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The Sand Hill Angels is a group of successful Silicon Valley technology professionals dedicated to the formation and growth of startup companies.
The key distinctions of Sand Hill Angels are our professional and well defined process, our open approach to working with others in the startup financing ecosystem, our investor-only membership, and our investments are made as a single legal entity.
Our experience spans all aspects of growing successful companies from the formative stage through management of multi-billion dollar enterprises. The group looks to leverage its domain experience and competencies through careful investing in promising technology startups and by providing its portfolio companies with outstanding coaching in marketing, business development, operations, finance, engineering and management.
We invest in private companies at all stages and favor investments in the Internet, Information Technology, and Life Sciences. In Information Technology, we are particularly active in Semiconductors, Software, Storage, and Communications. In the Life Sciences, our interests primarily include medical devices and diagnostics.
Our operating model is to work collaboratively with Venture Capital firms and other Bay Area Angel organizations to lend early stage capital and guidance so that a startup may accomplish the critical milestones necessary to achieve its next stage growth and financing objectives. Sand Hill Angels often syndicates with traditional venture investors and other organized angel groups, providing the entrepreneur with financing discussions leverage.
We either invest as part of a seed or Series A round or we will invest in a discounted convertible note that will convert in an upcoming financing round.
Sand Hill Angels
Jim Connor serves as President of Sand Hill Angels. He has been active in financial software applications for the past twenty years and was most recently the President of JPMorgan SymPro, a subsidiary of JP Morgan Chase & Company from August 2003 to May 2007. JPMorgan SymPro is the leading provider of Treasury Management software to the public sector, specifically focusing on investment management, bond issuance/debt management and the integration of treasury and liquidity operations. Jim was the founder and CEO of SymPro, Inc., grew the company to become the unqualified leader in its market space and managed the acquisition with JP Morgan Chase & Company.
Prior to SymPro, Inc, Jim worked at Xerox Computer Services in Software Development Management, in the development and deployment of systems which supported the distribution of Xerox parts and supplies in North America. Prior to Xerox, Jim was employed in Europe within the computer technology sector and started his career with the NCR software and Operations Groups.
Jim is active in applying software technology to financial and business applications. He is currently the President of Discover Ventures, LLC which provides sales and marketing services to technology companies. He has published several White Papers on specific financial models and has a patent application accepted by USTPO. He serves on several advisory boards, is an active angel investor and serves as the Program Chair of the (SVASE) Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs, CXO Forum. He holds a Bachelors degree in Business from the University of Cincinnati and is a member of several professional finance associations.
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