Band investments

Since 1994, the Band has facilitated the investment into Silicon Valley's best seed stage startup companies. The Band has invested more than $231M into over 277 companies since 1994. This activity has created 4,000+ jobs. Of the Band's portfolio companies, 10 have gone public and 55 have been acquired.

 
The Band of Angels has been instrumental in providing the funds needed to grow The Detection Group. The Band process provided us with thoughtful feedback and guidance, and made me a better entrepreneur.
— Laurie Conner, President & CEO The Detection Group

 
Working with the Band, and particularly the Energy SiG, was an exceptionally rewarding experience. All the investors I interacted with were intelligent, engaging, and respectful. Definitely an enjoyable group to work with.
— Rob Nordsell, CEO Lumenari

 
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We enjoyed raising funds from Band of Angels members. The process was clear, the organization perfect, and we learned a lot from our discussions with this open-minded community.
— Sebastien Christian, CEO OtoSense

 

2016 BAND EXITS and INVESTMENTs

EXIT Jan-2016 International Business Machines Corp. has acquired Ustream, Inc., a seller of video streaming services, in a deal valued at $130 million.

EXIT Jan-2016 International Business Machines Corp. has acquired Ustream, Inc., a seller of video streaming services, in a deal valued at $130 million.

EXIT Jun-2016 Entellus Medical, Inc. has acquired and entered into an exclusive license for the XeroGel assets with CogENT Therapeutics, LLC for $11 million.

EXIT Jun-2016 Entellus Medical, Inc. has acquired and entered into an exclusive license for the XeroGel assets with CogENT Therapeutics, LLC for $11 million.

Aeye is ensuring safe and reliable vehicle autonomy. Our systems are the eyes and visual cortex of autonomous vehicles.  

Aeye is ensuring safe and reliable vehicle autonomy. Our systems are the eyes and visual cortex of autonomous vehicles.

 

Abtum offers a disruptive RF technology that addresses the need of the industry and creates a remarkable business opportunity.

Abtum offers a disruptive RF technology that addresses the need of the industry and creates a remarkable business opportunity.


Bioxiness Pharmaceuticals develops novel small molecule antimicrobial compounds for the treatment of severe bacterial infections.

Bioxiness Pharmaceuticals develops novel small molecule antimicrobial compounds for the treatment of severe bacterial infections.

Ciel Medical develops medical devices to prevent ventilator associated pneumonia and mal-positioning of the breathing tube for patients in the ICU.   

Ciel Medical develops medical devices to prevent ventilator associated pneumonia and mal-positioning of the breathing tube for patients in the ICU. 

 

Forensic Logic is search engine and information network that is tying together US law enforcement and homeland security.

Forensic Logic is search engine and information network that is tying together US law enforcement and homeland security.

iBeat is a stylish heart alert and emergency watch that perpetually monitors for cardiac arrest and heart stopping.

iBeat is a stylish heart alert and emergency watch that perpetually monitors for cardiac arrest and heart stopping.


Lumenari is developing a material to improve the efficacy of LED lighting by 20-40%, which would effectively strip nearly 50 TW-hr off the grid.

Lumenari is developing a material to improve the efficacy of LED lighting by 20-40%, which would effectively strip nearly 50 TW-hr off the grid.

OtoSense is a sound recognition infrastructure software company offering a deep-learning based sound recognition software platform.

OtoSense is a sound recognition infrastructure software company offering a deep-learning based sound recognition software platform.

Practice Fusion is the #1 Ranked Certified EHR that will have you charting in minutes, with no software to install, no hardware to manage, and no licensing fees.

Practice Fusion is the #1 Ranked Certified EHR that will have you charting in minutes, with no software to install, no hardware to manage, and no licensing fees.

Shift Mobility is an innovative All-In-One platform for the automotive industry integrates manufacturers, distributors, repair centers, and vehicles on a common platform.

Shift Mobility is an innovative All-In-One platform for the automotive industry integrates manufacturers, distributors, repair centers, and vehicles on a common platform.


Social Standards (formerly BarTrendr), is setting the bar to accurately measure, simply comprehend, and immediately take action based on the organic consume.

