ACA is pleased to work with partners and sponsors who add value and thought leadership to the angel investment field. They include:


Foley Hoag, LLP provides comprehensive legal services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. We serve a wide range of industries including technology, life sciences, healthcare, energy and renewables, venture capital, private equity, and hedge funds. With 225 lawyers located in Boston, Washington DC, and the Emerging Enterprise Center in Waltham MA, we provide corporate, private equity, securities, intellectual property, employment and real estate services to numerous leading angel organizations. Visit us at
Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an independent global communication, stakeholder engagement and business strategy firm with offices in more than 30 major cities throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. We challenge conventional thinking and inspire movements to help our clients succeed in an ever-changing world. Stakeholders are at the core of all we do. We turn the insights that come from our deep stakeholder relationships into forward-looking, creative solutions that always push the boundaries of communication. APCO clients include large multinational companies, trade associations, governments, NGOs and educational institutions. The firm is a majority women-owned business. For more information, please visit
Gust is ACA's official software for administering angel investment groups. Gust's software provides a secure system to manage angel group deal flow and syndication with other angel groups and smart investors. The platform allows angel groups to capture deals, process them through a customizable work-flow process and collaborate with other investors. As the official platform of the world's leading angel and venture associations, Gust is the industry standard. For entrepreneurs, Gust provides the complete tool set for professional investor relations from pitch to exit.

Dell Inc.
As the visionary outcome of a true entrepreneur, Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) is committed to help power the success of entrepreneurs by developing technology solutions that help their businesses increase productivity and grow.

Through the Entrepreneur in Residence program, Dell supports and nurtures the community of entrepreneurs by helping provide access to knowledge, networks, and capital. Learn more at

Silicon Valley Bank is the premier commercial bank for companies in the technology, life science, cleantech, venture capital, private equity and premium wine industries. SVB provides a comprehensive suite of financing solutions, treasury management, corporate investment and international banking services to its clients worldwide. Through its focus on specialized markets and extensive knowledge of the people and business issues driving them, Silicon Valley Bank provides a level of service and partnership that measurably impacts its clients’ success. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., the company serves clients around the world through 26 U.S. offices and international operations in China, India, Israel and the United Kingdom. Silicon Valley Bank is a member of global financial services firm SVB Financial Group (Nasdaq: SIVB), with SVB Analytics, SVB Capital and SVB Private Bank. More information on the company can be found at

OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces for 10,000 U.S. and global securities. Through our OTC Link® ATS, we directly link a diverse network of broker-dealers that provide liquidity and execution services for a wide spectrum of securities. We organize these securities into marketplaces to better inform investors of opportunities and risks – OTCQX®, The Best Marketplace with Qualified Companies; OTCQB®, The Venture Stage Marketplace with U.S. Reporting Companies; and OTC Pink®, The Open Marketplace with Variable Reporting Companies. Our data-driven platform enables investors to easily trade through the broker of their choice at the best possible price and empowers a broad range of companies to improve the quality and availability of information for their investors. To learn more about how we create better informed and more efficient financial marketplaces, visit

OTC Link ATS is operated by OTC Link LLC, member FINRA/SIPC and SEC regulated ATS.


MDB Capital Group, LLC is Wall Street’s only IP-driven public venture bank, with over 15 years of experience launching disruptive technologies into the public markets. We maximize the value of disruptive technology companies by positioning them to attract growth capital, strengthening their IP portfolios to create sustainable competitive advantage, and connecting them with a base of high-quality investors with deep technology expertise. To support these efforts, we created PatentVest®, a fully-integrated analytic and reporting platform that measures, scores and ranks every patent and application in the USPTO database. Seeing value others do not. Creating value others cannot.
LeClairRyan was initially formed as a venture capital boutique, therefore attorneys on LeClairRyan's Venture Capital Practice Area team have significant and long-standing ties to the venture capital, angel and business communities. Nearly 25 Venture Capital attorneys across the country regularly advise companies seeking private investment capital on all aspects of venture and angel capital financing transactions, and collectively have closed hundreds of venture and angel capital transactions for companies and investors. As a trusted advisor, the LeClairRyan law firm regularly provides business counsel and client representation in corporate law and litigation. In this role, the firm applies its knowledge, insight and skill to help clients achieve their business objectives while managing and minimizing their legal risks, difficulties and expenses. With offices in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, DC, the firm has approximately 350 attorneys representing a wide variety of clients throughout the nation.
The Consulate General of Canada promotes trade and investment, and actively seeks out opportunities for innovative partnership between Canada and the United States. The Consulate General of Canada supports Canadian technology enterprises ranging from start-ups to global leaders in accessing the local market, global growth, angel and venture capital funding, and strategic partnerships. The Consulate General of Canada runs the Canadian Technology Accelerator program for companies in Technology, Life Sciences and Cleantech with access to unique resources and contacts to help them grow at a global scale.
Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to Microsoft software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, including investors, and providing marketing visibility to help entrepreneurs starting a business.

