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ACA is pleased to partner with national organizations that add value to our member angel groups and their portfolio companies throughout the year. While ACA attempts to work with sponsors who are leaders in their respective fields, ACA cannot deeply investigate the quality of a sponsor before agreeing to work with them.  ACA’s acceptance of a sponsor is neither an endorsement of that sponsor, nor a guarantee of the quality of their services.  ACA disclaims any warranties, either express or implied, with respect to the quality of sponsor goods or services and reminds members seeking to work with ACA sponsors that they should do their own evaluation of a sponsors fitness and quality before choosing to do business with them.

Data Partner

DATA PLATFORM

Hockeystick provides data tools for companies, investors and governments to leverage data to drive greater performance and better returns in the private market. Combining open data with proprietary data sets, Hockeystick is the only platform where data is owned and controlled by users. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Hockeystick serves hundreds of funds and over 12,000 companies worldwide.

Education Partner

Seraf is a professional portfolio management tool for investors in early stage companies. Our solution enables individual investors, angel groups, family offices, funds, micro-VCs, and accelerators to track, analyze, optimize, report on and value their portfolios. Seraf puts the power of organization and analysis in their hands, and it puts organized records within the grasp of their clients, advisors and family.

Platinum Sponsor 

RESEARCH AND TECH TRANSFER

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. The mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. NIH invests nearly $37.3 billion annually in medical research for the American people. More than 80% of the NIH's funding is awarded through almost 50,000 competitive grants to more than 300,000 researchers at more than 2,500 universities, medical schools, and other research institutions in every state and around the world.

For the ACA member community, the NIH can provide useful, efficient and unique resources for health science focused angel investors and provide ACA members with unique access to de-risked, high quality deal flow to companies who have been de-risked with non-dilutive funding.  Please click here for a quick video from the 2018 ACA Summit.

Gold Partners

LEGAL SERVICES

Foley Hoag LLP is a leading national law firm in the areas of dispute resolution, intellectual property, and corporate transactions for emerging, middle-market, and large-cap companies. With a deep understanding of clients strategic priorities, operational imperatives, and marketplace realities, the firm helps companies in the biopharma, high technology, energy technology, financial services and manufacturing sectors gain competitive advantage. The firm's 225 lawyers located in Boston, Washington, and the Emerging Enterprise Center in Waltham, Massachusetts join with a network of Lex Mundi law firms to provide global support for clients largest challenges and opportunities. For more information visit www.foleyhoag.com.

ACCREDITED PLATFORM

Propel(x) helps angel investors discover, evaluate and participate in promising science and technology startups. That means you get the chance to learn about and understand cutting-edge and promising science and technology startups first, as well as receive the information and tools to vet these startups and engage with them.

ANGEL GROUP MANAGEMENT PLATFORM

Gust provides angel groups with powerful tools to discover, vet, share, facilitate, and manage quality investments. Our robust, secure deal flow and collaboration platform provides deal management, commitment tracking, document management, messaging, online closing, and deal syndication.

COMPANY AS A SERVICE

Gust Launch gives founders the tools and services they need to incorporate, run, and grow high-growth companies. Designed by experienced startup founders, investors, and lawyers, Gust Launch will help your founders start and run companies optimized for easy investment.  Gust Launch includes: Incorporation as a Delaware C-Corporation, online company formation, a federal tax identification number (EIN), online stock issuances, cap table management, and expense tracking tools. Legal agreements, SAFEs and convertible notes, law firm introduction, and a founder community. With additional packages to solve problems as they arise: bookkeeping and accounting, equity incentive plan, cap table modeling, 409a valuations, and revenue and payroll.  To receive 10% off of Gust Launch, visit gust.ly/launchaca

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Silver Partners

GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

America’s Seed Fund powered by NSF awards nearly $200 million annually to startups and small businesses, transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial and societal impact. Startups working across almost all areas of science and technology can receive up to $1.5 million in non-dilutive funds to support research and development (R&D), helping de-risk technology for commercial success. America’s Seed Fund is congressionally mandated through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The NSF is an independent federal agency with a budget of about $7.5 billion that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. For more information, visit seedfund.nsf.gov.

INVESTMENT FIRM

Seraph Group combines the most attractive benefits of Venture Capital (VC) investing while lowering the costs and work required of angel investing. Different from a typical VC fund, Seraph Group’s early-stage funds are constructed for experienced angel investors who want the benefits of professional fund management,  quality unique deal flow, expert-based due diligence, and diversification, while maintaining an optional ability to select specific co-investments and actively contribute to portfolio companies. Seraph Group has a 12-year financial return track record, encompassing 7 funds, 82 investments, and 16 exits. Seraph Group’s growing list of 300+ global angel Investors consist of major corporation senior executives and successfully exited entrepreneurs who contribute deal-flow, industry knowledge, market relationships, and business expertise.

Bronze Partners

ALTERNATIVE IRA

ALTO's mission is to democratize alternative asset investing. They give people the access and help they need to invest in what they want using their IRA savings. They make it easy for companies and funds to accept IRA investments both directly and via crowdfunding platforms.
PATENT FINANCING
BlueIron’s patent financing is designed for Seed, Angel, and Series A startup companies. Rather than pay for patents with the full up-front cost, financing frees up cash for operations, however, the biggest benefit of financing is BlueIron’s due diligence and research prior to patenting. 

GOVERNMENT  - TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
We can assist with export advice and guidance to help you achieve your international business goals. Contact our local office.

FINANCIAL - SELF-DIRECTED RETIREMENT SERVICES

Mainstar Trust is the trusted guide for individuals looking for help navigating through investment waters, offering alternative, cost-effective retirement solutions, excellent services, and prompt, personal client contact.

Since our business is providing custodial service for your self-directed retirement accounts, you can count on us to provide specialized services designed to allow you to diversify and maximize your long-term objectives. Account holders gain more control over their future and know where they’re headed and are not limited to traditional investment options.

INSURANCE

Mason & Mason Technology Insurance Services is an independent insurance broker that specializes in providing services and solutions to innovative, high-risk industries. Since the brokerage was founded in 1988, they have become experts and leaders in our field. They don’t just work in the industry—they help to shape it so that they can design the most effective solutions for their clients.

FINANCIAL - LINES OF CREDIT

P2Binvestor is a financial technology company providing large lines of credit to growing companies who are too big for small business loans but cannot yet access a traditional bank line of credit. We partner with private investors and banks to provide our clients with competitively priced, flexible, and scalable capital. We also build amazing technology that makes it easy to manage large, asset-based lines of credit.

LEGAL SERVICES
Taft. It is one simple word which is the iconic name of an historic political and legal family and represents over 130 years as a venerable law firm. But, today we are a lot more than a firm with an outstanding heritage. Taft is a modern, progressive firm which is the trusted advisor to many successful clients and an employer of choice in each of our major markets.

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VentureWell is on a mission to cultivate a pipeline of inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs driven to solve the world's biggest challenges.