This alliance of 165 professional angel groups in the U.S. and Canada is a great starting point for entrepreneurs looking to tap this capital market. You will find a list of accredited investors organized by region.
This nonprofit, established by the Kauffman Foundation, has robust resources for entrepreneurs looking for advice on all aspects of angel investing -- including term sheets, valuations, due diligence, and NDAs.
This Web-based service standardizes the submission process for early-stage investments. The site boasts more than 14,000 investors, including 450 angel groups. Register with the site and you can submit a business plan to three groups simultaneously. For $250 a month, your proposal will be included in a news feed that investors can access on their Angelsoft dashboards. The site was the vehicle for more than 16,000 deals in the first half of 2008.
Last updated: Jan 1, 2009
Staff editor KASEY WEHRUM has written for Inc. magazine on subjects ranging from the businesses behind professional bull riding to gadget inventor and father of the infomercial, Ron Popeil. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Worth, Budget Travel, and on MSNBC.com. He lives in Brooklyn.