Investor Members

  • HBS Angels of Boston provides a forum for Harvard alumni to connect with, learn about, and invest in quality early-stage companies located predominantly in the Boston and New England area.
  • Our angel investor members are Harvard Business School and other Harvard University alumni who are interested in investing in these early stage companies on an individual basis.
  • Our members have extensive experience across industries and like to help strong entrepreneurs succeed. We assign an experienced mentor to each company in which we invest.
  • We are a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit, part of the HBS Association of Boston, and affiliated with HBS Angels chapters on 4 continents (hbsalumniangels.com).
  • The companies in which we invest do not need any Harvard affiliation.

Benefits of Membership in HBS Angels of Boston

  1. Learn to be a “professional” angel investor… no experience necessary 
    • Learn best practices in angel investing
    • Gain from shared experience with HBS and Harvard colleagues
    • Some members have years of angel experience, many are new
    • No pressure to invest
    • No minimum investment requirement (but must be an Accredited Investor to invest)
  2. Connect with other HBS and Harvard graduates.  Graduates of all Harvard University schools are welcome.
  3. Gain access to a variety of investor education and events 
    • Seminars on Investing and Entrepreneurship
    • Industry events (clean tech, healthcare, etc.)
    • HBS Alumni New Venture Competition
    • Virtual Learning
  4. Diversify your investment portfolio and improve your return potential:
    • Angel investors invested almost $25 billion in 71,000 companies in 2015.
    • According to a 2016 study from the Angel Capital Association, angel IRRs average 22% with an average cash-on-cash return of 2.5x.
  5. Take advantage of board, advisory, and mentor opportunities with early stage companies

Our Process for Members

  • HBS Angels of Boston membership is included with HBSAB Presidents Club dues of $360 per year (join here).
  • Once you are an HBSAB Presidents Club member, register as an HBS Angels of Boston Member on Gust (the venture capital SAAS platform).
  • Active Angel Members screen start-ups and select 4-6 companies for quarterly pitch events (Attendance restricted to Accredited Investor Members only).
  • After each pitch session, further due diligence meetings and calls are timed around individual schedules of interested Angel Members.
  • For companies that reach the investment stage, interested Angel Members invest individually based on the terms of the negotiated term sheet.

Volunteer

We are looking for dedicated volunteers to fill a variety of roles.

If you are interested in volunteering please let us know at angels@hbsab.org