Angel Investors of the Bay

For almost a year I have been going to different talks by angel investors and venture capital firms of Silicon Valley. I have a long list of people who are interested in investing in young companies. So if you think you are about to develop the next Google you may want to talk to these people. Also if you know more angel investors and VC firms around Bay Area write a comment and I will add them to this post. [Note: I will constantly add people to this list]

John Steuart

John Steuart

John Steuart:

Randy is a Managing Director at Claremont Creek Ventures, and has spent the last 20 years managing, building and investing in technology and life science companies. John focuses on the intersection of the information technology and life sciences markets including bioinformatics, molecular diagnostics, genomics, proteomics, software and instrumentation for med-tech industries. He is an Industry Fellow at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at the College of Engineering as well as a member of the Advisory Council to the Lester Center’s Berkeley Entrepreneurs’ Forum at UC Berkeley.

Kevin Warnock

Kevin Warnock

Kevin Warnock: Chairman, SilverOffice Inc.


CEO,, Inc.
Computer Aided Lawyering Project Leader at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP

Ram Shriram

Ram Shriram

Ram Shriram started Sherpalo in January, 2000, with the goal of applying his wealth of operating and company building experience to promising early stage ventures. As a technology industry insider for over 25 years he has worked in companies large and small across all functional areas and through fluctuating business cycles. He is always eager to roll up his sleeves and work closely with founding teams on the challenging issues that confront and sometimes confound early stage ventures.

Links: His talk at Berkeley as part of the “Richard Newton Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series”

Bill Elmore

Bill Elmore

Bill Elmore:
In creating Foundation Capital in 1995, Bill was merely continuing his long history of building strong organizations from the inside. He is currently serving on the GSB Advisory Council at Stanford Business School and on the board of directors for Autonomic Networks, Biz360, CloudShield, Helpstream, Packet Design, Quartics, SpringCM, TeaLeaf Technology, Venafi, XMOS Semiconductor, and previously at Atherros Communications. In addition to an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Bill holds a BSEE and MSEE from Purdue University.

Shomit Ghose

Shomit Ghose

Shomit Ghose, Partner,
Information Technology and
Communications & Networking

Shomit Ghose joined ONSET Ventures in 2001 after 19 years of working at high-tech companies in the Silicon Valley. During his career he participated in several successful IPOs, including those of Sun Microsystems and Broadvision. Shomit was awarded two academic scholarships to the University of California, Berkeley, at age 15. He graduated in 1982 with a degree in Computer Science. At ONSET Ventures, Shomit focuses on software, networking and infrastructure companies. He also mentors and provides management resources to portfolio companies to help maximize their success. Shomit led ONSET’s investments in Netseer, Opinmind, Sentilla, Truviso and Xorp. He is an Industry Fellow and lead venture coach at UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering, and serves on the entrepreneurship advisory board at the University of San Francisco.

Mark Albert

Mark Albert

Mark Albert, Partner,
Perkins Coie

Mark Albert is a partner in the firm’s Emerging Companies and Private Equity practice groups. He has been a transactional attorney for more than 19 years with a primary focus on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, and initial public offerings. Many of these companies originated from university funded technologies and Mark is currently an active participant in the V-Lab at the University of California, Berkeley, which aids in the commercialization of university sponsored research.

Nat Goldhaber

Nat Goldhaber

Nat Goldhaber, Managing Director, Claremont Creek Ventures

Nat Goldhaber is Managing Director of Claremont Creek Ventures. Nat is the resident expert on mobile technology with a broad interest in areas such as mobile payments and social networking. His focus on this investment field is built on twenty years of experience in IT as: CEO of Cybergold; founder of Centram Systems West; founding CEO of Kaleida Labs and Vice President of Sun Microsystems. Prior to his business career, Nat served as Special Assistant to Pennsylvania’s Lt. Governor, William Scranton, III. He ran the state’s Energy Agency as its Interim Director. Some past investments include: Ask Jeeves, Shiva and Macromedia. Nat is currently on the board of Adura Technologies, cFares, and TargetCast Networks. Nat holds a master’s degree in Education and is an emeritus member of the Executive Board of the College of Letters and Science at UC Berkeley. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs, as a member of the US Secret Service Electronics Crime Taskforce, and is a Board Member of the Federation of American Scientists.

