Berkeley Angel Network

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Welcome

The Berkeley Angel Network is a group of angel investors who are alumni, faculty and former faculty of UC Berkeley. The mission of the Berkeley Angel Network is to build an angel investor community among the alumni and faculty of UC Berkeley, and to improve the collective skills and knowledge of this angel investor community through activities related to angel investing.

As many of us have experience in growing successful companies, investing in successful companies and/or both of the above, we strive to promote entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education within UC Berkeley and the alumni community.

Angels

If you are an angel investor who is a UC Berkeley alum or current or former faculty member with a passion for the UC Berkeley community, you may wish to consider becoming involved with the Berkeley Angel Network.

Membership & Participation

Criteria for Membership & Participation in Pitch Meetings:

  1. You are a UC Berkeley alumnus/a or current or former faculty member; and
  2. You are an accredited investor, as defined in SEC Regulation D, Rule 501, and www.sec.gov/answers/accred.htm

These are also the criteria for membership in our Linkedin group. When attending pitch meetings, you will be asked to complete and agree to the terms of the Accredited Investor Qualification Questionnaire.

Although we currently do not charge a membership fee, we anticipate doing so in the future. The Berkeley Angel Network reserves the right to require in its discretion other or additional criteria for membership and/or participation in pitch meetings.

All investments in entrepreneurial companies involve a high degree of risk, and investors should be able to bear the risk of complete financial loss. It is important that you understand that you, and not the Berkeley Angel Network or its members, will be responsible for your own investment decisions in connection with any companies introduced through the Berkeley Angel Network.

For questions regarding angel investor membership, please use the form to the right or below.

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Entrepreneurs

We generally look for the types of indicia of success expected by venture capital and other investors. For example, we like to see strengths in the team, potential market, technology and business model. We like to see proof of market through sales, customer adoption or a strong case for customer need for the proposed solution.

We like to see capital-efficient proposals that will allow companies in which we invest to achieve growth and success without the need for large amounts of follow-on investment.

The Berkeley Angel Network is particularly interested in seeing companies that are formed by students and/or alumni of UC Berkeley, or that are based on technology from UC Berkeley. However, companies considered for investment are not necessarily limited to such a connection.

Application Process & Guidelines

We are now accepting applications for our November 1, 2017 meeting. Deadline: October 6, 2017.

  1. Please click here for process and schedule.
  2. Please click here for suggested content for applications and presentations.
  3. After reading the above information regarding process and schedule and suggested content, click here to submit an application for consideration for the next meeting: https://gust.com/angel-group/berkeley/apply.

Please make sure that you attach your Executive Summary and Slide Deck (PowerPoint) in the format and including all the information outlined in the tabs above (for example, including your contact information on both your Executive Summary and Slide Deck).

Note also that in completing the questions on the above link to Gust, you will need to answer the questions under the additional questions tab before you will be able to submit your application.

If you still have questions after reading the above information regarding process and schedule and suggested content, you may contact us with the form to the right or below (for general questions, not applications).

General Questions

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About Us

The Berkeley Angel Network is a group of angel investors who are alumni, faculty and former faculty of UC Berkeley. The mission of the Berkeley Angel Network is to build an angel investor community among the alumni and faculty of UC Berkeley, and to improve the collective skills and knowledge of this angel investor community through activities related to angel investing.

As many of us have experience in growing successful companies, investing in successful companies and/or both of the above, we strive to promote entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education within UC Berkeley and the alumni community.

Calendar

Upcoming Events:

Angel Academy: Deal Diligence with Berkeley Angel Network and Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs, October 5, 2017, Palo Alto, CA

Company Pitch Event, November 1, 2017, San Francisco, CA

Holiday Party, Winter 2017/2018

Ongoing Events:

We host a regular cycle of meetings in which entrepreneurs present to our group. We also host educational and other events.

We anticipate approximately four company pitch meetings per year taking place at locations in the San Francisco Bay area.

Attendance is by invitation only.

Past Events:

Entrepreneur Seminar: Alumni Angel Groups with Berkeley Angel Network, Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs and Harvard (HBS) Alumni Angels, August 24, 2017, Palo Alto, CA

Angel Investing Academy: Structuring Financings, February 23 and March 7, 2017, San Francisco and Palo Alto, California

Holiday party, December 13, 2016

Venture Capital Meetup, May 19, 2016, San Mateo, California

Due Diligence Academy, March 16, 2016, Palo Alto, California

Venture Capital Meetup, February 29, 2016, Portola Valley, California

Holiday party, December 2, 2015, San Francisco, California

Movie Night: Something Ventured, May 19, 2015, San Francisco, California

Dinner seminar, April 6, 2015, Palo Alto, California

Syndicate Deals with Online Equity Funding Platforms (multi angel group event), February 27, 2015

Member holiday party, December 7, 2014, San Francisco, California

Term Sheet Academy (Notes), June 10, 2014, Palo Alto, California

Term Sheet Academy (Stock), June 5, 2014, Palo Alto, California

Evening with a Venture Capitalist, May 12, 2014, San Francisco, California

Berkeley Angel Network panel at CITRIS, April 28, 2014, Berkeley, California

Lunch with Volta Ventures from Belgium, March 4, 2014

Kickoff Reception for 2014, January 21, 2014

Professor Robert E. Wiltbank on angel returns,
6 pm – 8 pm, October 15, 2013, Mountain View, California.

Investor Academy: Term Sheet Academy, March 19, 2013

Berkeley Skydeck Practice Pitch Session, October 15, 2012

Investor Academy: Due Diligence in Angel Investing, July 26, 2012

Berkeley Angel Network at Skydeck, “Analyze This: Inside the Mind of the Angel Investor.” June 6, 2012. More about Skydeck

Past pitch events:

July 31, 2017
May 16, 2017
January 31, 2017
October 17, 2016
July 12, 2016
April 26, 2016
January 27, 2016
October 17, 2016
July 12, 2016
April 26, 2016
January 27, 2016
October 13, 2015
July 8, 2015
April 27, 2015
January 28, 2015
November 3, 2014
September 17, 2014
June 23, 2014
March 31, 2014
December 11, 2013
September 19, 2013
June 26, 2013
April 10, 2013
December 5, 2012
September 13, 2012
April 17, 2012
January 31, 2012