Pasadena Angels Invest Over $4M in 2014
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MAY 8, 2015
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
MARCH 31, 2015
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
Pasadena Angels Form $1.3M Investment Fund
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JUNE 1, 2016
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.
Catalyzing Innovation In Pasadena, with Innovate Pasadena
JULY 16, 2013
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.
Punchcard Links With Pasadena Chamber of Commerce
MARCH 28, 2012
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.
Innovate Pasadena Seeks To Focus Pasadena's Innovation, Tech Efforts
JUNE 26, 2013
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
DECEMBER 31, 2014
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
Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels Among Top Angel Groups In New Report
MAY 1, 2017
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
The Best Pasadena Tech Company You’ve Never Heard Of
AUGUST 17, 2013
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.
New Pasadena Angels Site Launches
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
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
FEBRUARY 10, 2016
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.
Making The Pasadena Angels Relevant To Today's Startups, With Terry Kay
MARCH 21, 2014
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?
Join the Connect Weekend with Innovate Pasadena
FEBRUARY 21, 2014
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.
Progress in Pasadena, Part II
MARCH 9, 2013
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?
MARCH 2, 2013
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.
Cross Campus Plans Expansion Into Pasadena
JUNE 18, 2014
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
APRIL 25, 2012
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
TZ Tech Crawl | Pasadena Edition!
Tech Zulu Event
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
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!
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.
Innovate Pasadena Launch Party 6/27
JUNE 23, 2013
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
Pasadena Angels Fund 1 Invests in Repurpose
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FEBRUARY 24, 2017
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.
PAs participate in Startup Weekend Pasadena
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APRIL 11, 2014
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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JANUARY 15, 2015
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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MARCH 28, 2014
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 invest over $1M in iKizmet
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SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
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.
Local Techies Unite to Market Pasadena
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MARCH 11, 2014
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
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
Angels Help Kick Off Pasadena’s Connect Weekend
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MARCH 19, 2014
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.
Staff Ranker: Helping Hospitality Businesses Better Manage Workers
AUGUST 1, 2014
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
Flippy The Robot Takes Over Burger Flipping At Pasadena Restaurant
MARCH 7, 2017
It looks like those days might be at an end, as a local startup, Miso Robotics , and hamburger chain CaliBurger have unveiled a new robot, "Flippy", which uses artificial intelligence to grill burgers in Pasadena. Remember those days of flipping hamburgers as your first job in high school?
Attend Innovate Pasadena?s Connect Week 16
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OCTOBER 11, 2016
Sunday, October 16, 2016 -- Attend Innovate Pasadenas Connect Week 16. Innovate Pasadena, a community organization dedicated to advancing greater Pasadena as a hub of technology and design innovation, presents its third annual Connect Week, a series of independently organized seminars, workshops and social events taking place across the city.
MRV Gets Win In Pasadena
SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
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
Idealab Ramps Job Hiring
OCTOBER 3, 2011
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 unemployed