Experience the InvestmentEngage with Entrepreneurs and Investors as they explore the details of the conference investment. At the end of the day one of the teams will get selected for a $100K+ investment.
What is the Seattle Angel Conference?The Seattle Angel Conference is a recurring Seattle Angel-driven event where the investors create an LLC, engage in due diligence of the applying startup companies, and ultimately pool funds to invest in one of the presenting finalists. The Seattle Angel Conference is the primary method Seattle Angel uses to find and fund new startups. The Seattle Angel Conference is open to any member of the community interested in learning more about both starting and investing in a new business and to hear the investment pitches from the finalists.Event Details
The Conference is the culmination of many months of due diligence, review, evaluation, and selection by the investors of Seattle Angel. The Conference is the opportunity for the finalists to make their best pitch for why their company deserves the investment. Anyone interested is welcome to attend the event. The next SAC is
Wed. Nov 20th
The Conference ProcessThe Seattle Angel Conference process runs approximately 3-5 months from the time we first accept new entrepreneur applicants to the actual day of the Conference and the awarding of the investment to one finalist.
Start-Up ApplicationAny entrepreneur or company with a great idea for a new startup business can apply to the upcoming Seattle Angel Conference. For the next event, Start-up applications are due Sept 1, 2013. The application to apply can be found here.
SelectionAfter initial screening by the accredited investor members of the LLC, an extensive due diligence process is performed. Entrepreneurs pitch to the group of investors and receive feedback. The investors form small deep-dive teams to learn more about each entrepreneur’s business and conduct thorough due diligence, both online and in person. A small number of companies are selected to be finalists and present at the Seattle Angel Conference. Each of the finalists has a champion or “deal lead” inside the Investors LLC.
VotingOn the day of the conference, each finalist delivers their investor pitch to Seattle Angel and all other attendees. Once all the finalists have presented, the members of the Investors LLC are sequestered and vote to determine a single winner.
InvestmentThe winner of the Seattle Angel Conference is publicly presented at the closing of the event with a check for the full investment of the Investors LLC.
The Seattle Angel Term SheetThe Investors LLC will provide investment in the winning company using a convertible note. Look at the note Here
Day of the Event Agenda
- 12:30 – 1:30 Registration
- 1:30 – 2:30 Keynote
- 2:30 – 3:30 Finalists #1-3 present
- 3:30 – 4:00 Break
- 4:00 – 5:00 Finalists #4-6 present
- 5:00 – 5:30 Closing Speaker
- 5:30 – 6:00 Break and Closed Voting
- 6:00 – 6:15 Winner Announcement
- 6:15 Reception to follow
Seattle Angel Testimonials
The Seattle Angel Conference is a phenomenal idea and well executed. As a participating company the diligence with the investors and structure really helped us craft our story, in addition to helping us build relationships with a group of early stage angel investors-Robi Ganguly, CEO, Apptentive
Working with Seattle Angel and presenting at the Seattle Angel Conference was a real pleasure. Being selected as the winner of the investment was just a part of what I received from Seattle Angel in helping get my company off the ground.-Max Baker, CEO, ILLUMAGEAR
-Christina Storm, Manager, Investors LLC 2012
If you want to become an angel investor and learn best by doing, Seattle Angel gives you a great way of getting started. It’s a forum to meet like-minded investors with whom to collaborate and identify the startup that's the best choice for our collective investment.
Buddy had a tremendous experience. While we had some experience pitching prior to the SAC, the mentorship, community and networking were very valuable, and we'd highly recommend any early-stage startup consider the SAC in their fundraising and network-building efforts.-David McLauchlan, CEO, Buddy Platform, Inc.