Celebrating 2021 Accomplishments and Looking Ahead to New Opportunities

Angel Capital Association

The Angel Capital Association is moving into a confident, secure future, because of the successes we’ve had and the way we’ve navigated the last two years. 2021 was a year filled with more opportunities for angels to interact and learn. We need angels.

Fox Launchpad: When Startups Need Help Getting Started

Angel Capital Association

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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. In addition to the election of the new board members, one current board member was re-elected for a second term and a Vice Chair was elected. The Board of Directors is currently made up of 15 members and four Chairs Emeritus.

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.

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. Contribution to the knowledge base of 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.

The Exempt Offering Ecosystem: What the SEC Changed

Angel Capital Association

By: Dror Futter, Legal and Business Adviser to Startups, Venture Capital Firms and Technology Companies The SEC announced a series of amendments (likely to be effective early next year) to the rules governing private offering exemptions – by far the most frequent path for venture fundraising.

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.

Onboard Dynamics Is Leading the Transition to Next Generation Transportation Fuels, Reducing Emissions, and Driving Down Energy Costs

Angel Capital Association

By: Sarah Dickey, ACA Membership Director Cutting-edge clean energy company wins Luis Villalobos Award, Technology category, from Angel Capital Association The United States has abundant access to domestic natural gas, but we have struggled for decades to find scalable, economic ways to leverage natural gas as a transportation fuel, despite its environmental and efficiency benefits.

IBTX Working to Reduce Risk for Angels and the Portfolio Companies They Support

Angel Capital Association

By: Warren Spiwak, IBTX Partner ACA Affinity Partner IBTX recognizes the risk that angels and startups face. Q: Warren, what are some of the risks that create increasing exposure for Angel Groups in the next decade compared to the past?

A Future Worth Creating: Fiscal Year Recap and Vision for Tomorrow

Angel Capital Association

We need angels. Angels are nimble, identifying and supporting entrepreneurs with desperately needed new technologies and innovations. Angels empower growth and solutions, right here, right now – we can exponentially grow economies at a local and regional level. ACA represents more than 250 angel groups and 14,000 angel investors. We will grow the angel investor community by expanding our strategic work in four key areas: Community Networking.

How Angel Investors Survive the COVID-19 Economic Crisis

Angel Capital Association

By: Dan Rosen, Alliance of Angels To: The Angel Community After publishing my companion piece, “ How Startups Survive the COVID-19 Economic Crisis ,” I have received a number of comments about how this impacts angels and angel investing. Angels have limited funds.

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!

How did she do it? A Q&A with Rita Hansen, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder of Onboard Dynamics

Angel Capital Association

Each year, the Luis Villalobos Award recognizes outstanding ingenuity, creativity and innovation among startups backed by Angel Capital Association members. As a transportation fuel, it’s the cleanest alternative fuel available today, according to the California Air Resources Board.

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. One was entrepreneurship, one was teaching and mentoring and the third was how do we make more capital.”

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.

Entrepreneurs: Define Your Mission and Vision for Success; a Mentor Can Help

Angel Capital Association

Additionally, angel investor portfolio companies will benefit from the clarity and knowledge being shared. About the Author: Bridget Weston is the CEO of the SCORE Association , where she provides executive leadership and works directly and collaboratively with the Board of Directors to establish the vision and direction of SCORE.

Participate in a Special Three-Part Conversation: Beyond the Peak - ACA 2020 Recap, Awards & Community vChats

Angel Capital Association

By Lucy Howell, ACA Director of Partnerships You strive to be a successful angel investor. Moderated by Juliana Garaizar, ACA Board Member, International Committee Co-Chair, Greentown Labs. Short Term Vision as Current Chair , Tony Shipley, ACA Board Chair, Queen City Angels.

MedRhythms Uses the Universal Language of Music to Bring Hope, Healing to Mobility Impaired Patients

Angel Capital Association

By Sarah Dickey, ACA Membership Director Young company awarded prestigious Luis Villalobos Award, Life Sciences category, from Angel Capital Association “Where words fail, music speaks.” This week, MedRhythms was awarded the prestigious Luis Villalobos Award for Life Sciences, which recognizes the most ingenious and innovative idea recently financed by members of the Angel Capital Association (ACA.)

A First Timers Guide to Down Rounds

Angel Capital Association

By: Dror Futter, Legal and Business Adviser to Startups, Venture Capital Firms and Technology Companies If your venture is confronting a down round, you should not wear it as a badge of shame. More importantly, if you are doing a down round, it still means you were able to raise capital. Down rounds are risky events for a company’s Board of Directors. Shareholders who do not participate in the new financing and are significantly diluted may bring an action against the Board.

