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 […]

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 […]

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