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Missouri Angel Investment Groups

About Angel Investors

Angel investments are equity investments and money is invested in exchange for ownership in the company. Of the 500,000 start-ups each year, only 500 receive venture capital investments. The MAJOR source of equity for a new business comes from friends and family.

Ninety percent of the investment outside of friends and family comes from angel investors. Angels tend to invest smaller amounts and tend to invest in younger companies than do Venture Capital firms. Angels also tend to invest close to home and can be difficult to locate.

The desired investment profile for an Angel:

  • A novel (new) or disruptive business concept
  • A realistic business plan
  • Technological superiority
  • Realistic valuation

The Angel Resource Institute provides answers to questions about angel capital for entrepreneurs. Gust provides a listing of many angel groups across the country.  You can also use the Angelsoft site to submit your business plan for review by several of the Missouri angel groups.

NOTE: The following Missouri groups primarily invest in early-stage technology and life sciences startups.

 

Centennial Investors Angel Investor Network

Centennial Investors was created to meet the early capital needs of university and private sector entrepreneurs. The organization helps exciting ideas get to market.

Codefi

Codefi provides startup entrepreneurs and emerging innovative companies with tech-powered, flexible enterprise space, while serving the area with innovative technology education programs and an inspiring community.

Cultivation Capital

Cultivation capital is an early stage capital firm.

Innovation Stockyard

The Innovation Stockyard operates the Kit Bond Science and Technology Incubator on the campus of Missouri Western State University with a focus on economic and workforce development, and animal health and nutrition.

Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments

Serving Camden, Laclede, Miller and Morgan counties, working together to help provide the necessary resources to help build strong communities within our region.

Mid-America Angels

Mid-America Angels ("MAA") is a regional network of angel investors dedicated to identifying and funding the most promising start-up business opportunities in the Kansas-Missouri Region.

Miner Startups

Miner Startups encompasses entrepreneurship and innovation on the Missouri S&T campus.

Missouri S&T Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (TTED)

The Missouri S&T Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (TTED) provides support to S&T faculty, students and researchers to provide IP protection, identify licensees and commercialize university inventions, assisting them to convert their innovative ideas into products, technologies, and services that can benefit society.

Missouri Women's Business Center

The Missouri Women’s Business Center (MoWBC) provides resources, support and networks for women seeking to start or grow their own businesses. We specialize in free one-on-one counseling and training for local entrepreneurs.

Nodaway County Economic Development

Nodaway County Economic Development provides services to the businesses and communities of Nodaway County. NCED manages two low interest / no interest revolving loan funds to assist startup businesses with equipment and building improvements.

North Central Missouri Business Facilitation

To facilitate entrepreneurial development in the north central Missouri counties of Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Grundy, and Harrison.

Northwest Missouri Roundtable of Economic Developers

NW Round table is a regional economic development organization. This group was formed to provide support and resources to the Northwest Missouri area.

Saint Louis University Center for Entrepreneurship

The goal of Saint Louis University’s Entrepreneurship Center is to help entrepreneurs combine their business passion with the planning skills taught in a world-class institution, to produce high-performing organizations. Our mission is: to deliver and develop world-class entrepreneurship education for all.

Small Business & Technology Development Center - Missouri University of Science and Technology

The Small Business & Technology Development Center at Missouri S&T offers one-on-one business counseling and group training in the areas of business management, business plan, start-up, marketing, finance and technology commercialization.

St. Joseph Angel Capital Group

The St. Joseph Angel Capital Group, LLC is affliated with Mid-America Angels and consist of local investors. The angel funding group considers investments in early stage companies located in the region.

St. Louis Arch Angels

The mission of the St. Louis Arch Angels is to provide opportunities for our members to obtain outstanding financial returns by investing in early-stage companies with high growth potential in the St. Louis Region and accelerating them to market leadership.

University of Missouri - School of Law - Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic (ELC)

The Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic (ELC) provides legal assistance to take startups from concept to capitalization. The ELC is a course where upper level law students get hands-on experience under the supervision of an experienced, licensed attorney.

University of Missouri-Columbia - College of Business - Allen Angel Capital Education Program

AACE invests real dollars in startup businesses. No affiliation with the University is needed. Our average investment is $50,000

University of Missouri-St. Louis - UMSL Accelerate

UMSL Accelerate is the innovation and entrepreneurial resource for students, faculty and the community. Our vision is to serve as a catalyst for developing our students, faculty and community to inspire entrepreneurship and innovation. Our mission is to foster a community of thought leaders by providing a vibrant ecosystem to Educate (curriculum), Innovate (co-curriculum), and Collaborate (community programming).