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Mississippi Angel Investor Network
Hear regular pitches and invest individually alongside other Mississippi Investors.
Regional Angel Funds
Innovate Mississippi has organized regional angel funds that can provide easier diversification of investment portfolios and allow for shared due diligence and investment.
Besides your investment, Mississippi entrepreneurs need your experience and expertise to help shape their path forward. Please consider joining our Mentor network.
If you are an accredited investor interesting in joining other Mississippi investors as an individual or in a fund forming in your area, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Investors: Join a Regional Angel Fund
Innovate Mississippi and Angel Investors have been working together to form four member-managed regional investment funds across Mississippi – North Mississippi Angel Fund (Formed 2018), South Mississippi Angel Fund (Formed 2022), Mississippi Delta/Oxford Angel Fund (Launching 2023) and River Region Fund (Launching 2023). Participation in a fund is often a better choice for investors looking to spread risk by diversifying smaller investments across many companies and sharing due diligence. Innovate Mississippi can share best practices for angel fund development with any group serious about forming an angel fund.
In addition to other informal partnerships, Innovate Mississippi’s Angel Investor Network often works closely with the regional funds including the North Mississippi Angel Fund, the The South Mississippi Angel Fund, and the Bulldog Angel Network – an angel network for companies and investors associated with Mississippi State University.
If you are an accredited investor interested in joining other Mississippi investors as an individual or in a fund forming in your area, please contact us at email@example.com.
Angel Investor Funds
If you are an accredited investor interesting in joining other Mississippi investors as an individual or in a local fund, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Innovate Mississippi has brought together several investor groups and types to connect them to investor-ready deals. Those resources include:
- The Mississippi Angel Investor Network
- The Mississippi Seed Fund
- Angel Funds
- Regional capital groups – both Angels and Venture Capital
All entrepreneurs begin with a rigorous and thorough entrepreneurial development process to prepare them to become investor-ready deals and qualify for introduction to investors.
The Mississippi Seed Fund also has a proof-of-concept fund (10k) that can help entrepreneurs get to investor-ready status, but all entrepreneurs must start with the Innovate Mississippi Entrepreneurial Development Team and be qualified before being introduced to investors.
Our Economic Impact
Innovate Mississippi has a significant economic impact on the state. For 20 years, we’ve helped develop over 1,500 new companies and connected them with over $181 million in seed and venture capital, resulting in new high-paying jobs being created within our state. We are able to continue providing coaching and connection to resources for entrepreneurs thanks to the generous support of our public and private sponsors.