Before submitting your business plan for our consideration, you must determine if angel capital – and specifically capital from our group – is right is for your company.
Our business plan application is designed to extract the most important details about your business, so our internal review committee can decide if your company should: a) be invited for an initial screening presentation; b) be referred to one of our partners for help in evolving your business plan; or, c) be turned down as unlikely to receive funding from our members.
After reviewing your business plan, our internal committee will determine if your idea could be of interest to our members. If you succeed, you will be invited to present to the full membership.
Presentation to membership
After approval by the screening meeting, you will be contacted and invited to present to our full membership. You will have the opportunity to elaborate on your business plan. Prepare to deliver a 10 minute presentation and address questions for an additional 10-15 minutes.
Term sheet negotiation
After an initial review of business materials, interested angel group members will present a term sheet that defines the structure of the investment deal – including type of equity and board of directors representation, using industry standard terms and provisions.
During due diligence, interested investors will verify the statements made in your business plan, presentation, and financial projections. They will thoroughly research your team’s background and track record. If you play an active role in facilitating this process, it will help to expedite a final investment decision.
Funding & Beyond
When all parties are satisfied with the terms and language contained in the term sheet, the deal can be executed. But remember, closing the deal is only the beginning of the angel funding process. Now you have access to a network of value-added contacts and experienced professionals who can provide essential guidance for the growth and success of your venture. Adhering to the responsibilities at this stage will enable you to get the most from your angel relationship.