AngelAssure© is a new set of insurance products developed specifically for and available only to ACA members and portfolio companies. It uses a strategic approach to insurance that provides customized products at competitive prices. Our professionals are leading brokers with proven expertise in navigating the risk management needs of asset managers involved in angel, venture capital and private equity investing.  AngelAssure© program solutions:

  • Personal/firm outside directorship liability program
  • Portfolio company management liability coverage (written on either an "Open" program or "Master" program basis)
  • Portfolio company property and casualty insurance
  • Venture Capital Asset Protection (VCAP)
The University of California, Davis received nearly $750 million in research funding in 2012, and ranked 14th among public universities in 2011. As one of the few universities in the world with schools of medicine, veterinary medicine, engineering and agriculture, UC Davis has exceptionally robust research capabilities in cellular and other biological studies – including imaging, genetics, and tissue engineering – among many other disciplines. The Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance is a nonprofit economic development organization focused on growing technology-based companies in our region, with board representatives from angel groups, venture capitalists, industry, entrepreneurs, and academic leadership.
NewSchools is committed to transforming public education through powerful ideas and passionate entrepreneurs so that all children - especially those in underserved communities - have the opportunity to succeed.
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is New Zealand's international business development agency. Our role is to help New Zealand businesses grow bigger, better, faster in international markets. Through our network of international offices, we help businesses grow by building alliances and developing strategic commercial relationships overseas. These alliances can provide access to international distribution networks, new markets, skills and technology, and investment capital. NZTE promotes international investment in New Zealand and we help investors identify New Zealand-based opportunities and gain access to government and private sector contacts. As a global organisation, we are committed to unleashing the international potential of New Zealand businesses.
Interview Rocket Solutions ( is presenting its newest product, PitchMe!, a portal for angel and VC investors to accept pitches remotely from entrepreneurs who are seeking funding from investors. How PitchMe! works:
  • Investor creates campaign, complete with questions to be asked to entrepreneurs
  • Investor sends invitation to pre-selected entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneur responds to questions using their own computer and webcam, with results being saved. This can be done at a time that suits the entrepreneur.
  • Investor reviews results as scheduling permits. Optionally, scoring and notes can be added, results can be shared with network members or others.
Pathable's award-winning community and attendee directory for events has helped hundreds of conferences, congresses and trade shows provide their attendees with a world-class networking experience. Pathable's community and mobile app provide a destination for attendees to discuss, schedule private meetings, plan their conference agenda, map out their tradeshow visit and much more.

Pathable communities allow attendees to start connecting months before an event begins, stay plugged in at the event itself and then continue the conversations and engagement long after the convention center has been locked and swept clean. Visit for a tour today.

PENSCO Trust Company, founded in 1989, is an IRA custodian providing services to IRA accountholders investing in many alternative assets including real estate, private equity and promissory notes.
PLSG invests in and supports the growth of biosciences companies in western Pennsylvania. PLSG has a track record of excellence when it comes to attracting and growing life sciences companies in the region. Since its inception in 2002, the PLSG has invested $19 million in 76 companies which has leveraged nearly $900 million in additional capital to the region. The PLSG portfolio of companies represents an aggregate market valuation which the PLSG believes it conservatively estimates at nearly $2 billion. The PLSG has assisted 400 life sciences companies and has helped create or retain nearly 6,000 jobs in western Pennsylvania. In addition, 34 companies or venture capital firms have been provided with office or laboratory space and 13 have been relocated to Pittsburgh from outside of the region.
Now celebrating its 175th anniversary, P&G is the largest consumer goods company in the world with 300 brands that include some of the most trusted household names in the world. Twenty-five of these brands each generate more than $1 billion dollars in annual sales. The Company's products are sold in over 180 countries around the world primarily through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores and in high-frequency stores, the neighborhood stores, which serve consumers in developing markets.

P&G is a Company built on innovation, dedicated to consumer understanding and driven to touch and improve lives.Visit for more information about P&G and its brands.

