|Angel Investor Group Profile|
In order to educate entrepreneurs and advocate economic advancement in Middle Tennessee, individual investors, entrepreneurs, business professionals, in cooperation with the Vanderbilt University, Nashville Technology Council, and Nashville Health Care Council established the Nashville Capital Network. This angel investment group strives to become the center of early stage resource development in the local region. They support the entrepreneurs by helping them in preparation for business presentations to investors while helping investors find promising investment opportunities.
Nashville Capital Network is composed of accredited investors and group representatives in Nashville, Tennessee. These members invest a minimum amount of $25,000 in a given year and pay an annual membership fee of $1,000. Each member makes their own individual investment decisions in every investment deal. The angel investment group is managed by the board of directors and advisory committee. The staff position in the group is supported by the Vanderbilt University. An MBA student from the university usually fills up the staff position. A total of ten companies and fifteen investments, with five follow-on investments, have already been accomplished by the group. The companies that are included in their portfolio are Smartvue, Tricycle, Horizon Resource Group, Plumgood Foods, Pathfinder Therapeutics, The Enliven Partnership, The Documentary Channel, Capital Confirmation, Inc., Protein Discovery, Inc., TrackPoint Systems, Inc., MyOutdoorTV.com, and Spirit Broadband.
The Nashville Capital Network can provide a funding capital that ranges from $250,000 to $1.5 million. The group provides funding and support to companies in the early stage of development and are located in Middle Tennessee only. Companies that are interested should accomplish an online questionnaire which can be accessed on the group's website. A $300 fee will be charged for the processing of application. The investment group's staff will review all the company overviews that the online questionnaire has generated. A company that has potential and will pass the initial review will be requested to submit an executive summary and a business plan. Upon submission, all the essential requirements will be reviewed and will be given feedback. After the approval of the aforementioned requirements, these will be disseminated to all members of the group. The members will also review and evaluate the prospective company to decide if they are interested. If the company is qualified, they will be invited for a business presentation to selected members of the group who are interested on the investment opportunity.
Nashville Capital Network Website
The Nashville Capital Network has a very attractive website. Its home page boasts of the group's various sponsors, underwriters, and patrons. Company names and logos also serve as links to each of their own respective websites. An interesting feature of the website is an indicator of how many member investors are currently online. This is because all members are provided a user name and password that can be used to log-on to the members page. It gives them access to the group's database of important shared information. The distinguished board of directors' names, as well as the corresponding companies they are connected with, are also posted in one of the pages in the website. To be updated with the recent and past events of the investment group, an events page is also included. A contact page is provided as well for further inquiries. It provides a postal address, emails addresses, and telephone numbers.
The website has a news network tab that includes a news page that provides links to various sources of recent and past news articles about the Nashville Capital Network. Another page within the news network tab provides the annual capital review newsletter of the group. Those who are interested in the investment business can have a chance to be updated with the current events, news, and programs of the group by subscribing to their e-news. A page is provided to enroll for subscription via email.
Entrepreneurs who are interested on the funding and support provided by the Nashville Capital Network can find a page in the website that can be very helpful for them. Apart from the provided details about the investment application process, it also offers education or assistance resources. Various links to websites that are important to investment and entrepreneurial activities are provided. Sample guidelines for an executive summary and a business presentation can be downloaded from the website. These can help candidate companies in creating credible and sufficient supporting documents for their funding application. Applications for funding can be done by accomplishing an online questionnaire available on the entrepreneurs page.
On the other hand, investors who are interested to become a member of the Nashville Capital Network can access the investor page. It provides the benefits and all important details that are needed for application. Applications can be submitted through an online registration system. The group's portfolio of companies is also provided within the investors page. The links to each of the company's websites are also provided.
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