Pasadena’s New Profile

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Academia, Fortune 500 companies and tech, aerospace, biotech and engineering businesses mix in Pasadena

Pasadena Tech Happy Hour

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018 -- Pasadena Tech Happy Hour. We are working to build a collaborative and engaged tech community in Pasadena to be inclusive of people who may not have easy access to more established tech hotspots.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tech Scenes: Harrison Tang of Spokeo, The Great Opportunity in Pasadena

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In this solo episode we meet up with Harrison Tang and talk about Spokeo, the work life experience in Los Angeles, the history of tech and the unique opportunity in Pasadena, finding your why, diversity and Innovate Pasadena. techscenes video harrison tang spokeo pasadena

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Flippy The Robot Takes Over Burger Flipping At Pasadena Restaurant

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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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Sunday, October 16, 2016 -- Attend Innovate Pasadena’s 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

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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

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

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. innovate pasadena nonprofit startup promotion executive marketing

DFJ, Pasadena Angels lead $1.4M funding in Edufii

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DFJ Frontier and Pasadena Angels have led a $1.4 Blog Company Creation/Operation Fundraising General News Angel Capital Angel Investing Company Sale Exit Strategies Pasadena Angels Startups Valuation VC million Series A funding in Edufii Inc., the social/mobile platform for skill development.

ADP Setting Up Technology Center In Pasadena With 350 Employees

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Human resources outsourcing provider ADP is launching a new location in Pasadena, looking to tap into the wealth of technical talent with a new Innovation Center on Lake Avenue. The company says it specifically is looking to capitalize on the existing tech business community in Pasadena and the surrounding Los Angeles area, along with local schools like Caltech, The Art Center College of Design and Pasadena City College.

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.

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

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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. Start networking now by creating a free profile at cofounderslab.com! See [link] (more

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