Why become a member of Enterprise Angels?

Enterprise Angels offers you the opportunity to invest in some early stage deals, but that is only part of it!  Becoming an active member also gives you:

  • Priority access to deals
  • Induction and workshops
  • Pitch Nights
  • Participation in due diligence
  • Access to the full due diligence reports on each deal
  • Follow-up meetings where you can discuss the deal more fully with the Entrepreneur
  • Reduced fees on investment or exit
  • Opportunities to vet and screen deals, mentor new members, become an Investor Director and the eligibility to be voted onto the Enterprise Angels Board

The camaraderie and networking opportunities provided to members are highly valued.  No one can be an expert in every industry so being a member 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 Pitch Nights 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.

It is important to know that by joining Enterprise Angels, no one will be expecting you to invest in businesses from day one. You will be given the opportunity to attend pitches, follow-on investor meetings and due diligence meetings. If an opportunity arises where you have the specific experience required, you may take the opportunity to work on the due diligence team or even become part of a Board. While formal courses and access to industry statistics and best practice is very important, the best way to learn is by actually working on deals with others.

Enterprise Angels membership also offers an opportunity to develop new skills by encouraging involvement 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.  And experienced Enterprise Angels members are invited to take up Board positions (Investor Director) or Non-board positions (Investor Representative) representing a syndicate of Enterprise Angels investors.

And it is easy to join:

  1. Complete our online application
  2. If your application has not been referred or endorsed by an existing member then you may be required to meet with a Board member.

Receipt of your application will be acknowledged via email and tabled at the next Board Meeting (held bi-monthly) for approval.  Once your application has been approved, you will receive a welcome letter and membership invoice and you will begin receiving regular updates, invitations and information regarding investment events and opportunities.