.
Pasadena Angels Participate in a $1.6 million Series A Investment in JobSync
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MARCH 15, 2012
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.
AnyMeeting Debuts New Web Conferencing Product
JANUARY 30, 2014
AnyMeeting--which is based in Huntington Beach--is venture backed by the Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, Maverick Angels, Sand Hill Angels and Keiretsu Forum. AnyMeeting , the developer of web and video conferencing software aimed at the small business market, said today that it has launched a new, web conferencing product called AnyMeeting Company Pro.
TherMark Acquired By Ferro
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
TherMark was backed by the Tech Coast Angels and Pasadena Angels, and had announced a total of around $2.55M in funding since 2006. thermark holdings merger acquisition ferro marking label labeling exit tech coast angels pasadena Irvine-based laser marketing technology developer TherMark Holdings has been acquired by Cleveland-based Ferro Corporation , in a deal worth $5.5M, the two said late Wednesday afternoon.
Allylix Acquired By Evolva
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
Allylix was venture backed by Avrio Ventures, BASF Venture Capital GmbH, Blue Grass Angels, Cultivian Ventures, Life Science Angels, Midpoint Food & Ag Fund, Pasadena Angels, Tate & Lyle Ventures, and the Tech Coast Angels. allylix evolva flavors fragrances merger acquisition tech coast angels
Ranker Finds More Funding
APRIL 4, 2012
Los Angeles-based Ranker , the online rankings website where consumers can rank anything they like, has scored a new round of funding, in an inside round. The funding came from Siemer Venture Capital, Rincon Venture Partners, Draper Associates, the Tech Coast Angels, and the Pasadena Angels, according to CEO Clark Benson.
MINDBODY Powers SpaFinder
JULY 25, 2011
MINDBODY is venture backed by Bessemer Venture Partners , Catalyst Investors , the Pasadena Angels , Tech Coast Angels and Frontera Capital.
Southern California Startups Raise $761.12M in Q2 2014
JULY 17, 2014
According to the report, there was $472.15M invested in Los Angeles, $222.4M The most active venture and angel investment groups investing in the region were the Tech Coast Angels , with 8 investments; the Pasadena Angels (5 investments); followed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (4 investments); Avalon Ventures (4 investments); Upfront Ventures (4 investments).
Freebinar Becomes AnyMeeting
MARCH 29, 2011
The angel-backed company has raised funding from the Pasadena Angels and the Tech Coast Angels. Hungtington Beach-based Freebinar , the free web conferencing and webcasting service headed by Costin Tuculescu , has renamed itself AnyMeeting , the firm said this morning. AnyMeeting provides a free, ad-supported service which allows users to run web conferences and webcasts. The firm is targeting competitors like GoToMeeting and WebEx with its free service.
MindBody Software Raises $9.0M More
JUNE 27, 2011
Source of the new funding was not disclosed, however, the firm has previously raised capital from Bessemer Venture Partners, Catalyst Investors, Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, and Frontera Capital.
Gridtest Systems Gets Seeded
MARCH 20, 2012
Los Angeles-based Gridtest Systems , a developer of measurement tools for the electric vehicle (EV) market, said this morning that it has raised a seed round of funding from the Pasadena Angels and the Tech Coast Angels. Financial terms of the investment were not announced. Gridtest Systems develops testing tools aimed at the R&D labs of major EV charging system manufacturers and product suppliers.
AnyMeeting: We're Better Than WebEx, GoToMeeting
APRIL 3, 2013
AnyMeeting, which is headed by Costin Tuculescu, says it offers six-way video conferencing, VoIP support, conference calling, screen sharing, and many other tools important to small businesses; the firm is backed by the Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, Maverick Angels, Sand Hill Angels and Keiretsu Forum.
LaunchFEST Demo Night
SoCal Tech Calendar
MAY 29, 2012
Angel Launch, a new event for startups and investors, is producing a networking venture pitch, networking dinner and party the night before E3 Expo in LA for digital media, mobile and tech startups. Monday, June 4, 2012 -- aunchFEST Demo Night.
