An angel investor is a high net worth individual (accredited investor) who provides capital for a business start-up, usually in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity. Angels often invest for reasons that go beyond pure monetary return, including staying abreast of current trends, mentoring entrepreneurs, stimulating local economic development, and satisfying individual entrepreneurial interests.
An angel group is a collection of 10 to 150 accredited investors who come together with the goal of sharing investment opportunities, due diligence, collective intelligence, and pooled resources so that an individual can spread investments to more companies. There are more than 300 angel groups in the United States, and statistics show they are 50%  more effective than individual angels in making good investment decisions.
VisionTech Angels is among the most active angel investing groups in the Midwest with a large, diverse membership and rapidly expanding investment portfolio. We are looking for individuals who want to invest a portion of their portfolio into high-potential early stage companies, but haven’t because they are too busy to find the right companies, may not be familiar with analyzing and structuring the investment or find it difficult to diversify their investment portfolio on their own. If this sounds like you, then we invite you to consider joining VisionTech Angels.
VisionTech Angels gives you access to high quality deal flow. Each year we screen more than 400 companies before selecting the 12 to 15 deemed most investable. This helps mitigate risk by exposing you to many pre-qualified deals, vetting these deals using proven best-practices analysis, and pooling resources that enable you to spread your investments over a greater number of promising companies. You also benefit from the experience, insight, and opinions from your fellow VisionTech Angels.
Expectations are:

  • Annual Membership Fee
  • Willingness to attend meetings and actively contribute to deal assessments
  • Ability to make your own decision on whether to invest, by leveraging the collective intelligence of the angel group
  • Opportunity to serve on screening committee that selects pitch companies or mentor portfolio companies
  • Desire to network and have fun participating in the entrepreneurial process

Many people think they have to invest big dollars to be an angel investor. That’s not the case. You decide how much to invest. Many VisionTech Angels invest the minimum – $5,000 – with a goal of building a diverse investment portfolio. Of course, if you want to invest $50,000 in a deal, you can.
You are not relying on VisionTech Angels for investment decisions. You are relying on yourself to make good decisions, but with the support of proven due diligence processes and the collective intelligence delivered by the group. As a member of VisionTech Angels, you will only invest in early-stage companies in which you have personal interest. VisionTech Angels helps facilitate that process by screening and vetting the companies, organizing the group of interested investors, and exposing you to proven due diligence and investment structure processes. You have final say on your personal investment. Angel investing is not like buying a lottery ticket; it’s more of an asset class. A study by Roger Wiltbank, an authority on angel investing, determined that having a portfolio of 20 investments gets you 95% confidence of a 2.5x return on your investments.
In addition to the potential to make money, our triple bottom line is the opportunity to share experiences with other angel investors, mentor promising startup companies and their leadership teams and impact local economies via job creation.
Of course! Attending a VsionTech Angel pitch night as a guest is the best way to determine if our group is a good fit for you. Our pitch weeks are held on a bi-monthly basis and are published on our calendar of events. Please contact our Executive Director, Ben Pidgeon, to RSVP.
We’re fortunate to have a very vibrant and diverse membership who are truly invested in the success of VisionTech Angels and our portfolio companies. While each investor brings his or her own knowledge and experience to investment decisions, you should join a group where you – and your input – are welcome.

  • Annual membership fees from VisionTech Angels
  • Portfolio management fees
  • Profit sharing on successful investments
  • Corporate sponsorships


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Connect with a VisionTech Angels Chapter Near You

You are invited to join any chapter, including our virtual chapter, which extends our investment opportunities to investors across the country.

Bloomington Chapter President
Pat East
CEO, Hanapin Marketing
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Dayton, Ohio Chapter President
Kim Frazier
Director, Growth Initiatives, TEC Dayton
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Fort Wayne Chapter President
Eric Beier, MD, MBA
CEO, MatrixBio
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Indianapolis Chapter President
Ben Pidgeon
Executive Director
VisionTech Partners, LLC
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Greater Lafayette Chapter President
Riley Gibb
Director of Collaborations
Purdue Foundry
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