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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.

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.

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.

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) is a catalyst for economic development in our community by providing resources, support and networks for women seeking to start or grow their own businesses.

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. Louis Arch Angels

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).