These 7 Motivational Navy SEAL Sayings Will Kick Your Butt Into Gear

Angel Capital Association

That could be a difficult conversation with a team member, a lawsuit, or dealing with a demanding board member. By: Brent Gleeson, Founder & CEO at TakingPoint™ Leadership, Navy SEAL Whether you are an entrepreneur, working in corporate America, or building a startup, it is imperative to continually seek new ways to stay inspired and driven. Being a self-starter is a fantastic quality, but we are all human and get distracted by the minutiae of our day-to-day responsibilities.

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. I like to refer to Angels as “big game hunters.”. By Scott Meacham.

5 Mistakes Startups Cannot Afford Now

Angel Capital Association

By: Dror Futter, Legal and Business Adviser to Startups, Venture Capital Firms and Technology Companies Focusing on Anything but Your Runway. He is a member of the model forms drafting group of the National Venture Capital Association, the legal advisory board of the Angel Capital Association and the legal working groups of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance and the Digital Chamber of Commerce.

The Remote Company – 5 Steps to Ease the Transition

Angel Capital Association

By: Dror Futter, Legal and Business Adviser to Startups, Venture Capital Firms and Technology Companies My firm, Rimon Law , is a "virtual" law firm with attorneys in 31 locations in 9 countries. He is a member of the model forms drafting group of the National Venture Capital Association, the legal advisory board of the Angel Capital Association and the legal working groups of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance and the Digital Chamber of Commerce.

Expecting the Unexpected: Commercial Agreements in the Age of Coronavirus, Trade Wars and Brexit

Angel Capital Association

By: Dror Futter, Legal and Business Adviser to Startups, Venture Capital Firms and Technology Companies In January 2019, Alementary Brewing Co. He is a member of the model forms drafting group of the National Venture Capital Association, the legal advisory board of the Angel Capital Association and the legal working groups of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance and the Digital Chamber of Commerce.

Through Mentoring, Angel Investors Offer More Than Just Money

StartupNation

Angel investors are individuals and groups that fund promising startups. They are known as angels because they will often tread where venture capitalists (VC) and private equity firms fear to go—into the risky world of promising but unproven business ideas.

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Information Regarding Angel Investing (Episode 284)

StartupNation

On today’s Business Beat, Jeff speaks with Marsha Dawood, chair of the Angel Capital Association Board of Directors, regarding the advantages of angel funding to finance and launch a business. Jeff Sloan: What advantages does angel funding provide, Marsha?

Case Study: The Dan River Region Ecosystem Development

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Eva Doss, President and CEO at The Launch Place, elaborated, “We had multiple organizations in the region that were providing specific services to entrepreneurs and small businesses: business counseling, seminars, workshops, investment capital, pitch competitions, networking events, etc.

Think ahead when raising your early investments

Berkonomics

Some businesses just can’t fit within the angel capital or friends and family model for raising funds. Sooner or later you may need to seek venture capital and accommodate the needs of the venture community in negotiating the terms of an investment. Most VC’s today are becoming enlightened (as are organized angels), correctly forcing many decisions that might have been dictated by investment documents instead to the corporate board to decide.

The Startup Community Way: Five Lessons for U.S. Policymakers

Ian Hathaway

This article originally published on the Center for American Entrepreneurship Ideas Blog My new book with CAE Advisory Board member Brad Feld published yesterday. Recognize there is more than one type of capital.

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

Both Sides of the Table

Cincinnati, like many startup communities in the US over the past 5 years, has revitalized important regions in its urban core, created accelerators, built co-working facilities, pooled together angel capital, attracted VCs, involved educational institutions and solicited the help of important corporations in a more cohesive ecosystem. Changes in the Software World & in Venture Capital. Angels & Recycled Capital. Venture Capital.

When should you go for equity financing?

Berkonomics

We’ll call these “inside angels.” Angel investment groups or funds. First, angel investment groups and organized angel funds come in all sizes from a few organized angels to large groups of four hundred or more. How many angel groups are there?

Think ahead, if you will need more money later.

Berkonomics

Some businesses just can’t fit within the angel capital or friends and family model for raising funds. Sooner or later these businesses will have to seek venture capital and accommodate the needs of the venture community in negotiating the terms of an investment. Most VC’s today are becoming enlightened (as are organized angels), correctly forcing many decisions that might have been dictated by investment documents instead to the corporate board to decide.

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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.

Should every startup get funded?

This is going to be BIG.

Getting key strategy advice early on, or getting introduced to a new market can make or break a company in ways that no amount of angel capital can help. So if we’re talking everyone getting funded without getting the benefit of an experienced set of mentors in a small, focused program like TechStars, or a lead investor who will spend a lot of time with you upfront, I’m not on board with that. That’s what makes venture capital such a risky investment.

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.

People who don't run your company

This is going to be BIG.

applications are due this Monday the 31st ) The company said no because their main angel investor didn't think it was a good idea to let an audience see their pitch. They knew it wasn't a controlling share, but it was the bulk of their angel capital and they couldn't have worked on their company without it. Your board - Board members are representatives of the shareholders, or trusted independents. First Round Capital Venture Capital & Technology