ACA Expands Membership to Individual Accredited Investors and Accredited Platforms


ACA made a big announcement last week - we are expanding our membership to include individual accredited investors and accredited platforms. We also plan to include single family offices this year.  I think this is the right thing to do, while still noting our strong belief in the importance and relevance of angel groups.  Our current members will be better connected to the evolving ecosystem of early-stage investors and may also get some new individual members themselves.

“ACA’s mission underpins three essential pillars of angel investing: professionalism in seed-stage funding; deal flow and portfolio company services; and public policy advocacy,” said David Verrill, chairman of ACA’s board of directors. “Since ACA was founded, we’ve served angel groups and their members well, and have grown to be the world’s largest association representing accredited angel investing, with nearly 200 groups and 8,000 member angels. In the current exciting time in which the ecosystem of private accredited investing is rapidly evolving, we must broaden our base to better serve all angel investors – whether working in groups, through portals, or acting individually. We also plan to open membership for family offices in the near future.

Below is our invitation to individuals to join us. 2013 should be a great year for ACA and our members!

I'm pleased to let you know that the Angel Capital Association (ACA) has just expanded its membership categories to include individual accredited investors who are not currently part of an ACA member group. If you do belong to a group, you may already be an ACA member and eligible for benefits now!*

ACA's mission underpins three essential pillars of angel investing: professionalism in seed-stage funding; deal flow and portfolio company services; and public policy advocacy.

As the world's largest association representing accredited angel investors with nearly 200 groups and 8,000 member angels, it is now time to broaden ACA to better serve all accredited angel investors - whether working in groups, through portals, or acting individually.

I invite you to join ACA at our new individual member rate of $350 per year, which also affords member-rate registration for ACA's 2013 Summit: Navigating Change for Angel Success. The Summit, being held in San Francisco April 17-19, is the world's largest gathering of professional angel investors, and is attended by more than 600 of the most successful and experienced angels from around the globe.

ACA's mission is to fuel the success of angel investors and portfolio companies, through benefits including:

  • Discounted access to regional forums and annual Summit, Webinars, publications and programs focused on the most current issues and best practices in angel investing
  • Connection with hundreds of angel groups, and thousands of individual angels and international peers via our exclusive member directory and multiple networking opportunities
  • Access to multiple industry sector groups to facilitate deal sourcing and syndication
  • Specialized services for angels, groups and portfolio companies, including screening, insurance and discounted business products and services
  • Opportunity to be part of the nation's strongest advocacy organization promoting public policy through regulatory, legislative and other federal and state initiatives

Please visit www.angelcapitalassociation.org/join-aca/individuals/ to learn more about membership, and join ACA.

I look forward to welcoming you to ACA, and hope to greet you at the Summit in April. A copy of our Summit brochure is here, FYI, but please know you may join ACA whether or not you register for the Summit.

Sincerely,

Marianne Hudson
Executive Director

*Individuals who belong to angel groups, networks or funds that are already in ACA enjoy automatic ACA membership, with no additional money required. If you don't receive emails from ACA or have access to our Member Only Web site, go to www.angelcapitalassociation.org/request-access/ and we'll make sure you benefit.

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