eCoast Angel Network
419 Marcy Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Company typeThe eCoast Angel Network was formed in July 2000 by a group of like-minded investors from the Portsmouth NH area.
The eCoast Angel Network was formed in July 2000 by a group of like-minded investors from the Portsmouth NH area. Our members come from diverse backgrounds but have a unified purpose: (i) to support economic development, principally in the New England region; (ii) to foster entrepreneurial spirit; (iii) to identify investment opportunities.
Our focus is on early-stage companies involved with advanced technology, e-commerce, healthcare, and industrial products and services, principally located in the Northeast. The group is most interested in companies requiring $250K-$2 Million at pre-money valuations of less than $5 Million, who have a credible multi-option exit strategy and are led by an experienced core management team.
There is no dedicated fund, nor are there "cash calls" - members participate in investments at their own discretion. The group maintains strong ties to other investment groups and many of the members have affiliations with early-stage Venture Capital firms. The eCoast Angels has been a leader in promoting best practices and encouraging cooperation between regional angel groups. We are a charter member of the Angel Capital Association, North America's professional alliance of angel groups, and co-founders of the Northeast Angels.
The eCoast Angels prefer early stage deals and the group is typically the first professional investor into a deal. As such, we prefer to work directly with entrepreneurs and not through incubators or hired fundraisers. We are pleased to accept referrals from Law Firms and other professional service providers, but will not deal with the company through them.
Members have invested in many companies since the network's inception. In keeping with the group's purpose, we have offered advice and counsel to many companies that were not funded by the network. In fact, several of these companies have gone on to receive funding based on the network's referrals.
Companies that have received investment support from the group include: Unruly Studios, Setem Technologies (XMOS), Aras, PillPack, Knipbio, AtlasWatersystems, Libboo (Prolific Works), Beamable (Disruptor Beam), Groove Mobile, FastAsset, Platelet Biogenesis, SemiNex, Optima Bank & Trust(Cambridge Trust) and V-Kernel (Quest).