Chairman and Founder
The Band of Angels is Silicon Valley's oldest angel investment group. We are an active group of 150 angel investors who are former and current high tech executives who are interested in investing their time and money into new, cutting edge, startup companies.
Women in Tech Hall of Famer, Jaleh Daie is a multifaceted global thought leader with extensive board and executive experience in private and public sectors. She intuitively connects the dots and discern patterns to create strategic solutions. A noted life scientist with expertise in biotech/agriculture & food tech, she has served the administrations of three Presidents, has worked in 8 countries, given numerous keynotes including Distinguished Speaker in S. Africa & Australia and has been quoted in major media (ABC, CBS, PBS, NY Times, SV Biz Journal, SF Chronicle, Science). At the board level, Jaleh's value proposition is delivering insight, foresight and oversight. She has served as chairman, treasurer and on exec comm and chair of nomination comm and chair of Gala. Her board service include: SnapDNA, A6, Nokia Innovent, Investigen, Linkore, LightFull Foods, Selection of White House Fellows (under two Presidents); Assoc. Women in Science, Council of Scientific Society Presidents; CRDF Global, Commonwealth Club, US Space Foundation; Dean’s Council at UC-Davis. Currently, she is managing partner at Aurora Equity, investing in early stage start-ups. Previously, she was head of science at David & Lucile Packard Foundation and managed a diversified portfolio ($120 million/year). She has worked with the President’s National Science & Technology Council (cabinet level body), worked on Presidential initiatives and as special assistant to Chief Scientist at NOAA. Jaleh began at Rutgers and UW-Madison. She was professor; senior science adviser; dept. chair; conceptual architect & chief executive of multidisciplinary unit; founder, graduate program. In addition to her research, she simultaneously managed 3 independent operations. Honors include: LSQ Ambassador, US Congressional Citation, Honorary Naval Aviator,Teksia Lifetime Achievement; honorary doctorate; Fellow (AAAS & AWIS); '25 Smartest', Scientist’s Leaders of Science.