379 Lytton Ave
Palo Alto, California 94301

SVASE VC Breakfast Club with Carol Sands, Founder and Managing Member of The Halo Funds
Start: 11/18/2010 - 8:00 am
End: 11/18/2010- 9:30 am

Contact Info:
Jai Kumar
Email: [email protected]
Cell: 408-406-4693

Location: Townsend, Townsend and Crew LLP
390 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301


The Halo Funds, www.halofund.com
The Halo Funds ("Halo") are early-stage venture capital funds that focus on high-growth investments at the front edge of business and technological innovation in California. We invest in companies led by extraordinary people who are pursuing opportunities in consumer, information technology, medical technology, and clean technology.

The members of our partnership are successful investors and entrepreneurs who are also members of The Angels' Forum. Our investors have built ventures from the ground up, raised private capital and managed public companies. In addition, Halo's team represents decades of venture capital investing experience. Background information is provided on each member of the General Partner at The Halo Fund Management Committee. See Team.

The Halo Funds leverage an exclusive relationship with a world-leading early-stage investment organization, The Angels' Forum ("TAF"), to pre-screen the majority of our dealflow. Most Halo investments are first screened by The Angels' Forum, which evaluates thousands of start-up ventures every year. The most promising of these investment opportunities are further evaluated through Halo’s due diligence process. Afterwhich, the partnership then makes an independent investment decision, based on venture capital criteria.

The Halo Funds are members of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).

Carol Sands, Founder and the Managing Member of The Halo Funds
Carol Sands, is the Founder and the Managing Member of The Halo Funds. She has spent the last 36 years with investing, entrepreneurial, and/or large corporate institutions.

Carol’s career started in the Midwest where she was a bank officer with First Bank Systems and held marketing or sales positions with Motorola and Xerox Computer Services. After moving to San Francisco, she was hired into executive positions at Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young) and Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). Then Carol founded Sands MarketingPlus, an international sales management and marketing consulting firm with advertising & PR agencies.

In 1997, she incorporated The Angels’ Forum Management Company; the parent company for a revolutionary company in angel investing that organizes individual investors with previous entrepreneurial experience to invest as a single entity using a venture capital model for due diligence, mentoring, and board management, called The Angels’ Forum.

In 2000, Carol co-founded Halo I, a $25 million venture fund invested in early‑stage, Silicon Valley based start-ups, with Ed Esber, Phil Schlein, Craig Sirnio and Ed Berkowitz. With the same core partners, Halo Fund II was launched in 2004. An annex fund to Halo I, The Halo Opportunity Fund (January 2006) had Carol continuing as the Managing Member. In 2007, Ed Esber and Carol Sands co‑founded The Halo Fund III Management Company with Phil Schlein, Craig Sirnio, Nagesh Mhatre and Geoff Tate.

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 (FWE&E) and the Women’s Forum West. She is also a Director of the Sands Family Foundation which funds early stage and pre‑NIH research relating to prostate and ovarian cancers. Carol received her B.A. in Business Administration from The University of Iowa.

When: Thursday, November 18, 2010
8 – 9:30 AM

Location: Townsend, Townsend and Crew LLP, 390 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301

Pre-Registered Rates:
Members - $25; Affiliates who advertise this event - $39; General Public - $49.

This event is intended for entrepreneurs seeking feedback on their startup ideas and funding strategies. Please do not register if you do not fit this profile.

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

Added by svaseinfo on November 11, 2010

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