Sand Hill Angels requires an application via our deal management platform, ProSeeder, in order to consider a company for investment. Emailed decks can be useful for members to make an interest decision, but submitting all your information in one place for our 120+ members to review is integral to our process.
Your pitch deck, financials, team information and market opportunity/traction are particularly important in the review process. Any other information you submit will assist in our initial review and the decision process. As an example, short video pitches can help us see you and your passion for your idea. Please take the time to make your application stand out.
While some fields are marked as optional, we strongly recommend that you fill-out the application as completely as possible. Please do not use "See Exec Summary" or similar as answers to questions — or simply upload your deck without filling out the other questions.
We look forward to reviewing your application.
Please first register with ProSeeder, go to the bottom of the window, click the acceptance of terms, enter the verification code and click “Register” — that will allow you to fill out the form without losing data.
About Sand Hill Angels
Sand Hill Angels was founded in 2000. 2020 will be our 20th anniversary!
Sand Hill Angels is based in the Silicon Valley, CA. Meetings are held in Palo Alto and San Francisco, CA.
120+ Investor Members and a Network of 200+ Alumni.
Sand Hill Angels generally invests in Seed, Series A or later rounds. SHA invests in many follow on rounds for current Portfolio Companies.
Sand Hill Angels invests in 60+ deals per year in new rounds and follow on investments. We invest as much in follow on rounds as we do in our initial investments.
Sand Hill Angels has invested in over 200 deals and over 500 rounds since 2000.
Invested Since 2000: $85+ Million and growing.
Sand Hill Angels looks at over 1,000 deals per year
Sand Hill Angels members mentor many Entrepreneurs ahead of their applications for funding and subsequently for the life of the investment.
When you partner with Sand Hill Angels, you to get access to the smartest, patient money to kick start your company. We are a better choice for seed-stage funding because our sweet spot is companies that require patience. We invest in quality companies and founders that are tackling hard problems that others have tried to solve and that need real science and technology to solve. We are your partners and help out, rather than freak out, when things go sideways.
We understand that our process may sometimes seem slower than you’d like. However, our goal is to give every application — and company — the attention it deserves. Each of our applications is carefully screened and reviewed — and we only move forward when doing so is mutually beneficial.
BY END OF MONTH
Applications accepted on ProSeeder for the next month’s cycle until the last day of the last day of each month at 6 pm. A ProSeeder application is the only way to have all members review all pertinent information about your company.
Please note that an incomplete application will almost always lead to a disappointing response. We need to get to know you and your company in order to determine interest from our organization. For more application tips click here.
FIRST 2 WEEKS
After we receive your full application, one of our Special Interest Groups (SIGS) — Consumer, Business (B2B), Life Sciences — review all submitted deals and make recommendations to the Screening Committee.
Deals are evaluated on multiple criteria, including quality of management, market opportunity, product concept, competition, go-to-market plan, financial projections, the investment’s potential returns and whether the deal fits the investment objectives of our membership.
You may be contacted at this point if investors have questions. A deal lead is assigned to you at this time to guide you through the process.
Companies pick to present at Sand Hill Angels are chosen in the 2nd week of the month.
The first presentation to Sand Hill Angels Membership is live at our monthly Screening Meeting in Palo Alto, CA on the last Thursday of the month. Plan on a ten (10) minute presentation and five (5) minutes of Q&A.
Companies that meet our investment and interest thresholds move on the the Dinner Meeting. The Dinner Meeting presentations are thirty-five (35) minutes and consist of a brief presentation and lots of diligence Q&A. The Dinner Meeting is on the 2nd Thursday of every month.
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There is no set timeline for the due diligence work post presentation.
For those at the beginning of their journey, putting together a Sand Hill Angels diligence package can serve as a package you can pass along to present & future investors. For more information on diligence requirements, click here.
Post investment, Sand Hill Angels expects regular Quarterly Updates to the Sand Hill Angels Class Manager. Sand Hill Angels is here for our Portfolio Company entrepreneurs and is always willing to provide advice or give guidance — and willing to roll up our sleeves and extend our networks to help make you a success.
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