Band members are generally semi-retired successful high technology founders or executives, are SEC accredited, and have an interest in investing in high-risk startups. The Band works well because of the exclusive and experienced nature of its membership. A deal that garners investment from the Band gets much more than money. It gets the involvement of a group of individuals whose networks and experience can be much more valuable than their seed capital. Typically, every company that receives investment from the Band also gets a Band member to serve on the company's board.
As an indication of the background of some of our members, the following companies were either founded by members of the Band or had a Band member as a senior executive:
Membership is by invitation only. If you would like to learn more about the Band please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Band Members may update their contact information through our online form.
Upcoming Band events are shown below. These are closed events and are open only to members and their invited guests. If you wish to RSVP, are a member or a guest of a member, you may do so by clicking below.
June 19, 2013
July 17, 2013
August 21, 2013
September 18, 2013
October 16, 2013
November 20, 2013
27 University Avenue, Palo Alto
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6:15 - cocktails & hors d'oeuvres
7:30 - dinner & presentations