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Invest with Evan Cheng
$98K ($15K)
Typical Investments
3
Expected Deals/Year
17
Unique LPs have invested
Note from Evan Cheng

I've worked in tech for around 20 years. After two stints at startups where I learned how *not* to build companies, I joined one of the most iconic tech companies of our generation. My career experience provided me with insights into team and company development. I'm now leveraging them to help the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Why should you invest with me?

- I know how to build and deploy large scale software systems. I was a co-recipant of the prestigious ACM Software System Award back in 2012. Past winners included Marc Andreessen, Tim Berners-Lee.

- I know how to build and scale teams. I built a large and high performing team @Apple from scratch.

- I know how to judge quality of teams. My years of experience in interviewing hundreds of candidates, dealing with people from all levels of competence taught me a lot.

In short, I have good deal flow because my experience and connections are helpful to founders. It also means I can conduct high quality due diligence by accurately assessing quality of technology and people.

Investment Strategy

I primarily invest in developer tools and cloud infrastructure companies. I'll venture outside those areas to invest in companies whose missions resonate with me. I look for the followings:

  • Strong team, preferably with diversity. No Brogrammers!
  • Solutions to clear and non-trivial pain points
  • Real and defensible technology

Disclaimer

You can opt out of any particular deal without penalty
Be comfortable with risk and prepared to lose your entire investment without complaint
I'll share updates when possible. But don't expect them

Dealflow
I will syndicate high conviction deals. Since I do not like to lose other people's money, I prefer to syndicate deals where I invested in an earlier round. An ideal deal is a bridge, second seed, or series A where I co-invest with a high quality lead.
Team
Evan Cheng
Angel
Director of Engineering @facebook, previously @apple. Active investor in blockchain, life science, dev tools, infrastructure, ML, enterprise SW.
Investments
Exit
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Acquired by TASER International in 2017
Exit
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Acquired in 2017
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LPs
Jeff Heitzman
Angel
Syndicate Co-Lead @new-stack-ventures , Investor @tovala @embarktrucks @talamobile @rappi @kinsured @weave @boom @cybrary @superhuman @bolt @grabango
Can help with
“(Power-User Feedback, Customer Intros, Investor Intros, FinTech Expertise)
I invest in founders and products I am passionate about when I believe they can...more
Ed Roman
Angel
Managing Director, Hack VC. Entrepreneur, developer, angel. Built several startups with strong exits. I pay-it-forward by helping as much as possible.
Sundeep Ahuja
Angel
I've led 90+ Syndicates incl @mosaic @good-eggs @sandboxvr @starcity @notable-labs @livelyhsa; 3x Founder; Author; BS CS Stanford.
Raj DasGupta
Entrepreneur
Cloud Computing/SAAS at scale Author of The Icarus Prediction 80+ Angel Investments UMBC Alumni /Stanford AI Graduate Studies If you are in the DC area ping me
Diego Gomes
Entrepreneur
Founder & CEO @rock. Blogger, mentor & aspiring angel investor. Passionate about mobile, SaaS and subscription businesses.
Jeff Morris Jr.
Entrepreneur
Founder & Investor @chapter-one-ventures. Former VP of Product, Revenue @tinder. Led revenue team to #1 top grossing app.
Armando Biondi
Investor
Founder & Operator, Senior Exec & Board Member, Angel Investor & General Partner. I live at the intersection of growth, speed, efficiency, impact. #lovethework
Rob Ness
VC
GP at Asymmetry Ventures. Obsessively hunts the world's best startups. Served time @harvard-university, @berkeley.
References
Evan is very friendly and helpful, but a tough and serious investor. He took time to ask thoughtful questions during his due diligence, and immediately after investing started proving real value by making introductions. Evan is very connected within the Silicon Valley tech scene, and I would...more
Evan is great. He's everything we want in an angel investor. He's responsive when we need him. He's happy to give feedback when we ask, test products, help evangelize, make intros, etc. He's a well-respected engineer and has helped us think through some tougher technical...more
Evan is a proactive angel that is willing and able to help beyond just his investment. He is always trying to connect you with people that may help your startup. Our startup works in the biotech and Evan was quick to understand the technology, ask the critical questions and provide useful input....more
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