How to find Angels in my area


I would like to locate an Angel in the Jacksonville, Fl area to pitch my idea to. Although getting funded would be great right now I am just looking for someone to critique my pitch so that I can work out the details and know what to expect in the future.

Any Idea how i can find an Angel in my area ?



asked Mar 22 '11 at 04:35
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7 Answers


Another good place to search for angels on your area is You can search for investors in your area on the "find investors" page.

answered Apr 30 '11 at 02:14
11 points


What a great idea Steve-- to reach out to the local Angel community, test your pitch and begin to build some relationships that might be able to support and fund the launch of your business.

I reccomend that you take a look at Springboard Capital LLC. This is their discription:

Founded in 2002, Springboard Capital
is an equity investment fund
specializing in early-stage venture
investments. Springboard normally
invests between $350,000 and $800,000
in each of its companies. Because
Springboard typically syndicates its
investments with "angel" investors and
similar angel investment
organizations, Springboard focuses on
investment opportunities ranging from
$350,000 to $2,500,000.

As an investment fund comprised of
over fifty private individuals,
Springboard is flexible to consider
investment opportunities in a wide
range of industry sectors. We focus
on those opportunities that align with
the experience of our investor

Be sure --even for a test run that you have your "story" down. You don't want to have yor first impression be so raw you don't get another chance at all. There are lots of friendly faces here, and on different sites on the internet that can provide great feedback on tightening up your pitch!

Good luck!

answered Mar 22 '11 at 10:22
Joseph Barisonzi
12,141 points


Check out Springboard Capital. They are an early stage fund located in Jacksonville, FL. and specialize in pre-revenue firms.

answered Apr 23 '11 at 05:23
121 points


In Seattle we have Alliance of Angels (AoA). You check if AoA has any chapters in your city.

answered Mar 31 '11 at 08:12
Seattle Techie
6 points


Very few angels will actually take the time to give you proper feedback. They just don't have the time. Some are nice enough to do so, but unless they invest, they can't devote too much time to really understanding your business.

There are much better other resources to give you feedback. Some are friends, customers, your own intuition after running the business for a little while.

In any case, to find an angel in your area, google for something like "early stage equity investment in [area name]" but keep in mind that 90% of them live in Bay Area, LA area, NYC and Boston. Some are in Chicago and Seattle.

answered Mar 31 '11 at 08:55
1,821 points


There are a few ways to get in front of angels.

  • has a range of groups that you could go along to
  • this week in startups, if you could get on to this through one of the segments, you will stand a better chance of being approached.
  • Attend events like breakfasts (no idea why breakfasts) put on by your local government. If they are serious they are trying to find you as well.
  • We have state and federal government events like chamber of commerce, small business Victoria and a range of other events.
  • Go through your lawyer or other clients. Our lawyer knows a lot of people and puts on events and races so we can meet and have cool ideas that need his advice ... plus some great wine. Some of my clients have made it and are now bored, or put on events where their contacts are in that position.
  • 10 years ago I met a 4 year client/angel at my parents Christmas party.

... really, start at or start your own ... move on from there.

answered Apr 15 '11 at 21:41
Robin Vessey
8,394 points


Here are 200 investors from AngelList who are interested in Florida

answered Mar 31 '11 at 19:59
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