AnyMeeting Targets Network Marketing Firms
JULY 10, 2012
The company, which is backed by the Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels and Maverick Angels, said its new "Quick Start" program will provide those network marketers with a free, company-branded web conferencing tool, which can be made available to all of those firms' distributors at no cost.
iPourIt Gets $2M For Beer Serving System
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FEBRUARY 11, 2015
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.
AnyMeeting Updates Web Conferencing Service
OCTOBER 10, 2011
AnyMeeting is headed by Costin Tuculescu, and is backed by both the Pasadena Angels and the Tech Coast Angels. Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting , the provider of free web conferencing and webinar services, has updated its site, in a major update for the service. The update--which went live Friday--includes a redesigned interface, faster screen sharing, and better overall web conferencing management features.
Yowza Gets Angel Funding For Mobile Coupons
DECEMBER 15, 2011
The round came from the Tech Coast Angels and the Pasadena Angels. Woodland Hills-based Yowza , the developer of a mobile coupon application for both the iPhone and Android, disclosed today that it has closed on a Series A funding round.
AnyMeeting Links Into Comcast Business Marketplace
OCTOBER 3, 2013
AnyMeeting , the small business web conferencing service which is backed by the Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, Maverick Angels, Sand Hill Angels and Keiretsu Forum, has linked with Comcast Business, the company said Thursday.
New Incubator/Coworking Space Emerges In Glendale
FEBRUARY 9, 2012
A new startup incubator and coworking space in the Los Angeles area-- Voivoda Labs --said this week that it is looking to looking to vet new startups in the area to join its newly built incubator in Glendale. Voivoda says that Babajov has ties to the Band of Angels, Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, Keiretsu Forum Angel networks.
Yowza Acquired by Spindle
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JANUARY 6, 2014
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.
AnyMeeting Offers Free Accounts to SoCal Startups
APRIL 11, 2012
Local startup AnyMeeting is looking to help fellow Southern California startups out, saying this morning that it will provide free, one-year accounts to its premium, ad-free service to any employee of companies within select Los Angeles area incubators and accelerators. AnyMeeting, which is headed by Coston Tuculescu, also said it will offer up two months of its premium ad-free conference service to Tech Coast Angels members.
Angel Group: New SEC Rules Could Kill Angel Investing
JULY 17, 2013
The Angel Capital Association , a group which represents angel investors, says this week that the changes in the final rules banning "general solicitation" of companies seeking investments from accredited investors, could "kill most angel investment in the country."
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. Bluebeam was a spun out of Alliance Spacesystems, and has received investments from both the Pasadena Angels and Tech Coast Angels. According to the two, Nemetschek will pay $100M for BlueBeam, which is a developer of PDF software used for architecture, engineering, and construction.
H2Scan Raises $5.5M
DECEMBER 5, 2011
H2Scan has previously raised capital from Chrysalix Energy, H5 Capital, Pasadena Angels, Ravinia Venture Fund, Tech Coast Angels, HGB Partners, and Tri-Strip Associates. Valencia-based H2scan , which develops hydrogen leak detection systems, looks to have raised $5.5M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm. The filing says that the round first opened in April of 2011, and included 34 investors.
Parchment Finds $6M
FEBRUARY 14, 2012
Parchment--which started in Los Angeles, and continues to have offices here--said the funding was led by Salmon River Capital, and also included Novak Biddle Partners and Blackboard CEO and President Michael Chasen. Docufide had previously raised funding from local, Los Angeles angel investors, including the Pasadena Angels and Tech Coast Angels; it's unclear if those angels were involved in this latest round, or still have stakes in Parchment.
Ranker Names COO, Taps Jones For Board
JANUARY 18, 2012
Los Angeles-based Ranker , the online service which allows anyone to list and rank things on any topic, said today that it has named Mani Dhillon as Chief Operating Officer, and tapped former MySpace CEO Michael Jones for its board. Ranker is venture backed by Draper Associates, Rincon Venture Partners, Siemer Ventures, Pasadena Angels, and the Tech Coast Angels.