Ad-Ventures describes themselves as a launchpad for dynamic technology
ventures like Internet startup iBoost.com or net veteran icom.com,
in addition to being active in real estate development and entertainment
ventures. Using a network of strategic partners, Ad-Ventures assists
Internet and real-estate visionaries to the capital and strategic
guidance needed to leap from napkin-penned ideas to global leadership.
Ad-Ventures usually doesn't directly provide companies with money
to grow their business, but rather works with Softbank.
Angel Search at vfinance.com combs government records to gather
investment data, industry preferences and total stock positions
of America's wealthiest individuals. The site claims "Every individual
in our database has a net worth of at least $1 million. AngelSearch™
is constantly updated, cleaned and checked for accuracy. You can
search the database as many times as you like, result counts are
always free. Once you get a count of wealthy individuals that
match your needs, you can buy all matching records, a portion
of the records, refine your search or start a new one."
The Angels' Forum is a group of private equity investors with
diverse industry, gender, cultural, and business experience. The
Angel Investors are united in their interest in investing both
time and money in very early stage companies (typical investments
would range from $50,000 to $500,000). Angels' Forum invests only
in companies headquartered in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Angels Pty. Ltd
Business Angels Pty. Ltd. is a central resource in Australia where
both private investors and businesses register. The matching service’s
mission is to enable development of Australian technologies and
small businesses. (see articles below)
Business partners is a nationwide Internet based Service that
connects Potential Partners, Angel Investors, Investment Bankers
and Venture Capital firms. The Business Partners database
allows interested parties to list under a topic of interest for
free. Under each topic are SIC style Categories, Investment
Details, Partnership Criteria, Location By State, City, and contact
information. Members have full access to the database of
Potential Partners, Angel Investors, and Venture Capital opportunities.
TCN is a non-profit, economic development organization developed
in response to a growing need to provide entrepreneurial ventures
with training and access to investors. The Network offers investor-to-entrepreneur
introduction services, educational programs, venture capital conferences,
seminars, literature, software, and a network of experts and advisors.
Formerly Amis Ventures, Capitalyst funds startup companies. Capitalyst
addresses the private equity financing needs of entrepreneurs
by providing an efficient early stage funding process. In addition,
Capitalyst enables qualified investors to locate, assess and co-invest
in prescreened high potential startup opportunities with the Capitalyst
affiliated StartUpFund One. Focused on the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic
regions, Capitalyst is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts,
with a regional office in Washington, DC.
Atlanta at Growco.com
Connect Atlanta provides a list that identifies local angel investor
programs and seed capital investors.
Donmarbiz’ Angel Access facilitates communication among private
investors and pre-screened, qualified entrepreneurial companies.
The registry of Angel investors is based in New Jersey and
continues expansion throughout the United States.
TheElevator’s emphasis is in work germinating in the business
schools, engineering programs, and entrepreneurial programs around
major universities. Angels who are registered members of
TheElevator browse hundreds of "elevator pitches" that have
been classified according to: 1) type of business; 2) geographic
location; 3) amount of money desired; and 4) experience
of the entrepreneur.
The Gathering of Angels began in October, 1996 with the express
purpose and mission to provide equity capital to the entrepreneurs
of New Mexico. At that time, there were no Venture Capital firms
represented in the state and the banks were generally not supportive
of entrepreneurial ventures. 29 Companies have received some level
of funding, two firms have done up-mergers into a public shell,
and thee have received venture capital funding.
International Capital Resources reports itself to be the oldest
for-profit business introduction service in the U.S., and has
developed a database of accredited business angel investors in
North America. ICR offers Business Angel Financing Seminars
several times during the year at different locations in the U.S.
New Vantage Group (NVG) manages early stage venture funds for
active angel investors including the Dinner Club, LLC, The eMedia
Club, LLC, and The Washington Dinner Club, LLC. NVG is also an
advisor to WomenAngels.net. Sixty to 80 active angels have invested
in each of these Funds, which co-invest with traditional venture
capital funds. According to the Group, the Club/Fund concept has
proven so successful in the Greater Washington area that NVG is
now building a community of clubs nationally. In 2001, NVG is
co-launching, with local managers, additional funds as part of
the emerging NVG network of active angel venture funds.
The NYNMA Angel
The NYNMA Angel Investors Program matches promising start-up companies
with experienced Angel investors to facilitate the growth of New
York's new media industry. According to the organization, about
half of the companies that present at the monthly breakfast receive
seed funding of up to $2,000,000. In order to receive funding,
one of the company's executives must be a member of the New York
New Media Association (NYNMA), companies should have their main
office in the New York metropolitan area and companies should
be significantly involved in the new media industry.
The Source Capital Network is a members-only Internet site serving
active angel investors for fast-growth venture opportunities.
Entrepreneurs present their business plans to angel members using
SCN’s videos and audio format. Membership and presentation fees
support the SourceCapital Network operation.
Venture Capital Money or VCmoney.com is a venture capital financing
resource for entrepreneurs, providing sources and information
on raising capital including Venture Capital financing and angel
financing, and for angels, and investors, providing information
on joining or forming an angel group, and investment opportunities.
Angel networks may also be interested in combining to form an
SBIC. VCmoney.com also provides a Forum in which entrepreneurs,
angels, and investors can share ideas, needs, and other information.
The Venture Site uses the global scope of the World Wide Web to
help and encourage commerce and industry in the United Kingdom.
Specifically, The Venture Site provides Web-based advertising
and matchmaking facilities for companies in search of venture
capital and private investors.
Angel Fund LLC
The Wellspring Angel Fund LLC is an early stage venture capital
group composed of and run solely by angel investors, focusing
on nurturing high-growth businesses that are developing innovative
products and services in the information and electronic technology
www.angelinvestors.org is a non profit 501.c.6 corporation whose
goal is to facilitate informed and profitable investments through
an International League of Angels, empower Angels and Entrepreneurs
through improved corporate governance, finance and marketing,
and strive to harmonize securities laws.
According to the firm, many of their projects are funded by angel
sources, and often one investor will assist in the funding of
multiple projects. The firm offers to teach you what you need
to know to get angel investor funds. The firm also offers Private
Equity funding reports which provide "all information on the size
and type of deal, the investors and all contact information, including
phone and email is included, showing $10.8 Billion In Investments
in the Second Quarter of 2001."
Wye River Capital specializes in providing corporate finance,
financial advisory and merchant banking services to companies
in the information technology and healthcare sectors. Wye River
Capital’s professionals have completed more than 200 equity, debt
and related transactions totaling over $15 billion during their
collective careers. Based in Annapolis, Maryland, Wye River Capital
will invest capital, raise funds through their network and provide
other resources to help a company launch or build its business.
Youngentrepreneur.com features a Capital Search Engine billed
as the place to look to find the funding your business needs.