The Angel Capital Association is the leading professional and trade association supporting the success of angel investors in high-growth, early-stage ventures. ACA provides professional developmentindustry voicepublic policy advocacy and an array of benefits and resources to its membership of 13,000 individual accredited investors who invest individually or through more than 260 angel groups and platforms.


  • Mission Statement:  To fuel the success of the accredited angel investor community through advocacy, education and connection building. 

  • Vision:  ACA is recognized as the trusted authority in angel investing.

  • Values:
    • Learning/Curiosity – Recognize and promote best practices.
    • Integrity/Trust – Ensure transparency, trust and high ethical standards in all activities and relationships.
    • Strategic Leadership – Be a source of insightful, inspirational, and forward thinking leadership.
    • Collaboration – Provide collaboration, networking and syndication opportunities for the angel community.
    • Respect – Ensure honest, respectful relationships with all constituents, including investors, entrepreneurs, sponsors and others.
    • Diversity – Encourage diversity in people and cultures throughout the angel community.


As an organization that was established by angel groups for angel groups, the Angel Capital Association is led by a Board of Directors comprised of representatives of leading angel groups.  Below are Board Officers and Directors for terms through June 30, 2018.

Board Officers

Linda L. Smith
Sierra Angels
Tony Shipley
Vice Chair
Queen City Angels
Parker MacDonell
Ohio TechAngels
Christopher Mirabile
Executive Committee
Launchpad Venture Group

Board of Directors

Peter Adams
RVC Angel Group

Faz Bashi
Life Science Angels 

Elaine Bolle
RTP Capital Associates

Jim Connor 
Sand Hill Angels
Trish Costello
Marcia Dawood
Next Wave Ventures
Matt Dunbar 
Upstate Carolina Angel Network 

Mike Eckert
NO/LA Angel Network

Steve Flaim
Tech Coast Angels
Angela Jackson
Portland Seed Fund


Kevin Laws
Kevin Learned
Boise Angel Alliance

Chairs Emeritus

John Huston
Ohio TechAngels

Catherine Mott
BlueTree Allied Angels

David Verrill
Hub Angels Investment Group


Marianne Hudson
Executive Director
Sarah Dickey
Membership Director
Lucy Howell
Partnership Director
Emily Angold
Marketing Manager
Heather Krejci
Operations Manger