Building Stanford's Startup Community 
in Southern California

Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs of Southern California is a Stanford Alumni Association group that seeks to unify and enrich the startup ecosystem by facilitating investment, education and mentorship opportunities for entrepreneurs and alumni investors.

๐Ÿ“… Events

May 18, 2021

Search Fund Panel 

Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (ETA) / Search Funds is an exciting asset class. This panel brings together very experienced Stanford searchers, funders, and academics. 

Format will provide a discussion of the search fund model, discussion of recent trends in the sector, the pros and cons of search funds for investors/targets/searchers, and Q&A. 

Watch replay here.

JANUARY 20, 2021

Virtual Pitch Event

Presenting Companies: 

Agorus: Agorus is automating construction for residential developers

Friday: Friday allows consumers and business to transact while preserving privacy. 

Illume: Illume is a collaborative and convenient way to share notes of appreciation and gratitude.

RedLeaf: RedLeaf is a producer of super-high value natural inputs demanded by rapidly growing consumer segments.

Vuel: Create a challenge. Invite a friend. Have fun. 

NOVEMBER 17, 2020

Virtual Panel: All about SPACs!

What do Draft Kings and Virgin Galactic have in common? They both used SPACs to go public! At this panel, we learned about SPACs from the experts, including Eventbrite co-founder, Kevin Hartz.

Watch replay here

OCTOBER 29, 2020

Virtual Panel: Startup Stories of Pandemic Success 

Learn how four D2C startups are successfully navigating the uncertainties of the COVID-19 crisis. 

AUGUST 25, 2020

Virtual Pitch Event 

Presenting Companies:

Fathomd: Business games for better learning.

Hear Here: Location-based platform for sharing stories.

SportzBiz: Data analytics platform for sports marketing.

Worlds Between Worlds: Mobile gaming studio that builds living, breathing worlds for escape, exploration and play. 

Worth: Have your customers advertise to their friends and family.

AUGUST 11, 2020

Virtual Panel: Raising a VC/PE Fund During COVID 

A star-studded, all-Stanford panel of Private Equity and Venture fund investors and advisors  shared their candid perspectives on fundraising during different market environments. 


Juan Bruce (55 Catalyst Capital)
Anne Enna (Beal Private Capital) 

Josรฉ Feliciano (Clearlake Capital)

William Hsu (Mucker Capital)

MAY 28, 2020

Virtual Panel: Overcoming Bias & Risk

We had a stellar all-female panel of amazing professionals share insights on their experiences in the startup and early stage investing space through a fun, collaborative and inclusive Zoom format. 


Nicole Clark (Trellis Law)

Jesse Draper (Halogen Ventures)

Chelsie Lee (Shipsi)

Helen Reeves (Dentons)

Bridget Vuong (Fuse Inventory)

Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs of Southern California aims to provide a forum for interesting early stage companies at a fundraising stage to present. However Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs of Southern California is not a fund, does not do crowd sourced fundraising, nor does it provide investment advice or recommendations. Any due diligence, negotiation or investment activity conducted by members or officers of Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs of Southern California is conducted solely as an individual of their own accord as an accredited investor, not as an officer or representative of Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs of Southern California, Stanford University, or Stanford Alumni Association. Stanford University and Stanford Alumni Association are not in any way endorsing or assessing the companies or entrepreneurs who present at Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs of Southern California nor are they involved in Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs of Southern California's members or officersโ€™ individual investment decisions regarding these companies.

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