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
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
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.
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.