Who We Are

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Angel Launch
has been producing weekly and annual events in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Los Angeles for four years connecting hundreds of startups and private companies to angels, VCs and investors representing millions in funding.  Over 18,000 have attended our events in the last 18 months. We previously produced events under the brand iHollywood Forum in Los Angeles and during trade shows such as NAB, CES, GDC, E3 EXPO,  NATPE, and CTIA.  The sessions address key topics facing entrepreneurs in business and tech ventures.  Each program has a panel discussion and dinner for networking and small group discussion.

 Silicon Valley Investment Forum is our newest conference vision designed to connect entrepreneurs from startups, private and public companies with investors across the board in all sectors for both tech and nontech.

Angel Launch is founded by Zahava Stroud based in Silicon Valley.  Zahava Stroud  graduated from UC Berkeley in Sociology, UC Davis Law School and joined the California bar. She practiced law in Los Angeles as a trial lawyer and business litigator for 18 years before founding iHollywood Forum.  iHollywood Forum has thousands of members, supporters and attendees from across the globe. We host mixers, breakfasts, conferences, and workshops that have attracted thousands of attendees and connected entrepreneurs, investors and established companies.   Many of the startups who attend our events have secured funding from people they met; found jobs or employees; and some became acquired.

In 2008, Zahava decided to expand our scope of connected entrepreneurs and investors to all tech markets with huge success. We launched an exciting new series for executive discussion and deal making  for all types of entrepreneurs in different vertical markets, not just related to media and entertainment.  Our attendees are thought leadership executives who include entrepreneurs, investors, corporate employees who crave intellectual and thoughtful conversation in an elegant setting to lead to business deals.

As we progressed in 2012 with the rapid growth of startups, we realized that entrepreneurs needed  resources, education, live events, and  and guidance on how to secure angel investors, so we created Angel Launch as our next venture.

We also produce dinners where guests  mingle with senior executives and then engage in dinner conversation in round tables.   Many major deals are generated by relationships made at our events.

We offer forums for diverse opinions on the most compelling and controversial issues facing the industry, while emphasizing the viability of new business models. Their conferences and seminars typically attract 200 to 1,000 professionals for high-level deal making.

We develop our programs to attract meetings at mid- to upper-level executives, ensuring that their sponsors’ prospects are highly qualified.  Furthermore, we attract the best in class industry leaders to speak at events, which leads to routine sellouts and national press coverage.

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