NATIONAL

Investors' Circle
San Francisco

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Businesses trying to solve a major social or environmental problem in areas that include community development, education, the environment, energy, health, and media, and businesses that are woman- or minority-led.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $300,000-$600,000

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 225

Keiretsu Forum
Lafayette, California

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Technology, consumer-products, health care/life-sciences, and real estate companies.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $250,000-$2 million

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 750

The Tribe of Angels
Shaker Heights, Ohio

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Companies in the United States and Israel involved in medical devices, IT, pharmaceuticals, energy, and defense. The group consists of Jewish investors.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $250,000-$500,000

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 2,732

NORTHEAST

Beacon Angels
Boston

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: New England-based technology start-ups with a valuation of less than $5 million.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $100,000-$300,000

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 22

Common Angels
Boston

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Early-stage companies in IT, telecom, semiconductors, and medical devices.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $500,000-$1 million

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 75

Hub Angels Investment Group
Boston

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: New England-based start-ups in health care, IT, life sciences, and financial services.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $250,000-$750,000

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 75+

Jumpstart New Jersey Angel Network
Mount Laurel, New Jersey

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Technology companies on the Eastern Seaboard, from Connecticut to Virginia.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $200,000-$1 million

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 40+

Launchpad Venture Group
Boston

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Technology-driven companies in a wide variety of industries.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $100,000-$500,000

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 60+

Maine Angels
Portland, Maine

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: IT companies, especially those working on business applications.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $50,000-$250,000

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 42

New York Angels
New York City

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Start-ups valued at less than $4 million and based in the Boston-New York-Washington, D.C., corridor.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $250,000-$750,000

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 65+

Rochester Angel Network
Rochester, New York

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Companies based in western New York State, in all industries.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $250,000-$2 million

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 30

Silicon Garden Angel Investor Network
Somerset, New Jersey

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: East Coast companies in most industries.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $20,000-$250,000

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 100+

Tri-State Private Investors Network
New York City

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Start-ups in any industry except biotech.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $300,000-$600,000

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 30

Vermont Investors Forum
Burlington, Vermont

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Vermont-based companies.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: Not disclosed

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 75

Walnut Venture Associates
Boston

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: New England-based businesses involved in IT, software, and Internet applications.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $250,000-$1 million

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 14

PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Alliance of Angels
Seattle

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: High-tech, consumer-products, and retail businesses.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $500,000-$750,000

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 100+

Founder's Co-op
Seattle

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Niche-oriented technology, Web, and mobile technology companies with at least one engineer on board.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT: $200,000

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 17

Oregon Angel Fund
Portland, Oregon

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Biotech, bioscience, software, consumer-goods, and alternative-energy companies located in Oregon or southwest Washington.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $400,000-$600,000. Angels from sister organization the Portland Angel Network often make sidecar investments of $25,000 to $50,000 in OAF-backed companies.

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 62

Puget Sound Venture Club
Seattle

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Early-stage companies from the Northwest.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $150,000-$200,000

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 32

WEST

The Desert Angels
Tucson

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Businesses in the southwestern United States, preferably headquartered in Arizona.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT: $300,000

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 70

New Mexico Angels
Albuquerque

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: IT and life-sciences companies based in New Mexico.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $250,000-$800,000

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 75+

Utah Angels
Utah Valley, Utah

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Locally based companies in just about any industry.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $50,000-$2 million

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 25

CALIFORNIA

The Angels' Forum
Palo Alto, California

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: High-tech, medical-technology, clean-tech, consumer, and retail companies based in the Silicon Valley.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $100,000-$1 million

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 25

Band of Angels
Menlo Park, California

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: High-tech companies in Northern California. Investors include former executives from Hewlett-Packard, Intuit, Logitech, Sun Microsystems, and Symantec.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT: $500,000

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 131

Pasadena Angels
Altadena, California

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Southern Californiacompanies in a range of industries, including biopharma, medical devices, Web 2.0, IT, software, semiconductors, consumer electronics, and telecom.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $500,000-$1 million

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 110

Sand Hill Angels
Redwood City, California

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Life-sciences, infrastructure, consumer-products, IT, and software companies.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $500,000-$2.5 million

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 70

Sierra Angels
Incline Village, Nevada

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Renewable-energy, Web 2.0, mobile-technology, software, and medical-devices companies in the region.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $250,000-$750,000. It often syndicates with other angel networks in deals ranging from $1 million to $4 million.

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 50

Tech Coast Angels
Networks are in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and the Inland Empire.

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Southern California companies with the potential for annual revenue of $50 million.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $300,000-$1 million

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 250

SOUTH

Atlanta Technology Angels
Atlanta

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Technology companies in the Atlanta area.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $250,000-$1 million

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 45

Central Texas Angel Network
Austin

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Seed-stage start-ups in central Texas.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $25,000-$1.5 million

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 55

Houston Angel Network
Houston

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Texas-based technology companies that are past the prototype phase and have revenue or pilot programs.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT: $250,000-$300,000

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 100

IMAF-Triad
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Medical-devices, -diagnostics, and -technology companies in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT: $250,000

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 75

Network of Business Angels and Investors
Atlanta

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Consumer-products, wireless, media, green-energy, technology, and biomedical companies.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT: $500,000

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 35

New Vantage Group
Vienna, Virginia

 

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Telecom, Internet, medical-devices, and homeland-security companies in the Mid-Atlantic region.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $250,000-$500,000

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 55

Piedmont Angel Network
Greensboro, North Carolina

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Life-sciences, technology, media, and energy start-ups.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT: $500,000

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 150

Springboard Capital
Jacksonville, Florida

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Financial-services, information-technology, and life-sciences companies.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $350,000-$800,000

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 50+

Triangle Accredited Capital Forum
Wake Forest, North Carolina

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Life-sciences and technology companies.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $200,000-$300,000

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: About 100

MIDWEST

BlueTree Allied Angels
Pittsburgh

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Medical, life-sciences, and IT companies in and around Pittsburgh.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT: $350,000

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 50

Grand Angels
Holland, Michigan

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Early-stage companies in western Michigan.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $250,000-$1 million

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 30 +

Mid-America Angels
Lenexa, Kansas

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: High-growth companies within 200 miles of Kansas City; portfolio companies are in medical devices, advanced materials, software, Web 2.0, and consumer products.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $250,000-$500,000

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 100 +

Ohio TechAngels
Columbus, Ohio

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Early-stage start-ups based in Ohio.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT:
$425,000

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 218

Queen City Angels
Cincinnati

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Companies within 150 miles of Cincinnati with the potential to have revenue of more than $10 million in five years.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $200,000-$500,000

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 26

RAIN Source Capital
St. Paul

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Manufacturing and technology businesses at any stage of development in Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT RANGE: $500,000-$2 million

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: RAIN manages 23 angel investing funds across the Midwest.

Wisconsin Investment Partners
Madison, Wisconsin

 

WHAT IT'S LOOKING FOR: Wisconsin-based biotech and life-sciences companies.

TYPICAL INVESTMENT: $250,000

INVESTORS IN NETWORK: 20