Brown Angel Group is a global network of 420+ Brown University alumni angel investors who have come together to support early-stage startups founded by Brown University alumni through capital, connections and community. Currently, we host monthly phone calls where Brown founders pitch their companies to our network.

Benefits for Companies


Our members are interested in writing checks to support Brown founders and make investments directly and independently.


Our members have extensive professional networks, which can be helpful in opening doors to prospective customers, potential job candidates, domain experts, and more.


Meet and learn from fellow Brown founders building their own companies.

Benefits for Members


Gain access to quality, vetted investment opportunities.


Meet and co-invest with fellow Brown University alumni through calls and events.


Give back to the Brown community by advising and mentoring early-stage founders.

Commitment to Diversity

Brown Angel Group is committed to improving access to opportunity for people who are underrepresented and often overlooked in the early-stage startup and investing space. We strongly encourage BIPOC and women founders and investors to join our inclusive community.

Our Team

Serving pioneering leaders, creators and entrepreneurs — we love what we do.

Mathew Farkash

Managing Partner

Brown '03. Mathew is an investor in over 80+ early stage companies with operational experience in commercial strategy and operations, BD, recruiting and fundraising.

Rajiv Kumar, M.D.

Managing Partner

Brown '05, MD '11. Rajiv is an active angel investor and was the co-founder and CEO of ShapeUp, a venture-backed SaaS digital health platform that was acquired by Virgin & Insight Venture Partners.

Griffin Kao

Venture Associate

Brown '20. Griffin has experience as a product manager and software engineer at both B2B and B2C companies. He has a background in computer science, mechanical engineering, and economics at Brown.