Band of Angels Invested in 11 Startups and had 3 Exits in H1 2017

It has been an active first half of the year with 11 fundings to date: Connect Homes, Crater, Jirav, Kango, Kiana Analytics, Nanotech Bio, NGX Bio, RealKey, Thinnect, VoiceBase, and YourFare. We also had 3 exits this year so far: Faraday Bicycles (April 2013 Dinner), InfoAxe (January 2008 Dinner), and Ciel Medical (October 2016 Dinner). We look forward to hearing from a number of our portfolio companies at the Band’s 9th Annual Portfolio Day on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017. 

Band of Angels Annual Summer Party


We had a wonderful Summer Dinner party last evening at the Woodside vineyard of Band member Craig London and his wife Margaret. About a hundred and thirty of us enjoyed the idyllic setting, great company, delicious food, and excellent wine. Pictured here are a few scenes from this lovely evening that has become a favorite tradition of the Band.

Portfolio News: iBeat, the Lifesaving Smartwatch, Extends Seed Round to $4.5 Million; Builds Out Executive Bench with Hires from Apple and Stanford

iBeat, a wearable technology company empowering people to live longer lives, today announced it has closed another $3 million in funding, bringing its total seed stage funding to $4.5 million. New investors include WTISV Tech VenturesLee Equity, and renowned entrepreneurs and angel investors Michael RubinMark Burg, and Harald Ludwig. They join original investors MaveronSubtraction CapitalCorrelation VenturesBand of Angels, super-angels Ali and Hadi PartoviKKR founding partner Henry Kravis, and cardiothoracic surgeon and host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” Dr. Mehmet Oz. The company is also pleased to share it is building out its executive bench with leaders from Stanford University and Apple.

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AgFood Tech SiG Visits BerriUp Accelerator Spain

Band member Jaleh Daie, Chair of the AgFood Tech Special Interest Group (SiG) visited the BerriUp accelerator in Donostia – San Sebastián. Pedro Munoz-Baroja, a former Auto executive, native of San Sebastián and Basque founded the BerriUp Accelerator in late 2015. This is the first accelerator in this region that was exclusively funded by private funds. They accelerate a broad range of technologies, including food tech, according to Pedro. The accelerator is open to companies from anywhere. More information is available on their web site