Pasadena Angels invest over $1M in iKizmet

Pasadena, California (September 22, 2016) – The Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced the second investment from their PA Fund 1 (The Fund).  The Fund invested an additional $75K in iKizmet, a business intelligence platform specifically created for small businesses operating fitness, wellness studios, and gyms.  iKizmet allows these businesses to transform important financial,  marketing and customer […]

PA Fund Makes Its First Investment in Nevados Engineering

Pasadena, California (August 2, 2016) – The Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced the first investment from their PA Fund 1 (The Fund).  The Fund invested an additional $75K in Nevados Engineering, a clean tech company whose solar single-axis-tracker enables ground-based installation on virtually any terrain; improving on solar project economics. The Pasadena Angels have previously […]

Pasadena Angels Form $1.3M Investment Fund

Pasadena, California (June 1, 2016) – The Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced the formation of their first investment fund at $1.3 million, PA Fund 1 (The Fund). The Fund will specialize in seed and early stage investments and will co-invest exclusively in deals that are subscribed by Pasadena Angels members.  The Pasadena Angels’ 100 plus […]

The Art of the Pitch – Part II Meeting with Prospective Investors (Pasadena Angels or otherwise)

Back when my daughter was in middle school, she had an incredible math teacher, who didn’t teach to the standardized tests and was much more interested in developing his students’ analytical skills and maximizing their learning experience. One way he accomplished this (in addition to developing his own math video games) was to post sample […]

The Art of Pitching – The minimal pitch & the five magic questions

PART ONE: I often do speaking engagements on behalf of the Pasadena Angels at a wide range of entrepreneurial events. At these events I’m invariably approached by a lot of CEOs and company founders who are in fundraising mode and want to pitch their companies. After meeting hundreds of these folks over the years at […]

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