Thomas Mannsdorfer explains his involvement as an Archangel with Deale and the importance of supporting startups and innovation in today's tech-driven world.
What our portfolio company founders say about us.
The weekly reviews between our team and the group of executives at COREangels Atlantic with so much experiences in the most diverse areas, has been a game changer for KnowCode. Having all these backgrounds available is something immeasurable for us.
Co-founder of KnowCode
We have a working routine with the fund that allows us to share experiences and frequent suggestions, market trends as well as referrals to professionals and companies that can help us at Sizebay. There’s a very simple, direct and proactive relationship between investors and Sizebay.
CEO of Sizebay
Joining the portfolio of COREangels Atlantic was an important milestone for QRPOINT, in addition to having the opportunity to carry out the internationalization process with the support and expertise of COREangels, we have access to a network of investors and companies that can help us in many different areas.
Eduardo Fiuza Lobo
CEO of QRPOINT
Can I invest in a startup if it is not approved in the investment committee?
You can choose to invest in that startup individually, if the founders accept your investment. Most of our pre-selected startups choose COREangels because of our global community and the smart money provided by a group of angel investors and the diversity of expertise in the group.
Who decides which startup I invest in after the pitch?
You and your fellow group members.
You vote: Yes, No or Maybe for each startup that comes to the investment committee. We have a 1-investor, 1-vote policy so regardless of your investment ticket size in the group, you will always have equal voting rights. The leaders count the votes and if the startup gets a majority Yes, the group invests in that startup.
How is an investment committee different from a pitch day/demo day?
A demo day is a day where usually more than 10 startups are invited. On big Demo days, you might have 60 founders pitching their ideas.
In an Investment Committee, you are going to see pitches of no more than 3 startups that have already passed a screening process and primary due diligence. Your fund leaders have already done the valuations and the deal is negotiated ahead of time.
What is an investment committee?
Once you join a COREangels fund, there are going to be recurring demo days or pitch sessions of each angel fund where investors of the group listen to 2 or 3 startups that are pre-selected by the fund leaders. You get to ask questions during and after each Investment Committee and vote.
How do I invest in COREangels?
Pick a COREangels Fund in your country or one that is closest to your mission in life. Here is a list of our funds around the world: https://coreangels.com/our-angel-groups.
Make sure the minimum investment ticket and language requirements to join the fund of your choice are met. For instance, If you are based in a European country, speak English, and have a background in Artificial Intelligence, COREangels Big Data & AI might be a good match for you.
Connect with the leaders and angel investors of the fund that attracts you the most on LinkedIn and get an understanding of the group dynamics.
Once you have chosen an angel fund, apply via their webpage and a leader of the fund will followup with you to set up a call or meeting.