HBS Alumni Angels of Southern California

Who are the HBS Alumni Angels?
HBS Alumni Angels of Southern California, founded in 2011, is comprised of Harvard alumni interested in investing in early stage companies. HBS Alumni Angels is open to all Harvard alumni, not just HBS graduates. The companies in which we invest do not need any Harvard affiliation.

What are the benefits to you of being a HBS Alumni Angel?

We have a large dealflow.

We plan on having 5 or 6 pitch meetings a year with four companies presenting at each pitch meeting.

Our deals will be screened and analyzed.
We have a strong and growing screening committee whose members will have prior experience in venture capital, private investing, investment banking, early stage corporate management. For each of the four companies that present at a pitch meeting, we have gone through an extensive screening process that starts with approximately 175 companies per screening event.

Our Angels will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with screened companies.
We will hold 5 or 6 pitch meetings a year, at which we will bring together four pre-screened companies and our Angels. In addition, we hold due diligence meetings on the companies that have presented and for whom due diligence has been completed by our members.  We also hold educational events during the year.

We facilitate our Angels' due diligence and follow up.
For those who are interested in learning more and potentially investing in a company, we will form teams to work together on due diligence, review of deal documents and negotiation of terms. Most private investors are on their own.

How do I get involved?
If you would like to participate as an Angel, please email Mark Schwartz at: marknschwartz@gmail.com

Entrepreneur Application:
Entrepreneurs Apply Here

HBS Alumni Angels of Southern California Member Application:
Become a Member Now*

If you have any questions, please contact Mark Schwartz MBA '80 at marknschwartz@gmail.com

We welcome inquiries from potential corporate sponsors.