Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently asked questions

  • When is the right time to reach out?

    It is never too early to start a conversation. We most commonly talk to founders as they're starting their pre-seed or seed fundraising process.

  • What industries do you invest in?

    SV Angel primarily invests broadly in software-focused companies spanning the consumer and enterprise. See more here.

  • At what stages do you invest?

    We focus on early-stage investing and most commonly partner during seed rounds.

  • What is your typical investment process?

    Our team strives to meet founders where they are in their fundraising process. Our goal is to provide prompt feedback, and we move as quickly as possible to give a decisive answer.

  • What is your typical check size?

    We typically invest $25-100k in early-stage rounds.

  • What do you look for in founders?

    We invest in founders who share our values and personify their products. We look for passionate leaders who are playing the long game and lead by example.

  • How do you help companies within your portfolio?

    We are known for providing value at critical moments within a company's life cycle. We call this the Inflection Point Approach. From ideation to growth, we most commonly help during fundraising/financing, corporate development/M&A, and business development. Because of our long investment history and unique position within the larger tech ecosystem, we have developed an unparalleled network of partners, advisors, and friends with deep experience in every aspect of a company's growth. At key moments, we are able to leverage these connections for our founders, whether it be strategic advice or help finding a highly specialized doctor for a loved one. We recognize the human element behind each company and aim to provide full-spectrum support for the company’s success.

  • Do you lead invest?

    We don't lead invest and are usually a smaller check within a fundraising round.

  • Do you take board seats?

    We choose not to take board seats to allow us to align with a founder's best interest.

  • Do you invest in companies outside of Silicon Valley?

    Yes.

  • Do you invest internationally?

    Our portfolio is primarily US-based.

  • What does it mean to be investing internal capital?

    Investing internal capital means we have a very flexible mandate and have the ability to spend more time with founders and less time with LPs.