Charlottesville Angel Network

Angel Group · 94 Members · Charlottesville, VA, USA · ACA
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About this Program

Angel group investing in early-stage companies with high-growth potential. Named #9 in the US and #1 in the SE in the 2021 HALO report by no of deals closed.

Our Investment Focus

CAN has a soft-spot for Virginia-based companies. More than half of our investments are in Virginia; however, we are open to great startups wherever they may be. We seek to build strong relationships with the startups we fund, often before we even fund them. We value those relationships more than proximity.

CAN invests in seed, angel, and friends & family rounds up through Series A in promising startups raising less than $5MM. We typically invest $100K – $300K in a round and frequently partner with co-investors.

CAN members meet monthly to invest as a group in early-stage companies. We raise investment capital on a deal-by-deal basis. When there is enough interest from our members, we create a sole-purpose LLC as an investment vehicle and write a group check from one entity.

As with our members’ backgrounds, our investment and industry interests vary widely. Our investment portfolio includes: SaaS, digital healthcare, biotech, aerospace, consumer products, clean energy, food and beverages, and more.

We, as a group and individually, collaborate with numerous other angel groups and funding sources to find the best startups. We also work to champion our investments with our network. 

CAN's screening committee, comprised of our members, meets monthly (typically during the last week of the month) to review applications submitted to CAN via and selects 3 companies to present to CAN members during the following month's group meeting held in Charlottesville, VA.  


uConnect, Inc.

Internet / Web Services

Relish Inc.

Internet / Web Services

Edge Tech Labs

Consumer Products




Electronics / Instrumentation


Business Services

Varnish Lane

Consumer Services

The Shed - Rent It All

Consumer Services


Food and Beverage

Bookelicious Inc


Perfusion Medical


Attn: Grace

Consumer Products

Molecular Biologicals LLC

Medical Devices and Equipment

Old Dominion Hemp

Consumer Products


Internet / Web Services

Tympanogen, Inc.

Medical Devices and Equipment


Internet / Web Services


Internet / Web Services

Micronic Technologies, Inc.


Liquet Medical Inc.

Medical Devices and Equipment

Card Isle

Consumer Products


Consumer Products

Preferred Industries

  • Aerospace
  • Biotechnology
  • Clean Technology
  • Computers and Peripherals
  • Consumer Products
  • Education
  • Electronics / Instrumentation
  • Fintech
  • Food and Beverage
  • Industrial/Energy
  • Internet / Web Services
  • IT Services
  • Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Mobile
  • Retailing / Distribution
  • Security
  • Semiconductors
  • Software

Preferred Locations

  • Virginia, USA
  • Richmond, VA, USA
  • Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • Washington, DC, USA