After more than a decade since its founding, Jumpstart NJ Angel Network is the leading angel group in the Garden State. According to the website, “Jumpstart believes that wealth creation starts with a strong relationship between the angel investor and the entrepreneur.” Investors act as individuals rather than as a group based on his or her preferences. Jumpstart began investing in 2004 and has invested more than $33 million in 53 companies.
Date founded: November 2002
Chairmen/leaders: Stephen Dyer, chairman; Katherine O’Neill, executive director
No. of angels: 40
Sector focus: No specific focus, prefers proprietary technologies and companies that apply innovative technology to traditional business