Looking for start-ups that have created frictionless experiences for their problem space across the entire product experience. In inefficient markets there are always disruptive ways to create efficiency--these are the kind of start-ups I am looking to invest in.
David has been a valuable asset to Sand Hill Angels. His rich domain knowledge and experience in many market segments adds a lot of value to our deals processing. He has a lot of passion working with startups and provides advises to entrepreneurs. Dave is definitely a real value-add angel investors.
Sand Hill Angels Advisory Board (Board Director 2011-2014). Advising startups worldwide. Venture Partner at Enspire Capital. 18 yrs Business Development.
We couldn't be more pleased with David (and SHA). Here's the top three reasons why you want him in your round:
1. David's got the perfect investor's demeanor - very reasonable, thoughtful and enthusiastic. From the start we've had extremely positive time working with him, and he turned the sometimes stressful experience of raising capital into a fun experience.
2. Every time we speak it's obvious he's trying to figure out how to help (versus simply "tracking" his investment). This makes our calls a lot more productive and open.
3. His background (along with most of SHA) is quite unique versus the typical Valley Angels. They're true business operators, with deep expertise in financial models, growing sustainably, managing complex information systems, etc.
Could not recommend more highly!
Founder of a company David Koehn invested in
In the few months I've known David he has proven to be a value added advisor and investor. He is well connected and eager to help young companies with the introductions we need.
I was very impressed by the Sand Hill Angles investment process. They acted and came to a decision quickly. They gave me feedback as I went along. David was a great champion through the process.
David helped us raise our last round through Sand Hill Angels, and is helping us again in our Series A--we've worked with him long enough to know just how different and invaluable he is.
Where plenty of angels track only their investment, David truly relishes the challenge of helping companies succeed. He's been there for us whenever we've needed him, advising, collaborating, and guiding, without any micromanagement. He's been our evangelist and a coach in our corner, always calm, always positive.
David helped put together our last round via Sand Hill Angels. Really strong value add angel investor with a no BS mentality. David is helpful on the business side but unlike other angels he can really help startups navigate the venture/angel world.
Founder at VENYOO, Hustler, BIZ Dev and Product whiz, studied @Boston College
It is a great pleasure to welcome David as Advisor. Our first session was brilliant, He directly understood the product idea and potential, shared our emotional joke style & brought concrete suggestions on several details (where the devil is ;-). Looking forward to work together!