Setting Your Investment Criteria
(questions to ask yourself before starting the search process):
Overall, how willing am I to invest in business angel deals?
How many angel investments
do I want to make in total? How much money am I willing to risk per deal?
In what industry sector(s)
am I most experienced and most comfortable investing?
How far am I willing to
travel to help my investment?
Am I more comfortable
investing with others, or by myself?
Realistically, what potential returns am I looking for in an investment
What basic characteristics
am I looking for in the
? the product? the target market? the
Which issues are most
important to me, and which am I willing to compromise on?
Starting Your Search
Which of my personal
friends or business associates might have the network contacts to help me
find some potentially attractive angel opportunities?
Should I try to join an
so that I can co-invest with others?
What do other investors in
the area have to say about these services?
What aspects of the search
do I really need help and guidance with?
Rather than waiting to
find a suitable
early stage firm, are there any impressive young ventures in
the area that I may want to approach with an unsolicited offer for funding?
Screening Investment Opportunities
Venture Financing Funnel
Who referred this
opportunity to me? Do I fully trust their recommendations?
Do I understand and have
experience in this industry sector?
What makes this investment
opportunity unique among all the others?
7 Routes To
What kind of investment
return can I realistically expect to
How much money are the
entrepreneurs looking for? How much equity are they willing to surrender in
What are the most likely
exit routes for this investment opportunity?
Overall, does this
investment opportunity fit well with my
& Venture Assessment by using
Innovation Football game