Raising Angel Capital:
Best Practices from the HBS Alumni Angels
CEO, On Grid Ventures
Charman, HBS Angels of Greater New York
Jason E. Klein is an experienced media CEO, successful business builder and turnaround leader. He is currently founder and CEO of On Grid Ventures LLC, an investment and advisory firm for high growth ventures in media, marketing, commerce and information, with a focus on early stage ventures with leading-edge location technologies. On Grid Venture’s portfolio includes over 20 companies including RapidSOS, NY Shipping Exchange, TireAgent, Seamless Documents, Shoppable, and Four Mine.
Mr. Klein is Chairman of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York. Under his leadership, HBSAANY has grown three-fold to be the largest angel investment network in the northeast, with 350+ members investing $2-3+ million per year. He is also President of the Harvard Business School Angels Alumni Association, with 14 chapters across 4 continents and $60+ million invested.
On Grid Ventures supports the startup and success of B2B and consumer businesses which leverage connectivity technologies to disrupt and improve clearly defined markets.
We look for early stage companies which capitalize on two or more of these five advances in computing and connectivity:
- Location-based products, services, and infrastructure; such as Uber, Yelp, TireAgent, or Foursquare
- AI/Machine Learning, particularly when built from large, location-infused data-sets
- Marketplaces and e-commerce
- Peer-to-peer networks and network effects, crowd-sourcing
- IoT connectivity across devices, places, people, and time
HBS Alumni Angels of Greater New York is the largest angel group in NY with 350+ angel investors and growing. Our members have invested $20 million across 100+ exciting early stage companies.
Our members have extensive experience across industries and like to help strong entrepreneurs succeed. Many have been successful entrepreneurs themselves. We assign an experienced mentor to each company in which we invest.