Many of the startups we help are seeking early-stage capital from angel investors. The process can be frustrating if you think there’s a secret to it, but there isn’t. It’s about exactly the things you’d expect: your idea, your target market, your traction, your team, your track record, your commitment to keeping your business and staying in conversation with prospective investors until you find the ones who say yes.
Angel groups can play a part in the process, but they don’t change the fundamentals. They just facilitate conversations with more potential investors. Which is important, because each time you pitch, you will learn and improve (ideally not just your pitch, but your business as well).
As a resource for clients and entrepreneurs, we’ve taken a little time to compile what I think is a fairly comprehensive list of angel groups in the USA. If we’ve missed a group, let us know and we’ll be sure to update this post.
If you are raising money for your business or are planning to do so, contact me. I can help.
Angel Investors In The USA
Sometimes a company’s future growth is contingent on landing angel investment funding. The challenge is to find the right angel investor who is passionate about your business.
If your network isn’t already populated with wealthy business investors, you may want to consider reaching out and making a connection on your own. You can get started with this resource list of the largest angel investors in the U.S.
With less than 3% of seed deals being funded by venture capitalists, seed startup fundraising has become more accessible thanks to the rise in angel investor activity in the past few years. Between friends & family financing, which is estimated to be a $100 billion industry and angel activity estimated at $20 billion, more than $120 billion dollars are invested in early-stage startups annually.
Angel investors invest in small startups or entrepreneurs. Often, angel investors are among an entrepreneur’s family and friends. The capital angel investors provide may be a one-time investment to help the business propel.
Or an ongoing injection of money to support and carry the company through its difficult early stages. The typical angel investment is $25,000 to $100,000 a company but can go higher.
It’s my rule of thumb that it will always take longer to raise angel financing than you expect. And it will be more difficult than you had hoped.
A lot of startups search for angel investors in Mumbai, angel investors in Bangalore and angel investors in Chennai. So, for the ease of entrepreneurs and startups, we have compiled a list of 444 Angel Investors in America (US) you can pitch in front of.