Wildcat Angels Announces Strong Launch with Funding for More than Half of Presenting Companies

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In its first year of operation, Wildcat Angels has helped fund more than half of the aspiring entrepreneurs that have presented to its network of entrepreneurs and angel investors. Wildcat has funded companies in technology, healthcare and consumer products that are based in Chicagoland or have a connection to Northwestern University.

A first class organization...

Wildcat Angels announced today that it is off to a running start in its mission to facilitate early-stage investments in high-growth companies. The angel group has now helped to raise funds for five of the nine companies that have presented at its initial three events.

“This is a first class organization with some very connected members and great deal flow,” remarks Tony Kolton, a Wildcat Angels member who was President and CEO of a technology company that was sold to Morningstar for more than $50 million in December 2009. Mr. Kolton made a six-figure investment in a company that presented to Wildcat Angels.

Wildcat Angels is based in Evanston, Illinois, and hosts quarterly dinner meetings at which pre-screened entrepreneurs and management teams, primarily from Northwestern University and the Chicago-area business community, present investment opportunities to members. Members are executives and entrepreneurs who are interested in investing both funds and expertise to assist startup companies. Individual members make their own independent investment decisions.

Founding Wildcat Angels board member Bill Sutter states, “Wildcat Angels provides the connection for aspiring entrepreneurs to successful executives, mentors and investors. Additionally, by engaging outstanding Northwestern students as part of our deal-screening team, we are working to create the next generation of successful entrepreneurs and investors.”

For more information on joining Wildcat Angels as an accredited investor or pitching Wildcat Angels as an entrepreneur, visit http://www.WildcatAngels.com. The deadline for companies to submit materials to present at Wildcat Angels’ next meeting is May 5, 2011.

About Wildcat Angels
Wildcat Angels brings together active individual investors and high growth early stage businesses. Members are executives and entrepreneurs who are interested in investing both funds and their expertise in assisting startup companies. Individual members make their own independent investment decisions. Members interested in potential investments work together to conduct due diligence on opportunities.

The purpose of Wildcat Angels is to provide infrastructure, initial screening, and administrative support for high potential investment opportunities in businesses requiring capital, mentoring, and other resources. Wildcat Angels is not directly affiliated with Northwestern University or any of its undergraduate or graduate programs.

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