First, a key selling point of our angel group is that we have so many members – 240 and counting – who can provide an unparalleled depth and breadth of experience when looking at possible investments.
Unlike big groups concentrated in one city, however, our members are spread out, over a five-hour drive if you went straight from VentureSouth Piedmont in Greensboro to Salt Marsh Angels in Hilton Head – so arguably the concentrated power gets diluted by distance.
We’re at our most powerful when our diverse crowd of members meet, know each other, trust each other’s judgment and diligence, and work together effectively. Having everyone come to the same meeting helps do that – and so we very much appreciate the efforts of our “out of town” members coming to Greenville.
And we don’t envy the presenter having to pitch to a ballroom full of investors at this session.