SOCAP10: Ed Church, Institute for Environmental Entrepreneurship
Institute for Environmental
What is an Angel Investor?
• An angel investor (also known as a business angel or
informal investor) is an affluent individual who
provides capital for a business start-up.
A small but increasing number of angel investors
organize themselves into angel networks to share
research and pool their investment capital.
• Angels typically invest their own funds, unlike venture
capitalists, who manage the pooled money of others in
a professionally-managed fund.
“Affluent individual” =
• Any natural person whose individual net
worth, or joint net worth with that person's
spouse, exceeds $1,000,000.
• Or, who had individual income in excess of
$200,000 in each of the two most recent years
or joint income with that person’s spouse in
excess of $300,000
Guiding retirement investment decisions,
the traditional planner’s question is:
will you be financially secure?
My retirement question:
What world do I want to live in?
Will the air be clean enough to breath, the water
clean enough and plentiful enough to drink, the
earth productive and the food abundant and
Will my fellow humans have that, also?
All organic (including the wine, beer and spirits), vegan
options, locally sourced
Furnishings, decorations, etc. all repurposed materials
extreme recycling, composting, waste stream
tangible, immediate, understandable, community-