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A list of resources for Virginia bioscience companies seeking early-stage investment capital.

 

 

Virginia Angel Investor Groups

460 Angels – Blacksburg, VA and Roanoke, VA. 460 Angels is a seed and early-stage angel investor group focused on funding and coaching hi-tech entrepreneurs with scalable business models based in the Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia. We are seeking technology based product companies which can scale to a global marketplace. Our members are experienced in engineering, software, finance and management. More information and application is available at www.460Angels.com.

Active Angel Investors – Vienna, VA. Active Angel Investors (AAI) invests in early-stage and expansion stage companies in the following sectors: business products and services, computers and peripherals, consumer products and services, financial services, IT services, media and entertainment, medical devices and equipment, and software. AAI prefers to invest within a four-hour drive of Washington, DC. For more information visit: www.activeangelinvestors.com/index.htm

Blu Venture Investors – Vienna, VA. Blu is a Venture Capital investment Company supporting Early Stage Entrepreneurs in the Mid-Atlantic Region – Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC and North Carolina. Our Members are experienced, successful operating executives with experience in a broad range of industries and business models. Each Member successfully launched new Companies, Products or Services. For more information visit www.bluventureinvestors.com.

 

CIT GAP Funds - Herndon, VA.  CIT GAP Funds is a family of seed- and early-stage investment funds placing near-equity and equity investments in Virginia-based technology, life science, and cleantech companies.  CIT GAP Funds invests in companies with a high potential for achieving rapid growth and generating significant economic return for entrepreneurs, co-investors and the Commonwealth of Virginia.  For more information visit www.CIT.org.


DayOne Ventures – Blacksburg, VA. DayOne Ventures is a seed stage investment and mentorship program for technology-based startups. Each spring DayOne engages with three early stage startups through a competitive evaluation process. Winning teams can receive up to $16,000 to cover personal and business expenses, office space, and expert mentorship. For more information visit www.dayoneventures.com.

D’Arch Angels – Vienna, VA. D’Arch Angels invests in early-stage and expansion stage companies in the following sectors: military and intelligence. D’Arch Angels prefers to invest within a four-hour drive of Washington, DC. For more information visit: www.newvantagegroup.com.

Fortify Ventures, Washington, DC. Founders funding founders. For more information visit: www.fortify.vc/.

New Dominon Angels. New Dominion Angels is an investor group formed to capitalize early-stage, Virginia-based companies. Their purpose is to positively impact the communities and the economy of Virginia by helping to bring new products and services to market; to support Virginia start-up businesses in both financial and non-financial ways; to learn from all our stakeholders and from each other, and to enjoy the process; to earn fair, risk-adjusted investment returns. For more information visit: www.newdominionangels.com.

Shenandoah Valley Angel Investors- Harrisonburg, VA

Shenandoah Valley Angel Investors (SVAI) is a network of private investors that help fund entrepreneurial enterprises located in our communities. SVAI’s founding members have broad experience, spanning multiple market sectors, including: Manufacturing, Healthcare, Construction, Public Accounting, Outdoor Recreation, Legal, Senior Assisted Living, Insurance, Distribution and Logistics, Agriculture, Commercial Real Estate, Property Management, Government and Technology. SVAI’s primary interest is Start-Up/ Early Stage business ventures in the Shenandoah Valley with funding needs in the range of $50,000 to $300,000 that leverage technology to create a new product or service. For more information visit http://www.shenandoah-valley.biz/tools-resources/shenandoah-valley-angel-investors/.

 

Virginia Active Angel Network – Blacksburg, Charlottesville, Richmond, VA. Virginia Active Angel Network invests in Seed & Start-up and early stage companies in the following sectors: biotechnology, consumer products and services, electronics/instrumentation, industrial/energy, media and entertainment, medical devices and equipment and telecommunications. Virginia Active Angel Network prefers to invest within a four hour drive of Charlottesville and Blacksburg. For more information please visit:  www.virginiaactiveangelnetwork.com.

