BIRMINGHAM, March 15, 2019 – City Side Ventures, a Birmingham-based venture group, in collaboration with a syndicate of Oakland County investors announced today the launch of Birmingham Angels, the premier Oakland County Angel investment Group.
The Inaugural event will take place on April 9th, 2019 at 6:00 pm at the home of Birmingham Angels at the Platform @ Startup Nation in Birmingham. Birmingham Angels ( as part of City Side Ventures ) leverages its unique geographical and demographically location to identify and attract active angel investors and deploy early-stage capital to tech-based startup companies and to rapidly scaling businesses located within Oakland County and the state of Michigan at large.
“We know from experience that increasing the angel investing activities in the state will attract and impact later stage investors to the Michigan startup ecosystem,” said Doron York. “The group will fulfill a critical gap in connecting startups with local capital, with expected 50 plus members with access to over $36M + in available syndicated angel capital to help startup founders access mentorship, expertise, and key benefits that come along with a high-level network of early local investors, many of whom are successful operators and entrepreneurs themselves.”
The “Angel” investors are individuals from a wide range of local businesses with a connection, commitment, and affinity to their communities. It is a well-organized Membership group that comes with significant investor benefits; each member will have direct access to a vetted deal flow of companies seeking capital, due-diligence and critical investment support, and personalized reporting on their portfolios using our exclusive venture management system – Sidepitch.
“As Oakland County and Michigan, at large, continue to evolve into one of the country’s leading technology hubs, it is important that the local startup ecosystem has access to competitive early-stage capital and increase the likelihood of securing their presence in the state” said Doron York – Chairman / CEO CitySide Venture and a founding member of Birmingham Angels.
About Birmingham Angels
Birmingham Angels is a Birmingham-based angel investor group that is a collective syndicate of smart-money, founder-friendly, and early-stage capital for high potential tech-based companies in Oakland County and the state of Michigan.
The Birmingham Angels management team, which will be supported by the professional back office of the City Side Ventures team, will lead investor relations, portfolio reporting, deal sourcing and manage due diligence on all potential startups. Selected premium startups will have the opportunity to showcase to members through pitch meetings.
About City Side Ventures
Founded in 2015, City Side Ventures is a different kind of venture group that provides a unique platform that intends to cover the spectrum of venture investment from Angels Capital to Venture Capital all the way through Private Equity in the state of Michigan. The other services are Interim Startup Management Network, Tech and Design Venture Studio, IP Licensing & Management and startup Coaching and Mentoring, In addition to Birmingham Angeles, City Side Ventures launched its first Angel Investment Fund – GLAF – Great Lakes Angels Fund, in 2020.
For more information about the group, its membership, or to request a private invitation to our inaugural event, please contact:
Doron York at email@example.com or
David Weaver at firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE City Side Media Department