A/VC  Band of Angels


     Office Locations:

750 Battery Street, 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 650-695-0400



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Semiconductor
  • Software & Internet



    The Band of Angels is a formal group of more than 150 former and current high tech executives who are interested in investing their time and money into new, cutting edge, startup companies. Since 1994, Band members have seeded 277 companies, 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. The group has invested more than $231 million. The group invests in the range of $300k to $750k, but often leads a syndication of $1-1.5M. Generally the group expects to own a third of the company for a $1M investment. The Band invests across all high technology categories, with the majority of these investments made in the seed or early round (Series A or B). The group also operates The Band of Angels Fund, LP, a $50M venture fund comprised exclusively of institutional partners. The fund co-invests exclusively in deals that are subscribed to by members of the Band of Angels. In 2009 the Band raised a 3rd side fund, called Acorn Fund, which caters to 'scrappy entrepreneurs who need just a little bit of capital.'



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Craig Pritsky Life Sciences Fellow
    Ed Canty Chief Financial Officer
    Ian Patrick Sobieski Chairman
    Shayna Modarresi Deal Manager
    Sonja Markova Executive Director


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