About this Program
Perth Angels is a network of private investors actively engaged in local emerging ventures, providing funding and mentorship.
Our Investment Focus
Perth Angels typically look at investment propositions that require $100k to $500k for a 15% to 40% holding.
To date, the group has participated in a number of ventures - investing in early-stage high-growth SME businesses - across a variety of sectors, to include: fintech, biotech, media and entertainment, fashion and retail, industrial, transportation, mining, and renewables.
In order to be considered for angel investment by the group, you will be able to meet the following.
- Product: is at-least at prototype level.
- Validation: of customer demand.
- Stage: development, growth or commercialisation.
- Market: advantage over alternatives, size of the gap in the markets you are targeting and value of that market.
- Execution: strategy to execute from now to targeted position to provide opportunity to realise liquidity).
- Team: credentials to succeed.
- Ask: detail the investment you are seeking (both funds and if applicable, smarts) and what they will be applied to, and investment structure.
Please note that current valuation must be commensurate with the industry or sector and commercialisation stages.
Types of Investment
Definitions can vary, however; for the purpose of understanding the group's investment criteria and rounds, the following has been adapted from ‘Pratt’s Guidebook to Venture Capital Sources’ (2001 ed.) to describe the types and stages of financing and business development.
Seed financing is a relatively small amount of capital and can involve product development, market research, building a management team and/or developing a business plan (pre-seed financing would denote financing to help articulate the concept).
Start-up financing is provided to companies completing their product development and initial marketing. Companies may already be active in the business – typically, for around one year or less, but has not sold their product commercially – and usually passed R&D, assembled the team and have developed their business plans.
Early-stage financing is most often provided to companies that have expended initial capital - developing and market testing a prototype - and require funds to initiate manufacturing and sales to scale and commercialise the business.
Expansion financing is a second investment round for a company seeking funds to use on expansion such as overseas markets, or to keep the business financially healthy before their initial public offering (IPO) or acquisition.
For more information, email the Business Manager HERE
- Business Products
- Business Services
- Clean Technology
- Computers and Peripherals
- Consumer Products
- Consumer Services
- Financial Services
- Healthcare Services
- Internet / Web Services
- IT Services
- Medical Devices and Equipment
- Networking and Equipment
- Oil and Gas
- Retailing / Distribution
- Perth, Western Australia, Australia
- Capital Seeking
- $20,000 - $500,000