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Angel Investor Networks vary considerably. They are generally a group of accredited investors who get together to review companies for potential investment. The investments can be made by the private equity investors belonging to the network or by the network itself as a limited partnership. Some angel networks charge a fee to the entrepreneur for the business plan to be reviewed, or for an in-person presentation to be made to the "angels" group and other angel networks don't.

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Angel Capital Network seeks to invest in a wide variety of indsuries at different stages of development alos offering mentoring for entrepreneurs.

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Provides several means of early-stage entrepreneurs to connect with investors including venture fairs and virtual venture fairs online. Pay a $150 application fee to place company summary in their data base. If selected to be a presenter at a venture fair the fee is an annditional $250 per person. Funded more than 200 companies.

Gathering of Angels Gathering of Angel meetings (GOA) are held in a number of different cities around the country. GOA is an Angel Forum where 6 companies present with PowerPoint for 20 min each followed by 2-5 min of Q&A.  Accredited Angel Investors, VCs and Investment Bankers attend our events complementary.  Each GOA presenter pays $2500 presentation fee. Additional GOA meetings are $2,000, each.


Arizona Angels Investor Network was founded in 1999. Entrepreneurs complete an application and go through a screening process before they're invited to present to the membership. Investors decide individually whether to invest or now. Arizona Angels prefer high-growth companies that are beyond the seed or start-up stage. Contact info @

Desert Angels The organization was formed in the Fall of 2000 and invests in early stage or startup companies in the Southwest. The Angels meet regularly about every 30 - 45 days. As an organization, the Desert Angels does not make investments. It serves as a forum for members to review presentations and make their own investment decisions. There is no requirement on the part of individual members to make an investment in any company. Companies seeking to make a presentation or for more information on membership, Contact: base @ desertangels. org


The Fund for Arkansas' Future is a member-managed, angel investor fund formed for the purpose of capitalizing early-stage, Arkansas-based companies with the obvious goal of generating strong returns for our investors.  Our members (investors) comprise some of Arkansas' premier business and community leaders who are focused on driving economic development through the creation of high-growth companies based in Arkansas.

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Acorn Angels is a group of Silicon Valley Angel Investors who provide early stage investment capital for hi-tech companies.  The network of Angels consists of highly successful professionals who all bring invaluable knowledge and experience to their ongoing commitment to support innovation and creativity in the information technology industry. 

AngelsCorner is a Silicon Valley based venture group comprised of individual investors and representatives of investment corporations. AngelsCorner is primarily focused on investing into private companies with strong teams, proprietary solutions, and high potentials.

Band Of Angels The oldest seed funding organization in Silicon Valley comprised of more than 130 current and former high-tech executives. Funded more than 225 companies.

Angel Investors Forum will consider only companies located in Silicon Valley. Submit through their web site. There is no fee to entrepreneurs.

Golden Gate Angels For qualified Investors and Entrepreneurs in the San Francisco area. Please send an email for details.

North Bay Angels The North Bay Angels (NBA) has been formed by a group of San Francisco, North Bay Area executives and professionals to fill a growing need to provide a forum for learning about and making early stage investment capital (seed capital) and advisory assistance (mentoring) available to entrepreneurial companies in the North Bay.

Life Science Angels™ has been formed by prominent members of the life sciences industry to create investment opportunities in early stage biotechnology and medical device companies.  This non-profit, member-led organization makes investments in the range of $250,000 to $750,000 million in emerging companies that bring new and proprietary technologies to the life science industry. 

Sand Hill Angels is a group of successful Silicon Valley technology professionals dedicated to the formation and growth of startup companies. They invest in private companies at all stages and favor technology investments in the Info Technology, Internet, Clean Tech, Consumer and Life sciences sections.

The North Bay Angels (NBA) has been formed by a group of San Francisco, North Bay Area executives and professionals to fill a growing need to provide a forum for learning about and making early stage investment capital (seed capital) and advisory assistance (mentoring) available to entrepreneurial companies in the North Bay.

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Imporium Angels, San Diego, Members of Imporium Angels consist of successful entrepreneurs who have founded their own companies. They want to lend their capital and more importantly their experience to high-risk startups. The members work well together because of the exclusive nature of our membership. We consider ourselves as friends before investors.

