Seraf Founders Receive National Award for Changing the Landscape of Angel Investing

The Seraf Compass

In recognition of their incredible contribution to angel investing, Seraf Founders Ham Lord and Christopher Mirabile were awarded the 2021 Hans Severiens award by the Angel Capital Association, the largest professional angel investor development organization in the world

Hambleton Lord and Christopher Mirabile Are Changing the Face of Angel Investing

Angel Capital Association

By: Sarah Dickey, ACA Membership Director Boston-Area Angels Hambleton Lord and Christopher Mirabile Receive Hans Severiens Award for Individual Impact in Advancing the Field of Angel Investing. With their shared dedication to professionalize angel investing, commitment to educate the angel community and decades long friendship, it is easy to understand why Hambleton Lord and Christopher Mirabile have been so successful at changing the face of angel investing.

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"Money is Local, Impact is Global" for Angel Investing

Onevest

By Michael "Luni" Libes In the traditional world of early stage, Angel and VC investing, money is local. Studies show that over 80% of funding at Angel groups and Series A VCs goes to businesses in the same city/region as the funders. Over in the impact investing space, this rule is not true. Instead, we see groups like the Element8 Angels in Seattle funding deals across the country, and syndicating deals with other Angel groups in other cities.

The Angel Capital Association's Response to Current Events

Angel Capital Association

The Angel Capital Association stands for social justice, equal opportunity, and social mobility through the power of entrepreneurship. Black CEOs represent a low single digit percentage of angel backed portfolio companies and an even smaller percentage of funding. Forward, we are committing ourselves to building racial diversity in both the angel investing community and the entrepreneurs we support.

New Board Members Elected at Annual Member Meeting During ACA 2020 – The Summit of Angel Investing

Angel Capital Association

By: Emily Angold, ACA Marketing Manager Three new board members were elected at the ACA Annual Members’ Meeting during ACA 2020 – The Summit of Angel Investing held virtually May 12-14, 2020. The Board of Directors focuses on supporting the success of angel investors through industry voice, professional development and public policy advocacy while maintaining the mission and values of the Angel Capital Association.

Investments of time and money are critical for startups’ success

Innovation 2 Enterprise

In no area is the “why” discussion more important than when we are advising entrepreneurs on raising capital. High-growth startups have two basic sources of investment capitalangel investors (individuals, groups, or funds) and institutional investors like i2E. Angels invest their own money and are in the business of high risk/high return. They tend to invest very early in a startup’s life, even pre-revenue. By Scott Meacham.

Is there an incubator for aspiring Angel Investors or VCs?

Gust

No, but there are several sets of courses on angel investing that can provide a good base from which to start. The most comprehensive and best known is the Power of Angel Investing seminar series developed by the Angel Resource Institute (formerly known as the Angel Capital Education Foundation, and prior to that part of the Angel Capital Association). Invested Interests

Alicia Robb Magnified the Movement to Drive Impact, Diversity, and Inclusion in Early-Stage Investing

Angel Capital Association

By: Sarah Dickey, ACA Membership Director Groundbreaking economist, author, investor, and entrepreneur is honored with the Angel Capital Association’s Hans Severiens Award While performing the research that culminated in her book, The Next Wave: Financing and Investing Strategies for Growth-Oriented Women Entrepreneurs , Alicia Robb, Ph.D., They do not know other angel investors and are not part of investor networks.

Resources for Angels Considering Deep Tech

propel(x)

There are several reasons angel investors may consider adding deep technology to their investment portfolio. In an effort to better inform your investment decision making, we’ve compiled a list of resources you can use before you commit. The Angel Capital Association’s Knowledge Center : Packed with advice for angels just starting out, as well as for angel group leaders, the ACA has compiled a library of instructional videos and webinars to aide your investment journey.

What happens when you take 12 investors to Silicon Valley?

Startup Catalyst

In November 2017 we delivered our first Investor Mission, heading to San Francisco for an intensive week meeting with angels, VCs, corporate venture programs, accelerators, startups, pitch events, and dinners. The mission participants were a mix of angel investors, VCs, and an accountant and lawyer (who manage investment deals) from Queensland and New South Wales. The program kicked off with a full one-day angel investor education program delivered by Angel Labs.

Behind the Scenes: Building an Angel Experience You Will Never Forget

Angel Capital Association

By: Sarah Dickey, ACA Membership Director The programming team for ACA 2021 - The Summit of Angel Investing is full of experienced, respected angel investors and ecosystem providers, and they are hard at work creating a virtual experience that will change the way you think about angel investing.

He Believes in Angels: The Story of a Company Backed by 400 Angel Investors

Angel Capital Association

By: Elaine Bolle, RTP Capital Associates Rob Neville is a serial entrepreneur, and his story is a powerful testimonial about the importance of angel funding. Fast forward several years, and Rob leveraged his success with Evity to start Savara, using his own money and $1M from 10 angels.

Securities and Exchange Commission Seeks Input from ACA Members

Angel Capital Association

By: Emily Angold, ACA Marketing Manager The Angel Capital Association was honored to have Martha Miller of the Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission) participate in ACA 2020 – The Summit of Angel Investing. We want to hear how the changes would impact you, your investment decisions, and the small businesses in which you invest. Did you miss the angel investing event of the year?

How Much Due Diligence Does An Angel Really Need To Do?

Paul G. Silva

Due diligence (AKA “doing your homework” on a startup to see if investing is the right call) should clearly take time… but how much? Marianne Hudson, executive director of the Angel Capital Association (the trade association for angel investors in the US) wrote an article on this topic. One of the biggest debates in the angel industry is how much due diligence investors should do before they invest.

