Align your money with your values
Invest in local businesses. Promote a vibrant and sustainable economy.
WHO ARE WE?
Angels of Main Street is a nation-wide investment community for ANYONE who wants to learn about investing directly in businesses that are doing work you care about.
Our community is open to EVERYONE—you can be an Angel investor too!
There is NO MINIMUM wealth or income requirement.
Join our community and become an
Angel of Main Street...
WHY JOIN US?
You may not think of yourself as an investor, but if you have ever bought a home, invested in the stock market, or contributed to a retirement account, you ARE an investor! But did you know that you can also align your investments with your values and invest directly in the small businesses and causes you care about? When you join our community of Angels you will...
Grow businesses that are making the world a better place
Create millions of jobs in our communities
Fund solutions to our greatest social and environmental problems
Learn from talented entrepreneurs and business professionals you can trust
BENEFITS OF BECOMING AN ANGEL
Access to comprehensive training on investing led by lawyers, investors, and successful entrepreneurs
Access to a community of like-minded investors
Early notice of investment opportunities and invitations to on-line and in-person events for mission-driven investors, entrepreneurs, and change-makers
WHAT DO WE ASK IN RETURN?
$100 one-time membership fee
Commit to investing at least $500 per year directly in small businesses
"We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both."
-Louis Brandeis, Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Frequently Asked Questions
Got questions? We have the answers.
How does it work?
Click the "Get started" button to pay your one-time membership fee. You will receive an email with instructions on how to access our online training platform, and a schedule of upcoming meetings and events. The online training is self-paced—you can complete it on your own schedule. We also offer a one-on-one orientation call if you have any questions about our investment community.
Do you vet the investments that are shown to Angel community members?
Yes, we only show investments that we believe are creating positive impact in the world and have a relatively well thought-out business model with potential for future growth and success. However, all investing is risky. You will need to make your own investment decisions and only invest what you can afford to lose.
What if I don't know anything about investing?
All the more reason to join us! Our training explains what you need to know about investing in small business. You will also have the opportunity to communicate with other Angels to help you make investment decisions.
What if I can’t find anything I want to invest $500 in during my year of membership?
We ask that you make a good faith effort to invest at least $500 per year in a small business of your choosing. If you are having trouble finding a business to invest in, you can schedule a call with us and we can help you identify options.
What if I join Angels of Main Street mid-year? Do I still have to invest $500 by the end of the year?
You may either consider your "year" to be 12 months from the date you joined AMS, or you may prorate your first year investments with a plan to invest $500 or more in the new calendar year.
I know an entrepreneur who wants to raise money. Can they present their investment to the Angel community?
There are strict legal requirements about how investment opportunities can be presented to potential investors. All companies that present to our community must have completed the legal work required to be able to make their offering publicly. If you know an entrepreneur who would like to do this, please share this link with them: jennykassan.com/strategsession They can request a strategy session, and if it looks like a good fit, we will schedule a call to discuss next steps.
Join the movement now and align your investments with your values!
Angels of Main Street is a program of Jenny Kassan Consulting
Disclaimer: Neither Jenny Kassan Consulting, its agents and representatives, nor participants in the Angels of Main Street program, gives investment advice. Investing in securities involves risk, and you should not invest unless you can afford to lose the entire amount of your investment.