BIRMINGHAM – Birmingham Angels, managed by City Side Ventures, has made investments in two companies that presented to the group in September.

The two companies were REZA (high end streetwear shoes, etc.) and Commando Lock (building the highest quality locks seen in the US market in recent memory).

A Kauffman Foundation study showed 90% of net new US jobs are created by companies less than five years old.  These companies match the profile of startups funded by angel investors.  Angel investing is the fastest growing investment Asset Class in the past 10 years. Total angel investments nationwide in 2017 were $23.9 billion, an increase of 12.6 percent over 2016. A growing economy includes a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. Angel investors are a vital component of entrepreneurial economies.

Angels are progressive investors with above average risk tolerance, that are looking to diversify their portfolio with a higher return investment Asset Class.

City Side Ventures is a driven venture group comprised of experienced business builders, die-hard serial entrepreneurs, disrupters, innovators, and technologists.

We are more than just traditional investors; we are a different investment management firm that creates and manages high-risk venture investment funds.

CONTACT:  City Side Ventures, dweaver@glangels.org