Berkeley Angel Network

Education | Building an investor community | Encouraging entrepreneurship

 

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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. We are an affinity group of the Berkeley Haas Alumni Network. 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.

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.

Membership Inquiry

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 March 12, 2024 pitch event. Application deadline: February 14, 2024.

  1. Please click here for process and schedule.
  2. Please click here for suggested content for applications and presentations.

After reading the above information regarding process and schedule and suggested content, click here to submit your application. Be sure to answer all “Additional Questions” in your application; these constitute our custom questionnaire, the answers to which are required for you to be able to hit the “submit button.”

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).

Entrepreneur Questions

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:

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:

(past pitches listed separately below)

Past Pitch Events:

2023: Jan 30, Apr 25, Jul. 18, Oct. 24

2022: Feb 8, May 9, Oct 18

2021: Feb 10, May 24, Oct 26

2020: Feb 10, Oct 6

2019: Feb 13, Apr 30, Oct 15

2018: Feb 5, Apr 24, Jul 31, Oct 29

2017: Jan 31, May 16, Jul 31, Nov 1

2016: Jan 27, Apr 26, Jul 12, Oct 17

2015: Jan 28, Apr 27, Jul 8, Oct 13

2014: Mar 31, Jun 23, Sep 17, Nov 3

2013: Apr 10, Jun 26, Sep 19, Dec 11

2012: Jan 31, Apr 17, Sep 13, Dec 5