The companies we fund are as diverse as our members.
Since 2000, Pasadena Angels members have provided significant early-stage capital to over 60 emerging companies. We are proud of the wide array of companies we have guided and supported through the start-up process, including:
Allylix has developed a group of natural products called terpenes at low cost. In nature, terpenes are produced by plants and we can use them for flavors and fragrances or insect repellents. Historically, terpenes have been under exploited because they are too costly to produce with existing technology. Allylix’s technology allows it to cost effectively produce a broad range of terpenes and exploit their commercial value.
Bluebeam Software invents, develops, and commercializes software that addresses the unique needs of engineers and architects. As the trusted standard in PDF technology for architects and engineers, Bluebeam produces the highest quality and easiest to use products in the marketplace, allowing project teams to immediately improve communication and collaboration with virtually no learning curve.
Founded in 2005 and based in Glendale, CA, ClimateMinder, Inc. creates complete, wireless, sensor-controller network solutions for crop and irrigation monitoring and control. The company received the GrowTech Eurasia Innovation Award in December 2008.
Students, schools, colleges, state agencies: they all rely on Docufide’s trackable, privacy-protected, dependable delivery of student records and transcripts. Nearly two dozen state education departments and thousands of schools across the country trust Docufide to deliver accurate, timely records to any destination — electronically or in print — as Education’s Trusted Intermediary™.
ExtendCredit.com is a fully automated, online service that makes it easy for small and mid-sized businesses to create and manage their own payment plans for professional services and products. ExtendCredit.com puts the business in control of their customer financing, making it an effective, affordable, easy-to-use alternative to the high cost and complexity of bank and credit card lending in today’s tightened credit market. Businesses control the terms offered and approved borrowers, while ExtendCredit.com provides all the tools needed to stay in control and fully comply with lending laws.
H2scan provides the most accurate, tolerant, and affordable hydrogen leak detection and process gas-monitoring solutions for industrial markets. This real-time, patented technology enables accurate monitoring and control functions for a wide range of applications, including control systems, safety monitors, and alarm systems. H2scan also provides portable, handheld configurations for easy leak detection and monitoring.
LendAmend.com is a web-based platform developed for professionals in the leveraged loan market to streamline the amendment process and provide administrative support to participants in the $1 trillion leveraged loan market.
LeisureLink Inc. connects owners of substantial inventories of vacation rental properties with broad distribution networks, including traditional GDS and online travel agencies. For the first time, a broad array of high quality vacation rental properties are available in easy to access channels serving both professional travel agents and internet-savvy consumers. LeisureLink provides outstanding yield management capabilities to property managers, new commission opportunities to travel agents, and great value to the travel consumers.
MINDBODY is a Software as a Service (SaaS) company providing web-based business management software to the wellness, beauty, spa, fitness and fine arts markets. The company is the creator and sole owner of the MINDBODY™ brand and the web application service known as MINDBODY Universal Business Management. MINDBODY, located in San Luis Obispo, California, has thousands of clients in 47 countries and was recently named one of the fastest growing companies in the US by Inc. magazine.
Founded in 2001, Nami Media Inc. is a leader in online marketing technologies and applications. Developed by a team with extensive experience and innovation in the online marketing space. Nami Media Inc. is a privately held company with offices in Los Angeles California.
Numira is a specialty contract research organization (CRO) that provides powerful imaging solutions for researchers attempting to answer questions related to the onset and progression of disease, drug efficacy, and drug safety in their animal models. Through the combination of our proprietary stains, high-performance visualization software, and targeting technologies, we offer a dramatic change in how data is captured, visualized, and analyzed. Our novel, customized solutions provide researchers with new insights and greater accuracy in a cost effective and timely manner.
Ondax’s mission is to provide advanced Volume Holographic Gratings (VHGs) and innovative laser solutions to customer needs. Ondax designs, develops, manufactures patented and proprietary VHGs and wavelength stabilized laser diodes and modules to OEMs serving the defense, industrial, medical diagnostics, analytical instrumentation and micro-electronics markets.
Open English is an Online School created to reinvent the English learning experience. Through live language instruction and multi-media learning content via the internet, Open English empowers students on their path to English fluency. The company’s offering competes directly with traditional classroom-based institutes. Open English-Online School offers students a breakthrough learning solution at less than half the cost of traditional English schools.
OptionEase is the market and technology leader in on-demand accounting compliance solutions. More than 500 companies ranging from small privately held start-ups to large multi-national public corporations are using the OptionEase compliance solution to comply with the complex regulation of FAS 123(R) [now ASC Topic 718] and manage their equity plans.
Ranker is a consumer web platform that harnesses the “wisdom of crowds” to answer questions like “What are the best _______?” Visitors can vote on or rank topics with various levels of engagement, and Ranker’s technology aggregates this interest graph data into CrowdRanked Lists such as The Best TV Shows. This “connected listmaking” technology is built on semantic, linked datasets, with data sourced from Freebase, Factual, and others. The ranker.com site launched to the public August 2009. In the future, Ranker will be porting its technology to other sites and platforms.
Rockoco, Inc. is the developer of an entirely new method for polishing natural diamonds to create fire and brilliance far beyond previously achievable levels. Rockoco’s exclusive Nanocut™ technique is based on unique patent-pending technology developed at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and perfected in conjunction with the GIA (Gemological Institute of America).
Based in Los Angeles, XCAST Labs is a facilities-based carrier that has melded traditional telecom with Internet telephony services. Unlike its competitors, XCAST Labs developed and controls all aspects of its VoIP software and technology. This gives the company the flexibility to create, develop and market innovations and applications on its own versus having to resell third-party technology, software packages, and equipment. XCAST Lab’s technology is the next generation in the convergence of Internet and telephony.