About Angel Investing

Benefits & Risks of Angel Investing

 

Angel investing can be  very rewarding personally and business wise.  It is very different from traditional investing and comes with some unique benefits and risks. Here are a few to consider if angel investing is for you.

Benefits

Support local entrepreneurs

Share your expertise and contribute to innovation in BC

Work with great entrepreneurial talent

Syndicate deals and learn from other angel investors

High potential returns on companies that succeed

Risks

Early stage investment is high risk

Start-ups have a high rate failure

Hard to make a calculated decisions

Dramatic up and down swings or down rounds


The Angel Investment Process

 

Successful angel investing requires a thorough process to assess the investment opportunity.  As a member of VANTEC, you are part of a group of active and experienced angel investors that support each other and the entrepreneurs they invest in. From deal screening to due diligence and post investment management.

 

 

Benefits of being part of the VANTEC Angel Network

The following aspects support independent angel investors with their process of screen, due diligence and post investment management:

Strong deal flow of early stage companies - 12+ pitches every month, more than 100 investment opportunities per year.

Access to properly documented deal information - As part of their pitch startup entrepreneurs share their Gust profile with VANTEC members.

Vetted Investment Opportunities - Full presentations are screened by experienced angel investors before they are presented at VANTEC

Easy access to startup entrepreneurs - meet entrepreneurs and have a follow up meeting to get to know them and learn more about their business and the investment opportunity.

Opportunity to syndicate deals - connect and discuss opportunities or collaborate on due diligence with other VANTEC members in the room or elsewhere in the province.

Review and negotiate terms - compare terms of the deal and negotiate a fair value for your investment.

Post Investment Management - Angel investors often act as an advisor for entrepreneurs, especially in the early stages of the business.

In addition to joining VANTEC, many active angel investors join an other local angel investment group like E-Fund to invest in a portfolio of angel investments and participate in due diligence and post investment management as part of a team, or the Keiretsu Forum Vancouver Chapter.


Where Angels Invest

 

Angels can invest as early as the idea stage and as late as the last round before a VC or private equity round. It all depends on the preference of the individual investor. Earlier investment comes at lower valuations but will have a higher risk and will take longer to exit. Because of the high risk of angel investing it is important to take a portfolio approach to angel investing, and to build your portfolio of companies over time to stagger your exits.

 


Learn more about Angel Investing

 

By joining VANTEC and attending the VANTEC meetings, you get to see up to 20 pitches per month and network with other angel investors. 

 

Starting Fall 2016, we are planning to host Angel Investing Lunch & Learns. VANTEC also offers preferred member rates for Angel Investing workshops that are hosted by the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) and the Angel Capital Association (ACA).

 

Are you considering to become and angel investor and want to attend one of our meetings? 

Send us an email and we will connect you with a "hosting member" to learn more about angel investing and VANTEC.

 

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