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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.”

Revolutionary ideas: Ken Kousky at TEDxKalamazoo

UCan2: Ken Kousky

Ken Kousky, president of Blue Water Angels, on the role of Angel investing and the new jobs act on start-up funding.

Relevant Articles

Regulation D

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

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.

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.

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.

White Papers

Access to Capital

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

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

Best Practices for Incubators, Angel Groups, Pitch Events

Tear Sheet 

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

Articles for Entrepreneurs

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

Are you curious about this growing method of raising up to $50 million per year, without the cost and complexity of a traditional IPO or the need for VC? … This will help you determine if Regulation A+ is a good fit for your company and how best to maximize your path to success.

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.