The ProSeeder funding platform equips Angel Groups and VC firms with an enterprise solution that manages the complete deal process and all Angel Group operations. Boasting a fully integrated VDR (Virtual Data Room) for due diligence, social media networking features for member events and payments, tasks and messaging, ProSeeder provides the necessary operational tools to efficiently move deals from screening to the closing binder. Syndicate with confidence, as ProSeeder controls and tracks access to all internal documents and communications. ProSeeder is Your platform, at Your web domain, fully branded and customized for You.
Summit Law Group is an innovative law firm built around a single mission: excellent customer service. We build working partnerships with our customers and deliver the highest caliber work product with entrepreneurial vigor. We think creatively, proactively and practically to formulate the most effective and efficient solutions to our customers’ needs. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness; our relationships with our customers and community; and our deep-seated responsibility for putting our customers above our bottom line. Our “value adjustment line” is just one example of our philosophy in action. Summit’s standard engagement letter empowers our customers to adjust our billing, upward or downward, based on their perception of the value received. To learn more, visit us at
At Transaction Commons, we're passionate about streamlining the deal process. Developed by a team of experienced transaction attorneys and executives, Transaction Commons is the neutral and secure site where authorized individuals can access, review, and negotiate all the key documents for their specific investment deal - from due diligence through the final term sheet. Transaction Commons is the secure and easy to use tool for all types of sensitive multi-party financial transactions, including: angel investments, private equity and venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture agreements and credit agreements. For more information, visit our website at
The University of Pittsburgh Offices of Technology Management (OTM) and Enterprise Development (OED) serve as the hub of all innovation development and commercialization activities at the University. Our mission includes facilitating the development of products and processes - and starting new companies - from University research that can benefit the public. The University of Pittsburgh is among the nation's and world's most active research institutions as evidenced by its $780 million in annual research expenditures in 2012 and its standing among the top Research Institutions in the amount of National Institute of Health research allocations.
We are the San Francisco-based office for the New South Wales Department of Trade and Investment - an Australian State Government agency. We work with both U.S companies expanding to NSW and NSW companies entering the U.S. market. Our area of focus is assisting U.S. companies planning to invest directly in Sydney and NSW. We can help with: Market Research, Scouting for Retail or Warehouse Sites, Feasibility Studies, and Partner and Service Provider Referrals for companies looking to open a physical location or directly open an office in Sydney or NSW. Our industries of focus include: Digital Tech, Clean Tech, Financial or Professional Services and Health Tech including Medical Devices.
Early IQ, Inc is a San Diego, California based, hosted information and analytics company serving early stage capital markets including the angel, accredited, crowdfunding, peer lending, private equity, and venture capital markets. Our core technology – Diligence 3.0 – revolutionizes transparency for early stage decision support and helps mitigate management risk. We are the first source and industry-standard trustmark for ratings, research, and analysis on growth ventures providing unique insight and facilitating trust for investors, entrepreneurs, and business partners.,
CrowdCheck provides due diligence and disclosure services for early stage offerings. These include online raises such as the new “generally solicited” offerings under new Rule 506(c), “traditional” Regulation D offerings, investment crowdfunding and other peer-to-peer offerings. CrowdCheck can also tailor its product to the needs of angel investors and BDCs. Trained researchers walk entrepreneurs through the disclosure process and conduct due diligence, recording the results in an attractive and understandable report. Potential investors get the information they need to make an informed investment decision and entrepreneurs and intermediaries meet applicable requirements and protect themselves against allegations of misleading disclosure.
The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) organizes conferences for innovation dealmakers to share experiences and do deals together. NCET2 organizes the EXITS: STARTUPS SHOWCASE + CONFERENCE featuring the best startups from universities, accelerators, Angel and VC portfolios to over 150 Global 1000 companies. The next EXITS: STARTUPS SHOWCASE + CONFERENCE is September 18/19 near the San Francisco Airport. To showcase your portfolio companies for exits to Global 1000 companies at the next conference, please contact us at To know more about NCET2, please visit
Regus is the world’s largest provider of flexible workplace solutions, with products and services ranging from fully equipped offices and virtual offices to professional meeting rooms, business lounges and a large network of video communication studios. Regus enables people to work their way, whether it’s from home, on the road or from an office. More than a million customers a day benefit from Regus facilities spread across a global footprint of 1,500 locations in 600 cities and 100 countries, allowing businesses to work wherever, however and whenever they want. Call 1-877-877-8719 or visit to take advantage of special ACA member benefits.
Self Directed IRA Services, Inc. specializes in providing IRA custodial and administrative services for self directed IRAs that hold a wide array of traditional and alternative investments. As a subsidiary of Horizon Bank based in Austin, TX, we are subject to regulatory oversight by state and federal banking authorities.

From our offices in Austin and Waco, Texas, we work with individuals, financial advisors, broker dealers, tax professionals, attorneys, real estate professionals and investment issuers nationwide.

Designed in collaboration with Angel group managers, Venture360 puts powerful portfolio tracking tools in your hands, absolutely free. Your dashboard provides a 360° view of your Angel group: number of companies, number of investors, total portfolio value, cumulative change, and when the information was last updated are automatically calculated by the system. If you have portfolio companies that missed their scheduled financial updates, you’ll see the number in red, letting you know your portfolio may be out of date.
Momentum Magazine is an independent media company that publishes the leading bicycle lifestyle magazine in North America that is at the forefront of the transportation cycling movement. We are the premiere media source that speaks to everyday cycling issues, with a special emphasis on women and families. Our goal is to influence a shift in the transportation culture in North America from car-centricity to a balance of public transportation, appropriate car use, walking and bicycling, by showcasing riding a bike as a fun, smart, stylish way to get around. Learn more by visiting us at
The Frank Peters Show podcasts startup stories in angel investing and venture capital, including a number of ACA member group angels. It's all about education; entrepreneurs listed to learn from those who have successfully navigated the funding process. Frank's fellow angels listen to learn from the venture capital guests. Visit for the best advice on angel investing.

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