THE MONEY

It's more than 

FUELING INNOVATION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH THROUGH START-UP FUNDING

OVERVIEW

The Pasadena Angels are Southern California’s most respected and connected group of knowledgeable investors. We have the capital, expertise and network to help entrepreneurs turn great ideas into great companies.

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OUR STORY

IT'S ABOUT HELPING COMPANIES REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.
 

The Pasadena Angels was formed in the spring of 2000 by our founder, DuWayne Peterson, based on the core belief that the best way to help emerging companies is to harness the expertise and capital from a group of informed and connected investors.

 

In the past 17 years, our original group of 9 investors grew to an organization of 100+members.

 

We have consistently been recognized as one of the top angel investing groups in the US, by Forbes and the Angel Research Institute, Entrepreneur among others. 

 

Our side-car fund to co-invest in members’ direct investments, added in 2015, is another commitment to increasing available capital for our portfolio companies.

NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS

 
SUBSCRIBE TO NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS

The Pasadena Angels hold both private members only events as well as public outreach events.  Our members only events include our social gatherings as well as our “Next Big Thing” panels on topics such as AI, Crytocurrency & Blockchain as well as AR/VR. Our public events are our quarterly entrepreneurial outreach events such as our popular “How I got Funded” panels. We also partner with Innovate Pasadena’s annual Connect Week in October for events in the entrepreneurial space.

Please sign up here to be notified of our next public outreach events.

OUR MEMBERS

MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DAVE DE CSEPEL
Chairman of the Board
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KEVIN HERZBERG
Vice Chairman
JANICE ORLANDO
Vice Chairman
LARRY UHL
Vice Chairman
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NANCY DANDRIDGE
Board of Directors
MIKE KREBS
Board of Directors
TOM LYON
Board of Directors
KEN MERCHANT
Board of Directors
JOSEPH PITRUZZELLI
Board of Directors
JIM SCHAEFER
Board of Directors
MARK SON
Board of Directors
STENDER SWEENEY
Chairman Emeritus
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SUCCESS STORIES

Meet some of our successfully funded companies.

We don’t just invest in companies. We invest in the people who create them.

"Being funded by the Pasadena Angels was amazing. There was so much more that they brought to the table: the expertise, the knowledge, the contacts ... I'm not sure where we would be today without their support."

~ Rick Stollmyer, Founder & CEO of MindBody Software

 
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