The success of early stage companies depends on capital and access to advice and networks such as what TiE Sponsors and Charter Members offer. TiE's newest program, TiE Angels, was launched in July 2010. It is an angel investment group formed by Charter Members of TiE Silicon Valley. The mission of TiE Angels is to support top-tier emerging companies with early stage investment and support. TiE Angels have already made investments in 15 companies.