Hans Severiens Award

Honoring individuals who advance angel investing

The Hans Severiens Award is presented annually to recognize an individual's work in advancing the field of angel investing. Consideration for nomination is intentionally broad, from legislators to industry leaders to academia, in recognition of the broad reach and impact of angel investing. Individuals may be self or third-party nominated.

Criteria for selection include the following:
1. Depth and breadth of individual's impact on advancement of angel investing.
2. Leadership in bringing awareness to the vital role of angel investing in the support of entrepreneurial companies.
3. Contribution to the knowledge base of angel investing.
4. Respect and recognition by peers for contributions to the angel investment industry.
5. General accomplishments which have influenced or benefited the angel investment community.

Nominations will begin in December for the spring announcement. 

Past Winners

2017

Catherine V. Mott,
BlueTree Allied Angels

2016

Brad Feld,
Foundry Group

2015

Susan Preston,
Seattle Angel Fund

2014

Jean Hammond,
Hub Angels, Launchpad
& Golden Seeds

 

2013

Rob Wiltbank,
Galois

2012

John Huston,
Ohio TechAngel Funds

2011

James Geshwiler,
CommonAngels Ventures

2010

John May,
New Vantage Group

2009

Bill Payne,
Frontier Angels

2008

Stephanie Newby,
Golden Seeds

2007

Luis Villalobos,
Tech Coast Angels

2006

Jeffrey Sohl,
Center for Venture Research,
University of New Hampshire

2005

Bob Goff,
Sierra Angels