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 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 […]

PAs participate in Startup Weekend Pasadena

 Startup Weekend Pasadena, led by Sophia Viklund, was a smashing success, with over 100 participants and 14 new companies created. The Pasadena Angels sponsored Startup Weekend Pasadena, and several of our members participated. Julie-ann Pina, Omo Velev, and Steve Reich served as judges, while Chairman Terry Kay was the closing speaker. The top three companies, […]

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