ANGEL GROUPS

A complete list of Angel groups in Silicon Valley. 

Angel groups are formed by angel investors who invest in the seed (earliest) stage of a startup. Angel investors can be found almost anywhere in Silicon Valley—many successful serial entrepreneurs also invest in seed-stage startups—but angel groups are somewhat rare. Some groups organize events and pitch nights; there are also online angel syndicates, including Angellist. Learn more about funding options in the video library.

Angel’s Forum

The Angels’ Forum (TAF) is an experienced and engaged group of investors focused on making money from investments in Silicon Valley. Since forming in 1997, TAF has become one of the most respected angel groups in the San Francisco Bay Area. All members have made their own wealth from previous entrepreneurial ventures and/or corporate experience.

AngelList

AngelList is a community of startups and investors who make fund-raising efficient. Started by the dudes who do Venture Hacks. Meet the startups and investors. As of March 22 2011, approximately 275 startups and 417 investors have raised money and invested via AngelList.

Astia Angels

Astia Angels is an international network of female and male angel investors that invests in women-led, high-growth ventures that apply to Astia. The angel investor network is actively engaged in the Astia community and screening process and founded by experienced angel investors. All members are highly involved throughout the investment process and make independent investment decisions.

Band of Angels

The Band of Angels is Silicon Valley’s oldest seed funding organization. We are a formal group of 150 former and current high tech executives who are interested in investing their time and money into new, cutting edge, startup companies. We’ve seeded over 277 companies in our history with 55 profitable M&A exits and 10 Nasdaq IPOs. Band members have founded companies such as Symantec, Logitech, and National Semiconductor and been senior executives at the likes of Sun Microsystems, Hewlett Packard, and Intuit.

Bay Angels

Since the dawn of the new golden age of entrepreneurism, BayAngels has been a force for innovative change. We were helping launch disruptive businesses before many of the great names in startups had yet to be conceived. Beginning in 1998, the BayAngels have backed a long list of ventures, including Open Table, PhotoBucket, Zoom Systems, Z-Force, On Site Dental, and many others. Our style of angel investing has been emulated across the globe. Founded by long-time investor Roger King, the BayAngels is now entering an accelerated phase of growth and expansion with the addition of Karim Nurani as our Executive Director.

Broadway Angels

Broadway Angels is an angel investment group made up of world-class investors and business executives who all happen to be women.

Golden Seeds

It is well documented: Women are starting businesses at record levels, with the ideas, skills and talents to build great companies. But like all early-stage entrepreneurs, they need capital to fuel their growth. Golden Seeds, one of the nation’s largest and most active investment groups, focuses squarely on this high-potential segment. Since 2005, Golden Seeds’ members – today over 275 strong – along with its venture funds, have invested over $70 million in more than 65 exciting women-led enterprises.

HealthTech Capital

HealthTech Capital is a group of private investors dedicated to funding and mentoring new “HealthTech” start ups at the intersection of healthcare with the computer and mobility worlds. HealthTechCapital is creating a new ecosystem with leading edge clinical providers, venture firms and other strategic industry players.

Investors’ Circle

Originally incorporated in Chicago in 1992, Investors’ Circle was founded by a group of successful social entrepreneurs who shared a desire to increase the flow of capital to the next generation of mission-driven companies. Founder Susan Davis assembled IC’s founding members – visionaries including Wayne Silby, John May, Josh Mailman, Phil Villers and Artemis Jakowsky – by organizing a small group of investors into a circle to evaluate investment opportunities and build the impact investing marketplace.

Keiretsu Forum

Keiretsu Forum is a global investment community of accredited private equity angel investors, venture capitalists and corporate/institutional investors.

Life Science Angels

Life Science Angels, Inc. was founded in 2004 by senior life science executives and experienced angel investors as a vehicle to bring angel capital to worthy early stage biotech and medical device companies. Formally launched in January 2005 with backing from 15 industry sponsors, LSA follows a rigorous due diligence process before presenting investment opportunities to its membership. LSA also works with select angel groups, venture capitalists and outside investors to syndicate opportunities requiring larger investments. Life Science Angels is a not-for-profit corporation that takes no carry or management fees on any investment. They do not charge companies any fees to apply or present and prohibit members from seeking any form of compensation related to LSA consideration.

Sand Hill Angels

Founded in 2000, Sand Hill Angels is an active angel investment group comprised of world-class accredited investors and Senior Business Executives based in Silicon Valley. They are passionate about entrepreneurialism and the commercialization of disruptive technologies, with early stage investments in promising start-ups. Sand Hill Angels participates in early/seed to Series A, B, C investments, as well as later stage bridge rounds. They do not focus on specific verticals or industries, but invest in companies who have big, disruptive ideas.

SV Angel

SV Angel is a San Francisco-based angel firm.We help startups with business development, financing, M&A and other strategic advice.

U.S. Angel Investors

US Angel Investors is an investment group of accredited private equity (“angel”) investors across two chapters in Palo Alto, CA and Reno, NV, who provide counsel and capital to startup companies in a wide variety of industries. This group includes mostly former and current executives and entrepreneurs. US Angel Investors members look for high quality investment opportunities in technology, internet, new media, healthcare and medical devices, and packaged consumer goods.

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