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ACA'S HANS SEVERIENS AWARD
ACA'S HANS SEVERIENS AWARD

The Angel Capital Association (ACA) recently established the Hans Severiens Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Angel Investing. This award will be given annually to an individual or group that has made substantial contributions to the advancement of angel investing.

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HANS SEVERIENS

The Band was founded in 1994 by Johannes C. (Hans) Severiens. Hans, who passed away in February of 2004, was an ex-scientist, Wall Street analyst, and Venture Capitalist who formed friendships with many of the first generation of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and high technology executives - the founders of Fairchild, National Semiconductor, Genentech, Intel, Compaq, Kleiner Perkins, and Sequoia. When these executives retired from their initial career and became angel investors, Hans hit upon the idea of bringing them together at one place and time; to pool their expertise and their capital when considering investing in startups. Dr. Severiens was widely acknowledged as one of the earliest and most active Silicon Valley angels and was a partner/officer in two Venture Capital funds: Bay Ventures (a seed stage fund), and MIP Equity Fund (a later stage Dutch government fund). For the latter, he managed the U.S. investments and originated thirteen successful investments totaling $62 million. He spent four years as a Partner with two small San Francisco firms that specialized in high technology.

Prior to 1983, he was a Vice President in investment banking and security analysis for high technology concerns with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Merrill Lynch, and Paine Webber (Mitchell Hutchins), located primarily in New York City. He was named an All Star Institutional Analyst four times, in 1973-1976.

Earlier, from 1955 until 1968, Dr. Severiens pursued a scientific career at Perkin-Elmer (Assistant Chief Scientist), Columbia University (Research Professor), the Atomic Energy Commission (Staff Scientist) and the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen (Ford Foundation post-doctoral fellow).

He graduated with a Ph.D. degree in nuclear physics from the Johns Hopkins University and awarded Phi Beta Kappa membership. He received a B.A. degree in physics from Harvard College. He has presented and published numerous scientific papers and articles in addition to being a frequent guest speaker on the topic of financing for startup, high technology businesses.

The Angel Capital Association (ACA) recently established the Hans Severiens Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Angel Investing. This award will be given annually to an individual or group that has made substantial contributions to the advancement of angel investing.

 

2010 RECIPIENT

The Angel Capital Association (ACA) and Angel Capital Education Foundation (ACEF) have named John May– managing partner of the New Vantage Group, ACA co-founder and chair-emeritus, and active participant in five angel groups – as the recipient of the 2010 Hans Severiens Award.

The organizations presented May with the award at the 2010 ACA Summit in San Francisco. The Hans Severiens Award was established in 2005 by ACEF and ACA to honor individuals whose actions demonstrate leadership in advancing the role of angel investing, in expanding entrepreneurship, and whose accomplishments influence and benefit the angel investment industry as a whole.

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2009 RECIPIENT

The Angel Capital Association (ACA) and Angel Capital Education Foundation (ACEF) have named William H. Payne– ACA founder and active participant in four angel groups – as the recipient of the 2009 Hans Severiens Award.

The organizations presented Payne with the award at the 2009 ACA Summit in Atlanta, GA. The Summit was attended by 300 angel group leaders and investors from the United States, Canada, and several other countries. The groups in attendance represented more than 7,000 accredited angel investors – high net worth individuals who take equity stakes in early stage companies – and many representatives of the venture capital community.

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2008 RECIPIENT

The Angel Capital Association (ACA) and Angel Capital Education Foundation (ACEF) have named Stephanie Hanbury-Brown – founder of Golden Seeds LLC, an innovative network of primarily women angel investors who identify and invest in women-led ventures – as the recipient of the 2008 Hans Severiens Award.

The organizations presented Hanbury-Brown with the award at the 2008 ACA Summit in San Diego, California. The Summit was attended by 365 angel group leaders and investors from the United States, Canada, and several other countries.“Stephanie is a trailblazer in the women’s investment movement nationally, and she has the unusual achievement of helping grow both the number of successful women entrepreneurs and the number of thriving women angel investors,” said Marianne Hudson, executive director of ACA. “Her passion and expertise as an angel investor and mentor for women in the angel investment industry make her a perfect choice for this prestigious award.”

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2007 RECIPIENT

The Angel Capital Education Foundation (ACEF) and Angel Capital Association (ACA) have named Luis Villalobos, founder of one of the most active angel investor groups in the country and a founding member of the Angel Capital Association, as the recipient of the Hans Severiens Award.

The award was presented at the 2007 ACA Summit, which was attended by 325 angel group leaders and investors from the United States, Canada, and several other countries. For complete coverage of this award, please click here.

2006 RECIPIENT

The Angel Capital Association named Jeffrey E. Sohl, Director of the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire, as the recipient of the 2006 Hans Severiens Award. As Director of the Center for Venture Research at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire, Professor Sohl conducts research on the angel and venture capital market, analyzing trends in the market and providing timely analysis of market conditions to entrepreneurs, investors and public policy makers.For complete coverage of this award, please click here.

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