The Fourth Estate Angels are a member led group of accredited angel investors who invest seeking venture rates of return in extraordinary entrepreneurs with new, unique and/or disruptive solutions at the intersection of journalism, technology, data and community.

Fourth Estate Angels contribute smart money into to the startups they fund and welcome the opportunity to actively work with entrepreneurs who are open to taking advice, yet have the intelligence and determination to make their venture successful on their own.


Please note that there is a $5 processing fee for each application.
This is the only fee we charge throughout our entire process.



The Fourth Estate Angel group typically invests between $5000 to $250,000, with pre-money valuations less than $500,000 capable of a 5X to 10X ROI within five years.

Typically, we like to provide the first outside money that a startup raises.

We look for companies that can generate (or expand) revenue with a relatively modest amount of capital.

We invest in people. The team is our single most important criteria in making an investment decision.

We prefer to invest in first-of-a-kind new ideas, rather than incremental enhancements to common products and services.

We approach highly complex, esoteric technologies with caution.  The concept behind the technology must be proven and verifiable. Further, we avoid “science projects” that don’t demonstrate a clear path to commercialization. Any breakthrough innovation must be accompanied by a strong business plan.