WHAT:VC Breakfast Club with Carol Sands of Angel’s Forum, focus on consumer products, enterprise software, industrial products, Internet and e-commerce, medical devices and service
WHEN:Thu July 17th from 8:00am – 9:30am
WHERE:Nixon Peabody, 200 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306
CONTACT:Jai Kumar, Program Chair, [email protected] Cell: 408-406-4693
COST: $25 SVASE Members; $39 Affiliates; $49 Non-members. This event is for ENTREPRENEURS ONLY, BY PREREGISTRATION ONLY.
This event is co-sponsored by Nixon Peabody, www.nixonpeabody.com.
VC Breakfast Club with Carol Sands of Angel’s Forum, focus on consumer products, enterprise software, industrial products, Internet and e-commerce, medical devices and service
The Angels' Forum (TAF) invests in seed and early-stage business ventures, with preference towards disruptive technologies that will open new, large market opportunities. TAF's investment focus includes the following industry sectors: consumer products, enterprise software, industrial products, Internet and e-commerce, medical devices and service, as well as clean-tech.
For over a decade, The Angels’ Forum has been investing, mentoring and advising Silicon Valley startups from the seed stage all the way through a meaningful exit. We are a diverse group of 25 high net worth private investors, all of whom have been CEO’s, founders or senior executives of successful entrepreneurial ventures. We have the capital, time, experience, skills and passion to work with other entrepeneurs to build disruptive companies.
Our focus is on seed and early stage companies seeking $100K to $1M investment in a wide range of industry sectors including medical devices and services, IT, Internet and consumer. We limit our investments to companies headquartered in the 10 counties that make up the Silicon Valley/Bay Area. In the earliest, most fragile stages of a venture, proximity is important. As a result, our resources are close by when entrepreneurs need them most.
Carol Sands, 55, is the Founder and the Managing Member of The Angels’ Forum and The Halo Funds. She has spent the last 35 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.
Official Website: http://www.svase.org/?q=node/1526
Added by svaseinfo on June 26, 2008