An Angel in New York: Jeffrey Finkle of ARC Angel Fund



Jeffrey Finkle, Co-Chairman at ARC Angel Fund, has worked in investing for over 25 years in the New York metropolitan area.  His areas of expertise are entrepreneurial management, general management, corporate development and marketing in the computer software industry.  Throughout his career, he has been responsible for acquisitions and divestitures, product launches, promotional campaigns and development launches for the various companies he’s worked for.  As an accredited U.S. investor, he invests in about four startups at $50-100,000 per year.  He has over 20 years of experience as a software executive, and over 10 years of experience in managing early stage venture capital funds.

As a co-chairman of ARC Angel Fund, he invests in seed and early-stage companies with high growth potential.  ARC’s primary focus is software, information technology, Internet, tech-enabled services, business services, digital media and healthcare IT. Regionally, they focus on the New York metropolitan area, the Northeast and the mid-Atlantic.

He boasts a long list of experience, including sitting on the board of many different companies, and being a founding member of many others.  As a founding and managing member of Odeon Capital Partners for 11 years, he raised $115 million.  He also founded All Access Sports of Port Washington, Citadel Health and N/Hance Systems.

Finkle is a humanitarian and a dedicated family man. When Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast, he was so moved by its impact on people’s lives that he and fellow ARC Angel investors worked with Sandy Baggers, an organization for post-Sandy relief and recovery efforts, to help clean up some of the heavily flooded areas.

Investment Firm:

Co-Chairman of the Evaluation Committee at ARC Angel Fund (Founded in 2010)

Sector Focus:

Software, Information Technology, Internet, Digital Media, Healthcare IT.

Selected Investments:


Current Boards:

Service Channel, Inc.
Promoting Specialized Care and Health
Lyric Financial

Previous Boards:

All Access Sports of Port Washington
Citadel Health
Odeon Capital Partners

Expertise Areas:

Start-ups, Venture Capital, Executive Management, Angel Investing, Mergers and Acquisitions, Product Management.

Blogs, Twitter & Websites:


Memorable Quotes:

On what has been one of the biggest startup failures in Silicon Valley:  “If you go back 7 to 10 years, Webvan was one of the biggest.”

About the author: Cassandra Baim

Cassandra Baim is a recent graduate of Syracuse University, now living in Brooklyn, NY. While earning her degree in English, she worked on the editorial staff of a campus magazine and participated in two shows with the university’s radio station. She is a copyediting intern for AlleyWatch and enjoys music, books, crossword puzzles and a strong cup of coffee.

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