The Pasadena Angels, Inc. is a non-profit entity which provides a forum where young companies developing their business and financing plans can get counsel from experienced entrepreneurs, senior corporate executives, skilled professionals from a variety of industries and accredited investors. Pasadena Angels charges such companies no fees of any kind and provides its services to companies which it believes have a solid core management team, significant potential for success, and receptiveness to coaching and the group's inputs. Invests up to $750,000.

Tech Coast Angel Networks located in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and Santa Barbara, CA. TCA members provide seed and early-stage capital in the range of $250K-$2M, an investment range not generally served by VCs. Since 1997 TCA members have invested over $55 million in more than 85 Southern California Companies (See Investment Portfolio), together with $591 million from venture capital co-investors. Members are founders, CEO's, venture capitalists and business leaders who have funded and built world-class companies. We mentor and coach, serve on their boards, provide contacts, and assist with team building, strategic planning and fundraising.


Alliance of Angels located in Seattle, invests in early stage companies. The Alliance of Angels is a membership organization of individual accredited angel investors and investment corporations. The goal of the Alliance of Angels is to nurture the growth of technology-based businesses in the Pacific Northwest by improving the interactions among angel investors and emerging local technology companies seeking funding.

Seraph Capital located in Seattle, women angels primarily, dedicated to promoting women as investors.


Bio Angels Chicago, IL, BioAngels is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to facilitate investment in startup and early-stage medical and life sciences businesses in the Midwest.

Heartland Angels Skokie, IL, Heartland Angels, Inc. is a private equity network that brings together accredited investors with early stage start-up companies looking for equity and debt investments. They match investors and startup companies through a process of due diligence designed specifically for start-up and early stage companies. Potential investment opportunities are presented to the network investors monthly.

Blue Stem Ventures (IL) Named after the high-yielding prairie grass that pervades the Midwest, Bluestem Ventures is a private investment group investing in both mature and early-stage companies. We consist of leading business executives, private investors, bankers, researchers, doctors and emerging entrepreneurs with expertise in a variety of markets and technologies. Bluestem provides both financial and intellectual capital, along with a vast network of industry resources, to high-growth companies.

Indiana Seed Fund Indianapolis, IN, For over a century, Indiana has been home to both pharmaceutical and medical device heavyweights, as well as world-renowned university and research facilities. BioCrossroads was formed to capitalize on this strong foundation by attracting new business opportunities, intellectual property and capital to our life sciences industry. With the aid of private and public investments, the resources necessary for life science prowess have come together at BioCrossroads to make Indiana a national and international life sciences center.

Enterprise Angels (SD) \ A network of accredited angel investors and angel associations with support services provided by the Enterprise Institute. The network provides angels with a quality deal source for high growth entrepreneurial ventures, educational opportunities and a vehicle to establish business relationships

Mid-America Angels ("MAA") (KS) is a regional network of angel investors dedicated to identifying and funding the most promising start-up business opportunities in the Kansas-Missouri Region.  MAA has two primary objectives:1. To present high return on investment funding opportunities to its members. 2. To facilitate access to early-stage financing for high-potential businesses and entrepreneurs.

The Midwest Venture Alliance (MVA) (KS) is a membership organization of accredited private investors committed to investing in high-growth seed and early-stage technology companies in Kansas.

C-Cap / Queen City Angels Cincinnati, OH, C-Cap is a resource hub designed to link entrepreneurs with angel investors and the other resources they need to create successful growth companies. Our mission is to increase the number of growth companies that receive seed capital funding from Cincinnati area angels. C-Cap is backed by an existing group of active angels, and by the resources of the Circuit and of Ohio's IT Alliance, Ohio's state-wide information technology association.

Ohio TechAngels Columbus, OH, The Ohio TechAngel Fund, LLC is a contributed capital and "sidecar" angel fund with over one hundred members and partners from throughout Ohio. The Fund is interested in engaging qualified entrepreneurs who are developing promising, high-growth Ohio businesses, predominantly in medical technology and advanced materials section. Typically invests from $250,000 to $1,000,000 in early stage companies.

Grand Angels Grand Rapids, MI, The mission of the Grand Angels is to utilize its financial, intellectual and networking capital to promote the success of young growing companies and to enhance the economic development of West Michigan. The Grand Angels is one of many so-called “Angel bands” around the country, committed both to making profitable investments and to community economic development. 

