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26 Best Stanford Angel Investors

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

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Avichal Garg

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Avichal is Managing Partner at Electric Capital. He is a serial entrepreneur and technology executive. Avichal sold two companies and was mo…


Stanley Tang

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Stanley Tang is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at DoorDash. He attended Stanford University, where he majored in Computer Science….


Alexandra Botez

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Alexandra Botez is a co-founder at FameGame.


David Cheriton

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

David Cheriton is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, head of the Distributed Systems Group in the Computer Science Department at Stanford Univer…


Fei-Fei Li

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Fei-Fei Li joined Stanford University as Sequoia Professor of Computer Science in 2009. Prior to joining Stanford, she was on faculty at Pri…


Dilip Goswami

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

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Dilip Goswami, president and CTO, previously served as VP of Technology at Advanced Technologies & Testing Laboratories where he lead resear…


Jake Zeller

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jake Zeller is a Venture Hacker at AngelList and investor in early-stage technology companies.


Jesse Leimgruber

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Jesse is a Stanford Alumni, co-founder of NeoReach and Bloom, Thiel Fellow, and angel investor in a dozen startups. Jesse is a partner at th…


Jure Leskovec

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jure Leskovec is chief scientist at Pinterest and associate professor of computer science at Stanford University. Jure’s research focuses on…


Collin Wallace

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Collin Wallace is the CEO and co-founder at ZeroStorefront.


John Hennessy

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

John Hennessy – Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering @ Stanford University


Don Listwin

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Don Listwin is the CEO of RapidAI. Don Listwin is also a distinguished networking industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, in…


Andrew T. Grauer

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Andrew cofounded Course Hero in 2006 while attending Cornell University. He leads Course Hero’s vision, mission, strategy, values, and cultu…


Matt Kraning

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Matt is an expert in large-scale optimization, distributed sensing, and machine learning algorithms run on massively parallel systems. Prior…


Xochitl Cazador

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Xochitl Cazador at Celo


Thuc Vu

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

OhmniLabs is a leading service robotics developer focused on improving people’s quality of life. Join us in meeting growing customer demand …


Badr Al-Rumaih

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Badr Al-Rumaih serves as a geophysicist of EXPEC Advanced Research Center at Saudi Aramco.


Raffi Krikorian

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Raffi Krikorian was, until August 2014, Twitter’s VP of Engineering in charge of the Platform – the core infrastructure of Twitter. During h…


Jim Ellis

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Mr. Ellis is a Lecturer in Management at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He is currently teaching two strategic mana…


Cecilia Stallsmith

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Cecilia Stallsmith – Program Advisor @ Heavybit


Bill Meehan

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

William F. Meehan III is a Lecturer in Strategic Management at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Director Emeritus o…


Mehran Sahami

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Mehran Sahami is a Professor and Associate Chair for Education in the Computer Science department at Stanford University. He is also the Rob…


Franklin Johnson

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Franklin Johnson is a Lecturer of Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Franklin taught a class in entrepreneurship and ventur…


Kevin Warsh

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Kevin Warsh is the Shepard Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Economics at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and Lecturer at Sta…


Csaba Szabo

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Csaba Szabo – Advisor for Strategy @ Be-novative


Sam Gambhir

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Sam Gambhir

Written by Mark Kendall

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