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About Us

eCoast Angel is an early-stage business angel network founded in New England in 2000. Our roots make us one of the oldest and active angel groups in the U.S.


Our investors:

  • make their own investment decisions

  • invest directly in startup companies (not a fund)

  • affiliate and maintain strong ties with other investment groups throughout New England and the U.S.

  • are often a company’s first experienced investor

  • typically serve as advisers and/or directors of companies in which they invest

  • are founding members of Angel Capital Association

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Our Leadership Team


Co-founder/Chair Emeritus

George McQulken

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Co-founder/Executive Committee

Bill Nyhan

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Executive Committee

Anna Durham


Membership Chair

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Executive Committee
Screening Chair

Lyne Marsh

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Executive Committee

Paul Peter Nicolai

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Executive Committee

Bruce Sommer

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