Atlanta, GA, (PRWEB) August 14, 2007
The Network of Business Angels & Investors (NBAI) has provided the Atlanta community of high net worth individuals a forum for making private equity investments for 14 years. Since 2005, under the management of Karen Rands, NBAI has partnered with the LAUNCH Funding Network to pre-screen companies and to help those companies syndicate with other angel investor groups. As a result, the members of NBAI have invested in 10 companies in 2 years, making NBAI the most active angel investor group in the south east (PRWEB news release).
The latest companies to receive funding from the NBAI investors are ID Rank Security and Micro Technology Inc. ID Rank Security offers a suite of network security products that protects data at rest with encrypted hard-drives, military grade security on transmission of data at 10 Gb without any degradation of performance, and comprehensive management of the secure operation and use of computers, mobile devices and other devices connected to the network. Micro Technology Inc has successfully collaborated with eBay to bring their Brick-N-Click product to market. For the first time, small retailers can completely integrate their on-line e-business with their traditional storefront business, managing inventory, product promotions, accounts receivable and back office operations with one product. Both companies have growing revenues and are still open to private equity investment. Information on both companies can be found on the LAUNCHfn website under Portfolio Companies.
NBAI hosts private equity forums every 6 weeks with 5-6 companies being approved to present to the audience of accredited and sophisticated investors. With a national focus, NBAI is expanding through syndication with other angel investor groups and establishing chapters in other areas of the country. Accredited investors are invited to visit the websites listed to learn more about joining or attending an upcoming forum. Sophisticated Investors wanting to plug into the Network of Business Angels & Investors exclusive community for high net worth individuals looking to get involved in the high stakes game of angel investing can RSVP to attend one private equity forum before becoming a member. The next Private Equity Investor Forum is August 15th in Atlanta. This event will be followed by forums on September 25th, and November 7th.
Companies wishing to apply for consideration to present to this group of investors can register and complete an application at the LAUNCHfn website. Companies wishing to learn more about how to prepare for and attract investor money can subscribe at http://www.GetInvestorMoney.com.
MORE ABOUT THE NBAI MEMBERS: The members of NBAI are walking billboards for Robert Kiyosaki's right side quadrant (Cashflow Quadrant) of business owners and investors. By buying shares of many private companies that will some day go public or get bought at a higher valuation, they create passive income. With the softening of the real estate market for spec investment, private equity is returning as the darling of sophisticated investors that understand the value of buying at wholesale and selling at retail to create desired passive income. Sophisticated investors often use the stock market, with average returns over time of just 8% to 13%, to park their money until a better investment opportunity comes along. By putting a portion of their portfolio into private equity investment, although risky, NBAI Members anticipate returns of 4X to 10X the original investment. The risk associated with private equity investing has been the biggest obstacle for most potential high net worth investors. Having a community to learn, collaborate and prosper is imperative for those investors wishing to enter into the high stakes world of private equity investments and NBAI is proud to announce they have openings for new members and new chapters.
MORE ABOUT THE APPEAL OF PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTING: The difference between buying public stocks and private equity stocks is like the difference in wholesale and retail. By choosing the right wholesale product to buy that is sure to have a valued retail price on it, the seller gets the profit of the difference between the wholesale price and the retail price. If the private company performs, reaches milestones and makes a profit, it will either be acquired at a significant profit to the original investors or will go "public" in the retail "over the counter" market and the market will dictate the investor's profit. Regardless of the type of exit, the profit will have been made in the transaction from wholesale to retail. The "dot bomb" stories of a few years ago rarely apply to serious angel investors who conducted proper due diligence and did not let emotion get in the way of a business decision to invest while the company was still private. For example, $25,000 invested in Intel in its early stage investment rounds, would be worth more than $40 million depending on the ups and downs of the market. The point is that the rich, affluent investor....the "millionaire next door"...has already made his or her money before the public knows the company exists to put the order into their stock broker.
Private Equity investing as a wealth creation strategy is not knew. With organizations like NBAI, sophisticated investor can tap into the wealth strategies of the rich and famous....the Getty's, Rockefellars, and Gates of the world.