About Angel Investment
Angel investors are high net-worth individuals who invest in early-stage companies in exchange for equity (typically in the form of preferred stock). Many angel investors are members of angel groups like Mid-America Angels. These networks allow the angels to increase their access to investment opportunities and diversify their investment portfolio.
Technically, accredited angel investors are defined by Rule 501 of SEC Regulation D. An accredited investor is defined as “any natural person whose individual net worth, or joint net worth with that person’s spouse, at the time of their purchase exceeds $1,000,000” or “any natural person who had an individual income in excess of $200,000 in each of the two most recent years or joint income with that person’s spouse in excess of $300,000 in each of those years and who reasonably expects to reach the same income level in the current year.”
About Mid America Angels
The Mid-America Angels (MAA) are a group of nearly 150 accredited angel investors. MAA members have significant experience as entrepreneurs, CEOs, business leaders and industry experts. Many have founded and successfully built companies. MAA members are located in Kansas and Missouri and seek exceptional investment opportunities with the potential for high returns.
While MAA is professionally managed by the staff of the Enterprise Center in Johnson County (ECJC), each member makes his or her own investment decisions. The staff of the ECJC processes company applications, schedules entrepreneurs to present before the angels, and conducts back-office due diligence on potential deals.
MAA typically invests in companies in the Kansas City region and provides early-stage commercialization funding in the “seed round” investment range not typically served by venture capitalists ($250,000 – $1.5M). Read on to learn more about MAA’s investment process and what the angels typically look for in deals.
The Enterprise Center in Johnson County (ECJC) provides professional administrative and management services for MAA. ECJC specializes in providing business development services to early stage technology companies and entrepreneurs.