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The DESERT ANGELS ™ welcomes applications from startup or early stage companies. We evaluate applications on an ongoing basis and meet monthly from September through June.

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January 22, 2018

It is safe to say that there would have been no Calimmune without the early support of the Desert Angels.

Many members of the DA share our passion and see the potential for gene therapy to transform healthcare and liberate patients from chronic and incurable diseases. Their investments have helped us grow this company to what it is today. We truly hope Calimmune’s work will be life-changing for the people we plan to serve and the investors that supported us.

Calimmune has assembled a world-class team of researchers, clinicians and translational experts in related fields of science and medicine to develop innovative cell-based therapies for HIV.

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GT Medical Technologies, Inc., a medical device company dedicated to improving the lives of patients with brain tumors, announced that it has raised $45 million in a Series C financing led by Gilde Healthcare Partners with participation from existing institutional investors MVM Partners, MedTech Venture Partners, and BlueStone Venture Partners.  Funds from this round will support the […]

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The Angel Capital Association, in concert with Jeffrey Lang of the Desert Angels and ACA’s proud partner Dealum, has published this informative interview on one of 2023’s most important topics in the angel investment space: angel group collaboration. Angel groups are the bedrock of the angel investment space, and whether within your own group or with outside groups, better connections lead […]

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March 23, 2023 – Arizona FORGE is holding an event. At this month’s Curiosity Club, hear from “E” Elizabeth Locke-Thomas, Chief Mission Delivery Officer for Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona The Girl Scout Cookie Program isn’t just about providing customers with tasty treats; it’s the foundation of an entrepreneurial experience. Selling cookies gives millions of Girl […]

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