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In 2002, angel investors invested $15 billion in 20,000 ventures nationwide. This was a 50% drop from the year 2000 tech bubble. More than half of this money goes to technology companies, where the ROI can be very high. Typically investors seek a 40% return (IRR) per year to make up for the high failure rate of well over 50%. This means they need to get about 10X their money back in 4-5 years. If your venture can not grow to about $50MM in that time then venture capitalists are not likely to invest and creative deals with angels are a better route.
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Private Capital and Angels
New England Area Private Angel Groups
Angel Healthcare Investors LLC – Newton, MA
Cherrystone Angel Group – Providence, RI
CommonAngels – Lexington, MA
HubAngels – Brookline, MA
Launchpad Venture Group – Wellesley, MA
Maine Angels – State of Maine
North Country Angels – Vermont
River Valley Investors – Springfield, MA
Sound Angels – Stamford, CT
TiE Angel Forum – Wellesley Hills, MA
Walnut Venture Group – Wellesley Hills, MA
Best List of Angel Organizations I Have Ever Seen!
Angel Capital Association Directory of Angel Groups Reports
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Keiretsu Forum is an investment community of over 250 accredited private equity investors, venture capitalists and corporate/institutional investors. We are a North America network of capital, resources and deal flow with eight chapters in the United States and Canada.
Investors Circle – Brookline, MA
Social Venture Network - www.svn.org - An investment group focusing on socially beneficial (dual bottom line) investments.
Investors Circle - A non-profit national network of angel investors
Springboard Enterprises is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating women's access to the equity markets.
Capital Information Sites
Angel Deals - Access to various angel networks, matching services, and information
Angel Investor News - Articles and book reviews
Capital Connection - Entrepreneur-oriented clearinghouse for deals and financing opportunities
Futuredex - Investor-oriented clearinghouse for deals and financing
Private Capital Net - Helps match entrepreneurs with private-equity investors
Startup Nation - Encyclopedic information on starting and financing a business
Venturea.com - Information on various investment/financing structures like Reg-D, angels etc.
vFinance.com - Site with investment banking, angel database and other venture funding related products.
National Association of Seed and Venture Funds
Wall Street Journal Startup Journal
The Venture Capital Market and Directories
Statistics on Recent VC Activity
Venture Capital Directories, Ezines, Reports & Transaction Data
www.VentureSource.com (Paid database)
www.venturewire.com (Free ezine)
www.vcbuzz.com (Free eZine)
www.insidervc.com (Paid and free, performance data and all the dirt)
www.thinkinglike.com/ - Good articles on entrepreneurship and fundraising.
www.vcinstitute.org - Good Articles on venture capital
Funding Post Investor Network
Second Venture Angel and VC Events
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