Pasadena Angels Announces Strongest Funding Numbers in 2015

Pasadena Angels (PA) announced today that our group has invested a total of $5 million in 27 deals in 2015, making it the most successful year in our fifteen year history.  PA members have invested over $65 million in over 175 companies since its inception. The investments span a wide variety of industries  including telecommunications, […]

Sugath Warnakulasuriya on Epic Failures and Enduring Lessons in Business Building, Customer Development

Pasadena Angels board member Sugath Warnakulasuriya’s new post.

MindBody Software IPO reaches $500mm

MindBody, Inc, launched  an IPO today, the first Pasadena Angels company to achieve that milestone.  Ten years after a small group of Pasadena Angels put up $200,000 to fund its initial expansion, MindBody finished the day at a market cap of $500mm.  MindBody is now the largest private employer in San Luis Obispo County, having […]

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 3


Richard Chino is passionate about investing in the business environment. In addition to his membership with the Pasadena Angels, Richard has been serving on the Board of ShipHawk, StaffRanker, and C2FO, and is a member of the Advisory Board of Chippmunk. Today, Richard shares his views on startups and what it takes to succeed.   Q. What […]

Pt. 2 Conversations with Ananth Natarajan


Dr. Ananth Natarajan is a physician and engineer specializing in the utilization of advanced technology to solve pressing clinical problems.  As a member of the Pasadena Angels, he brings extensive experience in the healthcare field to bear on emergent business opportunities. Dr. Ananth founded Infinite Biomedical Technologies, LLC (IBT) in 1997 and served as the Chief […]

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