Pasadena Angels Invest Over $4M in 2014

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. The companies are in an array of industries such as telecommunications, consumer products, healthcare, logistics, co-working office space, biosciences, data analytics, and software technology. Pasadena Angels funded companies have gone on to raise over $500 million from additional funding sources such as venture capital and private equity.

This year’s investment portfolio included investments in ZevTechnolgy, StreamUp, Cross Campus, Schelp & Fetch, Fanbread, Edufi, Repurpose, MetaMason, iPourit, and Neural Analytics. In addition, Pasadena Angel members completed follow-up investments in Senior Quote, Wasatch, P4RC, Yapert, ShipHawk, Staff Ranker, Vydia and Repurpose.The Pasadena Angel investments ranged from $60,000 to $400,000.

Our members had four very successful exits in 2014, including Bluebeam, App Swing by Swing, Lendamend, and Allylix. Company exit returns were as high as 10X return on initial investment.

Pasadena Angels is known for not only investing in start-up companies but also for mentoring, engaging and supporting the entrepreneurial community. The members bring over 4,000 years of business experience in almost every industry and discipline from entrepreneurs to Fortune 50 senior executives.

“Pasadena Angels are a great resource for the entrepreneur community in the Greater Los Angeles area, not only for financial support but also by supporting the development and commercialization of innovations taking place in our community,” said Terry Kay, President of Pasadena Angels. “This enables entrepreneurs to accelerate the innovation cycle and further strengthen the value we provide to innovation throughout the Los Angeles basin.”

Pasadena Angels Background:

Founded in 2000, The Pasadena Angels are the longest standing angel investing organization in Southern California. As a nonprofit entity, it offers early-stagestart-up ventures in the Greater Los Angeles area opportunities to benefit fromthe knowledge and expertise of more than 100 investor members with 4,000years of business experience, which includes successful entrepreneurs, salesand marketing professionals, technology leaders, finance executives andattorneys.

Pasadena Angels members invest individually and directly, without any legal pooling of financial resources. The Pasadena Angels, a nonprofit 501(c)6 organization, does not invest or act as an investment agent in any manner.

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