Angel fund Next Act starting to invest through partnership

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by Patty Tascarella, Pittsburgh Business Times

"A new angel fund created to support women-led companies has reached its first close at $1.25 million, one-fourth of its $5 million goal.

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The Next Act Fund said it is beginning to invest through its partnership with BlueTree Allied Angels’ Enova Fund.

Next Act was founded last year by Yvonne Campos, a well-known Pittsburgh-based marketing research consultant who serves as president. It is the only fund of its kind in Pittsburgh."

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Kelley Skoloda:

I am excited to be supporting female entrepreneurs in my region. I am excited to be a role model for my kids, showing them you can take risks and follow your true north. I am excited to be doing something that will enable so much learning and new connections. And, I am excited to hopefully see my investments grow.

Perfect Time & Place for Next Act Fund

Pittsburgh region is ripe for angel investing

Pittsburgh region is ripe for angel investing

Pittsburgh: Home to 25,000 women with investment assets over $100,000

Our region is seeing angel investment growth: firms receiving angel funds rose 35% in 2014 to $72.9 million

 

Pittsburgh top universities garner ~$1 billion annually in federal research funds across IT, life sciences,  hardware, energy and other sectors enabling:

1) Breakthrough technologies

2) Top talent