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Carol Sands, The Angels' Forum: How to Raise the Next Round of Funding

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College of San Mateo

1700 W Hillsdale Blvd · San Mateo, CA

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Go to the College Center (Building 10). Parking is free for the event.

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1) Park in Lots 8, 9 thru 9D and 6. Parking is free for the event.

2) Go to the Building 10 - College Center / Bayview Dining Room.

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While finding raising their the first round of funding is pretty easy , most entrepreneurs find that obtaining their next round of funding much more challenging. Investors want more information, better investment terms and valuations are now based on the company’s actual performance.

Come learn how to prepare for your next round of funding. Join Carol Sands of The Angels’ Forum as she discusses " How to Raise the Next Round of Funding."

Carol Sands, the founder and managing member of The Angels' Forum, is one of the most prominent investors in Silicon Valley.

Carol Sands is the Founder of The Angels’ Forum ( ( and the Managing General Partner of The Halo Funds ( ( She has spent more than 30 years with investing, entrepreneurial, and/or large corporate institutions. A recognized expert on Board of Directors matters for entrepreneurial entities, she is also an instructor at Stanford University.

The Angels’ Forum (TAF) has been investing in, mentoring and advising Silicon Valley startups from the seed stage all the way through a meaningful exit since 1997. A diverse group of 30 high net worth private investors, all of whom have created their own wealth via their successful entrepreneurial endeavors and/or senior corporate positions. TAF Members have the capital, time, experience, skills and passion to work with other entrepreneurs to build disruptive and impactful companies. (

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6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Check in, Food, Networking, Demo Tables

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Presentation, Q & A

8:30 pm to 9:00 pm More Networking

About the Speaker

Carol Sands is the Founder and the Managing Member of The Angels' Forum and the Founder and Managing General Partner of The Halo Fund. She has 30 years of experience with investing, entrepreneurial, and large corporate institutions.

In 1997, she formed The Angels' Forum, an innovative angel group. The Angels' Forum organizes individual investors with previous entrepreneurial experience to invest using a venture capital model for due diligence, mentoring, and board management.

In 2000, Carol co-founded The Halo Fund, a $25 million venture fund invested in early stage, Silicon Valley based start ups. The same core partners later launched Halo II and Halo III.

A globally recognized expert, Carol consults with government officials and corporations about early-stage investing and innovation. She teaches "Angel investing for the Serious Investor" and “The Effective Startup Board Member” through Stanford University's Continuing Studies and has guest lectured at other universities around the world.

Passionate about the impact that small amounts of money can make when combined with innovative thinking, she is also a Director of the Sands Family Foundation which funds early stage and pre NIH (National Institute of Health) research relating to prostate and ovarian cancers.

Carol received her B.A. in Business Administration from The University of Iowa.


Capital efficient companies Disruptive technologies or business models
"Must Have" verses "Nice to Have" products or services
Does good while making a LOT of money
Only Bay Area companies


Financing strategies, term sheets, and M&A negotiations
Board of Director formation, development & governance
Sales & Marketing

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