FD Venture Farm and Angel Capital Association Announce Strategic Relationship
Overland Park, KS and Atlanta, GA. October 15, 2013 – In a joint announcement today, the Angel Capital Association (ACA) and FD Venture Farm announced a strategic partnership to leverage FD Venture Farm’s exclusive private business monitoring and analysis platform to facilitate the analysis and monitoring of private businesses across North America.
“The Angel Capital Association is North America’s leading trade association supporting the operations and interests over 10,000 individual accredited investors,” said Mark Rainosek, CEO and President of FD Venture Farm. “Our partnership with ACA will greatly facilitate the ability for ACA members to access independent and professional analysis of entrepreneurial businesses and track the progress of businesses in an efficient manner.”
Through the FD Venture Farm platform service, member companies are interviewed quarterly by FD Venture Farm’s team of business analysts and entrepreneurs, who record and post concise video-based briefings and updates that help synthesize the company’s competitive positioning, achievements, strategic objectives and overall status. Subscribers on the platform are notified as new companies are submitted and as new updates are posted by FD Venture Farm analysts. Interested parties request access to the briefings and updates and that access is granted or denied in the platform by the member company’s management.
“FD Venture Farm is a unique business monitoring platform that will both facilitate the monitoring of ACA member portfolio companies and intelligently expose interesting companies from across the country to our ACA members,” said Marianne Hudson, Executive Director of ACA. “Through FD Venture Farm, ACA members will be able to leverage an independent source of information and allow them to access opportunities beyond their geographic footprint.”
“FD Venture Farm manages a unique process to interview companies quarterly and provide concise video-based business update briefings for company approved subscribers ,” said Rainosek. “By leveraging FD Venture Farm’s independent business analyst platform, ACA members can track updates on companies of interest during the course of the year. “
“The Angel Capital Association has a long history of delivering services and benefits to support the success of angel groups, family offices and private investors,” said Matt Dunbar, Executive Director of Upstate Carolina Angel Network (Greenville, SC). “Through ACA’s relationship with FD Venture Farm, our members will be able to access business updates on companies of direct interest in our region as well as companies of interest across North America.”
About FD Venture Farm
FD Venture Farm, LLC manages a unique platform that provides independent and professional analysis and progress updates regarding private, entrepreneurial companies. Information is accessed, with the company’s permission, by an exclusive community of parties who have an interest in learning more about entrepreneurial businesses. FD Venture Farm is a subsidiary of Frazier & Deeter, one of the nation’s top 100 CPA firms.
About the Angel Capital Association
ACA is the leading professional and trade association supporting the success of angel investors in high-growth, early-stage ventures. ACA is the largest organization of accredited investors in the world, with more than 200 member angel groups and 10,000 individual accredited investors. ACA provides professional development, industry voice, public policy advocacy and an array of benefits and resources to the angel investing community. www.angelcapitalassociation.org Follow ACA at @ACAAngelCapital.
About Frazier & Deeter
Frazier & Deeter is a nationally recognized top 100 CPA and advisory firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with additional offices in Alpharetta, Georgia and Nashville, Tennessee. The firm provides tailored services across a wide range of tax, audit, accounting and advisory needs to achieve each client's unique financial goals. Frazier & Deeter has been named the #1 Accounting Firm to Work For, the 69th largest CPA firm and the 10th Fastest Growing CPA Firm among the top 100 firms in the U.S. by Accounting Today magazine. Frazier & Deeter has also been named a top 25 Best Managed CPA firms in the U.S. by Inside Public Accounting.