About Angel Investing: A Generic View
Angel groups benefit entrepreneurs through exposure to a wider set of potential investors, and a structured process that facilitates a relatively quick and efficient investment decision. Angel investing represents a significantly large and growing portion of early stage capital available to startup companies. We encourage you to read Angel Investing 101 and Considering Valuation if you are new to angel investing.
Is an Angel Investment right for me?
It is important that you understand who we are, how we operate, what we look for in potential investments, and what we expect in return.
Angels typically invest between $25,000 and $100,000 per transaction individually, and from $100,000 to $750,000 as a group. They invest in one to four transactions per year. On average, angels are patient, with an average term for holding an investment of eight years. For the risk and added value they provide, angels seek returns of at least ten times their investment.
LIAN receives numerous business plan submissions. LIAN’s funding process involves a thorough screening to identify companies that appear to be a good “fit” with member interests and expertise, presentation to the entire membership, due diligence by interested prospective investors from the LIAN membership, completion of the investment, and continuing involvement by investors in the growth and success of the venture.
What LIAN Members Look For
LIAN members evaluate based on management team, market opportunity, growth potential, as well as other factors. To stand out from the rest of the crowd, make sure that you meet the investment criteria and that you are fully prepared with a polished business plan and presentation.