Our Investment Focus
PLEASE DO NOT APPLY TO THE PASADENA ANGELS IF YOUR COMPANY IS NOT BASED IN CALIFORNIA. WE ONLY FUND U.S. COMPANIES HEADQUARTERED IN CALIFORNIA.
Founded in 2000, the Pasadena Angels is a group of leading private investors that provide long-term human and financial capital to help build successful companies. Ranked one of the top ten angel groups in the US by Forbes in 2015 and Angel Research Institute in 2017. We invested more than $75 million dollars of early-stage capital in over 195 companies. Pasadena Angels funded companies have gone on to raise over $500 million from additional funding sources such as venture capital and private equity. Our members, with many years of collective leadership experience provide the resources to ensure the success of our portfolio companies. The Pasadena Angels invests in early stage companies in a broad range of industries including, but not limited to technology, that have the potential to build sustainable and successful businesses. The Pasadena Angels charges no fees for its services.
We look for companies that have the following characteristics: * Headquartered in California * Large market opportunity with sufficient untapped potential *Minimum viable product* Scalable business with prospects for rapid growth * Compelling and defendable market differentiation * Product proof-of-concept * Well defined sales/marketing strategy with strong understanding of market and customer base * Compelling business model and financing plan that leads to profitability, positive cash flow, and reasonable returns for an investor * Intellectual Property - proprietary and defendable (patented or patentable) processes or applications
DISCLAIMER: The Pasadena Angels’ 100 plus members invest individually and directly, without any legal pooling of financial resources. As such, no Pasadena Angels member can promise that your business will be funded by our organization. Thus, by applying for funding from the Pasadena Angels and participating in any screening or due diligence activity, you are not guaranteed funding from us until we have decided as a group to make an investment in your company. Any participation outside our process is strictly between you and the other party. Pasadena Angel members sometimes provide free mentoring to entrepreneurs introduced via the Pasadena Angel application process. Pasadena Angels, Inc., does not offer any paid services for entrepreneurs. If you wish to engage a Pasadena Angel member for professional services, you must contract directly with that member.
- Clean Technology
- Computers and Peripherals
- Electronics / Instrumentation
- Healthcare Services
- Internet / Web Services
- IT Services
- Media and Entertainment
- Medical Devices and Equipment
- Networking and Equipment