The New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA) and the WV Hive are pleased to announce the development of the Country Roads Angel Network (CRAN).

Supporting entrepreneurs in all 55 counties

CRAN provides accredited investors the opportunity to invest in and mentor West Virginia based start-ups.

Our Purpose

We’re here to provide opportunities for investors to create financial returns and provide a much needed and missing piece of the entrepreneurial financing ecosystem in West Virginia.

About Us

The County Roads Angel Network (CRAN) was established as a nonprofit corporation supported by the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA) and administered through the WV Hive, the entrepreneurship arm of the NRGRDA. CRAN recruits qualified investors to evaluate, invest in, and mentor individual start-up businesses, attracting economic diversity across West Virginia. Read more about us.

We have accomplished investors from a variety of backgrounds. Our team has successfully led start-ups and established companies in countless industries and markets

Experienced West Virginia Entrepreneurs

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Angel Capital Association

The Country Roads Angel Network is a member of the Angel Capital Association (ACA). This professional association for active, accredited investors provides unparalleled access to trending ideas and professional knowledge to help improve returns and promote effective public policies for angels and start-ups. Although it is not a funding source, ACA provides entrepreneurs with an inside view into how angels think.