Fourth Estate Angels

Angel Group · 4 Members · Washington, DC, USA · ACA
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This group charges an application fee of $5.00
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About this Program

We invest in extraordinary entrepreneurs with new, unique and/or disruptive solutions at the intersection of journalism, technology, data and community.

Our Investment Focus

Much more than just a funding application. It’s an introduction.

Fourth Estate Angel Investors provides seed and early stage venture funding for news and journalism innovation. We are not a fund, our members share and colloborate on deals and due dilligence, but our members make individual investment decisions.

We strongly prefer companies with new and/or disruptive solutions at the intersection of journalism, technology and community.  

The Fourth Estate Fund prefers to serve as the lead investor but is also willing to form part of a syndicated deal led by other experienced angel groups and investors.

The Fourth Estate Fund typically invests between $5000 to $100,000 with the following characteristics:

  • Opportunity for the Fourth Estate Fund to add significant value

  • Operates in a large, disruptive and rapidly-growing or transforming market in the Journalism, News, Media or Information sectors

  • Differentiated product or technology-enabled service that addresses a clear market need with a expanding market opportunity

  • Capital-efficient business model with a clear path to significant revenue with multiple customers

  • Realistic pre and post money valuations

  • Strong and experienced founders and management team

  • Founders have their own cash invested (aka skin in the game) or have completed a meaningful "Friends & Family" round


Please note we charge a nominal one time fee to submit a funding application.

Preferred Industries

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Products
  • Business Services
  • Chemicals and Chemical Products
  • Clean Technology
  • Computers and Peripherals
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Digital Marketing
  • Education
  • Electronics / Instrumentation
  • Fashion
  • Financial Services
  • Fintech
  • Food and Beverage
  • Gaming
  • Healthcare Services
  • Industrial/Energy
  • Internet / Web Services
  • IT Services
  • Legal
  • Lifestyle
  • Marine
  • Maritime/Shipping
  • Marketing / Advertising
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Mining
  • Mobile
  • Nanotechnology
  • Networking and Equipment
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other
  • Real Estate
  • Retailing / Distribution
  • Robotics
  • Security
  • Semiconductors
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • Travel

Preferred Financials

  • Capital Seeking
  • $5,000 - $100,000
  • Valuation
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