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. Since the inception of the Pasadena Angels in 2000, members have invested over $50 million in over 120 companies.

NASA Launches Space App Hackathon In Pasadena

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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. The challenge--which is run in 130 cities around the world--is being organized locally by Joe Brisbois, and is being held at the new Cross Campus Pasadena location. nasa space hackathon crosscampus pasadena software exploration

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Catalyzing Innovation In Pasadena, with Innovate Pasadena

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One of those high profile neighborhoods here is Pasadena, home of Idealab, Caltech, OpenX, and many other high tech companies and institutions. We caught up with Andy Wilson , who is behind the effort, to hear about why he thinks Pasadena needs its own technology identity.

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.

Punchcard Links With Pasadena Chamber of Commerce

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Pasadena-based Punchcard , the startup headed by Andy Steuer which is developing mobile applications to enable local businesses to run punchcard-based loyalty programs, said today that it has linked with the Pasadena CHamber of COmmerce to enable local Pasadena businesses to use its service. The startup--which is backed by Idealab--said the effort will help Pasadena area merchants increase revenues and help communicate and reward customers of their businesses.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 9: GM’s Self-Driving Unit Acquires Pasadena Tech Company

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GM’s self-driving unit acquires Pasadena tech company, SpaceX launches third set of Iridium Next satellites and Hulu dives into eSports with pact for four shows from ESL

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

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One of those areas is Pasadena, home to Idealab, Caltech, and a large number of technology companies, big and small. To help bring some focus to the area, a new group, Innovate Pasadena , said this morning that it has launched to promote Pasadenas a leading center for innovation for technology and design. materia caltech idealab group economic startup pasadena innovate

2014 Was An Amazing Year for the Pasadena Angels

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2014 Pasadena Angels Performance. • 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 Raising Captial angel investing fundraising pasadena angels

Pasadena Avatar-Generating Startup Oben Inc. Raises $5 Million

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Artificial intelligence startup Oben Inc. said it has raised a $5 million round led by Chinese investment firm Tencent Holdings

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? And they have done it all with minimal financing–a Pasadena Angels round years ago. That said, we still need to put Pasadena on the map as the real tech hub it has already become.

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. halo report angel investment tech coast angels pasadena deals venture capital

New Pasadena Angels Site Launches

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The Pasadena Angels have redesigned our site with a new focus on Entrepreneurs and LA Basin tech resources. There are links to great community resources like Innovate Pasadena and others. Angel Investing Bluebeam Pasadena Angels Raising Captial

Pasadena Angels Release 2015 Investment Totals

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The Pasadena Angels investment group released its investment totals for 2015 this week, saying that it has invested $4.9M pasadena angels investment venture capital investor seedacross 27 deals in 2015, bringing its total invested since the group was started to over $65M in over 175 companies.

Join the Connect Weekend with Innovate Pasadena

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Innovate Pasadena is, as usual, leading the charge to showcase the Tech Community in the Greater Pasadena area. Check it out on their site at: Innovate Pasadena. Many Pasadena Angels will join the events, and I’ll be judging apps at the Hackathon.

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

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For Friday''s interview, we spoke with Terry Kay ithe new Chairman of the Pasadena Angels (www.pasadenaangels.com) on the group, and its relevance in the technology funding world today. First off, for those not familiar with the Pasadena Angels, talk about the group?

Progress in Pasadena, Part II

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The Pasadena Innovation Council organized a great tech executive meeting in Pasadena on Friday. This is another good step toward pulling together the tech community in the greater Pasadena area. You can find out about the next gathering at Innovate Pasadena.

New Tech Center Emerging in Pasadena?

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Pasadena may be the best tech story never told. Still, Pasadena never hits anyone’s radar as a hot tech destination. The City of Pasadena has given great support. You can follow Pasadena’s progress at Innovate Pasadena on LinkedIn.

Silicon Beach Report July 19: Pasadena Avatar-Generating Startup Oben Inc. Raises $5 Million

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Pasadena avatar-generating startup Oben Inc. raises $5 million, NBC adds Snapchat news show, and SpaceX not going to land Dragon capsule on Mars with rocket thrusters

Cross Campus Plans Expansion Into Pasadena

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Los Angeles-based coworking space operator Cross Campus said Tuesday that it is planning an expansion, and will be opening up a new location in 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.

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

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.

TZ Tech Crawl | Pasadena Edition!

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Come take a tour of some of the hottest LA Tech companies located in Pasadena! Pasadena, CA). Why not stop by for a quick beer, game, snack or just say hi at one of the many Pasadena tech companies from 7pm to 10:30pm? The post TZ Tech Crawl | Pasadena Edition!

Innovate Pasadena Launch Party 6/27

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Innovate Pasadena is throwing a Launch Party–the whole Pas tech community will be there, and you should, too! You can get tickets while they last by joining the Innovate Pasadena group on LinkedIn. Angel Investing Entrepreneurs Innovate Pasadena

Attend Innovate Pasadena?s Connect ?17

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The Connect Festival provides an opportunity for partners and attendees to come together for food, fun, and interactive showcases featuring new technology and innovative projects—in a unique beautiful setting directly in front of Pasadena City Hall. Friday, October 20, 2017 -- Connect ’17 Festival – Friday Oct 20.

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. Sheldon of Sheldon Mak & Anderson; and Pasadena Angels Julie-Ann Pina and Steve Reich.

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 1

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That’s when I came across the Pasadena Angels. Pasadena Angels was key from an educational standpoint, from a networking standpoint, and from a deal flow standpoint. Did you consider other investing groups before joining Pasadena Angels?

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.

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 Pasadena Angels have previously invested $750K in Repurpose. Repurpose is also a Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) company, one of four LACI companies that the Pasadena Angels have invested in; and the second company to be included in the Fund. The Pasadena Angels’ 100 plus members invest individually and directly.

GM’s Self-Driving Unit Acquires Pasadena Tech Company

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announced on Monday that GM Cruise, its self-driving car subsidiary, had acquired Strobe, a Pasadena startup developing a technology that uses lasers to measure distances to other objects General Motors Co.

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.

Bluebeam Nets Local Angel Groups 20X Return

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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

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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.

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.