Looking through search stats on this blog a few moments ago, I noticed that this search "angel financing in Iowa" produced a first page result for your humble author. I've written about how Central Iowa needs to organize and bring together:
- The amazing talent and tech (not just software mind you) sub-culture that thrives here.......with
- The entrepreneurial minded angel investor who is willing to attend regular pitch meetings and put up RISK capital for prototypes and bootstrap launches.
Not so tough right? Wrong. The feeling among many here in town is that we have no truly open Angel funding network. Central Iowa start up funding seems concentrated into small groups of Angels that are intertwined with business and government. To the outsider with great ideas and little funding opportunity who gets pushed into the same funding funnels, this can be frustrating.
A couple of days ago, a lapse in my Twitter attention span excluded me from a heated exchange that resulted in this upcoming meeting at Impromptu Studio in Des Moines. I will be attending for sure and can't wait to hear how our perception of reality is received.
I believe we could coalesce central Iowa under the www.centraliowaangels.com moniker so we don't have to see the results below when someone searches for capital to fund the next massively successful idea that could have been.
(Taken from Gaebler Ventures website, the result just below my post in the search results)