May 21, 2008 SDF Harvard Angels 2

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On May 21, 2008 in East Palo Alto at DLA Piper SDForum for startups to present to the Harvard Angels Selection Committee. When I first heard of name “Harvard Angels” I thought they were a well-dressed motorcycle gang. It turns out they ride in to town to raise money instead of hell. Any disruption they cause will be in technology. Text from DJCline.com.

They are members of the Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Northern California and the Harvard Club of San Francisco. During the past year they made early stage investments from $100,000 to $500,000. They advise on writing executive summaries and pitching their companies in three minutes.

Tom Cervantez of of Davis Wright Tremaine moderated the panel consisting of Come Lague, Active Angel and VC with Nueva Ventures, Sajjad Masud, Angel and founder of Apvision, J.C. Sarner, Angel Investor and co-founder of Optimizing Software Tools. They listened to the following pitches.

Michel Gelobter of Cooler wants to connect every purchase with a solution for global warming.

John Lee and Mike Samachisma of Bardo Entertainment offered an online virtual reality for pop culture.

Lina Pandey of GreenBack Systems has an authentication system for financial institutions.

Paul Bragiel of Meetro has a service that allows users enter location specifications to find other online users in surrounding areas.

Ron Ih of GoPlay Network created a new way for fantasy sports fan to interact online with real leagues.

Michael Ferguson, Managing Partner of Eccogen presented a campus card program where students could reload a prepaid card.

If you can’t go to Harvard go to a Harvard Angel. I still wonder if they have pinstripe leather jackets.

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