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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. Since the inception of the Pasadena Angels in 2000, members have invested over $50 million in over 120 companies. Company exit returns were as high as 10X return on initial investment. Ron Cohen.

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. nasa space hackathon crosscampus pasadena software exploration READ MORE>>.

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. million, PA Fund 1 (The Fund). Tweet Tweet.

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.

Catching Up With Mike Giardello, President of Innovate Pasadena

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Pasadena has a long history as a center of the technology and innovation world�all the way back to first American experiments with rocket launches in 1936�Southern California's first foray into the rocket business (sorry, SpaceX)--through the Internet boom with Idealab, to today. What else do you think Pasadena needs in the ecosystem?

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. READ MORE>>.

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.

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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? Angel Investing Bluebeam Innovate Pasadena Pasadena Angels

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. Let me know what you think!

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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. READ MORE>>.

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

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First off, for those not familiar with the Pasadena Angels, talk about the group? It''s more than money. Strengthening your membership? Thanks!

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. See you there!

Progress in Pasadena, Part II

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The Pasadena Innovation Council organized a great tech executive meeting in Pasadena on Friday. It was a great crowd.

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.

Cross Campus Plans Expansion Into Pasadena

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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 is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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). The post TZ Tech Crawl | Pasadena Edition!

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. READ MORE>>.

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! Don’t miss it!

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. million to date; for the purpose of co-investing exclusively in deals that are subscribed by Pasadena Angels members.

PAs participate in Startup Weekend Pasadena

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Winning team Digital Production Studio presents at Startup Weekend Pasadena. Tweet Tweet.

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 1

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That’s when I came across the Pasadena Angels. Did you consider other investing groups before joining Pasadena Angels? That’s true.

PA Board Member Judges ‘Hack for Pasadena’ Event

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Hack for Pasadena winners. Hack for Pasadena winners. Hack for Pasadena winners. Tweet Tweet.

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. Members have invested over $65 million in over 175 companies.

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.

Flippy The Robot Takes Over Burger Flipping At Pasadena Restaurant

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Remember those days of flipping hamburgers as your first job in high school? video of Flippy embedded below). READ MORE>>.

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.

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Angels Help Kick Off Pasadena’s Connect Weekend

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area food trucks, music and beverages while discovering how the people, places and ideas that make Pasadena a great source of innovation.

Attend Innovate Pasadena?s Connect Week 16

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Sunday, October 16, 2016 -- Attend Innovate Pasadena’s Connect Week 16. Attendees have the opportunity to enhance their innovation game and learn more about design trends, local startups, nanotechnology, growth hacking, coding, successful entrepreneurship skills and more at #Connect16. See https://connectpasadena.com/.

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.

Innovate Pasadena Hires First Full Time Staff Member

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Innovate Pasadena , the non-profit which is helping to promote the technology industry in Pasadena, said Monday that it has hired on its first, full-time hire. Innovate Pasadena said that Guerrero has more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and event production, and is a Pasadena native. READ MORE>>.

MRV Gets Win In Pasadena

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Chatsworth-based optical networking products firm MRV Communications reported a win with the City of Pasadena, saying that the city will be using the company''s products to build a high-capacity, optical network. communications pasadena optical networking hardware network comm FInancial impact of the win was not announced. READ MORE>>.

Idealab Ramps Job Hiring

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In an unusual move for an otherwise dismal job market, Pasadena-based Idealab is joining the ranks of local companies doing aggressive recruiting of technology talent, saying today that it is running a technology job fair next week for its companies. idealab employment angeles pasadena technology talent jobs unemployedREAD MORE>>.

Supplyframe Opens Hardware Design Lab In Pasadena

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Pasadena-based electronic hardware design and manufacturing information service Supplyframe says it is launching a new design lab in Pasadena today, where it will look to bring together investors and entrepreneurs to bring hardware projects to market. Supplyframe is led by Steve Flagg. READ MORE>>.

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. Tweet Tweet.

Co-Founders Wanted Pasadena

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 -- Co-Founders Wanted Pasadena. Looking for a co-founder? You're in luck! Co-Founders Wanted is an opportunity to find a co-founder for your business, or to help you find a business to join. Brought to you by CoFoundersLab, come meet other aspiring entrepreneurs and build the team to make your business happen.

Global Disruptors Pasadena: Inspiring Local Entrepreneurs to Think Globally

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Thursday, July 7, 2016 -- Global Disruptors Pasadena: Inspiring Local Entrepreneurs to Think Globally. Join us for a night of FREE networking and stories from entrepreneurs with a global reach. Enjoy a Happy Hour networking time with drinks, snacks, and a photo booth before the presentations. See [link] (more

Angels to the Rescue

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Angel Investing Entrepreneurs Raising Captial angel investing Dave Berkus pasadena angels venture capitalWhat then? A Christmas miracle, indeed.

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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. $2 Million Round Will Power Continued Growth. link]. link]. million in early-stage and seed funding.

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. The group said it provided $4.7M READ MORE>>.