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.

Tech Coast Angels Fund Cadence Biomedical

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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.

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DFJ, Pasadena Angels lead $1.4M funding in Edufii

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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

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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.

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.”.

Staff Ranker: Helping Hospitality Businesses Better Manage Workers

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George Collado: We worked with the Pasadena Angels, Tech Coast Angels, and Siemer Ventures, and in January we raised a $300,000 seed round. angel siemer pasadena angels coast tech startup interview enterpreneur raker staff staffranker collado george

Meet Launchpad LA’s Graduating Startups

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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

Steve Reich

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.

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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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 Angels

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. 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.

Ranker Hits 11.5M Uniques In December

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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

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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.

AnyMeeting Integrates With Zimbra

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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.

MINDBODY Powers SpaFinder

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MINDBODY is venture backed by Bessemer Venture Partners , Catalyst Investors , the Pasadena Angels , Tech Coast Angels and Frontera Capital.

Ranker Finds More Funding

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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.

Allylix Acquired By Evolva

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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

Southern California Startups Raise $761.12M in Q2 2014

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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

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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.

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MindBody Software Raises $9.0M More

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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.

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Gridtest Systems Gets Seeded

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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

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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

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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

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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.

AnyMeeting Updates Web Conferencing Service

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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

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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.

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.

AnyMeeting Links Into Comcast Business Marketplace

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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.