Overview

About Angel Funding Angel groups benefit entrepreneurs by providing exposure to a wide set of potential investors, a structured investment process that facilitates efficient and relatively quick investment decisions, and ongoing mentoring. Angel investing represents a significantly large and growing portion of early stage capital available to start-up companies.

Is funding from an Angel Group right for your business? 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. Our Angels typically invest between $25,000 and $75,000 per transaction individually, and up to $500,000 as a group. We also co-invest and syndicate deals with other Angel groups. This helps raise additional capital to the company and greater access to the expertise and experience of Angel investors.

Our members invest in one to four transactions per year. On average, angels are patient, with an average term for holding an investment of 3-7 years. For the risk and added value they provide, angels seek returns of at least ten times their investment. Since 2010, we have received over 200 applications from across southern Ontario and Western New York.  Our funding process involves a thorough screening process where approximately three companies per meeting are selected to present to our members for funding consideration.

What we’re looking for. We 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 our investment criteria. We expect companies to submit a detailed application through the GUST portal, and become fully prepared with a polished presentation.