Connect with Seattle InvestorsSeattle Angel invests in early-stage growth companies. Entrepreneurs that may apply are based within a day’s drive of Seattle, operate in any industry, seek investment of $100k-$2M, and have the potential for a 10x return on investment in 5 years.
The Process for EntrepreneursSeattle Angel seeks to invest in two early-stage growth companies each calendar year. Eligible companies that can apply are within a day’s drive from Seattle, operate in any industry, seek investment of $100k-$2M, and have the potential for a 10x return on investment in 5 years. The application process is straight forward and the following screening and diligence processes are designed to be straightforward, transparent, efficient, and constructive for both the entrepreneur and participating investors.
How does Seattle Angel work?Two months prior to the next the Seattle Angel Conference, interested investors apply to participate in the associated Investors LLC. For each investment round, a new collaborative process is kicked off supported by a team of experienced angel investors and fund managers. Extensive due diligence is performed before the investment decision is made at the conference in a majority voting format. During the due diligence process, entrepreneurs present their pitches and investors form small deep-dive groups to learn more and report back to the larger investors group during weekly meetings. Meetings can be joined in person or online. Participation in weekly due diligence meetings is encouraged but optional.
Want to Learn More before committing?Are you an entrepreneur but not ready to seek funding yet? Want to first see how others do it? Simply attend the next Seattle Angel Conference and find out how it works. Get a chance to network with like-minded entrepreneurs and try your elevator pitch with a large number of attending investors during networking breaks. It may be worth noting that it is the same cost to pitch to Seattle Angel as it is to only attend the conference.
Past WinnersThe first edition of Seattle Angel Conference was held in May 2012. For that event, a new group of Seattle angel investors was formed who joined an LLC and committed $100,000 to be invested in the winner of the conference.
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