Welcome to the Funding Portal. We breathe life into great ideas and teams to create resilient companies. We look forward to working with you to create meaningful, impactful, lasting companies. If you have any questions about our criteria for investment, please take a quick look at: https://theangelcapitalgroup.com/entrepreneurs/#criteria
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Thank you for completing the first stage of applying for funding from Investor's Alliance and its affiliated funds. You scored a {{var_score}} / 15. You qualify for consideration for Phase II. We will be in touch within two weeks to the email address you supplied. If you have any questions or wish to provide additional information, please send it to info@angelcapitalgroup.net.
Without your location, we don't know how to direct your venture to the right folks in our network. Please feel free to start over and submit a new application. At the very least, we need the city of your operational HQ.
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Thank you for applying to the Investor's Alliance for funding. Unfortunately, your company does not meet our criteria for funding. You need to answer "Yes" to all these questions...honestly....and reside in of our focal areas (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and West Virginia) in order to be considered for funding. Please feel free to come back when you decide you meet our criteria or we expand into your region. You may want to seek guidance from IdeaShares (https://ideashares.thestartup.com/). IS is a partner of ours that specializes in helping you understand the value of your technology and better articulate it.
You are not in the primary footprint of our Investor Alliance network. So, to be considered for funding, we will need to see a termsheet from your lead investor. We are happy to work with other angel groups and early stage VC's on great deals with great teams. Please tell us who your lead investor is and provide a copy of the term sheet to us at info@angelcapitalgroup.net.
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We only invest in C-corps or LLC's. If you are a sole proprietorship or S-corp, you will need to incorporate or relinquish your S-corp election to be considered for funding by professional investors. Here is a helpful article on the subject: https://appalachianinvestors.com/2018/08/10/what-type-of-corporation-should-be-used-for-startups/
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Your venture does not meet our investors' expectations to invest in exciting science and technology (primarily) ventures with great teams, great ideas, and great potential. We are seeking high-growth opportunities with strong revenue models. Here are some helpful articles on how we view startup companies and the reasons for our criteria for consideration: https://appalachianinvestors.com/2018/08/13/when-is-a-venture-ready-for-funding/ and https://appalachianinvestors.com/2018/08/13/how-to-find-the-fundable-business/
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We are going to decline to proceed with funding. We want to see three primary functions (executive/finance leadership, technology leadership, and marketing/sales leadership) covered in no less that two members of a leadership team. Please come back when you have broadened your team. In the meantime, here are some helpful articles on how we view startup companies and the reasons for our criteria for consideration: https://appalachianinvestors.com/2018/08/13/when-is-a-venture-ready-for-funding/ and https://appalachianinvestors.com/2018/08/13/how-to-find-the-fundable-business/
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We only invest domestically at this time. But, we sincerely wish you the very best of luck with the venture.
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We only invest in Seed, Bridge, Series A, and Series B offerings in equity, convertible debt, or royalty style deals at appropriate valuations. We do not invest in Common shares. Here is a helpful article on the subject from our perspective: https://appalachianinvestors.com/2018/08/13/how-to-select-the-right-deal-vehicle/
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We are not investing in equity-based crowdfunding deals at this time. We may review this decision in the future. So, please check back in with us in the future. Regardless, we sincerely wish you the very best of luck with the venture. In the mean time, you may want to look at https://www.crowdfunder.com/ or https://wefunder.com/ We work with both of these organizations to service crowdfunding ventures. Please tell them Angel Capital Group sent you.
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Much like a map, if you don't know where you are going, it is hard to figure out how to get there. Exit strategies are essentially "maps" telling investors how they will get their money back and when. Please spend some time thinking about your exit strategy and feel free to apply again once you have settled on an appropriate plan. In the meantime, here is a helpful article on the subject: https://theangelcapitalgroup.com/2016/10/09/thats-not-a-strategy-its-a-concept/
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We generally do not invest in drug and device companies that must proceed through phase clinical trials because, they are very capital intensive, take a decade to mature, and dilute us to the point that we can't generate a return commensurate with the risk involved. If you feel we have misjudged your venture, please feel free to contact us at info@angelcapitalgroup.net and explain why we are incorrect. Please provide a pitch deck and any supporting clinical data with the request.
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