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Hans Severiens Discusses Background in Science Before Entering a Second Career on Wall Street

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  • Date Added : 3/1/2003
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Hans Severiens

  • Co-founder, Band of Angels
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  • 1929 (Age: 91 years old)
  • Hans Severiens - Lecture to AEM 325 - Topic of Venture Capital and Angel Funding
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Biography

Johannes C. "Hans" Severiens earned a bachelor's degree in physics from Harvard College and a Ph.D. in nuclear physics from Johns Hopkins. He worked as a scientist at Perkin-Elmer, Columbia University, the Atomic Energy commission, and the Niels Bohr Institute.

He eventually began a "second" career in finance and became a Vice President in investment banking with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Merrill Lynch, and Paine Webber.

Over the last 10 years, Severiens has been an officer in three venture capital funds. In 1995, he co-founded the Band of Angels, a Silicon Valley investor group of over 100 executives, which invests in tech companies.

Dr. Severiens passed away on February 3, 2004 in Sonoma, California, after battling lung cancer for more than a year. He was 74.

Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics, and I did research and things for about 13 years. Columbia University was my academic post and also worked for the Atomic Energy Commission and did four years overseas in Copenhagen with Neils Bohr actually. When I got to my mid 30's, I had one of these long discussions w...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 22 Hans Severiens Discusses Background in Science Before Entering a Second Career on Wall Street
  • Hans Severiens - Lecture to AEM 325 - Topic of Venture Capital and Angel Funding
  • 3/1/2003
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Video 2 of 22 Hans Severiens Discusses Second Career as a Securities Analyst on Wall Street
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Video 3 of 22 Hans Severiens Discusses Third Career in Venture Capital and Angel Investing
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Video 4 of 22 Hans Severiens Discusses Beginnings of Angel Investment Group, Band of Angels
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Video 5 of 22 Hans Severiens Explains Difference Between VCs and Angels and Who Is Funded By Which
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Video 6 of 22 Hans Severiens Discusses Market Analysis That Led Him To Target San Francisco Area For Angel Fund
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Video 7 of 22 Hans Severiens Discusses Importance of Deal Flow to the Angel Organization
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Video 8 of 22 Hans Severiens Provides Overview of Band of Angels
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Video 9 of 22 Hans Severiens Shares Some Comical Slides Outlining the Deal Process
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Video 10 of 22 Hans Severiens Discusses Creation of Infrastructure for Band of Angels
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Video 11 of 22 Hans Severiens States Band of Angels Investment Infrastructure is the Cleanest
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Video 12 of 22 Hans Severiens Clarifies Point Regarding the Creation of a Parallel VC Fund
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Video 13 of 22 Hans Severiens Shares Challenges Facing Entrepreneurs Seeking Angel Funding in Today's Market
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Video 14 of 22 Hans Severiens Discusses Management Involvement of Angel in Entrepreneur's Company
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Video 15 of 22 Hans Severiens Discusses Diversity of Angel Investors Within Band of Angels
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Video 16 of 22 Hans Severiens Will Review Only Executive Summaries of Business Plans That Make It To His Desk
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Video 17 of 22 Hans Severiens Discusses How He Evaluates a Business Plan
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Video 18 of 22 Hans Severiens Shares Good Deal Opportunities Will Be New Ideas With An Existing Market and Few Entrants
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Video 19 of 22 Hans Severiens Discusses Professional Status of Fellow Angels
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Video 20 of 22 Hans Severiens States Students Should Surround Themselves With Good People and Understand Marketplace
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Video 21 of 22 Hans Severiens Discusses Band Of Angels Return on Investment (ROI)
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Video 22 of 22 Hans Severiens States Better to Invest in A Great Management Team with a Good Idea Versus A Great Idea With A Good Team
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