*Management Team We look for inspired entrepreneurs with a track record of leadership and performance in this or other ventures. We also look for passion and commitment to the new project, as well as the ability to inspire confidence among future stakeholders, including employees, potential customers, and investors.
*Market Opportunity You should propose a sound strategy for capturing a significant share (10%+) of a substantial market ($50+ million). There are many interesting business ideas, but only a few with potential returns that justify angel and VC support. Therefore, providing a solution to a problem with a large potential market is essential.
*Use of Funds Investment funds must be applied to increasing your company's value through the achievement of key milestones. This includes activities such as R&D, infrastructure improvement and "key-person" recruitment.
*Growth Potential We look for "scalable" companies that can grow quickly AND efficiently. To assess this, we require well-conceived financial projections based on sound assumptions, demonstrating consistent profits and cash flow growth.
*Competitive Advantage Your plan should demonstrate a solid strategy for protecting your business from by potential competitors. Proprietary IP and barriers to entry are two obvious examples. Others might include exclusive licenses, special relationships, strong brands, scarce resources (human or material), etc.
*Fit Angels understand that their coaching and contacts can often be priceless to emerging young companies. This benefits the Angel as well, however, by enhancing the new company's potential for success. For this reason, Angels prefer to invest their money in businesses that can also benefit from their particular experiences.
*Technology Angels prefer to invest in new ideas rather than incremental enhancements to common products and services. However, complex or experimental solutions present their own risks. Therefore, the proposed technology must be proven, verifiable and commercially viable. Angels are not usually interested in pure "science projects".
*Exit Strategy Angels typically aim for returns of approx. ten times their initial investment within five to eight years. This level of potential return is essential due to the statistical failure rate of early stage ventures. Perhaps more important than the strategy itself, however, are the precise steps proposed to achieve it. You should be especially clear on this issue.
Angelink Invests In These Industries
• Business Products and Services
• Marketing / Advertising
• Clean Technology
• Media and Entertainment
• Computers and Peripherals
• Medical Devices and Equipment
• Consumer Products and Services
• Electronics / Instrumentation
• Networking and Equipment
• Financial Services
• Food / Drink
• Retailing / Distribution
• Healthcare Services
• Internet / Web Services
• IT Services
Angelink Invests In Companies That Have Reached The Following Milestones
Prototype Ready - CAD3M in Trailing 12 Mo. Revenue
Concept OnlyProduct In DevelopmentPrototype ReadyFull Product Ready$500K in Trailing 12 Mo. Revenue$1M in Trailing 12 Mo. Revenue$3M in Trailing 12 Mo. Revenue$5M in Trailing 12 Mo. Revenue$10M in Trailing 12 Mo. Revenue$20M in Trailing 12 Mo. Revenue$50M in Trailing 12 Mo. RevenueMore than $50M in Trailing 12 Mo. RevenueMore than CAD50M in Trailing 12 Mo. Revenue ►◄ Concept Only
Angelink Invests In Companies With These Funding Needs
Pre-money Valuation: CAD500,000 - CAD3,000,000
Capital Seeking: CAD100,000 - CAD1,000,000
Previously Raised: CAD50,000 - CAD1,000,000
Angelink Expects Their Investments To Generate
Expected Revenue By Year 5: CAD10,000,000 - CAD50,000,000
Expected Returns: 10x Investment - 30x Investment
Expected Years to Exit: 2 Years - 7 Years
Expected Years to Break Even: 1 Year - 3 Years
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