"Angel investors provide about 90% of the seed and early stage outside capital for start up entrepreneurs in the U.S."
- Kaufman Foundation -
BLUEGRASS ANGELS (BGA) seeks to encourage the development of start-up companies and to support new businesses in the region by providing the region’s entrepreneurs with seed capital and management guidance from experienced industry and entrepreneurial veterans. An important, although not exclusive, focus of the BGA is to develop start-up companies through the commercialization of the on-going research of the University of Kentucky.
To provide early stage seed funding and venture capital equity to start-up and/or expanding companies in Kentucky. To help commercialize research being conducted at the University of Kentucky.
To promote and enhance entrepreneurship in the Bluegrass business community, by working with entrepreneurs, service providers, government and venture capitalists. To offer management participation/mentoring opportunities to members that will provide valuable expertise to new businesses.
To create economic growth and jobs in the Bluegrass area. To provide accredited members with an opportunity for attractive financial return on investments.
All members must be accredited investors as defined in Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, or SEC Rule 501, and must be able to sustain the financial risk inherent in their investments.
Members may be angels from the Bluegrass region and/or alumni of the University of Kentucky living elsewhere in the United States.
Each member pays a one time joining fee of $1,000 and an annual renewal fee of $500 to remain a member.
All members are encouraged to attend our monthly presentation meetings and to participate in the due diligence process of potential investments as much as they see fit.
Interested parties must be able to meet these requirements and may apply for a membership at any time. Prior to making a final commitment, new prospective members are encouraged to attend one of our monthly meetings and experience the fellowship of the group.
Bluegrass Vascular, Inc.
CMS Holdings, Inc.
Construction Industry Resources
Escent Technologies, LLC
Float Money, LLC
Gryphon Environmental, LLC
Gun Media Holdings, Inc.
Hera Testing Laboratories, Inc.
Hippo Manager Software, Inc.
IF Technologies, Inc
Liberate Medical, Inc.
Mersive Technologies, Inc
NX PharmaGen, Inc.
Poseida Therapeutics, Inc.
Simpak International, LLC
Smart Farm Systems, Inc.
Stallion Therapeutics, Inc.
Summit Biosciences, Inc.
Therix Medical, LLC
TNG Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Vindico NanoBiotechnology, Inc.
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