About this Program
The Country Roads Angel Network is a group of individual investors focused on bringing early stage capital and mentorship to West Virginia startups.
Our Investment Focus
The Country Roads Angel Network focuses its investment in West Virginia companies with specific focus on the state's southern counties. Our goal is to help close the funing gap for entreprenuers and small business owners throughout the Mountain State and accelerate innovation-based economic growth for the region.
We are a group of investors who are passionate about the future of West Virginia’s people and its economy. We evaluate opportunities on a case by case basis and allow individual investors the choice to participate rather than a fund or required investment. The network offers not only investment possibilities, but also, when beneficial, mentorship to the entrepreneurs that are leading the way.
CRAN is industry agnostic as the opportunities in the Mountain State are vast. Our diverse group of investors seeks to propel great ideas into the next era for West Virginia.
CRAN members review opportunities in early-stage companies. We raise investment capital on a deal-by-deal basis. CRAN’s screening committee meets quarterly to review application submitted via Gust.com and selects only the best to present to the full CRAN membership held in Beckley WV. When there is enough interest following our due diligence, we create a sole-purpose LLC as an investment vehicle and write a group check from one entity.
The network works with the WV Hive to screen, evaluate and mentor start-up investments to create a pipeline of investible businesses for CRAN.
CRAN is currently recruiting additional investment members and will begin to take applications for investments in early 2020. We are excited about the possibilities.
- West Virginia, USA