In this unprecedented and extraordinary time of the COVID-19 crisis, the Pasadena Angels recognize the vital contributions of the early-stage startups and small businesses that we invest in. You are responsible for the competitive innovations, jobs, and economic growth in this country; accounting for two-thirds of net new jobs in the US.
As angel investors, we each write individual checks to the companies that we invest in. This economic crisis has also affected our businesses and our cashflow. We have weathered several economic crises in our 20 years as angel investors, investing $90M in over 230 companies. We believe in the resilience of our community and the entrepreneurs who are building this economy. The next few months and even years will not be easy, but we will continue to support our founders and the companies that we invest in.
In that spirit, we are sharing these resources to help you access support for surviving this crisis. We will continue to share resources and mentorship as it evolves.
Please check back on this blog as we update our resource list daily.
The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act
3/30/20 WEBINAR-Zero-percent interest, low-interest, and disaster loans for California small business owners
US Small Business Administration
SBA Slidedeck with detailed information on application process
H.R. 6201 Families First Corona Virus Response Act
LA Mayor's office
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation
Federal & California State Benefits Resources
U.S. Department of Labor- https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus
California State Treasurer Fiona Ma's Small Business Resource List- https://bit.ly/2y1rSP5
Facebook $100M Small Business Grants
A crowdsourced resource list from JetBlue Ventures
March 26th with Bixel ExchangeTech SBDC & Grid110 for startup community- Virtual Coworking Day
March 23rd-Entrepreneurs Impact Summit-https://bit.ly/impactsummitlaci
Techstars webinar for female founders- https://www.crowdcast.io/e/ts_funded_fearless/register
Resources for consumer products founders from Apothekary CEO, Kizu Okusa
A comprehensive guide from Grasshopper Bank
For Founders still raising funds- Laurent Grill of Luma Launch is compiling a list of companies & investors/fund still investing- https://bit.ly/33GNax4
Former Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff on surviving 2 recessions
And finally, the Sequoia Capital post that is valuable reading.
We are all in this together. "We will either find a way, or make one." Anibal Barca