May 9, 2017

The Angel Resource Institute spotlights the Pasadena Angels as one of the top four angel investing groups in California in its newly released report.

We are proud to be a part of California’s vibrant economy, which is the 6th largest economy in the world. Our members have invested over $70 Million dollars in 185 companies in the last 17 years.  Some of our notable portfolio companies are Mindbody Software, Bluebeam, and Savara Pharmaceuticals.

The Pasadena Angels was founded in 2000 and is one of the longest running angel groups in Southern California. We were ranked one of the top ten angel investing groups in the country according to Forbes Magazine (2015).  

Pasadena Angel members have served as advisors, me...

February 25, 2017

Pasadena, California (February 23, 2017) – The Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced the fourth investment from their PA Fund 1 (The Fund).  The Fund invested an additional $100K in Repurpose, a Los Angeles based consumer products company that makes plant based, 100% compostable tableware products.  Repurpose is now distributed in over 4,000 stores nationwide including Safeway, Whole Foods, Target, Albertsons, Target, and Wegmans.  The Pasadena Angels have previously invested $750K in Repurpose.  This additional investment from The Fund will allow Repurpose to expand their product offering in the retail space and support their rapid growth in mainstream and mass retail.  Repurpose is also a Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) company, one of four LACI...

February 4, 2017

Richard Chino is passionate about investing in the business environment. In addition to his membership with the Pasadena Angels, Richard has been serving on the Board of ShipHawk, StaffRanker, and C2FO, and is a member of the Advisory Board of Chippmunk.

Today, Richard shares his views on how the Pasadena Angels fit in today’s competitive funding landscape.

Q, With so many options for today’s entrepreneur seeking funds – accelerators, incubators, super angels, crowdfunding – how do you see the Pasadena Angels fitting in?

RC: Often, I see us as complementary components of an investment round. We will rarely —almost never — say, “Okay, we love the company and we’re going to take the whole round, and no one else comes in.”

I’ll often advise applicants to s...

February 27, 2015

Dr. Ananth Natarajan is a physician and engineer specializing in the utilization of advanced technology to solve pressing clinical problems.  As a member of the Pasadena Angels, he brings extensive experience in the healthcare field to bear on emergent business opportunities.

Dr. Ananth founded Infinite Biomedical Technologies, LLC (IBT) in 1997 and served as the Chief Executive Officer of the company for over ten years. IBT is a medical device company, develops and supplies neurodiagnostic monitoring instruments for clinical care, research, and field setting applications.

Dr. Natarajan received his BSE in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from Duke University at age 18, with Distinction.  He received an MSE in Biomedical Engineering from J...

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