HOW IT WORKS
Denver Angels, a private investment group, invests in the next generation of great companies in Denver and across Colorado.
Our purpose is to create an ecosystem where individual investors can participate in some of the best opportunities in Colorado and great Colorado companies can receive local capital. We focus primarily on Consumer Products and FinTech companies but invest across a broad range of industry verticals.
The initial screening criteria are $500,000+ in Trailing Twelve-Month (TTM) sales (or user equivalent), consistent monthly growth, and the ability to grow 200%+ Year over Year (YoY) revenue or users with funding.
Investor members and directors source companies across Colorado and choose 2 companies to invest in per quarter. We select the fastest growing companis with the best investment deal structures.
Directors commit to investing their own capital in the company first. After committing, directors circulate the opportunity with the greater investment group who then make their own decision.
How it Works for Companies
Denver Angels invests in “Seed +” and Series A rounds. Our group syndicates our investment, where investors pool money into one LLC and invest on average a $500,000 as one check from the group.
Denver Angels is different from most angel groups. The directors, and a lead investor from the group, will commit to investing in the companies round before inviting the company to investor night and circulating the round with the rest of the group.
Getting a commitment from a director, and a lead investor is the equivalent of going on Shark Tank with Mark Cuban already backing the company. This method leads to the chosen companies receiving funding in all cases, with the total investment amount dependent on group interest.
How it Works for Investors
To join the group, an investor must receive an invite from a member and be approved by a director. If you’re an investor interested in investing in fast-growth Colorado companies, please contact us for more information or have another investor member refer you to one of the managers.
There are no fees to be a member. The requirements are that you have an active intent to invest, and can commit to basic responsiveness with your interest in investment syndications.
For investors that want to get more involved with sourcing, diligence, and post company support (including board seats), there are opportunities to be a "lead investor”. For more information contact one of the directors.
The group requires investor members to be accredited through the SEC definition. In good news, for non-accredited investors, the SEC has changed the definition of accreditation to allow non-accredited investors to test in as an accredited investor.
Each quarter, 2 investment opportunities are circulated to the group. Investor members can choose to invest in one, all, or none of the companies circulated.
Each deal is syndicated, where investor members pool money into an LLC. The minimum investment in each syndicate is $5,000, and investors can choose the total amount to invest based on their own personal portfolio allocation.
From pooling individual investments, the group as a whole typically invests an average of $500,000 into each opportunity circulated to the group.
Over time investor members can build a diversified portfolio of companies. As the investor base continues to grow the average group check will also continue to increase.
Investor Night is the connection event, through Zoom or in-person, between the entrepreneur and the investor members.
At these events, the companies get time to present their company to investors and it is followed by time for Investor Q&A.
Each quarter, the investor night is the third Tuesday of the first month of the quarter. Investor nights run for approximately an hour and a half.
Investor members receive access to the Denver Angels platform where they can invest in the companies.