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Guardian Angels Now called active capital, the former ACE-Net website is completely revamped and ready to help match companies with angel capital.

By David Worrell

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Government and small business are not always the best offriends, but once in a great while, the two manage to collaboratein a way that opens new doors of opportunity. One shining exampleof a great program born from the government is ACE-Net, which helpssmall businesses find what they otherwise could not easily find ontheir own.

In fact, ACE-Net--the Angel Capital Electronic Network--is oneof the best places for entrepreneurs to start their search forangel capital. Since its launch in 1995, ACE-Net has helpedentrepreneurs raise over $100 million.

ACE-Net, however, had its share of growing pains over the past10 years. After the SBA gave up its central role in theorganization in 2000, the ACE-Net website seemed to be more or lessabandoned and neglected.

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