A wealth of resources related to angel investors, private equity, venture capital and mission-related investing exists on the Web. New Vantage Group (NVG) has selected several of the best sites offering information to private investors, as well as to entrepreneurs seeking private equity funding.
Mid-Atlantic Venture Association
MAVA represents the collective interests and leverages the success of venture capitalists investing in DC, Maryland and Virginia.
University of Maryland’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship
Supported by the U.of Maryland-College Park Business School, the Center encourages entrepreneurship and new enterprise growth in the Mid-Atlantic through a variety of programs.
Socially Responsible Investing
A Washington D.C.-headquartered membership association promoting positive social change through redirecting economic resources. Links to publications for responsible investors.
Comprehensive site aimed at investors, consumers and companies interested in socially and environmentally responsible business practices. Links to the history of socially responsible investing (SRI), Ecotravel, polls, surveys, and to socially-screened stock averages.
Investor Responsibility Research Center
The IRRC is a non-profit firm founded in 1972 to provide impartial research on corporate social responsibility issues, corporate governance and proxy voting. IRRC offers analysis to over 400 subscribing institutions on tobacco and environmentally-related investments. Site links to information about its services, as well as to subscription information for its newsletters and publications.
The Investors’ Circle
The Investors’ Circle is a network of socially responsible venture capital investors. IC’s mission is to build an increasingly active network of accredited private investors who invest based on a personal set of values in order to achieve a globally accountable and sustainable economy. While members share a commitment to “social dividends” connected to market profitability, their definition of value-driven investing varies widely. IC members are interested in environmental protection & conservation, sustainable agriculture, education reform, women’s economic development, health & preventative medicine issues, corporate & institutional responsibility, world peace, infrastructure development, etc.
Social Investment Forum
A national non-profit membership organization, the SIF promotes the growth of socially responsible investing. Links to useful information including explanations of screening, shareholder activism, community investment, and social venture capital.
Social Venture Network
Site oriented to the 500 members of the SVN, who include entrepreneurs, investors, corporate leaders and visionaries committed to using business as a vehicle for the creation of a more just society. Good calendar of networking events and conferences, as well as links to member companies’ Web sites.
Venture Capital & Networking Resources
Angel Capital Association
A continental network formed by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to advance the work of angel capital investment groups.
Angel Capital Education Foundation
A charitable organization devoted to education of angel investors and to collecting and disseminating data and information on angel investors and angel investing groups founded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Asset Alternatives, Inc.
Asset Alternatives is a content-rich web site serving venture capital, LBO and other alternative investment professionals. Links to newsletters and directories as well as information about upcoming conferences.
A is for ad valorem. Site bills itself as the “biggest” investing glossary on the Web. Over 4,000 investing terms and 15,000 links between related words.
The entrepreneur’s trusted guide to high growth
National Business Incubation Association
Established in January 1995, NBIA’s Business Matchmaker profiles more than 1,000 early-stage, mid-sized and large corporations interested in forming strategic alliances. The early-stage companies are current clients or “graduates” of business incubation programs.
Price Waterhouse Venture Capital Survey
Great source of industry & regional information. Online results of Price Waterhouse’s comprehensive quarterly survey of venture capital investments in the US.
Small Business Administration
Don’t overlook an abundance of well-organized information on this comprehensive site.
Technology Capital Network at MIT
TCN is a non-profit that matches start-up, high-growth companies with potential investors representing $40 million in funds. Typical investments are between $50,000 and $1 million.
National Venture Capital Association
NVCA’s site contains information on its over 400 member firms, representing the majority of venture capital invested in U.S.-based companies.
Latin America Venture Capital Association
A not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to promoting the growth of the private equity and venture capital industry in Latin America and the Caribbean.
European Business Angel Network
A non-profit association established by the European Association of Development Agencies (EURADA) with the support of the European Commission in 1999.
Emerging Markets Private Equity Association
EMPEA is a broad-based membership organization founded in 2004 that serves private equity and venture capital firms, fund investors, and service providers with an interest in private equity in the emerging markets of Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
British Business Angels Association
The British Business Angels Association (BBAA) is the National Trade Association for the UK’s Business Angel Networks and its Associates and Affiliates.