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Investments

210

Portfolio Exits

4

About Hawaii Angels

Hawaii Angels is an investment network for seed-level private equity investors in Hawaii to share investment opportunities, expertise and due diligence. Individual members have invested $22 million in various companies. Hawaii Angels was formerly known as UH Angels.

Hawaii Angels Headquarters Location

900 Fort Street Mall Suite 1800

Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813,

United States

(808) 447-9372

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Blue Startups to Promote Startup Paradise at Second Demo Day

Feb 16, 2016

admin (HONOLULU, HAWAII—NOVEMBER 25, 2013)—Blue Startups, a Hawaii-based accelerator founded by Henk Rogers of Blue Planet Software (sole agent of Tetris®), is supporting the launch of Startup Paradise in conjunction with its upcoming “Demo Days.” Startup Paradise Demo Days are slated for December 4 in Honolulu and December 11 in Silicon Valley to feature the seven startup companies of the second Blue Startups cohort. Startup Paradise is a collective branding and promotional effort for Hawaii that includes collaboration from major players in Hawaii’s innovation sector. Growing organically out of the use of the term “Startup Paradise” to describe the entrepreneurial scene in Hawaii – it has now been embraced by the industry. Champions include Blue Startups, Energy Excelerator, mBloom (Maui based seed fund/incubator), Nalukai Foundation (Big Island entrepreneurial education program), Entrepreneurs Foundation, Startup Capital Ventures, Box Jelly (co-working space), Sultan Ventures, Hawaii Venture Capital Association, Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship, Startup Hawaii, and Hawaii Angels with support from the HI Growth Initiative (Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation), and Hawaii Technology Development Corporation. The upcoming Startup Paradise VC Summit and Demo Day on December 4 in Honolulu is being put on by Hi Growth Initiative (HSDC), Sultan Ventures, Blue Startups, and Energy Excelerator and will include programming regarding the launch of the Startup Paradise initiative. Goals of Startup Paradise include increasing awareness of Hawaii as a place to do innovative startups, improving our collective ability to recruit talent and capital to the State. Blue Startups will be hosting its second Startup Paradise Demo Day in Silicon Valley at 500 Startups (a seed fund and venture accelerator with Silicon Valley roots and a global footprint) on December 11. This event will showcase the best technology startups Hawaii has to offer and gain exposure for these companies on a national stage. Building on the Startup Paradise initiative, Blue Startups will also be hosting a Startup Paradise mixer in San Francisco on December 13 where people with Hawaii ties will gather representing the technology, entrepreneurial and investment sectors. Part of the Startup Paradise initiative is to build this human capital network to provide additional resources to entrepreneurs from Hawaii and provide opportunities for kamaaina to come home to help build Startup Paradise. Blue Startups’ Fall 2013 cohort: eSEE/RESCUE is the e-commerce/consumer distributor of the U.S. Military-approved and Internationally adopted SEE/RESCUE STREAMER emergency signaling technology for persons lost on land, at sea, or in space. seerescuestreamer.com. Gibi Technologies, is developing a pet GPS location service to help people quickly, accurately, and reliably find their missing pets by simply attaching a Gibi device to their pet’s collar and pressing a button on Gibi’s app to see their pet’s exact GPS location on a Google map. gibitechnologies.com. Happy Hour Pal, GPS-based app provides up-to-date happy hour information straight from the businesses. HappyHourPal.com. Ritify, under the direct mentorship of Henk Rogers, is developing an interactive photo viewer allowing users to digitally archive their memoirs. ritify.com. SIFT offers a way to make meetings more efficient, engaging, and enjoyable. Participants can use their own mobile devices for group collaboration and decision-making. LiveSift.com. Workers On Call is an online freelancer marketplace that anyone can start work in 30 minutes or less. It was founded on the Big Island by Graham Silbermann and Ted Coombs. workersoncall.com. XMAP is a treasure hunt application. Players look for a physical card hidden in real life locations (such as a public park) in order to win real money. thexmap.com Blue Startups is a technology accelerator founded by Henk Rogers, founder of Blue Planet Software (sole agent of Tetris®). Blue Startups concentrates on helping scalable-technology companies including Internet, software, mobile, gaming and e-commerce compete on a global scale. A member of the Global Accelerator Network, Blue Startups follows the Techstars mentor-driven accelerator model, reaching networks in Hawaii, Japan and the Silicon Valley. Blue Startups aims to become a nexus of entrepreneurial activity in Hawaii, and between Asia and Continental U.S. For more information, visit: www.bluestartups.com. Media Contact:

Hawaii Angels Investments

210 Investments

Hawaii Angels has made 210 investments. Their latest investment was in Kiana Analytics as part of their Seed VC on April 4, 2015.

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Hawaii Angels Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/30/2015

Seed VC

Kiana Analytics

$1M

Yes

2

1/22/2015

Angel - V

Micronesia Registration Advisors

$1.5M

No

1

3/6/2014

Convertible Note

Volta Charging

$1.88M

Yes

1

1/2/2013

Seed

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$99M

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0

8/19/2012

Seed VC - II

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$99M

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0

Date

4/30/2015

1/22/2015

3/6/2014

1/2/2013

8/19/2012

Round

Seed VC

Angel - V

Convertible Note

Seed

Seed VC - II

Company

Kiana Analytics

Micronesia Registration Advisors

Volta Charging

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Amount

$1M

$1.5M

$1.88M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

2

1

1

0

0

Hawaii Angels Portfolio Exits

4 Portfolio Exits

Hawaii Angels has 4 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Volta Charging on August 27, 2021.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

8/27/2021

Reverse Merger

$99M

6

4/15/2011

Acquired

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$99M

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0

4/11/2011

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$99M

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0

8/23/2010

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

8/27/2021

4/15/2011

4/11/2011

8/23/2010

Exit

Reverse Merger

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

6

0

0

10

Hawaii Angels Team

1 Team Member

Hawaii Angels has 1 team member, including current Managing Director, Chenoa Farnsworth.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Chenoa Farnsworth

Kolohala Ventures

Managing Director

Current

Name

Chenoa Farnsworth

Work History

Kolohala Ventures

Title

Managing Director

Status

Current

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