The Thunderbird Angel Network was established in October of 2010 and was born from vision of people associated with the Thunderbird School of Global Management's Walker Center for Global Entrepreneurship. The goal of TAN is to develop a robust network of investors and entrepreneurs among Thunderbird's network of alumni, students and friends.
The Thunderbird Angel Network is a medium through which individual investors can consider investments in early-stage companies having the potential to grow rapidly. As the network is based at Thunderbird School of Global Management, a hotspot for global business, the Thunderbird Angel Network is unique because its investors are interested in both dometic and international deals. TAN's ideal investment is a company that has the potential to expand globally and rapidly. The range of capital that TAN is seeking to provide is from $50,000-$600,000.
TAN meets approximately every other month over dinner and listens to presentations from candidate companies. The meetings are the third Thursday of January, March, May, September and November. Applications will be screened through Gust and by the TAN selection committee before the company is asked to present at a TAN dinner. If members show interest in a presenting company, further due diligence and deal terms are developed. Members act on their own behalf and make their own individual investment decisions.