"We seek investors yearning to take an active role in MAA by participating in multiple investment and screening meetings and lending their experience and informed opinions to the discussions surrounding potential investments" - Mark Greathouse, Managing Director
FREDERICK, Md. (PRWEB) February 05, 2018
Mid-Atlantic Angels, LLC (MAA) approaches its 2018 programming in an environment of economic optimism that leverages the economic upsurge of 2017. With the strengthening economy and accompanying confidence, angel investment is expected to surge and contribute to the growth of a vibrant regional economic landscape. The aim is to help create successful businesses while generating a return on investment for MAA member investors.
In addition to scheduling a full slate of five Capital Cycles for 2018 in which entrepreneurial companies pitch for capital, MAA is adding more investor members, has lined up a valuable series of investor/entrepreneur workshops, has established a cadre of loyal sponsor organizations, is increasing its outreach to investment and entrepreneurial oriented organizations in the Frederick region, and is expanding its Board to better meet the needs of MAA and its communities.
MAA Managing Director Mark Greathouse notes, “Looking forward, MAA is fortunate to have sponsor support from Strategic Operations Solutions, LSWG CPAs, First United Bank & Trust, and BMC Accounting, as well as event hosting involvement from Miles & Stockbridge, PC. Likewise, MAA Directors have been generous with support from their respective businesses, including Brett Hess (BMC Accounting), Scott Ryser (Yakabod), Lou Bevilacqua (Bevilacqua, PLLC), and Greg Snook (connections with key Washington County initiatives).”
Investors must be members of MAA to have the privilege of investing in the early-stage companies pitched at its events. Companies attracting investment interest at MAA pitch events, are followed up with at due diligence meetings in which investors get into the nitty-gritty of reviewing investment term sheets and questioning the entrepreneurs in greater detail. The object is to mitigate risk so far as possible before the investor opens his or her checkbook.
Greathouse notes that the success of an MAA-type operation in the Frederick area is dependent on maintaining a resource of investors ready to invest. “We seek investors yearning to take an active role in MAA by participating in multiple investment and screening meetings and lending their experience and informed opinions to the discussions surrounding potential investments.” He adds, “We see investment of private capital as vastly preferable to placing taxpayer dollars at risk. Our investors actively participate in due diligence to mitigate investment risk and often serve on the boards of directors or advisory boards of portfolio companies. MAA investors are expected to invest at least $25K each year into companies presented to MAA or in the MAA portfolio.”
Headquartered in Frederick, MAA actively feeds the Frederick economy by advising and obtaining investment capital for emerging technology companies. MAA member investor benefits include exclusive early access to superior investment opportunities at Pitch Reviews and Angel Events, opportunity to co-invest with highly-qualified fellow angel investors; and membership in the Angel Capital Association. Investment models include individual “opt-in,” syndication, and regulation crowdfunding. As a gateway to private equity capital, MAA is excited to help entrepreneurial businesses flourish and to enable visionary investors from our community reap great returns on investments. Businesses seeking capital are invited to the Entrepreneur Inquiries page at http://www.MidAtlanticAngels.com, while prospective investors may inquire about membership on the Investor Inquiries page.