At SV Angel, we’re advocates for founders.

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"I’ve known and learned from Ron Conway for more than 40 years. I'm glad to see SV Angel team up with Brian Chesky to mentor and support companies working to create more economic empowerment opportunities for people across the world."

Bill Gates
Co-founder, Microsoft Corporation
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"If you are a promising startup, you have a good chance of getting SV Angel in your cap table, because they invest in an average of 1 new co per week."

Jessica Livingston
Founding Partner, Y Combinator
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"There are a few times in life when you meet someone who sees more potential in you than you might see in yourself. Ron has been that kind of person for me."

Ben Silbermann
Co-Founder and CEO, Pinterest

About us

SV Angel is a San Francisco-based seed fund. Over the last 25 years of early-stage investing, our core values of trust, loyalty, and integrity along with our founder-first approach have driven our strategy. We are a service organization, investing in founders who share these values. We support entrepreneurs in building lasting companies by assisting at key inflection points and leveraging our network to help them propel their businesses forward.

What we believe
Our Mantra

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    Be advocates for founders

    We always put founders first. We trust founders to run their companies with integrity, founders trust us to be there when they need us. We recognize the human element behind each company and aim to provide a full-spectrum support for the company’s success.

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    Do the right thing, always

    We think of ourselves as stewards of the tech ecosystem. For us, it's about more than money and we know that fostering a strong and inclusive community is the best business model. We love what we do and choose to work with founders who feel the same about their companies and team.

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    Maintain an unparalleled relationship network

    We’re proud to have built a vast relationship network that we leverage on behalf of portfolio companies and partners. Fostering deep and genuine relationships often results in our ability to help produce unexpected results. We strive to provide tactical support and to help reduce friction in the larger tech ecosystem.

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    Employ an Inflection Point Approach

    Our approach allows us to be there when founders need us most. We're known for providing tactical support at strategic inflection points in company growth, most commonly in fundraising, corporate development/M&A, and business development.

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    Sweat the details


    Over our long history, we’ve encountered it all and have developed pattern recognition that allows us to confidently provide insights to founders across a broad range of situations. We know that the smallest tasks often have an outsized impact on outcome. We believe that commitment to executing on the little things makes a big difference in the success of an organization, both internally and externally. We are committed to seeing all things, large and small, through to the finish line.

    “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”

    – John Wooden

We support:

  • sf.citi sfciti.org

    sf.citi is leveraging the collective power of the tech sector as a force for civic action in San Francisco. Please register if you're based in San Francisco.

  • Pledge 1% is an early-stage corporate philanthropy program. It's an easy way to leverage a portion of your future success to support nonprofits in your community.