The Angel Capital Association is the leading professional association supporting the success of angel investors in high-growth, early-stage ventures. ACA provides professional development, data analyticsindustry voicepublic policy advocacy and an array of benefits and resources to its membership of 14,000 individual accredited investors who invest individually or through more than 250 angel groups and platforms.

MISSION, VISIONS AND VALUES 

  • 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.

ACA LEADERSHIP

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, 2022.

Board Officers



Marcia Dawood
Chair
Next Wave Ventures


Ron Weissman
 

Vice Chair
Band of Angels


Peter Adams
Secretary/Treasurer
Rockies Venture Club




Tony Shipley
Executive Committee


Pat Gouhin
Chief Executive Officer

Board of Directors


Elaine Bolle
RTP Capital Associates



Greg Campbell
Rainmaker, Inc.


Juliana Garaizar
Individual Investor



Sandi Gilbert
National Angel Capital Organization

John Harbison
Tech Coast Angels

Angela Jackson
Portland Seed Fund

Pat LaPointe
Frontier Angels


Kevin Learned
Sage Growth Capital


Kristina Montague
The JumpFund 


Clay Rankin
North Coast Angel Fund

Rick Timmins
Central Texas Angel Network

Eli Velasquez
Investors of Color Network

Nicole Washington
Ohio TechAngels Fund

Chairs Emeritus



Catherine Mott
BlueTree Allied Angels


Christopher Mirabile
Launchpad Venture Group



Tony Shipley
Queen City Angels



Linda L. Smith
Sierra Angels

Founder

Marianne Hudson
Executive Director Emeritus


Staff


Pat Gouhin
Chief Executive Officer
Emily Angold
Marketing Manager

Sarah Dickey
Membership Director

Heather Krejci
Operations Director
Chiara Renella - Brooks
Partnership Director

Chris McCannell
Public Policy Consultant
Blair Hancock
Public Policy Consultant
Samer Yousif
Webinar Program Advisor
Annie Wong
Administrative Assistant