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Investments

31

Portfolio Exits

7

Funds

4

About Halo Funds

The Halo Fund is an early-stage venture capital fund focused on high-growth investments at the front edge of business and technological innovation in California. They invest in companies led by extraordinary people who are pursuing opportunities in consumer products, life sciences, information and clean technology.The first Halo Fund (Halo I) was raised in 2000. Since then, two additional funds have been raised with current investments being made out of the third fund (Halo III).

Halo Funds Headquarter Location

2458 Embarcadero Way

Palo Alto, California, 94303-3313,

United States

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Investor Profile: The Halo Funds

Feb 20, 2013

Apple Ed Esber from The Halo Funds is a member of FundingPost online! Venture Fund Member Profile Share This Profile: The Halo Funds ("Halo") are early-stage venture capital funds that focus on high-growth investments at the front edge of business and technological innovation in California. We invest in companies led by extraordinary people who are pursuing opportunities in consumer, information technology, medical technology, and clean technology. The members of our partnership are successful investors and entrepreneurs who are also members of The Angels' Forum. Our investors have built ventures from the ground up, raised private capital and managed public companies. In addition, Halo's team represents decades of venture capital investing experience. Background information is provided on each member of the General Partner at The Halo Fund Management Committee. The Halo Funds leverage an exclusive relationship with a world-leading early-stage investment organization, The Angels' Forum ("TAF"), to pre-screen the majority of our dealflow. Most Halo investments are first screened by The Angels' Forum, which evaluates thousands of start-up ventures every year. The most promising of these investment opportunities are further evaluated through Halo’s due diligence process. Afterwhich, the partnership then makes an independent investment decision, based on venture capital criteria. The Halo Funds are members of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). Ed Esber Co-Managing Partner The Halo Funds Ed Esber has over thirty five years experience in the computer and software industry. Business Week magazine and Computer Reseller News have identified Ed as a pioneer and visionary leader of the personal computer industry who is credited with developing the market strategies for two of the world’s best selling software packages of the 1980s: VisiCalc and dBase. Ed has personally started, grown and/or turned around over fifteen companies, some of which became public companies. He has been a member of the Angels’ Forum for 9 years and a co founding member of Halo Fund Management Company, Halo Fund II Management Company and Halo Opportunity Fund Management Company. In 2007, he became a Co Managing Member of all previous funds and a Co Founder of The Halo Fund III Management Company. Ed is on the Board of Directors for Quantum, BenefitStreet and iTaggit. He was the CEO or President of Ashton Tate, Creative Insights, Creative Labs, Pocket.com and SoloPoint. He started his career by working for Texas Instruments, IBM and Digital General. Ed has also taught an MBA course at the Weatherhead School of Business at Case Western Reserve University entitled “Starting and Managing a Successful Startup”. Ed has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He earned an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. Representative Investments Acumen Medical, Inc. is a medical device company that is revolutionizing the delivery of therapy to the heart by developing new methods for visualizing cardiac anatomy. Its products are designed to create a new standard of care in the delivery of left ventricular pacing leads for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. Clairvoyante, Inc. licenses unique pixel architectures and algorithms that enhance the performance of Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD’s). Clairvoyante PenTile Matrix™ technology offers LCD manufacturers breakthrough performance – higher resolution, increased brightness, lower power and lower cost. Qumu, Inc. Media Publisher Inc. is the leader in Enterprise Video Communications. The company offers a complete suite of video applications, and a Video Control Center. Neoguide Systems, Inc. is developing a colonoscope that will revolutionize the field of colonoscopy. Its colonoscope incorporates state of the art electromechanical technology that is easier to use, cheaper, safer, faster and less unpleasant for the patient. Ed participated in the FundingPost event: Silicon Valley Venture Capital Conferenceon Thursday, March 5, 2009 in CA, Sponsored by FundingPost To list your Company on our website and make your profile available to Ed and 7,500+ other VCs and Angel Investors, Click Here. About FundingPost For over Fourteen Years FundingPost has worked with thousandsof Angel and Venture Capital Investors. We believe that it isimportant to reach investors in every medium possible -both online and offline. We have been directly responsible fortons of success stories and Millions and Millions of dollars raised.We look forward to introducing your company to the leading Venture and Angel Investors nationwide. Sign up now: Entrepreneurs / Investors Join the FundingPost email list and learn how, when and where you can meet these Investors: Other Venture Profiles:

Halo Funds Investments

31 Investments

Halo Funds has made 31 investments. Their latest investment was in RenovoRx as part of their Series D on May 5, 2018.

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Halo Funds Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/23/2018

Series D

RenovoRx

$10M

No

Acorn Campus Ventures, Astia Angels, Boston Scientific, btov Partners, and The Angels' Forum

5

4/10/2017

Biz Plan Competition

Forest Devices

$0.7M

Yes

GOOSE Capital, and Owl Society

2

3/17/2015

Seed VC

Komodo Learning

$0.33M

Yes

1

2/7/2014

Series A

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$99M

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10

1/27/2014

Series B

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$99M

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10

Date

5/23/2018

4/10/2017

3/17/2015

2/7/2014

1/27/2014

Round

Series D

Biz Plan Competition

Seed VC

Series A

Series B

Company

RenovoRx

Forest Devices

Komodo Learning

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Amount

$10M

$0.7M

$0.33M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Acorn Campus Ventures, Astia Angels, Boston Scientific, btov Partners, and The Angels' Forum

GOOSE Capital, and Owl Society

Sources

5

2

1

10

10

Halo Funds Portfolio Exits

7 Portfolio Exits

Halo Funds has 7 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was RenovoRx on August 26, 2021.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

8/26/2021

IPO

$991

3

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Date

8/26/2021

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Exit

IPO

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Valuation

$991

$991

$991

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Sources

3

10

10

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Halo Funds Fund History

4 Fund Histories

Halo Funds has 4 funds, including Halo Fund III.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

4/15/2008

Halo Fund III

Early-Stage Venture Capital

$7M

1

1/31/2006

Halo Opportunity Fund (HOF)

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$99M

10

7/29/2005

Halo Fund II

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$99M

10

3/26/2000

Halo Fund I

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$99M

10

Closing Date

4/15/2008

1/31/2006

7/29/2005

3/26/2000

Fund

Halo Fund III

Halo Opportunity Fund (HOF)

Halo Fund II

Halo Fund I

Fund Type

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Status

Amount

$7M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

10

Halo Funds Team

1 Team Member

Halo Funds has 1 team member, including current Chief Financial Officer, Leif Langensand.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Leif Langensand

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Name

Leif Langensand

Work History

Title

Chief Financial Officer

Status

Current

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