About ACA & ARI

The Angel Capital Association (ACA) is a trade association that supports angel investment groups in North America. ACA was founded by angel investment groups located in the United States and Canada to help maximize the success of group based angel investors.

The mission of the Angel Capital Association is to increase the success of member angel groups. ACA accomplishes this mission by providing professional development, best practices, networking and collaboration opportunities for angel investors who belong to member angel groups.

The Angel Resource Institute (ARI), formerly called formerly called the Angel Capital Education Foundation (ACEF), is a charitable organization devoted to education and research in the field of angel investing, a growing driver of our entrepreneurial economy. Information, education, data, and research analysis is available to investors, entrepreneurs, policy makers, state and local entrepreneurial support professionals, university faculty and students, and others interested in learning more about angel investing.

The programs of ARI include educational workshops and seminars, research projects and reports, and information about angel investing for the general public. ARI was founded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and leaders of angel groups in the United States and Canada. ARI works in concert with the Angel Capital Association.