379 Lytton Ave
Palo Alto, California 94301

Event: 'VC Breakfast: The Angel's Forum: Focus On Consumer Products, Enterprise Software, Internet, E-commerce, And Medical Devices/Services'

Date: Thursday, December 07, 2006 At 08:00
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Contact Info:
CONTACT: VCBC Chair: Jai Kumar, contact no. - 408-406-4693 Email: [email protected]
URL: www.svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=671

The featured VC will be Carol Sands, Managing Member, The Angel's Forum www.angelsforum.com/

EVENT LOCATION: Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP, 390 Lytton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA, 94301-1431

This event is co-sponsored by Townsend and Townsend and Crew, LLP. www.townsend.com.

Halo Fund/Angel's Forum
The purpose of The Angels' Forum (TAF) is to help Members make a better return on investment than they could make if investing independently. TAF provides a structured environment in which individual Members can more effectively invest their capital and lend their business expertise to early-stage portfolio companies. The Members of TAF are supported by a professional management team that provides investment management services including backroom operations, membership services, and portfolio support.

The Angels' Forum offers educational services to its Members and their entrepreneurs. Seminars are given on a range of topics including board of director responsibilities, technical updates, industry trends, and various management and operational issues.

The Angels' Forum (TAF) invests in seed and early-stage business ventures. TAF prefers investing in disruptive technologies that will open new, large market opportunities. However, TAF limits its investments to companies headquartered in the Silicon Valley/Bay Area.

The Angels Forum is a group of entrepreneurial men and women who have the capital, time, experience, skills, and interest to assist other entrepreneurs. The Members are very effective mentors and actively draw on their diverse backgrounds and the business experiences of other Members.

Carol Sands
As the founder ofThe Angels’ Forum, Carol Sands has spent the last 35 years with investing, entrepreneurial, and/or large corporate institutions. In 2000, Carol founded The Halo Fund Management Company. The Halo Fund, a $25 million venture fund invested in early stage, Silicon Valley based start-ups. Halo Fund II, with Carol continuing as the Managing Member, closed in 2005. The Halo Opportunity Fund closed in January 2006.

Carol’s career started in the Midwest where she held marketing or sales positions at First Bank Systems, Motorola, and Xerox Computer Services. Later when she moved to San Francisco, she was hired into executive positions at Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young) and Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). In 1986, Carol founded MarketingPlus, a sales management and marketing consulting firm. She later started a related advertising agency and a public relations group.

In 1997, she incorporated The Angels’ Forum Management Company, a revolutionary company that organizes individual investors of start-up companies to invest as a single entity using a venture capital model for due diligence, mentoring, and board management. Members of The Angels’ Forum are professional private equity investors who have significant previous entrepreneurial experience.

In addition to her investment based responsibilities, Carol is the Chair of the Global Women’s Leadership Network, and a board advisor to Facing History and Ourselves. She is a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), an Advisory Board Member for Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE) and the ANZA Technology Network, as well as a member of The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs & Executives (FEW&E) and the Women’s Forum West. Carol received her B.A. in Business Administration from The University of Iowa.

COST: $25 SVASE Members; $39 Affiliates; $49 Non-members. This event is for ENTREPRENEURS ONLY, BY PREREGISTRATION ONLY.

This event is co-sponsored by Townsend and Townsend and Crew, LLP. www.townsend.com

CONTACT: VCBC Chair: Jai Kumar, contact no. - 408-406-4693

LOCATION: Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP, 390 Lytton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA, 94301-1431

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