Angels give wings to entrepreneurs. These individuals provide seed money to high-potential businesses — to the tune of tens of thousands to a million dollars or more — in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity. Some angel investors come together to form angel groups or angel networks to share research and pool investment dollars.
Before you approach an angel investor or angel network, ask yourself and your partners these questions:
You may also find Funding Stage Definitions helpful in determining what types of investors to approach.
You only get one chance to make a first impression. We highly recommend working with one of the resources below on pitch prep and selecting the right investment group. Not sure where to turn? Call KCSourceLink at 815-235-6500.
Who can help?
Kansas Angel Tax Credit
For questions, contact the Kansas Department of Commerce at (785) 296-3481.
The Kansas Angel Investor Tax Credit Program is an initiative developed under the Kansas Economic Growth Act. The program is designed to bring together Kansas-based accredited angel investors with Kansas-based, Kansas Department of Commerce-certified companies seeking seed and early stage investment.
This program enables accredited angel investors to qualify for the Kansas Angel Investor Tax Credit, and allows companies to become certified under the guidelines of the program.
Other Angel Groups
provides a listing of many angel groups.
Venture capital funds can also provide early-stage financing. For a list of KC-based venture capital funds, click here