Randy Hawks

Randy Hawks

Nat Goldhaber

Randy Hawks, Managing Director, Claremont Creek Ventures, Managing Director, Claremont Creek Ventures

Randy Hawks is a Managing Director at Claremont Creek Ventures, bringing more than 25 years of technology industry experience as a senior general manager and venture investor to the group.  Randy invests in Information Technology and has a special interest in Security and Sensor Networks.

Tim Harris

Tim Harris

Tim Harris, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Timothy J. Harris is a partner in the Palo Alto office of the international law firm Morrison & Foerster LLP where he specializes in representing entrepreneurs, startups and the venture capital investors that finance them. Mr. Harris advises on issues involving corporate formation; equity incentive compensation; angel, seed and venture capital investment; and technology development and licensing. In addition to his law degree, Mr. Harris holds a degree in computer science from Princeton University and was a software designer and programmer before becoming a lawyer. His computer science and software background provide him with a detailed understanding of his Internet- and software-based clients’ products and services and the technology issues they face.

Martin Ken

Martin Ken

Martin Kan, Director, Entrepreneur Services Group, SVB Capital

Martin Kan is currently a Director in the Entrepreneur Services Group at SVB Capital. He is focused in collaborating with both pre-Series A and venture backed software companies in their need for venture capital by leveraging the bank’s resources and network into the venture capital community. In addition, he was a Relationship Manager in the Emerging Technologies Practice at Silicon Valley Bank where his responsibilities were to provide banking services to early stage companies. Also, he previously managed a portfolio of venture-backed companies and has extensively underwritten credit facilities to these companies. Prior to Silicon Valley Bank, Martin held several project management and engineering positions at TRW (now Northrop Grumman). While at TRW, he worked on such strategic missile projects such as MX/Peacekeeper and Minuteman III weapon systems and on various Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) programs. Martin is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in aerospace engineering and earned his MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Christina Pearson

Christina Pearson

Christina Pearson, Pillsbury Corporate & Securities Group

Christina Pearson practices in Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s Corporate & Securities group and the Emerging Growth & Technology group, where she negotiates private equity financings for companies and venture capitalists, counsels companies on mergers and acquisitions, and advises her clients on licensing, contract and general corporate matters. Ms. Pearson also represents public clients and assists them with securities offerings, securities filings and regulatory matters. Ms. Pearson holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

There are some more links on this page and this page

To add:

Vinod Khosla

· Sam Angus, Fenwick & West LLP (moderator)

· Steve Bengston, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

· Jean-Francois “Jeff” Clavier, SoftTech VC

· Gregory Gretsch, Sigma Partners

David Charron

Terry Opdendyk

Neil Watson

Jerome Engel

Jennifer Chatman

John Hanke

SB Master founded Master-McNeil, Inc. as one of the first firms focused exclusively on naming. The company is known both for its hundreds of new names and brand architectures, and for its thought leadership, articles, speeches, and teaching. Master-McNeil has completed multiple projects for AMD, Disney, Schwab, Sun, Nestle, Apple, Levi-Strauss, VW, Dell, and Cisco.  Additional clients include Motorola, PayPal, Compaq, Chevrolet, MicroSoft, Adobe, Acer, Clorox, Cadence, HP, Walmart, Wells Fargo, Ariba, Delta, and AT&T, as well as many new ventures and mid-sized companies. Companies incubated by Master-McNeil include BAsys, for which SB and a co-inventor were awarded a patent, and a current social enterprise startup. SB’s post-MBA job was at Landor, where she became Associate Group Director, Corporate Identity, and founding director of their naming practice. She led the creation of numerous corporate identities including Westin, Touchstone, Pacific Telesis Group/ Pacific Bell, Fleet Financial Group, and Asiana. Prior to business school SB was a Fellow at the National Endowment for the Arts; and authored the first study of the economic impact of the arts on the Bay Area, while at the San Francisco Foundation. SB received her MBA from the Harvard Business School, and a triple-major honors BA from the UCSC. She serves on several boards, both corporate and non-profit.


~ by marksalen on September 5, 2009.

One Response to “Angel Investors of the Bay”

  1. What if i have the next goole and even beter i can demonstrate an even IRR than 300%

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