The Halo Funds

The Halo Fund is an early-stage venture capital fund focused on high-growth investments at the front edge of business and technological innovation in Silicon Valley. We invest in companies led by extraordinary people who are pursuing opportunities in, life sciences, consumer products, clean technology, and high technology. We attract Silicon Valley's most disruptive processes and ideas that are "must-have" (verses "nice to have") technologies. Our investments impact the world in a positive manner.The first Halo Fund (Halo I) was raised in 2000. Since then, two additional funds have been raised with current investments being made out of the third fund (Halo III).

 

Halo Fund partners are successful investors and entrepreneurs, who have built ventures from the ground up, raised private capital and managed public companies. In addition, Halo's team represents significant venture capital investing experience.The Halo Funds have a long history of attracting top co-investors such as Kleiner Perkins, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, US Venture Partners, and Sequoia Capital.The Halo Funds leverage an exclusive relationship with The Angels' Forum to pre-screen the majority of our deal flow. The most promising of these investment opportunities are further evaluated through Halo Fund's due diligence process.

 

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The Halo Fund Advantage
Halo is the firm of choice for early-stage entrepreneurs seeking funding to fuel their dreams. Halo Partners are helpful, open, honest, respectful, responsive and decisive.

Entrepreneur-Centric
We only invest in smart, driven entrepreneurs. We know that best way to work with our portfolio companies is by supporting them through the frequent and difficult management decisions. This means we listen, ask questions, and leave the final decision to our trusted entrepreneurs.
 
Experience Across Industry Cycles
The Halo team collectively has 85 years of early venture investing experience. Our partners have lived through many industry cycles across many different sectors of technology and across many functional roles. Each of our partners also has significant investing experience in his or her primary area of expertise. They also have operational experience working with or in small start-ups as well as large companies.

 Operating Experience and Expertise
The seven members of the team include three former public company CEOs and a renowned venture capitalist.  Some are former corporate executives and experienced sales & marketing experts.  Each of the partners has both business and personal experience as users of technology: an important element of their ability to identify, evaluate and invest in promising technologies at the beginning.

 

 

Quality Co-investors

The Halo Fund has and will continue to co‑invest with venture capital firms, private equity firms, corporate venture funds, and other angel investors.  These other investors are appreciative of Halo's early involvement and guidance in portfolio companies.  Some of Silicon Valley’s top venture capital funds that have subsequently invested in past Halo Funds portfolio companies include Kleiner Perkins, USVP, Mayfield, Mohr Davidow, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Onset Ventures and Sequoia.

 

Operating Experience and Expertise
Halo Fund Partners have both the business and personal experience to identify, evaluate and invest in promising technologies at the beginning. Each team member has lived through many industry cycles across different sectors of technology and in many functional disciplines. Each partner has significant investing and/or strategic investment banking advisory experience as well as operational experience working with or in both small start-ups and large companies.

Board Members and Company Builders
A core value for Halo is to bring significant value as board members (or board observers) via their wisdom gained through operating and investing experience. Assistance might come in the form of helping the entrepreneurial team adjust strategy, build a team capable of outstanding execution, gain customers, design strategic alliances and go public and/or exit through acquisition.