Social Standards (formerly BarTrendr), is setting the bar to accurately measure, simply comprehend, and immediately take action based on the organic consume.

ShopInbox unlocks all your credit card protections to get you Refunds when prices drop, extended warranties and a whole lot more!

ShopInbox unlocks all your credit card protections to get you Refunds when prices drop, extended warranties and a whole lot more!

The Detection Group is leader of wireless remote water detection solutions for commercial, multi-story residential buildings and campuses.

The Detection Group is leader of wireless remote water detection solutions for commercial, multi-story residential buildings and campuses.

StarFlow Networks aims to revolutionize how cloud and enterprise companies leverage the public internet to meet their business requirements.

StarFlow Networks aims to revolutionize how cloud and enterprise companies leverage the public internet to meet their business requirements.


Tenacity’s retention-as-a-service solution creates a tribe of happier, more loyal agents with no heavy lifting for your day-to-day staff.

Tenacity’s retention-as-a-service solution creates a tribe of happier, more loyal agents with no heavy lifting for your day-to-day staff.

TinyKicks is developing tiny, wireless, wearable Healthcare monitors to safely, effectively and inexpensively track fetal movements, contractions and respiration in pregnant women. 

TinyKicks is developing tiny, wireless, wearable Healthcare monitors to safely, effectively and inexpensively track fetal movements, contractions and respiration in pregnant women. 

Twine Data is a mobile data platform that works with app publishers who generate mobile dataand the agencies, brands, and ad tech companies.

Twine Data is a mobile data platform that works with app publishers who generate mobile dataand the agencies, brands, and ad tech companies.

 

INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERINGS

Marrone Bio Innovations
IPO: August 2, 2013
Market Cap: $264M
Band Presentation: February 2007

Cepheid
IPO: June 23, 2000
Market Cap: $400.33M
Band Presentation: March 1997

Keynote Systems
IPO: August 24, 1999
Market Cap: $255.92M
Band Presentation: June 1997

Novacept
IPO: March 8, 1996
Market Cap: $3.13B
Band Presentation: September 1995

PortalPlayer
IPO: November 19, 2004
Market Cap: $564.37M
Band Presentation: April 2002

Convergys Learning Solutions
IPO: February 23, 2000
Market Cap: $2.11B
Band Presentation: June 1996

Wit Capital
IPO: June 4th 1999
Market Cap: $78M
Band Presentation: August 1997

Notify Technology
IPO: August 28, 1997
Market Cap: $2.46M
Band Presentation: September 1995

Genitope Corporation
IPO: November 23, 2003
Market Cap: $373.52M
Band Presentation: October 1998

Neoforma
IPO: January 25, 2000
Market Cap: $139.87M
Band Presentation: March 1998


MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

1. A4Vision
2. AdECN (Experclick)
3. Airflash
4. AirZip, Inc.
5. Alere Medical
6. Auto Town
7. Baystone Software
8. Before the Call
9. Berkeley Heart Lab
10. BOPS
11. C Level Design
12. ClearVox
13. CogENT Therapeutics
14. Consorte Media

15.   Coyote Systems
16.   Crystallume
17.   Delve Networks
18.   Digital Records Corp
19.   Digital Think
20.   EMB
21.   Encelle
22.   Escapia
23.   EveryTrail
24.   Faraday Bycicles
25.   GetActive
26.   GlobalCast
27.   Hipbone Software
28.   innoCOMM

29.   Innoveda
30.   JobFlash
31.   Kerbango
32.   Knowledge Revolution
33.   LeveLite Technology
34.   Mi5 Networks
35.   NativeMinds, Inc.
36.   Nellix
37.   NetBuy
38.   Notiva
39.   Novacept Inc.
40.   Novus Packaging
41.   OASys
42.   OnWire Technologies

43.   Power Computing Corp
44.   Pretty Good Privacy
45.   QuickSilver Group
46.   Qumu (Media Publisher)
47.   Quorum Systems
48.   SafeView
49.   Sandpiper
50.   Scimagix
51.   Seadragon Software
52.   Spruce Technologies
53.   Virtual Silicon Tech
54.   Yardbarker
55.   Ustream