STAR Angel Network is a group of celebrities and professional athletes who invest in various startups. The investment aspect is unique because they’re presented with the top five opportunities per quarter and elect whether or not to invest. Because the members already have fanbases, return on invested capital can be leveraged through the members’ star power. The Star Angel Network was previously featured on AlleyWatch.
Date founded: April 2012
Chairmen/leaders: Erica Duignan Minnihan, executive director
No. of angels: 65
Sector focus: No specific focus, open to tech-enabled companies with some sort of intellectual property