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This page offers help in the location of information about locating and obtaining “angel” financing for your business. Included are links to the Entree Network of active and retired Fortune 500 executives, assistance in obtaining seed level financing, an article from Inc. magazine describing the types of ventures angel investors are likely to put money into, information about Angel Financing programs and how these programs work, ACE-Net, an Internet-based network sponsored by the SBA’s Office of Advocacy, questions board members should ask about angel financing strategies and a service to anonymously advertise your venture capital needs and find a “Business Angel” investor.
Directory of Angel & VC Investors
This is a directory of over 300 Angel Investors and Venture Capital firms. Many firms will only invest in companies developing specific technologies or within certain industries, so review each one for compatibility. You can isolate the firms by the funding stages they invest in, from seed stage to mergers.
This is a directory of over 450 manufacturing related associations. Developing new products or technologies can require assistance from various sources. This directory should prove useful as you pursue your invention or business growth efforts.
Do’s and Don’ts for Small Business Owners. An article from the SCORE website and was provided by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation through its small business Web site www.entreworld.org. EntreWorld is an online information resource for entrepreneurs and supporters of entrepreneurship. EntreWorld provides a solution to information overload on the Web by providing highly filtered information coded by stage of business development. SCORE mentors entrepreneurs through one-to-one business advising sessions on a full range of business topics. In the 1970s, when SCORE chapters were formed, SCORE expanded its services to offer workshops and seminars on a variety of business issues.
The Sacramento Angels
The Sacramento Angels is a group of individuals who invest in early-stage Northern California companies. The group meets once a month over dinner and listens to presentations from candidate companies. If some members show interest in a presenting company, the group facilitates their efforts to share further due diligence.
Evaluating Angel Financing
Questions board members should ask about angel financing strategies. Over the past several years, liberalization of certain securities laws and the stock market boom have resulted in increasing levels of angel financing. Under Rule 504 of Regulation D of the federal securities laws, investors purchasing up to the first $1,000,000 in stock in a private company in a 12 month period may typically resell their shares following an IPO without regard to the holding periods imposed under Rule 144. In the past, investors had to wait two years or more following their investment before they could resell under Rule 144.
Will find angel investors for no fee, only a percentage of the funds acquired.