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BlueWater Angels Among State’s Most Enviable Investors

Crain’s Business Journal exclaims “BlueWater Angels have been one of the most active and most successful angel-investor groups in Michigan. Founded in 2008, they have had the kind of big exits from the sale of portfolio companies or initial public offerings that investors dream about.” Read more.

Revolutionary Ideas: Ken Kousky at TEDxKalamazoo

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. Watch here.

UCan2: Ken Kousky

A safe haven for both professional and amateur business builders alike. Mentoring, Motivation, Training to Educate, Equip and Empower Network Marketers. Ken Kousky, president of Blue Water Angels, on the role of Angel investing and the new jobs act on start-up funding. Watch here.

Relevant Articles

Regulation D

Rules Governing the Limited Offer and Sale of Securities Without Registration Under the Securities Act of 1933. Read more.

Raising Capital using a Regulation A+ Mini-IPO

Regulation A+ allows the public to invest in private companies. Startups can use a Mini-IPO under Reg A+ to turn their customers into investors. Read more.

The Ultimate Guide To Invest In Startups

Venture investing can be an exciting and challenging game to play. Some startups that show incredible promise go bust while others prove to be real money makers. Read more.

Congress of the United States: Letter to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

A letter urging the US Securities and Exchange Commission to adopt an additional accreditation standard that takes into account other relevant factors besides financial metrics to determine financial sophistication. Read more.

White Papers

Access to Capital

This paper is meant to provide insight and guidance for both Angels and Entrepreneurs. Read more.

Impact of the new Reg D on Demo Days and Pitch Events

Best Practices for Incubators, Angel Groups, Pitch Events. Read more.

Tear Sheet

A synopsis of BlueWater Angels’ activity and purpose as a company. Read more.

Articles for Entrepreneurs

Here Are 12 Tips How To Succeed Raising Capital With Regulation A+

Determine if Regulation A+ is a good fit for your company and how best to maximize your path to success. Read more.

Where to Meet Angel Investors and How to Pitch Them When You Do

Get your startup off the ground by learning how to pitch angel investors and raise money. Read more.