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New York Angels

New York Angels is the largest and most active technology-focused angel investment organization on the East Coast.

Founded in 2004 as the successor organization to the NYNMA (New York New Media Association) Angel Investor Program, New York Angels is a membership organization of 75 active angel investors and early stage venture capital funds. The group meets monthly to screen and present early stage technology companies, and its members have invested over $42 million since 2002 into over 65 ventures.

Among the NYA membership are nationally known angel investors including Esther Dyson, Gideon Gartner, and David S. Rose; and venture capitalists including Alan Patricof, Josh Kopelman, Howard Morgan and Stuart Ellman. The group has a full-time staff, reporting to a seven person Board of Directors chaired by David S. Rose.

New York Angels concentrates on technology-related, early stage investments in the range of $250,000 - $750,000, although it has led deals as large as $2 million. It receives 300-400 financing applications annually, from which it selects 10-15 companies each month for screening, of which typically three are invited to present to the group. In 2008, NYA made 22 investments (12 new, 9 follow-on). Since its founding New York Angels has led or participated in investments in 65 companies.

The group is considered a leader in the growing field of organized angel investing. It was the first member of the national Angel Capital Association, hosted the ACA Summit conference in 2006, and was the initial test group for the now-standard Angelsoft funding platform.

Membership as an investor in New York Angels is by invitation only, and members are required to commit to investing at least $50,000 annually in early stage technology deals, in addition to the group’s $3,500 annual membership dues.

Requests for funding for entrepenurial ventures may be self-submitted through the group’s web site or through the Angelsoft platform. New York Angels charges no fees to entrepreneurs.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Pay with Dash 2/2014Seed$1.2M4
Citelighter 2/2014Seed$1.5M8
Beauty Booked 10/2013Seed$530k3
The Runthrough 8/2013Seed$1.2M4
Crowdly 7/2013Seed$1.4M8
Pay with Dash 7/2013Seed$700k3
PEX Card 10/2012Series B$3.2M5
CourseHorse 10/2012Seed$500k3
Localytics 9/2012Series B$5.5M3
uKnow Corporation 5/2012Partial Close$316k2
Carnegie Speech 5/2012Series B$3.4M3
Vizibility 8/2011Venture Round$1.3M4
Altruik 6/2011Series B$3M9
Localytics 4/2011Series A$2.5M4
uKnow Corporation 2/2011Seed$500k2
PayPerks 9/2010Angel4
Char Software 5/2010Series A$700k2
SetJam 5/2010Debt$340k3
Localytics 5/2010Venture Round$750k3
PEX Card 4/2010Venture Round$800k3
Good Health Media 6/2009Series A$1M3
ORCA, Inc. 6/2009Series A$2M3
Ambient Devices 9/2008Series C$5M4
Ambient Devices 9/2008Series B$857k4
Anvato 7/2008Seed$550k3
TalkShoe 6/2008Angel$1.13M5
KoolSpan 5/2008Series C$7.1M3
Magnify 2/2008Series B$1M4
CE Interactive 2/2008Series A$500k4
Standout Jobs 1/2008Series AC$1.57M10
Pond5 1/2008Angel$500k1
LinkStorm 10/2007Angel$4.2M2
Magnify 2/2007Series A$1.2M3
CE Interactive 1/2007Series A$1.5M2
KoolSpan 11/2006Series B$6.5M3
Ambient Devices 1/2006Venture Round$2M1
eJamming 10/2005Series A$1.69M3
Design2Launch 1/2005Venture Round$200k1
KoolSpan 2/2004Series A$1.2M2
Critical Media 1/2004Series A$2M4



  1. Dash Restaurant Payments App Nabs $1.2 Million In Funding, Launches iOS 7 Update ( [edit]
  2. With $1.5M Under Its Belt, Citelighter Hatches An Ambitious Plan To Help Fix The Writing Problem In American Education ( [edit]
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  4. The Runthrough Closes $1.2M Seed Funding ( [edit]
  5. Crowdly Raises $1.2M In Seed Funding ( [edit]
  6. Dash nabs $700k to let you pay your bar tab with your phone ( [edit]
  7. Prepaid Isn’t Just For Consumers Anymore: PEX Card Raises $3.2M For SMB-Focused Prepaid Expense Cards ( [edit]
  8. Get your learnin’ on: CourseHorse raises $500K to build a directory for local classes ( [edit]
  9. Localytics Raises $5.5M ( [edit]
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  11. Carnegie Speech Appoints New CEO and Closes $3.4M Series B Round of Funding ( [edit]
  12. Vizibility Closes Oversubscribed Round at $1.3 Million ( [edit]
  13. Altruik Raises $3M in Second Funding Round ( [edit]
  14. Localytics Raises $2.5 Million For Mobile Analytics Platform ( [edit]
  15. uKnow Raises $500,000 Seed Round, Hires Co-founder ( [edit]
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  17. Char Software (Localytics) raises $0.70 million in first round of funding ( [edit]
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  19. TechStars Graduate Localytics Raises $700K For Mobile App Analytics Suite ( [edit]
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  21. Good Health Advertising Adds New CEO, Closes $1 Million First Round ( [edit]
  22. Social Media Payment Platform oneTXT Scores $2 Million And Former iVillage Exec As COO ( [edit]
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  25. Anvato Raises $550k To Fight Copyright Violations ( [edit]
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