ACA Membership Overview
Thank you for your interest in joining the ACA network. ACA supports the North American professional angel community and membership is open to angel groups and private investors that utilize best practices for deal sourcing, diligence, structure and management as they invest in early stage startups. Investment platforms made up of accredited investors - or Accredited Platforms - may also connect with ACA via a special affiliation program.
Please take a look at the basic ACA membership information below and then click on your type for more information on membership criteria, benefits & approval process. Questions about the process should be directed to Marianne Hudson via email or phone (913-894-4700 ext 1).
For all group-level memberships, the ACA "member" is the investing group itself and all investors of member groups have access to the MEMBERS ONLY section of the ACA website and are eligible for any ACA member discounts to ACA events.
ACA is committed to enhancing the success of angel investment groups, whether they are in operation or are in the formation phase and has led ACA to create two distinct membership categories for angel groups:
Active Groups: Full Membership is open to established angel groups, located in North America, investing predominately in private equity through a member-directed investment process.
Forming Groups: Provisional Membership is available for new angel groups that are in the process of forming and have good faith intent to meet the criteria for full membership within twelve months of the ACA application.
North American individual accredited investors are invited contact ACA for referral to an ACA member angel group. ACA also invites individual accredited investors to connect to the ACA member network via membership. This membership will be completed through a special application & approval process.
The application process is easy for all of our members. The online application includes details on annual dues, membership criteria, and the membership approval process.
ACA is pleased to work with investment platforms made up of accredited investors by offering a special affiliation opportunity with ACA.
ACA members have access to a variety of benefits throughout the membership year. Some highlights include:
Additional benefits specific to ACA member types are available outlined in the applications.