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Plains Angels

Plains Angels is a group of accredited angel investors whose mission is to seek out startup investment opportunities for members in early-stage companies seeking rapid growth. It provides a platform for its members to view and exchange information about investment opportunities in high-potential, early-stage and emerging growth companies.

Angels in this network have independently invested in hundreds of companies in the following areas:

  • Agriculture Technology and Manufacturing 
  • B2B solutions
  • Biosciences
  • Cloud-computing Software
  • Computer Gaming
  • Communications Systems
  • FinTech
  • Health Care Information Technology and Medical Devices
  • Information Systems
  • InsureTech
  • Mobile Computing
  • Network Systems

Who Are the Angels?

Plains Angels is an initiative of the Greater Des Moines Partnership and was founded in 2012 by co-founders and co-managers Mike Colwell and Tej Dhawan. Angels can be full-time angel investors and serial entrepreneurs. Some are CEOs, CTOs, founders, presidents and board members while others are retirees with the passion for innovation as an investor.

Interested in becoming an Investor with Plains Angels?

For more information, please contact Tej Dhawan at tej@plainsangels.com.

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