Angel Investing

By Lucy Howell, ACA Director of Partnerships 

You strive to be a successful angel investor. Yet, the world is a wildly different place than it was just a few months ago.

In response, ACA wanted to provide our members and strategic partners some valuable updates, as we re-group post Summit for 2020 Showcase Awards, reflect on the past year, and look forward to what is in store for the organization.  

By: Emily Angold, ACA Marketing Manager

Three new board members were elected at the ACA Annual Members’ Meeting during ACA 2020 – The Summit of Angel Investing held virtually May 12-14, 2020.  In addition to the election of the new board members, one current board member was re-elected for a second term and a Vice Chair was elected.  The Board of Directors is currently made up of 15 members and four Chairs Emeritus. 

By: Pat Gouhin, Chief Executive Officer

We are deeply saddened and disturbed by the senseless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many others.  The Angel Capital Association stands for social justice, equal opportunity, and social mobility through the power of entrepreneurship. We have no place for racism. 

By: Kevin Learned and Denise Dunlap, Sage Growth Capital

“My investors want to renegotiate terms” or “I thought my round was committed but now my investors are backing out”. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone – we have been hearing similar stories from several entrepreneurs over the past two months. 

By: Kathie Priebe and Cristina Almeida, Managing Directors of Golden Seeds

Reposted with permission from Golden Seeds blog.

Editor’s note: This is an update to the original blog post, “How did she do it? A Q&A with Rita Hansen, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Onboard Dynamics,” published on Oct. 3, 2019.

We are thrilled to share the news that Golden Seeds company Onboard Dynamics recently won the prestigious 2020 Luis Villalobos Award in the technology, services, and consumer category. Congratulations to Rita and her team! 

By: Sarah Dickey, ACA Membership Director

Groundbreaking economist, author, investor, and entrepreneur is honored with the Angel Capital Association’s Hans Severiens Award 

By: Sarah Dickey, ACA Membership Director

Cutting-edge clean energy company wins Luis Villalobos Award, Technology category, from Angel Capital Association 

By Sarah Dickey, ACA Membership Director

Young company awarded prestigious Luis Villalobos Award, Life Sciences category, from Angel Capital Association 

By: Emily Angold, ACA Marketing Manager

We can’t wait to welcome Martha Miller, Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, to ACA 2020 – The Summit of Angel Investing! Martha will join ACA for an exclusive fireside chat to discuss updates, trends, and perspectives about how COVID-19 is impacting raising capital, crowdfunding, and strategies to bridge networks. 

By: Emily Angold, ACA Marketing Manager

What would it be like if start up success wasn’t so hard to predict? What if you could leverage a research-based, long-term study to help you assess a company’s potential? Even better, what if you had a turnkey, proven way to set early stage entrepreneurs up for success as they go beyond founding a business and start building their business? 

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