|Angel Investor Group Profile|
Wilmington Investor Network is an angel investment group established in Wilmington, North Carolina. It is composed of highly qualified individuals who are united by a common interest in lucrative investment opportunities with companies of exceptional growth potential. The investment group becomes a portal for the members to realize their goals. Members are able to meet valuable companies within the eastern part of North and South Carolina. The group is also affiliated with other angel investment groups in a consolidated effort to support early-stage companies in fulfilling their potentials. It is also with great pride and honor that the group's credentials include being one of the founders of the Angel Capital Association, the largest angel investment group organization in North America.
The Wilmington Investor Network seeks companies that can provide a substantial return of investment. They usually provide around $200,000 to $500,000 worth of first round investment. A company should be located within the eastern part of North and South Carolina to be able to qualify for funding. Although companies of other industries are also welcome, companies from the technology, biotechnology, or medical device industries are preferred. Prospective funding applicants should have a great potential for high return of investment, a management team that is rigid and determined to achieve market leadership, a strategically formulated business plan, and a technologically innovative product or service that is unique and has a competitive market edge.
A company that is interested to apply for funding should submit a business plan to one of the current members of the group or via the Network's electronic mail. If a company qualifies on the initial screening, they will be invited for a formal business presentation to the entire membership of the Wilmington Investor Network. Business presentations are usually held during the group's regular monthly meetings where two companies are chosen to present.
The members of the Wilmington Investor Network are experienced business executives and entrepreneurs of varied expertise and skills. Other members are also experienced capital investors who had largely successful investment deals. Being a member of the group entails an annual fee of $1,000. All members are entitled to make individual investment decisions on any potential company they are interested in. To qualify for membership, one should be an accredited investor in accordance to the guidelines and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States. Accredited investors have an individual or joint annual net worth of about $1 million or more, or an annual individual income of about $200,000 or more, or a joint annual income of $300,000 or more. For more information and details about membership, interested parties can contact the group via electronic mail.
Wilmington Investor Network Website
The website opens to a home page of a catchy heading and a haloed logo. The home page provides information about the group's nature and background. The logo of the Angel Capital Association is posted on the page, while the logos of affiliate companies are displayed in a Flash effect. For companies seeking capital, a page for the basic requirements for funding application can be accessed. Applications can be submitted through an email address provided on the page. There is also a link to the Angel Capital Education Foundation website, which is very useful for emerging companies that seek funding. The site provides educational and enhancement programs about angel investment.
For prospective members, the Wilmington Investor Network website has a page for the membership requirements. Further inquiries about membership details can be sent through electronic mail. A link to the SEC website is also provided on the page. It is where the qualifications for being an accredited investor are enumerated and explained. Moreover, the website also provides the list of companies that the group has funded. These are enumerated on a page, where a brief description of the company's nature is included, as well as a link to their company website. For other inquiries or comments, the website has a contact page where a postal address and email addresses are available. A telephone number for voice messages is also indicated. The website also has a news & press releases page and a member log-in page that are currently under construction.
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|Angel Investor Group Profile|