Articles on: Why Use Angels Partners?

The benefits of Angels Partners for Investors

What are the main benefits of using Angels Partners?

It gives you direct access to hundreds of high quality early-stage startups.
It provides all the key information about those startups (pitch deck, financials, demo videos) - We ensure a minimum quality standard and provide them tips to continuously enrich their profile).
You get inbound deal flow through direct messages sent from founders that consider you a match.
You can schedule pitch sessions with founders and quickly sort out your favorite projects.

What type of startups get accepted onto the platform?

We accept early-stage start-ups, from pre-revenue up to growth stage, with high ambition and the potential to scale and transform their entire industry. We are mostly tech-focused but work with a wide range of startups from CleanTech to Consumer brands.

What is the typical investment ticket size?

Startups generally look to raise between $100K and $10m (pre-seed, seed, series A).

What type of investors are available on the platform?

We have 2 types of investors listed on the platform: private investors (HNWI, business angels) and Venture Capital funds.

How many startup applications do you receive?

We have had over 10,000 applications submitted last year alone, and thousands of connections have been made between entrepreneurs and investors.
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This year on a weekly basis, we screen thousands of projects, shortlist hundreds and accept between 10 and 20 of the most promising projects.

How many investors do you have on the platform?

Our investors are broken down into two categories: investor community and investor database.
We have hundreds of active internal investors in our investor community.

IMPORTANT: an active investor is an investor on our platform who connected at least once over the past 30 days, we do not keep inactive profiles on our platform to keep our community dynamic.

Additionally, we provide access to an impressive database of 100,000+ external investors.

Where are the investors located?

Our investors are mostly located in the US (70%) and EU (25%), we do have some investors located in Canada, Australia and Asia but that represents less than 5% of our panel of investors. We are constantly enriching this list and are onboarding new investors every week.

What is the average time it takes to close investments?

It greatly depends on your investment appetite. The investment speed varies based on the vertical, stage, revenues, team and the overall quality of your project. We do not monitor the average time to close a round. Some startups are overachieving by connecting with dozens of investors in a few weeks while others do not attract as much attention.

What is the success rate of your platform?

The success rate greatly depends on the project's overall quality. Startups that highlight traction, revenues, and a great team usually perform better.

We are convinced we can connect you with high-quality projects you wouldn't found otherwise.

We made over 100K connections last year between investors and founders.

Other than access to capital, what other benefits do you provide?

Generally, investors offer their expertise to founders and provide invaluable help through feedback, pitch deck reviews, network connections and strategic recommendations.

How much investment has been made through the platform last month?

While we proud ourselves of generating meaningful introductions, it is hard for us to track the entire fundraising interactions and the closed investments that result from those intros.

Do you take any commission or charge any success fee?

None. We do not collect any fee from the money raised on Angels Partners. All the credit goes to the investors and the founders for making it happen!

As we do not manage investment rounds, once a connection is made, we consider our job done. Generally, founders and investors take the advanced conversations offline to negotiate amounts, terms and clauses.

Do investors offer convertible debt, debt equity or direct equity?

It depends on each investor. They can mention their preference on their profile or when interacting with founders.

How do you vet investors to get accepted on the platform?

Investors are permitted to participate based on a demonstrated level of financial sophistication (Self-Certified Sophisticated Investor).

Self-Certified Sophisticated Investor demonstrate experience with early stage investments through work experience or otherwise. Examples include:
- being a member of syndicate or network of business angels for at least 6 months
- having made more than one investment in an unlisted company in the last two years
- having worked in a professional capacity in the private equity sector or financing small and medium sized firms in the last two years
- being a director of a company with annual turnover of minimum $1m or equivalent, in the last two years

For UK investors, we check against the public registry of the companies house to confirm that they partook in previous rounds of fundings.

Updated on: 24/01/2024

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