Microcredentials for the effective VC or private equity investor

David Teten - VC

Let’s Talk Ops , Venture Capital Operations Association – fund operations professionals. National Venture Capital Association. New York Venture Capital Association. Capria , Recast Capital – fund of funds. NVCA Venture Capital University.

Valuation Workshop – The Art of Negotiation Between Investors and Founders

Angel Capital Association

By: Emily Angold, ACA Marketing Manager As an entrepreneur and seasoned angel investor, Bill Payne understands the critical importance of education to make well-informed decisions that determine the success or failure of a startup. After seeing the need, Bill headed an effort within ACA’s Education and Smart Practices to develop seven new online and in-person workshops for new and experienced angel investors known as ACA Angel University.

Startup Investing: The New Trend in Alternative Assets

Onevest

By definition Angel Investors are individual investors. But the data shows a rapidly growing trend in accredited investors investing together. This is something that we have experience at 1000 Angels , the private investor network that connects startups with investors. Trending Investment Strategies Global investor surveys have shown that since the crises of the early 2000s more affluent and sophisticated investors are choosing to invest in partnership with each other.

2021 Luis Villalobos Winners Are Changing the Innovation Landscape

Angel Capital Association

By: Sarah Dickey, ACA Membership Director The prestigious Luis Villalobos Award, recognizing the most ingenious and innovative ideas recently financed by members of the Angel Capital Association, was recently awarded to two ACA member-funded companies disrupting their fields. We funded this deal in less than a month with a syndicate of the Alliance of Angels, SWAN Ventures, and Oregon Sports Angels.“

When should you go for equity financing?

Berkonomics

We’ve worried together about the moral obligation implicit in taking such investments from people so close, even with their promise never to expect a return. We’ll call these “inside angels.” Angel investment groups or funds. How many angel groups are there?

Kevin Learned: Entrepreneur, Teacher, Angel

Angel Capital Association

Editor’s Note – This story originally appeared in the Idaho Business Review by Sharon Fisher and reposted with permission by the Angel Capital Association. To many Idaho companies, Kevin Learned isn’t just an icon, he’s ang angel. That’s “angel” as in angel investing, where people invest money early in a new company’s career to help it get off the ground. We raised angel capital,” Learned said. “I

ACA Chair Emeritus Christopher Mirabile Appointed to SEC?s Investor Advisory Committee

Angel Capital Association

I am very pleased to have the opportunity to represent the Angel Capital Association and the voice of all early stage investors as part of the vital work of the Investor Advisory Committee. Christopher Mirabile is the Chair Emeritus and Public Policy Committee Chair Emeritus of the Angel Capital Association and the co-founder of portfolio management tool www.seraf-investor.com. Congratulations to Christopher on behalf of ACA, angel investors and the start-up ecosystem!

What is a good site or Gmail extension for an angel investor to manage their startup deals?

Gust

When I started my angel investing over a decade ago, there was no such thing as a site to handle the surprisingly-challenging process of keeping track of all the information regarding all the companies with which I was working. Gust (the company I founded) is the online platform used by over 45,000 accredited angel investors and VCs, from over 1,000 angel groups and venture funds, in 74 countries, to manage their startup deals.

As a new independent angel investor, how will I find new companies to invest in?

Gust

For a new angel investor, by far the best thing to do is to join a local angel investor group that belongs to the Angel Capital Association. Some groups specialize, investing primarily in life sciences or tech companies or women-led ventures or other areas. Some are wide open, investing in everything from real estate to films. Benefits of joining a group include pooling deal flow, capital, domain expertise, and investing experience.

What is a good site or Gmail extension for an angel investor to manage their startup deals?

Gust

When I started my angel investing over a decade ago, there was no such thing as a site to handle the surprisingly-challenging process of keeping track of all the information regarding all the companies with which I was working. Gust (the company I founded) is the online platform used by over 45,000 accredited angel investors and VCs, from over 1,000 angel groups and venture funds, in 74 countries, to manage their startup deals.

Early stage money: The problem with PPMs

Berkonomics

Bill Payne has been actively involved in angel investing since 1980, funding over 50 companies and mentoring over 100 more. He is the recipient of the coveted “Hans Severiens Award form the Angel Capital Association, its highest honor. . In most cases, those entrepreneurs choosing to raise capital using PPMs retain specialists (many of whom are lawyers) to write their PPMs – a rather expensive undertaking. By Bill Payne.

What are the biggest global events for Venture Capitalists and Business Angels where they can learn about their own business?

Gust

There are surprisingly few such conferences, for the very good reason that there are actually relatively few such people (venture capitalists and ‘professional’ angel investors) to attend them! But that said, here are the biggest (i.e., “only” events of their type): Business Angels. Angel Capital Association (US) Annual Summit. NACO National Angel Summit. Both Angels and VCs.

Equity financing: great for rapid growth startups

Berkonomics

We’ve spoken of financing a young company through friends and family, known as “inside angels.” First, angel investment groups come in all sizes from a few organized angels to large groups of three hundred or more. Angel groups invest from $250,000 to $1,000,000 or more in qualified investments. Angel Capital Association (ACA) lists over four hundred member groups, located throughout the country.

Startup Capital: Feast or Famine?

Gust

For years there has been a pervasive opinion across the entrepreneurial landscape that the US has a shortage of capital required to startup and grow new ventures. But, what evidence do we have of this shortage of capital? We have no measure of the changes in available capital resources from entrepreneurs and their friends and family, but we have no reason to believe they have changed radically over the past few years. Invested Interests