Accreditation means a net worth of over $1,000,000, an individual yearly income of $200,000+, or a joint annual income of $300,000+.
Investor Members must have an active intent to invest in startups in Colorado. Participating in every deal is not required but coming with the desire to make investments is needed.
Investor Members often have expertise in a specific areas which they can use to help the companies post-investment.
Investor Members must be responsive to Directors regarding the investments circulated. Communicating investment interest or a pass is required for each opportunity circulated.
Denver Angels manages the sourcing, diligence, term negotiation, syndication, company support, and maintenance of investment.
Denver Angels has gained statewide recognition as one of Colorado's best places to go for Seed+ and Series A funding. We partner with Colorado Startups, local accelerators, and a range of startup partners to source fast-growth companies across Colorado.
Denver Angels has a metric and relationship-based diligence process. For metrics, the company must have revenue, Year over Year (YoY) growth, and quickly scale with funding. The company should also have a fundamental corporation legal structure (By-Laws, capitalization table, equity agreements, and more) necessary to be a fast-growth venture.
For relationship-based diligence, the founder needs to have a previous relationship with the Directors or members of the group for a length of time. The relationship allows us to understand the founders and make a better investment decision based on who is steering the ship.
Denver Angels manages term negotiation and investment vehicle structure. Working as a syndicate, as opposed to individuals, Denver Angels has a smoother deal process and can create a better overall deal structure and terms for both the company and investors.
Once directors are committed to investing in the company, the opportunity is circulated to the rest of the investor group. Each investor makes their own investment decision whether to participate with the partners in that particular syndication.
Denver Angels creates a Limited Liability Company (LLC) for each investment to act as the investment entity. This process is called syndication, which is a common practice amongst the higher-performing angel groups. Each syndicate investment has a one-time cost for the legal, accounting, and tax requirements. These costs vary depending on how many investors invest and are distributed as a small fee to all participating investors.
Denver Angels will help grow companies after the deal is done. This support includes everything from taking on board seats, making connections to customers, introducing future round investors, and providing strategies for growth. We've found that seed investors can help set a company on a faster growth trajectory, and we aim to be a great partner.
Denver Angels will help protect the syndicate's investment in future round negotiations and manage all future distributions, liquidations, and exit events for the investment.
Investor Night is the quarterly connection event for investor members to meet one another, meet previous portfolio companies, and meet the entrepreneurs of the open opportunities in circulation.
At these events, companies get time to meet the investors in the group.
Held on the The Third Tuesday of January, April, July, and October