Angel Investors ("AAI") is a membership network
of accredited investors who desire to invest in seed-stage
opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic region. Members apply for
annual membership and then subscribe through a dues payment
upon acceptance. This group is a classic "pledge fund,"
where pre-institutional, early-stage private company investments
are shown to monthly meetings of the entire membership and
then members choose to "opt in" to investments on
a deal-by-deal basis. AAI focuses on the most complex part
of the private equity food chain, the seed-stage venture investments.
Due to the complexity in early-stage companies, many traditional
venture firms do not play in this space. This has created
a "funding gap" where angels can find and participate
in well founded early-stage companies. AAI is managed by New
Vantage Group, a leading organizer of angel groups and
clubs (see www.newvantagegroup.com)
All deals must be of high quality, have substantial upside
potential, and be interested in receiving the mentor capital
approach that AAI brings to its portfolio companies. Members
get to attend mid-month selection meetings where prospective
presenting companies give a preview of their opportunity.
Members can participate as little or as much as they want
during each month of operations.
join a unique group of active angels, get exclusive membership
directories, web site access, list of presenting companies,
attendance at selection sessions and monthly AAI meetings.
Meetings include talks by timely and insightful speakers and
at least two company presentations. Many members find the
that membership is worthwhile since networking and intra-member
dialog is as beneficial as the investment opportunities themselves.