SV Angel

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SV Angel
Angel Investment Firm
Headquarters San Francisco, US
Key people
Ron Conway (Founder, Co-Managing Partner), Topher Conway (Co-Managing Partner)
Website SVAngel.com

SV Angel is a San Francisco-based angel investment firm, which helps startup companies with business development, financing, M&A and other strategic advice.[1] It provides capital investments to early stage companies focused on the Internet, e-commerce, and information technology markets.[2] In 2011 the company added more than 80 new companies to its portfolio, which then included 290 active investments.[3]

In early 2011 the company launched the Start Fund, a joint venture with DST, to direct investments to companies participating in Y Combinator.

In May 2015, managing partner David Lee departed the fund, with Topher and Ron Conway now serving as managing partners. [4]

Team[edit]

The team is composed of Founder and Co-Managing Partner Ron Conway,[5] and investors Topher Conway, Brian Pokorny, Kevin Carter, Robert Pollak, Abram Dawson, Mike Liu, and Paul La Londe.

Controversy[edit]

Conway was the single largest campaign contributor to Edwin M. Lee in his successful campaign for Mayor of San Francisco in November 2011; Conway raised $600,000 for Lee through independent expenditure committees. Since then questions have been raised about whether Lee has taken actions to benefit companies in which Conway's group has investments.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Website". 
  2. ^ "SV Angel Crunchbase profile". 
  3. ^ Primack, Dan (November 20, 2011). "Exclusive: SV Angel's investment portfolio". Fortune. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  4. ^ David Lee Leaves SV Angel
  5. ^ Carey, Pete (April 17, 2010). "SV 150 companies nearly double profits". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  6. ^ Smith, Matt (March 31, 2012). "As Mayor Cultivates New Business, Treatment of Backer Is Questioned". The New York Times / Bay Citizen. Retrieved 24 June 2013.