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About

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The Frontier Angels
Frontier Angels has a long history of helping entrepreneurs refine and grow their businesses. In just the past few years, we have lent a hand to well over 75 companies and played a role in their growth. 

Our Focus
We look for technology-based companies (software, data/analytics, medical devices, bio-tech, life sciences, photonics, ag-tech, clean-tech, and energy) in Montana, Northern Rockies, and the Northwest region at the “Seed” and “A” stages. We're a bit flexible on geography and will occasionally do a"Pre-Seed" or a "B" round, but we're pretty disciplined about sticking to our preferred tech sectors. 
Our preference is to find companies with unique and defensible intellectual property; a tech-leveraged business model; a core of strong management; and evidence of market demand for their product/solution. However, we're comfortable with early-stage risks and like to hear from companies with some particular strengths, even if they're missing one or two of the elements above. If you want to see how your business might stack up to our investment criteria, start by taking this simple self-assessment test.

How We Help
The role of the angel investor is to provide much more than capital. We offer our experience, mentoring, and access to our networks of contacts through the Angel Capital Association and the Angel Syndication Network to help emerging companies grow and thrive. Our members are successful founders and executives from regional, national, and global firms leading their industry sectors. If we just wanted to invest, we'd spend more time with our brokers than with business founders. Helping entrepreneurs refine and expand business plans is a passion for our angels, not a job. So we look for ways to help you accelerate product evolution, recruit key team members and expertise, find production resources, arrange distribution, negotiate critical deals, and connect with potential customers and partners.
What Our Entrepreneurs Say About Us 
A Few of Our 60+ Montana Angels
  • Ken - Fortune 500 CEO and Private Equity Exec
  • Will - Venture Capitalist
  • Deb - Entrepreneur; Investor
  • Dan - Life Sciences and Med Device CEO
  • Hillary - Hotelier; Real Estate; Lifestyle Brands
  • Ken - Tech Entrepreneur; Chief Economic Development Officer
  • Rob - Software Visionary
  • Kit - Asian Market Development
  • Chris - Global Comm'l Real Estate
  • Jon - Tech Entrepreneur
  • Chris - Telecom and Tech Entrepreneur
  • Susan - Software Exec; Investor
Our Managing Director
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Pat LaPointe is an active angel investor with over 20 direct investments in his portfolio including companies in software, biotech, medical devices, ag-tech, and AI/machine learning. He is an active Board member for four companies and also an LP in several venture and private equity funds. Pat came to angel investing from a 20-year background building and successfully exiting several companies in the marketing data/analytics sector, having helped raise more than $100M in investor capital and returned over 7x to his shareholders. He's got an MBA from NYU Stern School and a B.Comm from McGill University. Pat lives in Bozeman where he enjoys the hiking, skiing, kayaking, and fishing that make Montana one of the last best places on earth.