"Winning the competition inspired us to quite our jobs, raise capital and build the team that would transform our business plan into one of the '
top 100 Websites of 2010', according to PC Magazine," said
Chris Mirabile and
Gianni Martire, Co-Founders of Hotlist.com, 2008 competition winner.
"The faculty at NYU Stern Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation gave us the tenacity to go into the world, take risks and get things done," said
Scott Varland, CEO of Socialbomb, 2007 competition winner.
About the New York Angels
The New York Angels is a member led organization that is committed to finding, funding and mentoring great young companies from pitch through a successful exit. The New York Angels are comprised of over seventy members. Our members are entrepreneurs, CEO's, venture capitalists and business leaders who have founded, funded and build world-class companies. They come from a wide array of industry expertise and together create an extensive network of entrepreneurial support. They mentor and coach the entrepreneurs' in whom they invest, serve on their boards, provide contacts and assist with team building, strategic planning and fundraising.
The mission of the New York Angels is to foster an engaged and smart
New York City
angel investment environment in an effort to enhance the opportunities for entrepreneurs to be financed and succeed through exit. They lead deals ranging from
$100,000 to $1M
. They leverage a broad syndicate of angel groups and venture capital firms to do deals up to
. The New York Angels have been the leading seed investment organization in NYC for almost a decade, having invested over
in more than 70 venture companies.
SOURCE New York Angels