Out of State Angel Groups

Angel Healthcare Investors – Newton, MA. Angel Healthcare Investors, LLC invests in seed and start up stage, early-stage and expansion stage companies primarily with a direct healthcare or life science application that are located in the Northeast. Their primary sectors of focus include: biotechnology, healthcare services, medical devices and equipment, healthcare IT and specialty hedge and private equity funds. Occasionally, Angel Healthcare may consider opportunities outside the healthcare industry or located outside New England. For investment consideration, contact Geoff Maletta at maletta@hcangels.com or 617.630.0777.

Angel Investor Forum – Glastonbury, CT. The Angel Investor Forum invests in both seed and start up stage, and early-stage and expansion stage companies, with no designated industry preference. Angel Investment Forum has a focus on Connecticut companies.  For more information please visit:  www.angelinvestorforum.com.

Atlanta Technology Angels – Atlanta, GA. The Atlanta Technology Angels (ATA) invests in seed and start up stage, early-stage and expansion stage technology companies in the following sectors: Computers and peripherals, electronics and instrumentation, financial services, IT services, Semiconductors, software, telecommunications. ATA prefers to invest in companies located in Georgia. For more information please visit: www.angelatlanta.com.

Bay Angels – Waquoit, MA. Bay Angels invest in seed and start up stage companies in the following sectors: biotechnology, business products and services, computers and peripherals, consumer products and services, electronics/instrumentation, financial services, industrial/energy, media and entertainment, medical devices and equipment, networking and equipment and semiconductors. Bay Angels prefer to invest in Cape Cod and the Islands, Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, although not restricted to that region. Generally, a two-hour drive of Cape Cod.  For more information please visit:  http://bayangels.weebly.com/.

Beacon Angels- Boston, MA. Beacon Angels invest in seed and start up stage companies in the following sectors: business products and services, computers and peripherals, consumer products and services, electronics/instrumentation, medical devices and equipment, networking and equipment, retail/distribution, semiconductors, software and telecommunications. Beacon Angels prefer to invest in the New England States. For more information please visit: www.beaconangels.com.

Blue Ridge Angel Investment Network – Asheville, NC. Blue Ridge Angel Investment Network invests in seed and start-up stage and early stage companies within a two-hour drive of Asheville, NC. There are no restrictions on industries. For more information please visit www.brainnc.com.

Blue Tree Allied Angels – Wexford, PA. Blue Tree Allied Angels invests in seed and start up stage, early-stage and expansion stage companies in the following sectors: healthcare services, industrial/energy, IT services, medical devices and equipment, networking and equipment, and software. Blue Tree Allied Angels prefers to invest within an hour drive from Wexford. For more information please visit: www.bluetreealliedangels.com.

Boston Harbor Angels – Boston, MA. Boston Harbor Angels invest in early stage (prototype or customers) companies in the following sectors: consumer products and services, electronics/instrumentation, financial services, healthcare services, industrial/energy, IT services, media and entertainment, medical devices and equipment, networking and equipment, retail/distribution, semiconductors and software. Boston Harbor Angels prefer to invest in New England but have no geographic restrictions. For more information please visit: www.bostonharborangels.com.

Capital Access Network (CAN) – College Park, MD. Operational since November 2003, CAN involves more than than 75 qualified angel investors and venture capitalists, six business incubators, nearly 100 start-ups, and Virginia and Maryland economic development organizations in creating opportunities and growth for developing businesses. For more information, visit: www.capitalaccessnetwork.com.

Charleston Angel Partners – Charleston, SC. Charleston Angel Partners (CHAP) invest in seed and start up stage companies in the following sectors: biotechnology, business products and services, computers and peripherals, consumer products and services, electronics/instrumentation, healthcare services, industrial/energy, IT services, medical devices and equipment, networking and equipment, semiconductors, software and telecommunications. CHAP prefers to invest in the southeastern US. For more information please visit: www.chapsc.com.

Chesapeake Emerging Opportunities Club – Columbia, MD. The Club is a manager-led Maryland limited liability company angel investing fund. The Club was organized to provide its members an opportunity for active involvement in an early-stage private equity fund. There has been an explosion of emerging businesses in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region in the life sciences, Internet, telecom, and optical-networking. For more information, visit: www.ceopportunities.com.

