|Angel Investor Group Profile|
The Alliance of Angels is a program of the Technology Alliance that is composed of more than a hundred individual accredited investors and investment corporation representatives who seek to establish and mentor early stage companies toward progress and success. Technology Alliance, on the other hand, is an organization of leaders in various fields and industries united with a common goal of spearheading economic progress in the state of Washington. To help realize this goal, a small group of members and private investors formed the Alliance of Angels in 1997.
To date, the Alliance of Angels has a total of more than a hundred of member investors. Membership to the Alliance is strictly invitational and subject to the approval of the group members. There is also a criteria set for membership qualification. First and foremost, a member should be an accredited investor in accordance to the rules and regulations of the Securities Act of 1933 of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to application, an individual should have made at least one private investment in the last twelve months and should be sponsored by a current member. If not, an applicant should be endorsed by three current members of the investment group. Although there is no specific amount of investment required per member, it is imperative that a member should engage in at least one investment in a year. All members enjoy certain privileges, such as access to a database of prospective companies, access to forty investment opportunities in a year, research reports of prospective companies, monthly lunch meetings, a network of business connections, and other important investment business resources and events.
The Alliance of Angels' preference of investments are on technologically-based companies or companies with a high potential for growth and progress and are located in the Pacific Northwest region. Applications may be submitted online with a minimum fee of $45. If a company is selected for further review, the Program Manager shall contact it for more information and shall also thoroughly evaluate the candidate company's qualifications. After which, the candidate company's application will be forwarded to the Screening Committee. If the company passes through the Screening Committee, they will requested for a business presentation to be held on the investment group's monthly meeting. Investment decisions shall be made either individually or by a selected group of members.
The Alliance of Angels is a member of the Angel Capital Association, and is supported and sponsored by various groups and companies that are significant in the investment business.
Alliance of Angels Website
Investors and entrepreneurs, or even a common individual will find the Alliance of Angels Website very useful. It does not only provide vital information about the group, but also covers a wide expanse of business tools that can be utilized for company advancement or self-progress. An example of this is the 10-minute Pitch Clinic workshop. This event is sponsored by the group to help companies to create an effective 10-minute business pitch or presentation. Aside from workshops, they also offer various forums about business and/or investment and gives a one-year fellowship opportunity for highly qualified former or current MBA students. The website also shows the investment group's effort in supporting and inspiring early-stage companies by giving the annual Start-up of the Year Award. This is given to an early-stage company that has a great potential for creating impact in the Washington region and has utilized angel capital funding in a great advantage.
For investors and companies that seek funding, all the necessary information about qualification and screening process are provided. Company applications are submitted through an online registration system that is user name and password enabled. The site also supports company applications by providing a guideline for presentations and important resources for start-up companies. Current member investors of the group can also access vital information by logging-on the site using a user name and password.
To showcase the Alliance of Angels' credibility in the investment business, they have also included a background of their organization, as well as the profiles of the key people who manage the group, a portfolio of company investments and a list of group and company connections, affiliations and/or sponsors. Testimonials of various companies that the investment group has helped are also included.
For those who want to participate or keep track of the Alliance of Angels events or any event in the investment business, a page in the website provides the schedule of upcoming events, as well as a list of the past events. And true to their advocacy for technological advancement, they have also provided a portion in their website for podcasts, where you can download programs, events or forums in audio format. Physical and electronic contact information is also provided as well as detailed directions to reach their office location. Even a link to a map is also included for more accuracy.
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|Angel Investor Group Profile|