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 Sarah Dickey via email or phone (913-894-4700 ext 2).

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.

MEMBERSHIP TYPES

MEMBER BENEFIT OVERVIEW

MEMBERSHIP COSTS

MEMBERSHIP TYPES

ANGEL GROUPS:

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.

More Information Apply for ACA Full Membership

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.

More Information Apply for ACA Provisional Membership

INDIVIDUAL INVESTORS:

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.

More Information Apply for ACA Individual Membership

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.

ACCREDITED PLATFORMS:

ACA is pleased to work with investment platforms made up of accredited investors by offering a special affiliation opportunity with ACA.

More Information Apply for ACA Accredited Platform Membership

ACA MEMBER BENEFIT OVERVIEW

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ACA members have access to a variety of benefits throughout the membership year. Some highlights include:

  • Discounts for all individuals in the member group to attend annual ACA Summits, regional meetings, and Webinars (worth $300 per individual at the 2015 Summit).
  • Access to the Members-Only section of the ACA Web site and receipt of special publications that include data and information on specific items such as best practices, member data and deal flow.
  • Participation in committees (Public Policy, Collaboration, etc), generally held via conference call and email, but in-person during the annual Summit.
  • Reports on US federal and state public policy issues of importance to angel investors.
  • Discounts on educational events/ materials, including a ten percent discount on licenses for the Power of Angel Investing seminars and workshops.
  • Discounts on services for angel investors, such as background checks, and for investors and portfolio companies, such as health insurance search options.
  • Free access to the basic Gust platform (which assists individual investors angel groups in investment administration, deal flow, and syndication), and the opportunity to serve on the ACA-Gust Users Group to suggest improvements to the platform.

Additional benefits specific to ACA member types are available outlined in the applications.

ACA MEMBER ANNUAL DUES:

ACA Membership / Affiliate Categories Annual Fee
Individual Accredited Investors $199
Angel Groups of up to 70 $800
Angel Groups of more than 70 $1200
Accredited Platform $2500

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