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22 Best Santa Barbara Angel Investors

Angel Investors play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Santa Barbara Angel Investors. We have tried to select a variety of different types of investors across a variety of niches.

This list is designed to show off the investors with exceptional track records, industry experience and a unique understanding of the ecosystem.

Top Santa Barbara Angel Investors

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Craig Tooey Courtemanche

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Craig “Tooey” Courtemanche is the Founder and CEO of Procore. More than a decade ago, Tooey leveraged the power of the Internet to improve c…


Kenny Van Zant

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Kenny Van Zant was the SVP and Chief Product Strategist for SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), where he helped pioneer the bottom-up model for selling …


Jim Andelman

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Jim is co-founder and Managing Director of Bonfire Ventures and Rincon Venture Partners. In this capacity, he is responsible for driving the…


Andreas von Blottnitz

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Mr. Andreas von Blottnitz is an angel investor and on the advisory board at e.ventures. Prior to his Venture Capital work, Mr. von Blottnit…


Klaus Schauser

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Klaus Schauser – Chief Strategist & Founder @ AppFolio Property Manager


Jason Spievak

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Jason Spievak is the co-founder and Managing Director of Entrada Ventures, the leading early-stage venture capital fund on California’s Cent…


Brett Queener

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Brett is a Partner at Bonfire Ventures. His entire career has been focused on growing software companies — fast. From 2013-2016, Brett serv…


Patrick Spence

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Patrick Spence is the Chief Executive Officer and serves on the Board of Directors for Sonos. Patrick joined Sonos as Chief Commercial Offic…


Kevin O’Connor

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Kevin O’Connor is currently the founder and general partner at [ScOp Venture Capital](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/oconnor-ventur…


Sieva Kozinsky

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Sieva Kozinsky is CEO at Enduring Ventures.


Reece Duca

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Reece Duca is a GlobalEnglish Founder and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors until July 2012, when GlobalEnglish was acquired by P…


Patrick Dietzen

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Patrick Dietzen brings many years of early stage tech venture executive experience and expertise. He is passionate about building businesses…


John Greathouse

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

John has held a number of senior executive positions with successful startups during the past fifteen years. At Computer Motion (RBOT), he w…


Avery Rosin

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Avery Rosin is a Principal at Lead Edge Capital, LLC. He joined the firm on July 05, 1995 and previously served as an Associate. Prior to th…


Jim Villanueva

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Jim Villanueva – Managing Director @ Global Partnerships/Eleos Social Venture Fund


Simon Plant

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

CEO, CTO, investor and strategic advisor on a wide range of technical and business transformation projects including high tech, automotive, …


Virgil Elings

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Virgil Elings – Founder @ First Nano


Adrian Sedlin

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Adrian Sedlin – CEO @ Canndescent


Eric Kanowsky

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Eric Kanowsky – Co-Founder and Managing Partner @ Entrada Ventures


Danny Seigle

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Danny Seigle is the Director of Business Development at FindTheBest. Danny joined the company in May 2011 after working as an associate cons…


Richard R. Janssen

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Richard R. Janssen – Principal @ Janssen & Associates


Michael Benaron

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

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