The Angel Capital Group (ACG), with offices in Kansas City, Mo., recently announced Michelle deSilva as its new Midwest Director.
“I’m thrilled to be part of the Angel Capital Group. Kansas City is a rapidly growing market for entrepreneurship, and the unique way the Angel Capital Group approaches Angel Investing is a great resource for our community,” said deSilva.
Prior to ACG, deSilva was treasurer at Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation. She currently serves on the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault board of directors and is an executive board member at Chatham Yacht Club. deSilva is a former member of the board of directors at Starlight Theatre.
Previously, deSilva was a wealth manager at Pegasus Capital Management, worked in Boston at Fidelity Investments and was employed at Thomson Reuters in portfolio and systems management.
According to the release, Angel Capital Group has invested in 13 companies since 2007, including KC Biomedix and Kansas-based LeadHorse Technologies. In addition, ACG is the first Angel group in the country with multiple locations that invest as one large organization. Additional locations include Nashville and Knoxville, Tenn., Jackson, Miss., and Naples, Fla. “Our approach to Angel Investing is to find the best companies to invest in – regardless of location,” said Rachel Qualls, ACG founder and CEO. “This approach provides local entrepreneurs access to more deals and a larger investor base.”
Please join KCnext, ACG and KC’s tech community as we welcome Michelle to her new role.