Training angels: Fledge accelerator founder leads new courses for budding startup investors
Folks curious about making angel investments in promising startups can sign up for online training through the new Angel Accelerator program. Last June was Fledge’s inaugural Angel Accelerator session, which drew 18 participants from the Seattle Sound. The Fledge Angel Accelerator program was inspired and assisted by the Seattle Angel Conference, Libes said. Last year, the startup program had 842 applicants that were whittled down to 25 companies in 11 countries that made their pitches. The newly-minted angel investors from the Angel Accelerator invested in nine of the startups — eight in Africa and one in South Carolina.