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 theBerkeley 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.

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.

Criteria for Membership & Participation in Pitch Meetings:

You are a UC Berkeley alumnus/a or current or former faculty member; and

You are an accredited investor, as defined in SEC Regulation D, Rule 501, and

These are also the criteria for membership in ourLinkedin 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.

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.

We will begin accepting applications for our Winter 2020 meeting in late 2019.

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).

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.

*These are some of the companies that pitched Berkeley Angel Network and received funding from one or more investors. See Disclaimer Regarding Companies in Terms of Use.

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.

Holiday Party, December 4, 2018, San Francisco, California

Saturday Afternoon Celebration, September 8, 2018, San Francisco

Angel Panel:  Berkeley Angel Network, Wharton Alumni Angels, MIT Alumni Angels, June 21, 2018, Berkeley Skydeck

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

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

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

Professor Robert E. Wiltbankon angel returns, 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