Angel investing - one of the leading sources of capital for the innovation economy - is undergoing rapid transformation and growth, with new social media entrants, legislative changes, and the explosion of the start-up environment.

Join the world's largest gathering of angel investors for Navigating Change for Angel Success, the 2013 ACA Summit in San Francisco for top insights into this rapidly changing environment. Features include how social media is affecting the early-stage landscape, investment best practices, innovations in deal terms, and exits. See the full agenda here.

Connect with hundreds of the most active and sophisticated angels and angel group leaders in the world. These investors are top participants in the estimated $20 billion per year angel investing profession. Check out this VIDEO for more information about ACA Summits.

For the first time, your Summit registration will cover three days of programming, including seminars offered by the Angel Resource Institute on valuation, navigating the boardroom and intro to angel investing. There is no additional cost for these. Or, you can choose to attend a new format for the Technology and Investing Showcase or International Exchange on the same day. The program often provides attendees with 5 concurrent sessions during most of Apirl 18 and 19 - so we recommend those representing angel groups bring their colleagues to ensure their group covers all of the topics of interest to them.


The 2013 ACA Summit is aimed at individual angel investors who belong to angel groups, as well as "unaffiliated" angels, family offices, and others who actively invest in innovative start-ups. This is great content for the angel investor who wants to learn more about exits, investing trends in specific industries, thriving in the changing early-stage investment environment, and how to connect with other angels across the world.


  • Network with leading and active angels from Silicon Valley and throughout the US and the world
  • Connect with other attendees before, during and after the conference using a new "community app" using your computer, smart phone, or tablet
  • Attend multi-session tracks including Exits, the Changing Early-Stage Investment Landscape, Best Practices in Investment, Board Leadership, Managing & Operating Angel Groups, Investing in Different Industry Sectors, Global Issues, and Public Policy.
  • Get the latest angel data and newest approaches in sessions like "Lies, Damn Lies, and Angel Investing" and "Crowdfunding - Wisdom of the Crowd or Greatest Fool Theory?" and "Who Makes More Money - Wendy One Check or Freddie Follow-on?"
  • Attend affinity dinners on two nights, connecting with your colleagues by region, industry sector, and interest areas
  • Hear from leading participants in the start-up economy, including Silicon Valley investors and entrepreneurs
  • For the truly hardy, we will have an optional bike tour of San Francisco led by Frank Peters

Choose from these program options on Wednesday April 17th (included in your registration for the first time):

  • Technology & Investing Showcase - See up to 100 of the best and brightest of their innovations and emerging companies to over 100 angels from around the world
  • Angel Investing Overview Seminar (by Angel Resource Institute) COURSE FULL
  • Valuation of Early-Stage Companies Workshop (by Angel Resource Institute) COURSE FULL
  • Navigating the Boardroom Workshop (by Angel Resource Institute) COURSE FULL
  • International Exchange - an exchange of ideas and experiences among angel groups from North America, Europe, Latin America, Pacific Rim, and MENA Region  COURSE FULL

The Summit will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, in the Embarcadero and across from the famous Ferry Building, and near many great restaurants, shopping, transportation, and fun.