Great Lakes Angels Bloomfield Hills, MI, The Mission of the Great Lakes angels organization is to organize and mentor angels and provide a forum for them to grow in knowledge and wealth and foster more of the same - to help invest in entrepreneurial companies in the region. It will have numerous 'deals' presented, high-level content and quality speakers and panelists on key issues of angel investing. Current 'Angels' and high net worth 'potential Angels' can meet in a confidential and educational environment to discover opportunities for mutual areas of investment. Experts can be identified and shared to assist in due diligence on technologies outside the individual's own comfort zone and help transition investors into new exciting technologies for growth of companies in the Region and greater personal reward.

The Ann Arbor Angels (A2A) (MI)is a collaborative non-profit organization dedicated to bridging the gap between angel investors and early stage technology-based companies in Southern Michigan. The focus of the organization is to facilitate private equity and debt financing. The Ann Arbor Angels organization has been under development since 2002. The effort has been spearheaded by the Technology Industry Group at Bank of Ann Arbor.

St. Louis Arch Angels St. Louis, MO, The St. Louis Arch Angels were established in January 2005. Arch angel members provide seed and early-stage capital in the range of $250K-$750K, an investment range not generally served by VCs. Our members are business leaders from the St. Louis region. They mentor and coach, serve on boards, provide contacts, and assist with team building, strategic planning and fundraising.

Silicon Pastures Milwaukee, WI, Silicon Pastures is Milwaukee's longest-running angel investing network. They invest in a broad range of early-stage opportunities. They actively seek deals in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, and Indiana. Silicon Pastures Members have invested more than $10M since 2000 in more than a dozen start-up and early-stage companies.

NEW Capital Fund, LP (WI) is a private equity limited partnership with nearly $45 million of committed capital. The NEW Capital Fund has 75 investors, most of whom live and work in the New North. In the next five years, the fund will focus on investing in 10 to 12 early-stage companies located in and around the New North that have the potential for rapid growth and can be certified as qualified businesses under Wisconsin's Act 255.

The Phenomenelle Angels Fund I (WI)is a new early stage seed fund to invest in women-owned or managed and minority owned businesses in Wisconsin and the Midwest.


Angel Atlanta The Atlanta Technology Angels (ATA) is a private group, founded in 1998, that actively seeks investments in early stage technology companies based in Georgia. ATA is an active source of private capital and business experience to local technology entrepreneurs. ATA is currently actively investing and encourages qualified Atlanta-based companies to submit business plans. Investment ranges from $250K to $1 million.

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Delaware Crossing Investor Group (PA) is a network of former and current executives and entrepreneurs who provide counsel and capital to early-stage and other growth-oriented companies. Delaware Crossing Investor Group is a membership organization of qualified investors who play an active role in the sourcing of prospective portfolio companies, managing the investment process and serving on the board of directors of portfolio companies. While many of the investments presented to the group are high risk, these investments also have the potential for a high return.

BlueTree Allied Angels (Allied Angels) (PA) is a regional group of accredited investors who desire to invest in regional early-stage companies.   This “members-only” organization is designed to operate as a network of private equity investors who meet on a monthly basis to evaluate and consider pre-institutional, early-stage investments. 

The LORE (PA) Group, since its founding in 1988, the principal mission of the LORE group is to provide investment capital and mentoring to early stage companies principally in the Greater Philadelphia Area.  These investments are made for the benefit of the company and are expected to provide an above average return to compensate for the added risk of such investments.

Womens' Investment Network (PA) Welcome to a group of women like no other in Philadelphia. We are current and aspiring leaders of and investors in high-growth companies. We're supporting each other and reaching out to women who are starting businesses and careers, by offering programs for education, networking, mentoring, and exposure to investment resources.

The Private Investors Forum (PIF) (PA) is a non-profit organization of accredited private investors dedicated to providing education and stimulating investment in the Greater Philadelphia Region, including New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. PIF accomplishes this mission by hosting the Annual Angel Venture Fair, quarterly educational meetings for accredited private investors and the establishment of the PIF Due Diligence Fund.

Robin Hood Ventures (PA) is a group of experienced entrepreneurs and accredited investors interested in investing and taking an active role in early stage companies with high return on investment potential.  We can invest $250K to $500K for a single financing, and will co-invest with other angels or institutions. Robin Hood Ventures, founded in 1999, takes an innovative approach to angel investing. Member-established direct investment accounts create a pool of investable funds that enable rapid decision-making.  Robin Hood's consistent approach to due diligence and deal structuring streamlines the deal process.  Robin Hood Ventures invests as a single entity and considers business opportunities that represent the diverse interests and experience of our members.

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