CommonAngels – Boston, MA. CommonAngels invests in early stage companies in the following sectors: software, semiconductors, computers and peripherals and telecommunications. CommonAngels prefers to invest within a two hour drive of Boston. For more information please visit: www.commonangels.com.

Connecticut Angel Guild – Fairfield, CT. Connecticut Angel Guild invest in seed, start-up and early stage companies in the following sectors: biotechnology, business products and services, computers and peripherals, consumer products and services, electronics/instrumentation, financial services, healthcare services, industrial/energy, IT services, media and entertainment, medical devices and equipment, networking and equipment, retail/distribution, semiconductors, software and telecommunications. Connecticut Angel Guild prefers to invest within a two-hour drive of Fairfield. For more information please visit: http://entrepreneurshipfoundation.org/ctangelguild.

Delaware Crossing Investor Group – Doylestown, PA. Delaware Crossing Investor Group is a network of former and current executives and entrepreneurs who provide counsel and capital to early-stage and other growth-oriented companies. Delaware Crossing Investor Group is a membership organization of qualified investors who play an active role in the sourcing of prospective portfolio companies, managing the investment process and serving on the board of directors of portfolio companies. While many of the investments presented to the group are high risk, these investments also have the potential for a high return. For more information, visit: www.delawarecrossing.org.

eCoast Angels – Portsmouth, NH. eCoast Angels invests in seed and start-up companies in both high and low tech sectors. eCoast Angels prefers to invest within a two hour drive from Portsmouth, with some exceptions. For more information please visit: www.ecoastangels.com.

Emergent Growth Fund LLC – Gainesville, FL. Emergent Growth Fund invests in start-up stage and early stage companies in the biotechnology and high technology sectors. Emergent Growth Fund prefers to invest in companies based in Florida, but will consider others based in the southeast region. Strong interest in companies developing technology licensed from the University of Florida. For more information please visit: www.emergentgrowth.com.

FSI Angel Network – Wilington, DE. FSI hosts regular Angel-only events to feature regional entrepreneurs and the companies they are building. They purposely want a large, informal network of accredited Angels who are looking for interesting deals to invest in. For more information, visit: www.firststateinnovation.org/angels.

Golden Seeds, LLC – New York, NY; Stamford, CT; Boston, MA. Golden Seeds invests in and start up stage, early-stage and expansion stage and later stage companies in the following sectors: biotechnology, business products and services, consumer products and services, electronics/instrumentation, financial services, healthcare services, industrial/energy, IT services, media and entertainment, medical devices and equipment, networking and equipment and software. Golden Seeds has no restriction on geographic location. For more information please visit: www.goldenseeds.com.

Granite State Angels – Hanover, MA. Granite State Angels invests in all stages and has no restrictions on industry. For more information please visit: www.granitestateangels.com.

Inception Micro Angel Fund – Winston- Salem, NC. Inception Micro Angel Fund (IMAF) invests in seed and start-up companies in the following sectors: biotechnology, healthcare services, medical devices and equipment and telecommunications. IMAF prefers to invest within a 100 mile radius of Winston-Salem, NC. For more information please visit: www.inceptionmicroangelfund.com.

Investors’ Circle – San Francisco, CA; Boston, Massachusetts. Investors’ Circle invests in early stage, expansion, seed and start up companies in the following sectors: business products and services, consumer products and services, healthcare services, industrial/energy, media and entertainment, medical devices and equipment, retail/distribution, and for-profit social enterprise in: energy and environment, food and organics, media and education, healthcare, community and international development, and women and minority-owned. Investors’ Circle has no geographical restrictions on investing. For more information please visit: www.investorscircle.net.

Jumpstart New Jersey Angel Network – Princeton, NJ. Jumpstart invests in seed, start-up stage and early-stage technology companies in the Mid-Atlantic region in the following sectors: biotechnology, business products and services, computers and peripherals, electronics/instrumentation, financial services, healthcare services, industrial/energy, IT services, medical devices and equipment, networking and equipment, semiconductors, software and telecommunications. For more information please visit: www.jumpstartnj.com.

Launchpad Venture Group, - Boston, MA. Launchpad Venture Group is a Boston-based angel investment group that provides funding to early-stage companies. Launchpad is focused on investments in the technology and life-science spaces and select opportunities in the green space. For more information please visit: www.launchpadventuregroup.com.

