Are you a founder raising capital for your startup? Trying to decide between raising money from angel investors or an early stage VC firm? We’ve assembled a list of angel investment groups in Colorado along with early-stage fundraising tips.

Tip: Did you know you can raise money from both angel investors and VC firms? If possible, the best practice is to fill your round with a combination of strategic angels and venture capital firms. As an example, if you’re building a product in cybersecurity, pitch industry thought-leaders and security mavericks who can offer strategic direction and introductions down the road.

Here’s a list of active angel investment groups in Colorado

  1. Seed Angel Forum: quarterly event connecting active angel investors with high quality entrepreneurs raising seed funding.
  2. Denver Angels: The group invests in 8-12 outstanding opportunities per year with a typical check size between $200,000 to $1,000,000 into the company.
  3. Rockies Venture Club: an angel group & educational community actively connecting investors with the most promising entrepreneurial companies
  4. Boulder Investment Group: hosts monthly events to pitch their members
  5. WestSlope Angels: Angels along the Western Slope
  6. SoCo Angels: the Southern Colorado Angel Community, bi-monthly pitch events

Here’s a list of the most active seed-stage vc firms in Colorado

(in order of investment frequency)

  1. Service Provider Capital (micro vc)
  2. Techstars
  3. Access Venture Partners (that’s us!)
  4. Matchstick Ventures
  5. GAN Ventures
  6. FirstMile Ventures
  7. Foundry Group
  8. Range Ventures
  9. SpringTime Ventures
  10. University of Colorado – Deming Center Venture Fund (student fund/micro vc)
  11. Colorado Impact Fund
  12. Greater Colorado Venture Fund (focus on rural Colorado)
  13. Innosphere Ventures
  14. Boulder Ventures
  15. Ensemble Ventures (health & wellness focused)
  16. Kokopelli Capital (micro vc)

For a full list of active early stage vc firms & angel groups in Colorado, check out this crowd-sourced list.

Other good tools to help navigate the best vc firms to contact: run searches on signal.fx & through a paid account on Crunchbase.