Funding Process

Self assessment.

Before submitting your business plan for our consideration, you must determine if angel capital - and specifically capital from our group - is right for your company.

Online application.

Our business plan application is designed to extract the most important details about your business, so our internal review can decide if your company should: a) be selected for an initial screening meeting or conference call; 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.

Internal Screening.

After submitting your business plan, our initial screening 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 at our monthly meeting. Be prepared to deliver a 30-minute investor presentation and answer questions posed by this group for an additional 30-minutes for a total meeting time of 60-minutes.

Presentation to membership.

Following the initial screening, you will be invited to present to our full membership at our monthly meeting. You will have the opportunity to elaborate on your business plan. Prepare to deliver a 30-minute presentation and address questions for an additional 30-minutes.

Due diligence.

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.

Term sheet negotiation.

After successful completion of the due diligence process, 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.

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.