Why should I join Enterprise Angels?
In addition to early access to Bay of Plenty business investment opportunities we also provide access to investment opportunities from around the country. Enterprise Angels members invest individually as part of an Enterprise Angels syndicate. As a group, Enterprise Angels members achieve greater control and input into their investments, as opposed to being a small individual investor with little impact. Enterprise Angels offers members an opportunity to leverage into investments:
- at an early stage (i.e. before a round has been filled)
- of a size and type with high growth potential
- that may otherwise be beyond an individual’s investment scope
- with the involvement of a wide set of skills and experience of other Enterprise Angels members
- with the strength of a group think tank for strategy, negotiation and board representation
- with a better spread of investment risk
Enterprise Angels also offers an opportunity to develop new skills by encouraging members to become actively involved in the investment process. Opportunities to participate in due diligence and take on a ‘Lead Investor’ role are available to members, with coaching and support provided to fulfill these roles.
In addition, Enterprise Angels runs several education seminars available to members, including sessions on governance, due diligence and Angel 101 education, along with various other subjects of interest, often provided by visiting international Angel extraordinaires.
Experienced EA investors often take up Board positions representing a syndicate of Enterprise Angels investors. The camaraderie and networking opportunities provided to Enterprise Angels members are also highly valued. No one can be an expert in every industry so being a member of Enterprise Angels enables members to get to know each other's backgrounds and draw on each other's specific industry expertise to evaluate opportunities and then actively manage them. Bi-monthly member meetings provide an opportunity to hear about new investment opportunities, meet with entrepreneurs and mingle with other members. Potential investments are discussed collectively and issues and advice are freely exchanged in a totally confidential environment.