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