Angel Investing Webinars

Andrea Piazza, angel investor and leader of COREangels Femtech+ fund, an early-stage portfolio fund for female-led startups, brings to you the basics of angel investing.



“Only 2% of capital worldwide is invested in startups founded by women. We want to make information about investments in startups more accessible to everybody, so we can help to make those numbers more balanced”

“We need more women involved in the innovation ecosystem, as startup leaders and investors. If you are considering to join this fascinating universe, and want to learn more about investment in startups, this series is for you.”

“If you invest as a business angel, you don’t need to invest much, and you can also help with your expertise. But if we don’t have gender equality on investment decisions, we will most probably perpetuate the 2% average investment in women led startups from past decades.”

“There are many opportunities to invest in the female market which represents 51% of the world population. If you believe the female market is prone to innovation, and that women need much more solutions than what is available in health, family tasks, financial inclusion, education, career development or any other area, but you don’t know how or where to start, join us in this webinar series about angel investing.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What is angel investing?

Angel investing is a type of early-stage investment where individuals provide small amounts of their own money to startups in exchange for equity or a share in the company. Angel investors play a crucial role in fostering innovation by supporting new businesses with the potential to change the world.

What role do angel investors play in startups beyond providing funds?

Angel investors often play a supportive role in the startups they invest in. They can provide mentorship, guidance, and valuable connections to help the founders grow their businesses and achieve milestones.

How can I get started with angel investing if I'm interested?

To begin angel investing, consider conducting research on startup opportunities, attending networking events, or exploring online angel investment platforms and syndicates. It's essential to learn more about the specific processes and requirements in your area or through the platform you choose to use.

What resources or organizations can help me learn more about angel investing?

Various educational resources, online platforms, and angel investor associations offer valuable insights into angel investing. Consider joining local or online groups, attending workshops, or seeking out books and articles on the subject to enhance your knowledge and skills as an angel investor.

What kind of startups do angel investors support?

Angel investors typically invest in very early-stage companies, which are usually less than three years old. These startups are still in the process of testing the market to determine if their product or service has a market fit and are often focused on creating innovative solutions that can be scaled.

How do angel investors make a return on their investment?

Angel investors make money by investing in startups in exchange for equity. When the value of the startup increases, they can later sell their shares or equity for a profit. This return on investment is realized when the startup succeeds and potentially goes public (IPO) or is acquired.

What is a SAFE contract?

A SAFE contract stands for "Security Agreement for Future Equity." It is a type of contract used in angel investing where an investor provides funds in exchange for the promise of receiving equity in the company at a later date, typically when certain milestones are reached.

What are the risks associated with angel investing?

Angel investing is high-risk and often comes with low liquidity. These investments are typically private, making it challenging to sell shares to other investors. Therefore, investors should be prepared for a longer-term commitment and have a clear understanding of the risks involved.

Can you provide examples of successful startups that began as early-stage companies?

Yes, there are numerous examples of startups that started with minimal funding and became highly successful. For instance, Airbnb initially raised only $20,000 and went on to have an IPO with a valuation of $47 billion. Factorial, a Spanish HR solutions company, took six years to reach a valuation of over $1 billion.

How can individuals get involved in angel investing?

There are a few ways to get started with angel investing. You can choose to invest directly in startups you believe in, performing your own due diligence and negotiation. Alternatively, you can join crowd-investing platforms or angel investor groups, where experts evaluate opportunities for you. Lastly, you can participate in angel syndicates or clubs, investing with a group of like-minded individuals.

Is there a recommended approach to angel investing?

Building an angel portfolio, which involves investing in multiple startups to spread risk, is often recommended. Diversifying your investments across different companies can help mitigate risk and increase the likelihood of a higher return on investment.

Are angel investors limited to specific regions, like Silicon Valley?

No, angel investing opportunities exist in various regions and cities worldwide. Innovation hubs are emerging globally, and successful startups can be found in many different locations.