Westchester Angels

Investing in Entrepreneurs

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About Us

The Westchester Angels is an investor group whose mission is to provide financial and strategic partnerships to entrepreneurs in the Westchester area. Our interest in companies goes beyond capital. We work with, and mentor, the companies we invest in. We provide both the opportunity to meet entrepreneurs and the infrastructure to facilitate individual assessments. We enjoy building businesses, seeing them succeed, and are committed to helping new and innovative companies prosper.

How To Pitch

If you are interested in pitching at one of our events, please submit your application on Gust.  Only offers via Gust will be considered.

Become A Member

If you are interested in joining our group, contact us here. You must be an accredited investor as per the SEC definition.

Our Investments

Our angels stand by each and every investment we make. Want to see some of the companies we’ve invested in? Click here.

Our Members

Membership is by invitation on an annual basis. Members pay a nominal fee to participate. Individual members are not allowed to solicit business and the expectation is that they are serious about making investments.

We ask members to help with company selection, governance and group management. A sense of humor and a constructive mindset are required. While we are serious about investing in, and growing companies, life is too short to take anything too seriously.

You must also be an accredited investor per the SEC definition.

Recent Investments

Upcoming Events

Westchester Angels Investor Meeting

All Angel Investor Meetings take place at the KOI Creative Space located at 169 Mamaroneck Ave 2nd Floor, White Plains, NY 10601.

* Click on any of the times below to register.

Westchester Angels Networking Get Together

Join us after our Investor Meetings for networking opportunities over drinks and music. Located downstairs at The Hudson Grille at 730pm.

* Parking information can be found here

Date Westchester Angels Investor Meeting Westchester Angels Networking Get Together
Wed, 03/01 5:45pm-7:45pm 7:45pm-9pm
Thur, 04/20 5:45pm-7:45pm 7:45pm-9pm
Wed, 06/21 5:45pm-7:45pm 7:45pm-9pm
Wed, 09/27 5:45pm-7:45pm 7:45pm-9pm
Wed, 12/06 5:45pm-7:45pm 7:45pm-9pm

* As per the SEC, you must be an accredited investor to attend Angel Investor meetings.

Entrepreneurs

We are looking for early stage businesses with strong growth prospects to invest in. We review all submissions and invite the most promising companies to a preliminary screening. At this screening you will present your idea to our selection committee. They will ask you questions, evaluate the business, and decide if you will pitch to our investors. This decision is based on how well your business meets our criteria, the quality of the presentation, and how interested our investors are likely to be.

If you are selected, you will be given 8 minutes to present to our investors, followed by an 8 minute Q/A session. Interested investors will engage you directly after the meeting in order to conduct due diligence, negotiate terms, and potentially invest. Presenting does not guarantee funding. Decisions to fund are made by individual investors based on their view of the company, the team, and the future.

Please download the Westchester Angels PitchGyde to help you prepare a great pitch.

The Process


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1. Application

Submit your application via Gust. Serious inquiries only. Applications will only be accepted when submitted through Gust.

3. Investor Meeting

Now is your big chance to make a great impression on our investors! Your objective is to “Get to the Next Conversation”!

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2. Pre-Screening

We prescreen the most promising startups in person so we can select the 3 most compelling startups that will pitch at the next investors’ meeting.

4. Due Diligence

If we have enough interest, a Due Dilligence Team is formed. We’ll learn more about your company and team as we consider making an investment.

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1. Application

Submit your application via Gust. Serious inquiries only. Applications will only be accepted when submitted through Gust.

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2. Pre-Screening

We prescreen the most promising startups in person so we can select the 3 most compelling startups that will pitch at the next investors’ meeting.

3. Investor Meeting

Now is your big chance to make a great impression on our investors! Your objective is to “Get to the Next Conversation”!

4. Due Diligence

If we have enough interest, a Due Dilligence Team is formed. We’ll learn more about your company and team as we consider making an investment.

* Companies must be located in Westchester, NYC, or surrounding counties.

Our Partners

Recent Blogs


The Angels In The News

Angels In The News Jeff Loehr, Westchester, NY February 21st, 2016 Startups are not only for Silicon Valley, according to the Westchester Angels. Jeff Loehr, Sandy Wollman and Jonathan Rosen, businessmen with a range of experience, founded the Westchester Angels to...

How To Avoid ‘Pitch Fright’

How To Avoid 'Pitch Fright' Sandy Wollman, Westchester, NY November 3rd, 2016 Talk about landing a great job right out of college! How about working for 3M Corporation at their massive R&D Complex and Corporate Headquarters in St Paul, Minnesota! Researching and...

Pitch Stinks? You won’t get funded!

Pitch Stinks? You Won't Get Funded Sandy Wollman, Westchester, NY October 21st, 2016 You are excited about your new business! You are so jacked that you are putting in 20 hour days, can’t sleep because your brain will not stop working and you are confident that large...

The Exit Strategy Is Key

Pitch Perfect: The Exit Strategy Is Key Jeff Loehr, Westchester, NY February 21st, 2016 Recently at the Westchester Angels we screened a promising company that eliminated themselves with one phrase. When we asked how the investors would make money they suggested we...

What We Look For In A Pitch

What We Look For In a Pitch Jeff Loehr, Westchester, NY February 21st, 2016 We see a lot of presentations from a lot of entrepreneurs.  Many entrepreneurs, to be very honest, do not have good scalable ideas.  Many have good ideas but no way to execute....

Making The Perfect Pitch

Making the Perfect Pitch Jeff Loehr, Westchester, NY February 21st, 2016 Asking 100 angel investors what they want to see in pitch is a sure way to get 100 different answers.  Even more frustrating for those trying to raise money is that the advice will conflict:...

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