About the Seattle Angel Conference
More Angel Investors
About 10% of our community are "Accredited" by Federal law, however, most don't invest. The Angel Conference provides a "learning by doing" pathway for doing the first Angel Investment.
To be "Accredited", you need a net worth over $1M or you need an annual income over $200K. Many in our tech community are accredited, but don't know it.
By having more Angel Investors, we are able to accelerate the early stage startups that drive the next economy.
Better Angel Investors
By working together as a group, we learn about habits and techniques that make Angel Investors more effective. With a research-based process, we help new Angels explore Company Selection, Due Diligence, and Porfolio Construction.
For the vast majority of Accredited Investors, group based investing is an effect approach to this asset class.
Every participating startup gets a review of their company and the opportunity for feedback. As Angel Investors ask harder and harder questions, the company materials and narrative becomes more robust. In addition, companies get introduced to dozens and dozens of active Angel Investors. Finding a investor champion among these investors is a great win for participating companies.
About the Seattle Angel Conference Program
Seattle Angel Conference is an investment program formed to:
- invite new investors to dip their toes in the investing world
- help startups seek funding,
- and grow the Seattle startup community.
Conferences are held twice a year!
--3 months of weekly meetings to learn what makes a good company, a strong founder and an investable company.
--educational workshops for startups and investors to learn more about running businesses, pitching for investment, and the mechanics of investing.
This is a perfect springboard to meet investors and refine your investment thesis.
It is also an opportunity as a founder to fine-tune your pitch. And offers a chance to win up to a $200k investment!
Group of new and experienced investors...
...go through a structured process of angel investing...
...by company selection, due diligence, etc. steps
...to make a group investment, and learn by doing.
Across the 3 months, new angel investors go through a structured process, where they evaluate companies, determine their investment thesis, and then make a group angel investment.
Activities include company selection, due diligence, portfolio construction, deal terms, deal-flow set-up, and introductions to the local investor and startup communities. They discuss and debate, and by doing they learn.
The program runs from February to May, on a hybrid (online + offline) model. It is virtual, on Seattle Pacific Time. 20-40 participating investors evaluate 60 participating startups, for "Learning-by-doing" practice in Angel Investing.
Our goal is stronger startups and more informed investors by providing educational resources for investors and startup founders.
Early startup founders are still building a bedrock of competencies and business fundamentals. The first steps in our program are dedicated to assisting in this. Our Workshops are free, virtual, and recorded for your convenience.View upcoming workshopsView previous workshop recordings
Learn more about participating
Learn about participating in the Seattle Angel Conference as an investor. Find out if you qualify as an accredited investor, learn how the conference works, and submit an interest form.Find out more
Learn about participating in the Seattle Angel Conference as a company seeking funding.Find out more
- Chance to get $100-200k investment
- Get reviewed by 10+ investors
- Get 1 hour of personalized feedback
- Be invited to the final event
- Personally meet 20-40 investors
- meet other investors of the ecosystem.
We would not be able to run this program without the help of our sponsors.
How does one "learn by doing"? About our methods.
Hands on Training for Investors
We run workshops for investors to understandLearn more about angel investing
the requirements to conduct due diligence on a company.
The investors then conduct this due diligence.
Company applications are the real world examples for our investors to analyze. The investors study the applications to identify which companies demonstrate strengths to make them successful. Through active discussions, the investors select finalists which are showcased at a final demo day. The winning company receives a $200,000* of pooled investment funds. *Actual amount invested depends on the total dollars raised.
Experienced Investors share their expertise
We have an experienced program team which uses a proven-and-replicated methodology.Learn more about the team
Combining experienced and new investors encourages accelerated knowledge flow.
Our speakers are active participants in Angel Investing and the Startup Ecosystem
Lessons they share come from their engagement in building successful startups, negotiating initial funding arrangements, and completing transactional events.
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Learning by Doing
Test your muscles.
Learn individually and in a group.
Learn from those that have learned, perhaps fallen, and moved forward.
Ask your questions in real time in multiple medias.
One On One Training
Get your specific questions answered.
Ask the easy and the difficult questions. No one has all the answers but collectively we learn.