6. Golden Seeds
Golden Seeds prides itself on empowering female entrepreneurs through its investment firm. It is the fourth largest angel network in the United States, according to the website. Golden Seeds has four primary business groups: one of the largest national investor networks, a family of venture capital funds, a training academy and an emerging private equity business. Above all else, the main thing Golden Seeds values is positive equity.
Date founded: 2004
Chairmen/leaders: Stephanie Newby, founder/managing director; Jo Ann Corkran, Loretta McCarthy, Peggy Wallace, Vanessa Wilson, managing directors
No. of angels: 250
Sector focus: No specific focus, companies should have a female founder who maintains a C-level operating position. Golden Seeds does not fund real estate projects, TV or radio programs, films, theater or art productions, or companies represented by brokers