Since 1994, the Band has facilitated the investment into Silicon Valley's best seed stage startup companies

The Band reviews more than 700 deals per year. In 2016 the Band invested in 17 deals. Obviously this is a competitive dynamic. Nevertheless, our goal is to provide as much value as we can to all companies that pitch the Band. Many companies that do not progress further in our process still benefit from it; especially those that make it to a Deal Dinner presentation. Reflecting the diverse career expertise of its membership the Band invests in every high technology sector and life sciences/biotechnology.


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 is a biotechnology company and develops a medical device to treat ventilator associated pneumonia.  

Ciel Medical is a biotechnology company and develops a medical device to treat ventilator associated pneumonia.

 

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 wireless flexible health-monitoring smart sensor that captures fetal movement and uses machine learning to predict and guide healthy pregnancy. 

TinyKicks is wireless flexible health-monitoring smart sensor that captures fetal movement and uses machine learning to predict and guide healthy pregnancy. 

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.