|Venture Fund Member Profile
The Halo Funds ("Halo") are early-stage venture capital funds that focus on high-growth investments at the front edge of business and technological innovation in California. We invest in companies led by extraordinary people who are pursuing opportunities in consumer, information technology, medical technology, and clean technology.
The members of our partnership are successful investors and entrepreneurs who are also members of The Angels' Forum. Our investors have built ventures from the ground up, raised private capital and managed public companies. In addition, Halo's team represents decades of venture capital investing experience. Background information is provided on each member of the General Partner at The Halo Fund Management Committee.
The Halo Funds leverage an exclusive relationship with a world-leading early-stage investment organization, The Angels' Forum ("TAF"), to pre-screen the majority of our dealflow. Most Halo investments are first screened by The Angels' Forum, which evaluates thousands of start-up ventures every year. The most promising of these investment opportunities are further evaluated through Halo’s due diligence process. Afterwhich, the partnership then makes an independent investment decision, based on venture capital criteria.
The Halo Funds are members of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).
The Halo Funds
Ed Esber has over thirty five years experience in the computer and software industry. Business Week magazine and Computer Reseller News have identified Ed as a pioneer and visionary leader of the personal computer industry who is credited with developing the market strategies for two of the world’s best selling software packages of the 1980s: VisiCalc and dBase.
Ed has personally started, grown and/or turned around over fifteen companies, some of which became public companies. He has been a member of the Angels’ Forum for 9 years and a co founding member of Halo Fund Management Company, Halo Fund II Management Company and Halo Opportunity Fund Management Company. In 2007, he became a Co Managing Member of all previous funds and a Co Founder of The Halo Fund III Management Company.
Ed is on the Board of Directors for Quantum, BenefitStreet and iTaggit. He was the CEO or President of Ashton Tate, Creative Insights, Creative Labs, Pocket.com and SoloPoint. He started his career by working for Texas Instruments, IBM and Digital General. Ed has also taught an MBA course at the Weatherhead School of Business at Case Western Reserve University entitled “Starting and Managing a Successful Startup”. Ed has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He earned an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.
||Acumen Medical, Inc. is a medical device company that is revolutionizing the delivery of therapy to the heart by developing new methods for visualizing cardiac anatomy. Its products are designed to create a new standard of care in the delivery of left ventricular pacing leads for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy.|
||Clairvoyante, Inc. licenses unique pixel architectures and algorithms that enhance the performance of Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD’s). Clairvoyante PenTile Matrix™ technology offers LCD manufacturers breakthrough performance – higher resolution, increased brightness, lower power and lower cost.|
||Qumu, Inc. Media Publisher Inc. is the leader in Enterprise Video Communications. The company offers a complete suite of video applications, and a Video Control Center.|
||Neoguide Systems, Inc. is developing a colonoscope that will revolutionize the field of colonoscopy. Its colonoscope incorporates state of the art electromechanical technology that is easier to use, cheaper, safer, faster and less unpleasant for the patient.|
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