Marianne Hudson

Founder and Executive Director Emeritus

Angel Capital Association

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Ms. Hudson founded and led the Angel Capital Association (ACA), the world’s leading professional and trade association of angel investors, for 15 years before retiring in June 2019. ACA offers education, smart practices, data analysis, public policy advocacy, and significant benefits and resources to its membership of more than 14,000 accredited investors across North America, who invest individually or through its 260 angel groups, accredited platforms, and family offices.

As an angel investor, Ms. Hudson makes her investments through three angel groups and two online platforms for accredited investors.  She also sits on the board of the National Angel Capital Organization, ACA’s colleague association in Canada, and the Center for American Entrepreneurship.

Previously Ms. Hudson was a director of entrepreneurship at the Kauffman Foundation, Vice President of the Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center, and an associate in technology economic development organizations in Ohio and Kansas.  She holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Kansas and an M.A. in Public Policy from Rutgers University.  More information about ACA is at or @ACAAngelCapital.