About Heartland Angels

Heartland Angels is a group of investors who meet to review potential opportunities in seed and early stage companies. We build insight through a review process that leverages in-depth analysis with focussed communication between members and prospective companies.


Heartland Angels was founded in 2003 by Ronald Kirschner, M.D. Heartland’s first meeting, hosted at DePaul University in 2004, featured the now critically acclaimed and financially successful Word World company. Over the years, Heartland Angels has helped many other companies get their start. With initial support from its Charter Sponsors, RR Donnelly, and Freeborn & Peters, Heartland has been able to expand its mission over the years to include internship programs and educational seminars. Now, with a new Executive Board, Heartland has begun a new journey. One that emphasizes deal diversity, in-depth analysis, investment flexibility, and timely deal closures. Our corporate alliances, financial strategic partnerships, and angel network participation allow us to provide more secure financing for portfolio companies.