A little over a year ago, Crowdfund Mainstreet CEO Michelle Thimesch and I had a crazy idea—create an angel group for EVERYBODY!
The traditional definition of an angel investor is a wealthy person who invests their own money in startups. There are groups all over the country where angels gather to support each other with finding and making investments. To join these groups a person must meet the definition under federal law of an accredited investor (minimum of $200,000 in annual income or $1 million in net worth, excluding their primary residence).
Angels of Main Street was formed so that EVERYONE could be part of an angel group—there is no minimum wealth or income requirement. AMS currently has almost 70 members who collectively invested over $500,000 in small businesses in 2019. Investment amounts ranged from $500 to $25,000.
It’s easy to join Angels of Main Street. Just pay the one-time membership fee, commit to investing at least $500 per year in businesses you care about, and join us for our calls, events, and learning opportunities.