Six members serve for rotating terms on the Life Science/Biotech Screening Committee. These members represent many of the subdivisions within this industry including Pharmaceuticals & Therapeutics, Medical Device & Instrumentation, Drug Discoveries, Diagnostics and Healthcare Services.
Seven members serve for rotating terms as the Chairperson for Band of Angels’ Special Industry Groups. These members represent many of the high tech divisions within the Band including, LS/Biotech, Energy/Cleantech, Telecom/Security, Software, Internet as well as the many various Social Activities of the Band.
Larry Kelly/Gary Bjorklund
Band members are generally former or current high tech executives interested in investing their time and money into startups. Eleven members serve for rotating twelve-month terms on the Member Selection Committee.
To learn more about a member of the screening committee click on their names to the right.
Ed Bierdeman has an extensive computer industry background, including a variety of sales and marketing management roles for Oracle Corporation, Convergent Technologies and Servio Object Technology (Gemstone). Throughout his career Ed has focused on technology issues - particularly computer hardware, software and multimedia. He previously worked as a technology analyst for Inflection Point Research, Moors & Cabot, and Hambrecht & Quist. Ed served as Director of Technology Research and Supervisory Analyst for Moors & Cabot. He founded and managed a sizable family office. He formerly sold, installed and supported ERP and accounting application software. He served as the Director of Distributed Systems at UCSF Medical Center, where he also taught graduate courses in Operations Research. Ed previously served as an Advisory Board member and limited partner for two venture capital funds that invest in supply chain-related application software companies: Catalyst Venture Partners and New Meadows Venture Partners. He was also an Advisory Board member at VidaNow, a web 2.0 social media company. Ed received a B.S.M.E. and B.A. from Syracuse University, an M.S. from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.
The Band of Angels is managed by a permanent staff and many value added services are contributed by providers in the community. To learn more about staff members click on their names below.
Ian Patrick Sobieski
Managing Director & Coordinator
Chief Financial Officer
Oral Presentation Coach