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65 Best San Jose Angel Investors

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

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


John Chambers

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Chambers has served as a member of the Board of Directors since November 1993. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since Novembe…


Lip-Bu Tan

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Lip-Bu Tan is Chairman and Founder of Walden International and has been active in the venture capital industry for the past two decades. Add…


Shantanu Narayen

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Shantanu Narayen currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Adobe. He joined Adobe in January 1998 as Vice President and G…


Sunmeet Jolly

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

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

Founder and Patent holder – GROTU mobile app @ 101 Islands LLC. Angel investor in 40 pre-IPO technology startups. Frequently invited by acce…


James Higa

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

James Higa – Founder. Managing Partner. @ Offline Ventures


Padmasree Warrior

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Padmasree Warrior is the Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer at Fable. She is also the Chief Executive Officer of NextEV, U.S. S…


David Chao

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

David K Chao joined DCM Ventures as General Partner and Cofounder.


Jay Chaudhry

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jay Chaudhry is a seasoned entrepreneur with a track record of success. He is an innovator and trendsetter who has founded and funded severa…


Andrew Filev

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Andrew Filev is the founder and CEO of Wrike, provider of popular social project management software with customers from 50+ countries. A…


Sanjay Sathe

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

GenomeSmart was acquired in Feb 2020 by Konica Minolta Precision Medicine. GenomeSmart is an AI/ML based platform which helps people assess …


George Kurtz

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

George Kurtz is an internationally recognized security expert, author, entrepreneur and speaker. He has almost twenty years of experience in…


Michael Li

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Michael Li is VP of Data at Coinbase.


Anne Raimondi

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Anne Raimondi is an American businesswoman and entrepreneur who has helped grow numerous companies and even founded her own. Raimondi has re…


Daniel Schulman

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Daniel Schulman joined PayPal in 2014 to lead the company into its next phase as an independent business, following the announcement of its …


Gary Gauba

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Gary Gauba


Sudheesh Nair

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Sudheesh Nair is the CEO at ThoughtSpot .


Shaun Coleman

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Shaun Coleman – Co-Founder / Head of Products @ NewSpace Networks


Salman Azhar

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Salman Azhar – Managing Director @ Duke Angel Network


Sam Bright

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Sam Bright is Chief Product and Experience Officer at Upwork. Bright leads a globally distributed team across Product Management, Design, Us…


Yiren “Ronnie” Huang

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Yiren Huang is Co-Founder, VP of Engineering at CNEX Labs, Inc.


William Lansing

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

William Lansing is the Chief Executive Officer and a Member of the Board of Directors (February 2006) at FICO since January 2012. A 30-y…


Hana Yang

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Hana Yang is Co-Founder at Allocate.


Alex Fedosseev

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Alex Fedosseev has did 3 successful startups and exits in Telecom / Smart Home / IoT space Now bringing #Blockchain revolution to MediaTech …


John Warnock

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Since John Warnock co-founded Adobe in 1982 with Charles Geschke, the two have worked closely together to develop a stream of pioneering sof…


Bill Krause

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Bill Krause has served as a director since 2004. Krause has served as President of LWK Ventures, a private advisory and investment firm sinc…


Dave House

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Dave House has served as a director since 2004 and as the Chairman of our Board of Directors since December 2005. From January 2005 through …


Ben Curren

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Silicon Valley veteran and technology entrepreneur with 20 years experience building products and companies that help small businesses thriv…


Imad Ashfaq

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Imad Ashfaq


Payson Johnston

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Payson serves as the CEO of Crowdz, a Blockchain startup in the Silicon Valley, focused on digitizing, automating, and accelerating supply c…


Justin Stottlemyer

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Justin Stottlemyer is the Distinguished Architect at Intuit.


Nancy Schoendorf

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Nancy Schoendorf joined Mohr Davidow in 1993 she brought seventeen years of industry experience in a variety of engineering and executive po…


Tom Werner

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Tom Werner serves as SunPower’s CEO and chairman of the SunPower board of directors. Prior to joining SunPower, he held the position of chie…


Jon Karafin

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Jon Karafin joined Light Field Lab as CEO and Founder in 2017.


Brendan Bevensee

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Brendan Bevensee – CTO and Co-Founder @ Light Field Lab


Robert Zollars

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Robert Zollars has made a positive impact on many people and businesses for more than 30 years, leading 11 companies as president or chief e…


Patri Friedman

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Patri Friedman is the General Partner of Pronomos since 2017. Patri Friedman is the founder of Seasteading Institute, a non-profit organizat…


Tony Lam

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Tony Lam is the President at the San Francisco Bay Area Wingstop Marketing COOP.


Chet Kapoor

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Chet Kapoor is Chairman and CEO of DataStax. He is a proven leader and innovator in the tech industry with more than 20 years in leadership…


Vinh (Vinny) Nguyen

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Vinh Nguyen joined eVinh as CEO in 2017.


William McLean

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

William McLean has over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. William McLean was the CEO of Ozmo Devices, focused on WiFi Di…


Kinh DeMaree

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Kinh is the Head Talent Huntress at Axiom Zen, an award-winning venture studio in Vancouver, SF, and Santiago. Previously, she was a senior …


Bud Biswas

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Bud has an impressive track record of starting networking companies and turning them into profitable businesses, and has over twenty years o…


Steven Lee

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Founder at Crowdz.


Wade Luders

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

San Jose Real Estate and Start Up Investor


Maxim Surdu

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Investor and late founder of Kray Technologies


James Hogan

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Mr. James H. Hogan is a senior executive, investor – one of the leaders of Silicon Valley. His skills were built over 30 years in the semico…


Douglas G. Bergeron

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Douglas G. Bergeron has been CEO of VeriFone since July 2001 when he spearheaded the acquisition of the company from Hewlett Packard in a tr…


Barbara Siverts

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Barbara Siverts – HR & Process Advisor @ ASANA TECHNOLOGY (ISRAEL) LTD


Hooman Bolandi

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Sr. Project Engineering & Member of Technical Staff at Applied Materials.


Aaron Lewis

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Aaron Lewis


Anand Vijay

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Anand Vijay – Director of Engineering @ eBay


Riley Welch

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Riley Welch


Travis McPeak

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Travis McPeak


Eugene Pozdnikov

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Eugene Pozdnikov


John Reimer

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

John Reimer


Scott Shipman

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Scott Shipman


Jason Khalipa

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jason Khalipa – President @ NC Fit


Patrick Hammon

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Patrick Hammon


Alfred Wu

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Alfred Wu – Technical Accounting and Policy @ Google


Raja Bose

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Technologist & Angel Investor


Phil Kearney

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Phil Kearney


Elnaz Sarraf

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Elnaz Sarraf


Luis Vargas

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Luis Vargas is Product Manager Core Payments at Facebook.


Sandeep Puri

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Architecture @ Work


Frank Chen

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Frank Chen Founding Engineer, Coursera.

Written by Mark Kendall

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