ACA is the world’s leading professional society supporting the success of angel investors in high-growth, early stage ventures. Angels invest their own funds and must meet strict net worth criteria to qualify as an accredited investor. Angels are the source of $25B of investment in American startup companies every year. ACA’s membership includes over 15,000 accredited investors who invest individually or through angel groups, family offices and on-line platforms. Our membership covers all 50 states, Washington DC, 6 Canadian provinces and Mexico, and includes some of the top angel investors and organizations in the world. ACA provides professional development, sharing of smart practices, industry analytics, public policy advocacy, and an array of benefits and resources to its members. The association’s events, content and data are in demand throughout North America and the world and its insights are sought after on Capitol Hill. The organization was founded in 2004 by angel investors and staff of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and is governed by a 17-member Board.