Please take the time to review the application and prepare all of your materials before submitting. We review every application but reserve the right to only contact companies that have passed our Selection Committee (SC).
Please bear in mind that we can only hear 3-4 pitches per month out of hundreds of applications. We accept companies to pitch on a rolling basis, meaning the SC will look at companies available to pitch each month and members sponsor companies who they believe would make the best fit.
If your application passes the SC, we will invite you to pitch live to our Investment Committee at one of our monthly events. You will have an opportunity to pitch your company, answer questions from our community, and hear whether we will be investing in your startup within 24 hours.
Some tips to increase your chance of success:
- Unless you are a highly technical team that is referred by an ⚡️AngelSpark member, we categorically do not fund ideas.
- We do not fund “vice” businesses.
- Prepare your materials with care. Your deck should include all the information an investor would need to ask good questions and not waste your or their time. Not sure what goes into a good deck? This timeless post from Mark Suster should get you started.
- To state the obvious, be honest. Assume we will follow-up on any claims of referrals, existing investors, pilots, etc.
- Spend time within one of our Communities to meet founders and members. The more members know who you are and what you are building, the greater the chance you have of getting sponsored by a member (not mandatory but highly preferred) and having the Investment Committee already familiar with your story.
- Don’t fret if you don’t get a call from us. Angel groups frequently pass on an investment not because of something specific to your company, but a number of other factors. We find that YC explains it best in this post.