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February 21, 2013 ‐‐ The Angel Capital Association (ACA), the world’s leading professional and trade association for angel investors, today announced the expansion of its membership to individual accredited investors and accredited investor portals. Angel investors who belong to ACA member angel groups will continue to automatically receive membership in ACA’s North American wide association.

“ACA’s mission underpins three essential pillars of angel investing: professionalism in seed‐stage funding; deal flow and portfolio company services; and public policy advocacy,” said David Verrill, chairman of ACA’s board of directors. “Since ACA was founded, we’ve served angel groups and their members well, and have grown to be the world’s largest association representing accredited angel investing, with nearly 200 groups and 8,000 member angels. In the current exciting time in which the ecosystem of private accredited investing is rapidly evolving, we must broaden our base to better serve all angel investors – whether working in groups, through portals, or acting individually. We also plan to open membership for family offices in the near future.”