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We Invest in Early Stage Companies That are

Building a Brighter Future Today

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We Invest in Companies that Help

Build the Technology for the Future, Unlock Human Potential, Empower Individuals and Small Businesses, Empower Individuals and Small Businesses, Level the Playing Field, Leave our Planet Healthy for Future Generations              Build the Technology for the Future, Unlock Human Potential, Empower Individuals and Small Businesses, Empower Individuals and Small Businesses, Level the Playing Field, Leave our Planet Healthy for Future Generations

Yun-Fang Juan

Founder of Brighter Capital

I started angel investing after a decade long career as a software engineer at Facebook and Yahoo! I joined Facebook in 2006 as one of the first 150 employees, co-created Facebook Ads and helped grow the ad revenue from scratch to a multi-billion dollar business. After Facebook, I worked in a 5-person startup and then proceeded to create my own startup, which was not successful but was fortunately acquired without incurring any investment loss. Since 2012, I have invested in 150+ startups which consist of 50+ direct investments and 100+ SPV investments through AngelList, FundersClub, Microventures, TheSyndicate.com, etc. From these investments and my own experience as a startup founder, I could see a pattern of what in general works.

I have some natural anti-establishment tendencies so I love to see people work hard to challenge the status quo, build better/cheaper products and create innovative new experiences for customers. It all sounds awesome but people must acknowledge the day to day grind of startup life is grueling and unglamourous. Most first-time founders told me for the first couple of years, they often have self-doubts on if they are making the sound life decisions of starting their own companies (instead of working in a more stable corporate job). Startup founders really have to make their team execute at a very high level every day for years before achieving overnight success. But the worst part is that most founders and their team could work very hard for years and their startups still fail in the end. I would like to support founders who are determined to make it work despite all the risks and challenges.

Brighter Capital is setup as a family angel fund. We don't currently have any LP. Because of this, we focus all our energy on investing rather than courting investors. We are able to invest in a large number of deals with a very high speed. Most importantly, we don't just invest in companies to generate returns. We invest in companies that are building a brighter future today: companies that help Build the Technology for the Future, Unlock Human Potential, Empower Individuals and Small Businesses, Level the Playing Field and Leave our Planet Healthy for Future Generations.

We are not afraid of taking risks. But we do look at the founding team, the idea, the traction, the founder market fit and the potential impact of a company. We are doing 30-40 direct investments per year ranging from $25K-$100K per investment depending on company stage. In addition, we are making a large number of investments on AngelList. We believe in taking risks and mitigating risks through diversification.

I occasionally write on medium about my investments and various other things. Check out my medium page here.

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Select Seasoned Investments

Iterable

Angel, Seed

Matterport

Seed

Envoy

Seed

Very Good Security

Seed

Reddit

Series A

KiwiCo

Series A

Volta Industries

Seed

MixerBox

Angel

Binti

Angel, Series A

WonderSchool

Pre-Seed

HealthSherpa

Seed

PicCollage

Seed
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2021 Investments

PrizePool

Series A

Relimetrics

Series A

BlockSpaces

Pre-Seed

Fintoc

Seed

Magic Bell

Pre-Seed

Aviron

Seed

Infracost

Pre-Seed

Harmonize Health

Series A SPV

Capiche FM

Pre-Seed

Weights and Biases

Series B SPV

Kraftful

Seed

WASP LANG

Pre-Seed

Genome Link

Seed

Republic

Series A SPV

Orbital Insight

Series E SPV
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2020 Investments

UpperCampus

Pre-Seed

Mercato

Series B SPV

formation.dev

Seed

Human

Pre-Seed

Axiom Cloud

Seed

Tales Writer

Pre-Seed

Fluent Forever

Seed

Deep Factor

Seed

Blue Ocean Gear

Seed

Tappity

Seed

Oco Meals

Seed

TyltGo

Seed

MilkRun

Seed

Kit.com

Seed

Read to Me

Pre-Seed

Techmate

Pre-Seed

Terraformation

Series A

Empowerly

Seed

TrashWarrior

Seed

Little Otter

Angel
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Select SPV Investments

MasterClass

Series C

Calm

Seed

Postmates

Series D

Blue Bottle Coffee

Series C

Cafe X

Series A

FundersClub

Seed

One Drop

Seed

remote.it

Seed

"Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years."