New York-based AngelSoft, a platform that connects entrepreneurs with hundreds of angel investor groups around the world, announced today that it’s rebranding and relaunching as a new service called Gust.com. Gust will serve as an investor relations platform that matches entrepreneurs to investors, while also providing search and filtering tools for investors that allow them to narrowly target startups that match their interests.
AngelSoft, which was founded in 2004 by New York investor David Rose, is already used by many investors to manage deal flow and for collaboration purposes. There are over 150 venture capital funds and 35,000 angels currently involved with AngelSoft’s previous efforts, and those will transition to the new service.
More than 50 organizations are endorsing Gust, including the Angel Capital Association, the National Association of Seed and Venture Funds, the Community Development Venture Capital Alliance, the World Business Angel Association, Microsoft BizSpark, the Young Entrepreneur Council and the StartUp America Partnership.
On Gust, entrepreneurs will be able to create their own profile, update their company information, build an investment relations site for their startup, collaborate on funding, and most importantly, get connected with angels interested in funding their efforts. Investors will be able to filter and search through the startups listed on Gust. And only those who have been specifically granted access will be able to see the details of a startup’s financials and progress.
“We’ve integrated powerful investor relations tools with direct access to the largest community of established, organized investors, thus supporting the entire ‘pitch-to-exit’ business life cycle. What’s most important is that our platform has gained the trust of the world’s most demanding investor and entrepreneur organizations,” said Rose of the new service.
Gust will initially be available in English, but will roll out to 11 other languages in the near future, including French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, German, Italian, Danish, Turkish, Russian, Arabic and Polish. An HTML5 mobile-friendly site that works on iPhone and Android will also be available.
Disclosure: Gust is a TechCrunch Disrupt sponsor.
Gust provides the global platform for the sourcing and management of early-stage investments. Gust enables skilled entrepreneurs to collaborate with the smartest investors by virtually supporting all aspects of the investment relationship, from initial pitch to successful exit. Gust is endorsed by the world’s leading business angel and venture capital associations, and powers over 1,100 investment organizations in 75 countries. More than 170,000 start-ups have already used the platform to connect and collaborate with over 42,000 individual accredited investors....