The Band of Angels is Silicon Valley's oldest angel investment organization. The Band's angel investor members meet in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Band's angel investor members fund startups in AeroAstro, AgFood Tech, Digital Disruption, Energy, FinTech, Healthcare / Life Sciences, Mobile, Software, and Wearables, Consumer and Semiconductor.

Band of Angels is the first angel investment group that meets monthly in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and Los Angeles

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We are a formal group of 165+ 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 400+ companies in our history with 61 profitable M&A exits and 12 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. Additionally, to facilitate deal flow and engagement from Southern California to Northern California, in September 2019 we started a Los Angeles Special Interest Group (LA SiG), which also meets monthly.

 

Accelerator Office Hours

Accelerator Office Hours

MENTORING

Most of the Band's investments receive mentoring and guidance from Band members. The industry-specific Special Interest Groups (SiGs) meet monthly and Mentor Day is a key annual event where startups receive one-on-one mentoring.

Kate Garrett and Suresh Pai, CEOs of recently exited Ciel Medical and Cogent

Kate Garrett and Suresh Pai, CEOs of recently exited Ciel Medical and Cogent

INVESTMENT

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.

Band of Angels Dinner Reception

Band of Angels Dinner Reception

COMMUNITY

The Band works well because of the exclusive and experienced nature of its membership. The members are generally sucessful high technology founders or executives that are interested in investing in high-risk startups. 


 
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Over the past 10 years, the Band of Angels invested in both of my companies (Practice Fusion and iBeat). I have pitched hundreds of investors and found the Band to be more experienced, thoughtful, and effective than any other group.
— Ryan Howard, Founder Practice Fusion & iBeat