SoCal Startups Raise Over $761M in Q2 2014

SoCalTech.com shared the results of the latest venture capital totals from PwC and the NVCA’s MoneyTree Report—$761.12M in investments in Q2 of 2014 in Southern California, up from $616.83M in Q2 of 2013 in the region, with the Pasadena Angels playing a large role. Read the article.

Pasadena Angels Portfolio Company Wasatch Microfluidics Completes Capital Raise

The Pasadena Angels and Wasatch Microfluidics today announced that Wasatch had closed a $2 million funding round from existing investors and Kirk Ririe, founder of BioFire Diagnostics.

Ranker Adds Executives

Socaltech.com reports that Ranker, which operates an online website for users to share their opinions and lists on countless topics, has hired on a number of new executives. Read more.

Open English Profiled in WSJ

Ezequiel Minaya profiles Open English for the Wall Street Journal, an English-language online learning startup. Launched in 2008 with an initial seed round that included the Pasadena Angels, Open English now has over 100,000 subscribing students and a valuation of over $350 Million, including a $120M funding round last year. Read the full story.

Swing by Swing Golf Acquired by Back9Network

The Wall Street Journal reports that Back9Network announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Swing by Swing Golf, a Palo Alto startup backed by the Pasadena Angels.  The acquisition gives the upstart golf lifestyle and entertainment network the top-ranked free golf GPS app on both iOS and Android mobile platforms as well as […]

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