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Why Join an Angel Investment Network?

Solo Angel Investing is Time Consuming

Individual angel investors have little support for due diligence, deal structuring, diversification through co-investing and then post investment collaboration all the way to a exit. These are the challenges:

  • Sourcing of good quality deals and meeting entrepreneurs takes time
  • Due diligence is usually 40+ hours per deal
  • Need opinions from friends and industry experts 
  • Term sheet negotiations
  • Legal hurdles and cost
  • Post-investment management

Improving Angel Returns

A number of studies in recent years point to ways to improve return on investment.

Tracking Angel Returns, Wiltbank and Brooks, November 2016:

  • Angel groups average 2.5x return (22% IRR) and 4.5 years before exit
  • 30 percent of exits returned more than the original investments
  • 10% of all exists generated 85% of the returns
  • Bigger wins take 9-10 years to exit

Returns to Angel Investors in Groups, Wiltbank and Boeker, November 2007:

  • Time spent on due diligence translates in better investment outcomes
  • Investors who spent more than 40 hours saw a 7.1 multiple
  • Investors who spent 20 hours a 5.9x and less than 20 hours a 1.1x
  • High industry expertise in the area of the invested venture delivered twice the returns
  • A higher interaction with portfolio companies delivers a higher exit for 3.7x
  • A lower interaction of a couple of times per year delivered 1.3X

Join the Angel Forum to Collaborate

  • Pre-screening improves quality of deal flow
  • Dividing up due diligence work eases the pain of 40+ hours required
  • Variety of industry sector experience available
  • Pick and choose the deals you like
  • Negotiate term sheets with the strength of a group of investors
  • Get to know and work with the entrepreneur
  • Have fun with like minded investors
  • Potential for deal syndication with other groups and our partner funds eFund and WUTIF

 

Angel Forum Membership

Becoming a member of Angel Forum has many benefits:

  • Complimentary attendance to our Angel Forum virtual meet-up and (when we can do in-person event again) our bi-annual Angel Forums  
  • Free attendance of our webinars and member discount to our in-person educational workshops and summits
  • Networking opportunities with other investors and companies.
  • Access to Angel Forum Slack channel  (for deal-flow, due diligence, etc.)
  • Ability to Syndicate investment deals with other Angel groups
  • Member Affiliation with Canada’s National Angel Capital Organization and the Angel Capital Association in the US

We invite accredited investors* who want to join a community keen on furthering the early stage ecosystem in Vancouver and British Columbia to join us. We have three membership categories to chose from: the individual, family and fund membership. 

 

Individual Membership

Accredited* individual investors are invited to become an Angel Forum Annual Member for an automatic recurring annual fee of $300 +  5% GST per year. Membership expires on the last day of the month, 1 year after last payment and subsequent membership renewals will be automatically charged to your credit card every 12 months  after each payment. 

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

Family Membership

Accredited* investor members can also opt to take out a Family membership. The special annual family fee of $450 + 5% GST covers the membership of the accredited investor* and a family member so you can attend our Forum, educational, networking and social events with your spouse, partner or child. We hope this new initiative will expose more people to the fun, learning and potential pay-off involved in Angel Investing.

 

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP

Join as a Fund - the Fund Membership

Register for an annual Investment Fund (accredited* investor) membership for a $500 + 5% GST  fee. The special rate of $500 covers the membership of the fund and its employees and/or directors and allows a maximum of 2 employees/directors per event as members.

 

FUND MEMBERSHIP

 

* Accredited Investor as defined by the British Columbia Securities Commission and under other applicable securities laws and regulations, which includes:

  • Financial institutions.
  • Registered advisers or dealers.
  • Pension funds.
  • Mutual funds selling only under a prospectus or to accredited investors or persons buying at least $150,000 of securities.
  • Corporations, limited partnerships, trusts or estates having net assets of at least $5 million.
  • Individuals who have at least $1 million in financial assets (cash and securities) before taxes. (In calculating an individual's financial assets, any outstanding loans incurred to acquire those assets must be deducted.)
  • Individuals whose net income before taxes exceeds $200,000 (or $300,000 combined income with a spouse) in each of the two most recent years and who reasonably expects to exceed that net income in the current year.
  • Individuals who have at least $5 million in net assets.