“Founding to Exit – The Ups and Downs of a VC-backed Start-up” Tracy will provide the story behind Cooking.com. · Founding the company in the late ‘90s at Idealab · Raising $ pre- and post- bubbles · Restructuring and profitability · Re-capping and pivoting the business · The Exit ups and downs Tracy Randall […]
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A growing craft brewery tries to trademark its company name and is DENIED! WTF?! We’ll tell the story of how Last Name Brewing (formerly Dale Bros Brewery) weathered this identity crisis and turned it into a marketing opportunity. In 2014, after 11 years as a growing craft brewery, Dale Bros Brewery decided it was time […]
Time and talent are two of the most important elements involved when building a technology startup. The former isn’t flexible and the latter isn’t cheap, or easy to find. Ashley Crowder, CEO of VNTANA, an augmented reality company that builds the world’s only scalable and interactive hologram systems will share VNTANA’s story on how her […]
How we managed to bootstrap our startup through two failed fundraising attempts to become the fastest growing marketplace in the solar industry with $1M ARR and 25% MoM growth- all in just 12 months. It’s said in order to successfully raise money for your startup, you need to have at least 2 of these 3: […]
Alexander shares his journey of building a global lifestyle brand with no formal business education, no money and no business experience. He covers the importance of understanding your core self when it comes to disrupting a market, living a life you love, and creating positive change through entrepreneurship.
Innovate Pasadena was joined by the Good Men Project for a recording of the pilot for their series, “GMP Dreams.” “GMP Dreams” is a digital video pilot produced for the web. The goal is to capture the heart of the entrepreneurial mission in a series of short interviews with local entrepreneurs who want to change the […]
2015 was one of the Pasadena Angels best years with our 100 members investing 5 Million dollars in 28 deals (14 new, 14 follow on). They had their first IPO (Mind Body) and two other significant exits in 2015. Bio: Mr. Wadden is the Chairman of the Pasadena Angels that invests and mentors early stage companies. Pasadena Angels […]