Entrepreneurs

WHO DO WE INVEST IN? 

TiE Angels invests in seed and Series A rounds of promising companies in cloud, IoT/IoA, big data, ML/AI, AR/VR, security, enterprise software, networking, mobility hardware/software infrastructure, robotics, consumer, ecommerce, semiconductors, fintech, energy, digital health and medical devices. We have a strong preference for investments in the greater San Francisco area. Companies are selected either for "TiE Angels Showcase dinners" and/or in our more frequent "TiE Angels Startup Presentation dinners". Our investment is typically around $300k, but has ranged from $100k to $1.5M. We do not have a fund and angels make their decisions individually. However, a lead is assigned to every company during due diligence so that entrepreneurs deal with us as a group. To apply for TiE Angels click here and for any general inquiries contact programs@tie.org.

 

There are no fees for entrepreneurs to apply or present. If your company gets funded by TiE Angels, please consider making a small stock donation to TiE so we can continue fostering entrepreneurship. 

 

Our general criteria for investment are:

 

  • Fast growing markets (not just large markets)

  • Defensible technology

  • Teams with relevant backgrounds

  • Anticipating seed capital or co-invest in series A

 

The best time to approach TiE Angels for funding consideration is usually after you have sufficiently developed your plan to a point where you can demonstrate validation of the concept and have a team in place. TiE Angels is a forum where you should seek investment—not feedback on an idea. Because of this, we do not allow non-presenting entrepreneurs and other observers at our monthly dinners. TiE offers many other programs to help startups get the coaching needed to get in front of investors.