Empire Angels is a member-led group with a primary focus on fintech and other technology-based sectors. Empire Angels is structured through five committees: sourcing, evaluation, due diligence, investment and monitoring. Members make their own decisions on investments, but they also collaborate through the committees. Potential members must be in the Empire Angels’ peer group of young, New York-based professionals and must agree to make at least one investment per calendar year.
Date founded: 2012
Chairmen/leaders: Graham Gullans, co-founder and founding managing director; Christina Bechhold, co-founder and managing director
No. of angels: 30-35
Sector focus: FinTech, Payments, Lending and Trading Software, E-Commerce and Mobile Apps, Education and Enterprise Software