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When should you go for equity financing?


Let’s take a few minutes to examine the kind of equity financing available to small or early stage businesses. 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. Venture farms.

Equity financing: great for rapid growth startups


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.


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How to Find Investors


Many of the 16,000 startup founders across the GAN and GSSN community are wondering how to best raise capital in today’s environment. More than half of these investments (59%) come from investors who reside in close proximity (within 100 miles) to the startups they invest in.

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. New York City Venture Connection. Revenue Based Financing Network Group.

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.

Startup Investing: The New Trend in Alternative Assets


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.“

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. Many of the students I had at Venture I’m still close to.”

Startup Capital: Feast or Famine?


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. It is suggested that companies cannot find the cash necessary to start new and exciting ventures. But, what evidence do we have of this shortage of capital? Let’s take a closer look at trends in government grants, angel investment and venture capital financings.