From Idea to Impact

Founded in 2004, Charleston Angel Partners is the area’s longest-tenured, most established angel investment group. The top priority of Charleston Angel Partners is to make investing simple and profitable, both for investors and for entrepreneurs. Charleston Angel Partners believes that meaningful economic impact happens when great people support great ideas. Investing in innovation will accelerate Charleston and the Southeast into the future, creating an environment of aspiration and excitement.

Why join the group and invest?

  • Diversify investment portfolio with high risk and high reward investments

  • Take advantage of the lessons learned from 10 years experience and north of $8MM worth of angel investment deals done

  • Leverage the diverse backgrounds and skill sets of peer members when performing due diligence on investment opportunities

  • Exposure to deal flow from all over the Southeast, not exclusively Charleston-based companies

Why Present to Charleston Angel Partners?

  • Exposure to the largest angel group in Charleston and the significant business experience held in the group

  • Clear communication and information sharing through a transparent process

  • Exposure to investors who may have substantial expertise in your industry


The Charleston Angel Partners Investment Process

After a prospect applies to present to Charleston Angel Partners, a diligence team of three to five members are assigned to review materials and conduct research. If invited to present, the prospect delivers a 15-minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. After the diligence team presents a final report and consultation, Charleston Angel Partners members typically have one week to commit to the amount that they will fund. The aggregated investment is then wired from Charleston Angel Partners to the company.


Executive Administrator, John Osborne

Charleston Angel Partners Executive Administrator, John Osborne, has been named one of Charleston’s 40 Under 40 by Charleston Regional Business Journal (2013) as well as one of Charleston’s 50 Most Progressive by Charlie Magazine (2014). Osborne is the founder of The Harbor Entrepreneur Center, on a mission “to create collision throughout the entrepreneur community”—now in four Charleston-area locations.