Yes Virginia, There Are Angel Investors in the Southeast
In what many call the
worse economic times of a generation, early stage companies are finding the business capital
they need to grow their businesses. Banks have yet to step up to the plate and release
the strangle hold they have put on the growth of small business owners. Angel Investors
are realizing the historic opportunity before them to create great wealth by providing early
stage venture capital financing to qualified entrepreneurs in order to bring innovation to market
and create jobs. NBAI is leading the way by making 5 investments in emerging growth companies
this year alone and many more have received capital as a result of the venture capital consulting
services offered by LAUNCHfn.
GA (PRWEB) September 11, 2009 -- Florida is a retirement haven and
winter destination for the wealthy and business savvy investor. The Carolinas are gaining
a foothold as a technology and biotech corridor for investors. Georgia is home to nearly
100,000 millionaires. Atlanta is rapidly becoming the capital for early stage venture capital
financing and angel investing in the southeast with the combined efforts of two unique organizations.
The Network of Business Angels & Investors (NBAI.net) is a membership group that provides a safe
haven for new accredited investors and seasoned sophisticated investors to socialize and consider qualified vetted
private investment opportunities. Launch Funding Network (http://LAUNCHfn.com)
is a strategic advisory firm helping entrepreneurs master the art of raising capital and
producing events that give stand out companies the opportunity to pitch their investment
opportunity to motivated Angel Investors. NBAI was honored to make Inc Magazine's 2009
list of the top angel investor networks titled Wingmen (and-Women) in the January issue.
This is due to the determined efforts of the managing director, Karen Rands, to rebuild
the 14 yr old organization after a slump following the dot.com collapse, and open it up to the high net worth
individuals from all backgrounds and experiences. These investors come together most months to socialize
with each other, get energized by the passion of the presenting entrepreneurs, to learn, collaborate and prosper.
Karen says, "NBAI is like a country club for investors. Wealthy men & women come to our Angel Investor
Forum to see investment opportunities that aren't available to the general public."
The next NBAI Investor Forum is scheduled for September 16th at 3:30 for check in and the all important
meet & greet. As part of its membership drive initiative, first time attendees that
are accredited investors can attend as a VIP guest. There are limited VIP tickets available
through http://www.dothedeal.org or call 404-306-1240. If you miss this event, be sure to attend in October or November. First time visitors usually activate
their membership before the next event.
LAUNCHfn continues to build upon their stellar reputation of coaching and cultivating entrepreneurs
so they can effectively raise capital In the last 12 months, at least 5 companies have
reported receiving capital directly and another 7 have reported receiving capital from
other sources, but as a result of LAUNCHfn's strategic venture capital consulting advice,
and mentoring. To hear other's experience in working with LAUNCHfn, please visit their
testimonial page http://www.launchfn.com/id210.html.
Listen to hear from past presenters and angel investors who have
attended the NBAI Investor Forums earlier this year http://kugarand.podomatic.com/entry/2009-02-15T06_29_09-08_00