Nashville is where Angel Capital Group got its start. Although we are diversified in our investors’ expertise and the start-up companies we see, the strengths of our chapter include healthcare, technology and entertainment-related businesses.
Big companies as well as start-ups are attracted to Nashville for a variety of reasons. The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce points out that we have a good workforce (the Nashville region is home to more than 100,000 students who attend the region’s 21 higher education institutions, with 60 percent choosing to stay in the area), favorable costs (unique tax advantages and incentives, and the overall cost of doing business and cost of living are significant features of the region) and location (centrally located, allowing business to reach U.S. and international locations with ease and affordability). We also have many venues for entrepreneur and small business support in our community. The city boasts a strong and growing entrepreneurial community around the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, HealthBox, Jumpstart Foundry, and a growing tech sector. Nashville is home to Vanderbilt University and the Tennessee Titans.
Investors in our chapter are quite a diversified group and each meeting we seem to walk away smarter than when we entered. Our members are fun people to hang out with before/during/after/between meetings and strictly abide by the “no-jerk” policy.