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ANGEL NETWORKS

Below are angel networks — investment groups that have expressed interest in the food and agriculture industry.

 

 

 

 

Use this directory to find ACA members, which include angel groups and accredited platforms in addition to organizations affiliated with ACA. Link to each organizations's website to learn more about the group, including investment preferences and processes. Individual members are not listed for privacy reasons. 

 

 

Investors' Circle

 

Ivestors’ Circle is the world’s largest and most active early-stage impact investing network. It has been finding, fostering, and funding startup innovation for over 25 years. Its community of angel investors, venture capitalists, foundations, and family offices has invested over $200 million into more than 300 enterprises dedicated to improving the environment, education, health, and community.

 

 

Listing of Angel Networks by State

 

Angel Investor Networks vary considerably. They are generally a group of accredited investors who get together to review companies for potential investment. The investments can be made by the private equity investors belonging to the network or by the network itself as a limited partnership. Some angel networks charge a fee to the entrepreneur for the business plan to be reviewed, or for an in-person presentation to be made to the "angels" group and other angel networks don't. Find out what angels are really like, how much they invest, what they invest in. Read the Profit Dynamics Inc. Angel Investors Survey. It's free. The Angel Networks are linked and listed below.

 

 

Slow Money 

 

Slow Money's mission is to catalyze the flow of capital to local food systems, connecting investors to the places where they live and promoting new principles of fiduciary responsibility that “bring money back down to earth.” Through its national gatherings, regional events and local activities, over $56.5 million has been invested into over 625 small food enterprises around the United States. Seventeen local networks and 11 investment clubs have formed. 33,170 people have signed the Slow Money Principles. Slow Money events have attracted thousands of people from 46 states and 7 countries. Slow Money investing has begun in Nova Scotia, Switzerland, France and Belgium.

 

 

 
 

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