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 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 275 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

Peter Adams
Rockies Venture Club


Christopher Mirabile
Executive Committee
Launchpad Venture Group


Board of Directors

Elaine Bolle
RTP Capital Associates

Trish Costello

Marcia Dawood
Next Wave Ventures

Matt Dunbar

Steve Flaim
Tech Coast Angels

Juliana Garaizar
Individual Investor

Jim Goulka
Arizona Tech Investors

Angela Jackson
Portland Seed Fund


Kevin Laws

Kevin Learned
Boise Angel Alliance

Parker MacDonell
Ohio TechAngels

Lorine Pendleton
Pipeline Angels

Rick Timmins
Central Texas Angel Network

Ron Weissman
Band of Angels

Chairs Emeritus

John Huston
Ohio TechAngels

Catherine Mott
BlueTree Allied Angels

David Verrill
Hub Angels Investment Group


Marianne Hudson
Executive Director Emeritus
Pat Gouhin
Chief Executive Officer
Sarah Dickey
Membership Director
Lucy Howell
Partnership Director
Emily Angold
Marketing Manager
Heather Krejci
Operations Director