Plains Angels is a network of Central Iowa angel investors seeking opportunities to invest and grow with startups across diverse industries. Established in 2012, Plains Angels members have invested in medical device, medical discovery, pure technology, social, manufacturing, process improvement, agriculture, fintech, insurtech and more. We also partner with regional angel groups to share innovative opportunities, co-invest, and share best practices.

Plains Angels was created in May 2012 in collaboration with Chris Sackett, Managing Partner of Brown Winick Law Firm, Paul Juffer and JD Geneser of LWBJ Financial, Sheldon Ohringer of Formation Partners, Mike Colwell of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Tej Dhawan and Christian Renaud of Startup City Des Moines.

The group is managed by Tej Dhawan.