A  Halo Funds


     Office Locations:

PO Box 6890
Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: 650-857-0700
Fax: 650-857-0773



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Medical Device
  • Software & Internet



    Founded in 1997, The Angels' Forum (TAF) is an early-stage investment organization comprised of 25 private equity investors who are supported by a professional financial services management team. The Angels' Forum only invests in Silicon Valley/Bay Area companies, reviewing more than 20 deals per week and making 5-15 A round investments annually. The firm limits its investments to companies headquartered within 50 miles of Mountain View, CA. Typical initial investments range between $100,000 and $1 million in a wide range of industry sectors including medical devices and services, IT, Internet and consumer. The group also operates the Halo Fund, a limited partnership venture fund that co-invests with The Angels' Forum (TAF). Generally, The Halo Fund matches the investment made by The Angels' Forum dollar for dollar, but when certain criteria have been met, The Halo Fund can match $1.50 for every TAF dollar. The total size of an investment by the group is $3 million.

    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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    Carol M. Sands Founder and Managing Member
    Craig Sirnio Chair of the Advisory Council
    Ed Esber Co-Managing Member
    Leif Langensand Administrative Partner
    Phil Schlein Advisor


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    Portfolio companies include:

      Aravo Solutions
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      Charles Chocolates
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      Glue Networks
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      PanTerra Networks
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      Purple Wave
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      Sonoma Orthopedics
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      Spinal Modulation
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      Tea Living
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      Zonare Medical
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