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Active Angel Investors is a membership network of accredited investors who desire to invest in seed-stage opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic region. Members subscribe to Active Angel Investors on an annual basis. The Active Angel membership meet ten or eleven times over the year to consider two or three investment opportunities per meeting. The network considers exclusively pre-institutional, early-stage investments, and typically lead the financing rounds. The greatest gap in the funding food chain in today's market is seed-stage - the sweet spot for Active Angel Investors. After viewing a companies presentation, members self-select to join investment LLC's within the Active Angel Investors network.

If you are interested in collaborative seed-stage investing in the Mid-Atlantic region or an entrepreneur who is looking for seed money, contact Anne Lord at New Vantage Group.

June 2005 -

Pools of Angels Make the Money Hunt Easier By Anne Field
June 23, 2005 - New York Times

About two years ago, Jack Wheeler set out to raise money to hire a staff for MicroPhage, in Longmont, Colo., his start-up company that provides technology for detecting bacteria. He knew it was too early in the game to attract venture capital, so he began sounding out that amorphous network of private investors known as angels.

Angels are wealthy individuals who typically sink around $50,000, into promising new companies...[Click here for the full story]

Active Angel Investors invests in Wondir and EVA. Wondir is a free, live question and answer engine that connects people with questions to people with answers. EVA designs medical devices for the endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
April 2004 - Active Angel Investors invests in Tucana Technologies Series A financing. Tucana provides metadata search capabilities to Fortune 500 companies. Click here to find out more about Tucana.

"Networking Without the Wine and Cheese,"
The Download by Shannon Henry, Washington Post, 1/15/04

McLean-Based Trusted Edge Raises $4.7 Million in First Round
Potomac Tech Wire - Dec. 15

McLean, Va. -- After launching earlier this year, McLean-based Trusted Edge, a developer of document policy management software, said on Monday that it has raised $4.7 million in its first round of funding, led by Bethesda-based Novak Biddle Venture Partners. Proxicom founder Raul
Fernandez and members of the Active Angels Group also participated. Founded by the former COO of Proxicom, Michael Beck, Trusted Edge aims to provide products and services that allow employees, partners, suppliers and customers to collaborate without the fear of compromising sensitive data, while also helping clients adhere to complex government compliance regulations.


Angel Capital Association

Angel Capital Association is a continental network formed by the Kauffman Foundation to advance the work of angel capital investment groups.

Check out Every Business Needs an Angel - By John May and Cal Simmons
Every year in America, some 200,000 small businesses are created, and the biggest problem they face is raising money to grow. Many entrepreneurs are rejecting venture capitalists and investment bankers in favor of a new form of funding; angel investing. Angels are wealthy individuals--but not professional investors--who are eager to finance promising start-up companies with sums of $100,000 to $1,000,000.
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