WHAT IS CENTRAL FLORIDA’S BIGGEST TECHNOLOGY PROBLEM?
…the lack of funding sources for entrepreneurs!
Central Florida is full of great emerging digital media, bio-med, nano and simulation technologies, intellectual capital and entrepreneurial spirit. But it is greatly lacking one KEY primordial ingredient to help Orlando explode and compete with the Silicon Valley, Seattle, Austin, Boston and New York technology hubs…a consistent source of angel funding to help launch Central Florida’s next great technology success stories that also becomes this region’s next high wage job and wealth creation machines.
…The ORLANDO ANGELS™
As a veteran technology and media entrepreneur as well as a professional private equity media fund manager in the local market for many years, I have decided to help solve this local problem by taking the initiative to create a not-for-profit angel investment association called The ORLANDO ANGELS™.
The ORLANDO ANGELS™ is an early stage investor industry association and network of local and statewide accredited angel investors whose primary mission will be to provide a forum in which its members can source, evaluate and exchange information about investment grade early-stage technology and emerging growth company opportunities in the Central Florida / I-4 technology corridor. Accredited investor members of The ORLANDO ANGELS™ will focus on providing early-stage capital in the range of $100,000 - $1,000,000, an investment range not generally served by venture capital funds.
The ORLANDO ANGELS™ network shall include successful entrepreneurs, CEO’s, venture capitalists and business leaders who have either founded, funded, managed or built world-class companies. Our members will also mentor and coach select entrepreneurs in whom they invest, serve on their boards, provide contacts and assist with team building, strategic planning and fundraising.
If you are an accredited investor and interested in joining our not-for-profit angel network, please contact Michael Gerrity, Managing Partner of Multichannel Ventures at 305.375.9292