Managing Director, Band of Angels
Dr. Ian Sobieski is a founder and managing director of the Band of Angels Fund, L.P., a $50M venture fund raised in 1999 exclusively from major institutions, and has helped lead the Band of Angels since 1997.
Immediately prior to joining the Band, Ian served as an executive and director at internet startup Evite.com and in engineering positions at medical device company Enact Health Management and Kaman Aerospace. Ian has managed more than 40 direct investments totaling $30M, has served on fourteen boards of directors, and currently serves on three.
He has a Ph.D. and M.S. in Aeronautics from Stanford University, a B.A. degree in Philosophy and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech. Ian is a founding board member of the Angel Capital Association and is a member of the Young Venture Capitalists Association, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the National Ski Patrol. He is the author of a dozen technical publications and is an appointed Lecturer in the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at the University of California at Berkeley, where he teaches a course in Entrepreneurial Finance.