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25 Best Berkeley Angel Investors

Angel Investors play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Berkeley 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 Berkeley Angel Investors

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Carl Bass

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Carl Bass was president and CEO of Autodesk from 2006-2017. He spent 24 years at Autodesk where he held a series of executive positions incl…


Martin Eberhard

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Martin Eberhard is an engineer, a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and inventor on at least 17 patents. He received a BS in Computer Eng…


Samvit Ramadurgam

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Seed, Venture

Samvit went through the Y Combinator program and started his first venture-backed company when he was nineteen years old. Prior to starting …


Chris Anderson

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

I’m the CEO of 3DR, founder and chairman of the Linux Foundation’s Dronecode Project, and founder of the DIY Drones and DIY Robocarscommunit…


Mike Olson

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Mike (@mikeolson) co-founded Cloudera in 2008 and served as its CEO until 2013, when he took on his current role of chief strategy officer (…


Nick Sutardja

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Nick Sutardja – CEO @ Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology


Peter Read

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Peter is a partner of Read Investments, specializing in commercial real estate acquisitions and development. He is the former Co-Owner of Gr…


Arjun Singh

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Arjun Singh


Chris Hulls

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Chris is the cofounder and CEO of Life360. Before doing the whole startup thing, he did a stint in banking at Goldman Sachs and spent a …


Steve Newcomb

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

I love to think of entrepreneurs as heros of a sort.To imagine a single person that starts with a simple idea and then turns that idea into …


Skip Battle

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Skip Battle is a Senior Fellow of the Aspen Institute as well as a long time Institute Moderator. Skip was previously Executive Chairman of …


Caroline Winnett

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Caroline is Executive Director of Berkeley SkyDeck, UC Berkeley’s flagship startup accelerator. At SkyDeck she leads a program that hosts ov…


Fareed Mosavat

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Fareed Mosavat


Jerry D’Ascoli

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Jerry D’Ascoli


Steven Berger

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Steven Berger is the Director at BeBop Sensors.


Mark de Souza

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Mark P. de Souza is the COO, Director, Co-Founder at MyoTherix.


Tom Dinwoodie

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Tom Dinwoodie is founder and former CEO and CTO of SunPower Corporation Systems, a global provider of the world’s highest efficiency solar s…


Michael Pollan

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Michael Pollan is an American author, journalist, activist, and professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. …


Connor English

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

In the past decade, Connor has worked on PV systems from the ground up – designing, building, engineering, and costing. He has become a reco…


Robert Crabbs

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Chief Executive Officer at Mercury Touch, Ltd.


Ryan Chapman

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Ryan Chapman is a junior studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with a concentration in Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley. He pr…


Steve Bernstein

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Steve Bernstein


August Flanagan

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

August Flanagan is a Founder of Cronitor.io.


Nicholas Gunther

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Nicholas Gunther


Étienne Fontán

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Étienne Fontán – Director @ Berkeley Patients Group

Written by Mark Kendall

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