Long Island Angel Network – Long Island, NY. Long Island Angel Network invests in seed and start up stage and early stage companies. No preference on industry, but prefer the technology sector. Prefer to invest in Long Island or companies willing to move to Long Island; NY Metropolitan area for co-investments. For more information please visit: www.liangels.net.

Minority Angel Investment Network – Philadelphia, PA. Minority Angel Investment Network invests in seed and start up stage companies in technology, but will consider other high growth opportunities. Prefers to invest within a four-hour drive of Philadelphia. For more information please visit: www.minorityangelinvestornetwork.com.

New World Angels Incorporated – Boca Raton, FL. New World Angels Incorporated (NWA) invests in pre-revenue or early revenue stage companies (but will consider some seed / start-up and later stage deals) in the following sectors: biotechnology, business products and services, computers and peripherals, consumer products and services, electronics/instrumentation, financial services, healthcare services, IT services, media and entertainment, medical devices and equipment, networking and equipment, software and telecommunications. Prefer to invest in firms having a significant Florida presence, with a preference for management teams based in Southeast Florida. For more information please visit: www.newworldangels.com.

North Country Angels – Montpelier, VT. North Country Angels prefers to invest in the New England states, and has no preference for stage or industry. For more information please visit: www.northcountryangels.com.

Pennsylvania Angel Network – Harrisburg, PA. The mission of PAN is to provide resources and support to angel investment groups throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The organization believes that providing support to angel groups will improve the overall investment environment for angel investors and increase the number of investors and investment dollars in Pennsylvania and thus support economic development in Pennsylvania. PAN invests in seed and start-up stage, early stage, expansion stage and later stage companies. For more information please visit: www.paangelnetwork.com.

Piedmont Angel Network – Greensboro, NC. Piedmont Angel Network (PAN) invests in seed and start up stage and early stage companies in the following sectors biotechnology, computers and peripherals, consumer products and services, financial services, industrial/energy, media and entertainment, medical devices and equipment, networking and equipment, software and telecommunications. PAN prefers to invest within a four-hour drive of Greensboro. For more information please visit: www.piedmontangelnetwork.com.

Pocono Mountains Angel Network - East Stroudsburg , PA. Pocono Mountains Angel Network is an Accredited Investor’s membership organization designed to provide its members with investment opportunities including but not limited to investments in the areas of Homeland Security, Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare, Information Technology, Life Sciences/Biotechnology, and Financial Services. For more information visit: ww4.esu.edu/aboutesu/cred/angel.cfm.

Robin Hood Ventures - Philadelphia, PA. Robin Hood Ventures is a group of angel investors, focused on early-stage, high-growth companies in the Greater Philadelphia region. Since 1999, they have invested over $14M in over 40 companies in industries including software, medical devices, biotech, internet and financial technology. For more information please visit: www.robinhoodventures.com.


Susquehanna Investment Network. - Central PA. SIN is a group of 57 highly successful business people with a wide variety of member skill sets bases around business and manufacturing. The angel investors represent 11 counties in Central Pa. referred to as the "Pa. Heartland” and meet the third Wednesday of each month. Meetings start with a networking reception followed by presentations during dinner. The average investment range is from $25,000 to $500,000. For more information please visit: www.centralpa-angelnetwork.com.

Wilmington Investment Network – Wilmington, NC. Wilmington Investor Network prefers to invest in seed and start up and early stage companies in the following sectors: biotechnology, business products and services, electronics, medical devices and equipment. Prefers to invest in the southeastern US region. For more information please visit: www.wilmingtoninvestor.com.

More Information on Angel Networks

Angel Capital Association - The Angel Capital Association is a nationwide membership organization of angel investment groups. The association holds an annual conference and provides training to angel groups. For more information please visit:  www.angelcapitalassociation.org.

National Association of Seed and Venture Funds - NASVF is an organization of innovation capital leaders: private, public and non-profit organizations committed to building their local economies by investing in local entrepreneurs. They hold annual conferences and provide training in equity investment both to investors and entrepreneurs. For more information please visit: www.nasfv.org.

 

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