Band of Angels is the first U.S. angel investment group that meets monthly in Silicon Valley and San Francisco
We are a formal group of 150+ angel investors who are former and current high tech executives interested in investing their time and money into new, cutting edge, startup companies. Since the Band's inception in 1994 as the first organized angel investment group, we have funded over 277 companies in our history with 58 profitable M&A exits and 11 IPOs. The Band meets monthly in Silicon Valley and San Francisco to formally consider 3 startups selected from among more than 50 that are screened each month by the Band deal selection process.
Most of the Band's investments receive mentoring and guidance from Band members. The industry-specific Special Interest Groups (SiGs) meet monthly, we regularly hold accelerator office hours, and Mentor Day is a key annual event where startups receive one-on-one mentoring.
The Band meets monthly to formally consider 3 startups selected from among more than 50 that are screened each month by the Deal Selection Process. Band members collaborate in the due diligence and invest as individuals. The Band also has a sidecar fund, the Acorn Fund.
The Band works well because of the exclusive and experienced nature of its membership. Band members are generally successful high technology founders or executives, are accredited investors, and have an interest in mentoring and investing in high-risk startups.