How A2E Started
Looking at hundreds of startups applying for angel funding each month, we found that many of the applications missed the mark. It wasn't because the idea was bad or the business couldn't work. It was because the entrepreneurs don't know what they need to succeed.
We created videos to help understand how to succeed and put them online for free.
We found the same missing pieces limiting the growth of otherwise successful small and medium businesses. And we found many of those businesses want help to grow and prosper.
We created more systematic approaches to help advise clients and prepare them to grow.
We started finding more clients, clients started referring more clients, and we started to grow beyond our original goals.
We decided to go the next step.
Angel to Exit
Today, we help connect to resources and through channel partners from the earliest stage of business idea formation through business planning, angel investment, expansion to venture capital, and all the way to exits.
Well connected, skilled, experienced business advisors, leveraging expertise and technology to better support your business success.
Connections and leveraging community knowledge
According to recent studies:
Some SMB Investment Facts
As owners of SMBs age, they tend to work harder to make more money. But they often don't make enough more money to retire well. At some point, they have to slow down, and they lose income.
When most SMBs seek funding, they cannot get it from investors. One of the main reasons is they don't have a strong up-side and exit strategy. They know how to operate their businesses, but not how to grow them or sell them.
Jeffrey E. Sohl, "The U.S. Angel & Venture Capital Market: Recent Trends & Developments"