Super-angels are helping to reorganize early-stage investing with disciplined capital, uniform investing rules and a sense of community that venture capital hasnt had for a long time.
And super-angels can now finance later rounds, in direct competition with venture capital funds. Their successes are already well-documented.
Super-angel Ken Lerer invested about $3 million of his own money for a stake in the Huffington Post that now is valued at more than $60 million. The Huffington Post was bought by AOL last month for more than $300 million.
Institutional Investor ranks the top super-angels.
|Super Angel||Location||Investment Team||AUM|
|Softtech VC||Palo Alto||Jean-Francois "Jeff" Clavier||$30 M+|
|SV Angels||San Francisco||Ron Conway, David Lee, Mike Ghaffary, Kevin Carter and Topher Conway||$20 M+|
|IAVentures||New York||Roger Ehrenberg, Brad Gillespie||$50 M|
|Lerer Ventures||New York||Kenneth Lerer, Ben Lerer||$7 M|
|Social Leverage||Phoenix||Howard Lindzon, Tom Peterson|
|500 Startups||Mountain View||Dave McClure||$30 M|
|Floodgate||Palo Alto||Mike Maples Jr., Ann Miura-Ko||$70 M+|
|Lowercase Capital||Truckee||Chris Sacca||$28 M|
|FelicisVentures||Palo Alto||Aydin Senkut||$40 M|
|Founders Co-Op||Seattle||Andy Sack, Chris DeVore||$2.5 M+|
|Founder Collective||Cambridge, New York||Bill Trenchard, Caterina Fake, Chris Dixon, David Frankel, Eric Paley, Mark Gerson, Micah Rosenbloom, Zach Klein||$40 M+|