Monday, August 2, 2004
Interview: DuWayne Peterson, Founder and Chairman, Pasadena Angels
In my continuing series of interviews with local high tech leaders, I interviewed DuWayne Peterson, Founder and Chairman of the Pasadena Angels, a group of investors based in the Pasadena area. BK: What are the Pasadena Angels all about- what's the purpose of the group? DP: The Pasadena Angels is a group of suitable investors (SEC term) that have the capacity and desire to invest both time and money in technology start-ups. We have three purposes i. Provide mentoring and support for entreprene (More info...)

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FrontBridge Raises $10M
Marina Del Rey-based FrontBridge has raised $10M in a Series D round for its email message management and email security services. The round was led by Focus Ventures, and included existing investors Sierra Ventures, Bank of America Venture Partners, Kummell Investments, and Waitte Ventures. The funding brings FrontBridge's total investments to $28M. The company said that the funding would be used to expand the compahy's global data centers in Toronto, Paris, Brussels, Zurich, and Hong Kong.

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PhatNoise Inks Mazda Deal
Los Angeles-based PhatNoise has inked a deal with Mazda North America to provide the PhatNoise Digital Media Player at Mazda dealerships. According to the company, the digital entertainment device will be available at over 700 dealerships in the U.S. The PhatNoise Digital Media Player integrates directly into the new MAZDA3, MAZDA, MX-5 Miata, and the RX-8, and integrated steering wheel stereo controls. The PhatNoise Digital Media Player can store up to 500 CDs, and provides built in album and p (More info...)

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iRise Aligns With Offshore Services Provider Tata
El Segundo-based iRise ( announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Tata Consulting Services, one of the largest IT software and services consulting organizations in the world. Tata provides offshore software development and services both in the US and India, where it is one of India's largest offshore services providers. Tata will incorporate iRise's application prototyping technology platform into its methodology for engaging with clients on new offshore develop (More info...)

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