Innovate Angel Funds, LLC, formerly Research Valley Funds, LLC, is a family of funds located in College Station, Texas, home to Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M University System. Formed in July 2009, our funds are primarily dedicated to making early stage angel investments in science and technology ventures in and around Aggieland except for select investments partnered with VIC Technology Venture Development.

These funds are an invitation-only investment group comprised of successful business leaders and entrepreneurs, who provide investment capital, strategic advice and mentoring to early stage technology companies in order to help them achieve market leadership. The fund originally sought deal flow in verticals unique to the Aggieland area, but now collaborates with VIC Technology Venture Development to source top deals from across the country. The mission of the group is two-fold: to help advance the economic base through the rapid growth of technology companies and to provide fund members an outstanding financial return on their time commitment and their invested capital.

Members are accredited investors who are founders, CEO’s, and other business and community leaders who have built world-class companies. Members mentor and coach the entrepreneurs they invest in, serve as board and advisory board members, provide business contacts, and assist the entrepreneur with team building, strategic planning and follow-on fundraising.