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Benefits of Midlothian Angel Network Participation

Midlothian Angel Network Investors Involvement

Invest in your comfort level according to your plan.

Utilize the combined knowledge and experience of the network to help you make more informed decisions.

Successful early-stage investing is challenging and becomes increasingly difficult the earlier the investment is made in the startup's lifecycle. The typical angel network model of direct investments in startups is only sustainable if there is strong leadership from investors with a track record of achieving attractive returns, and even then, successful participation is limited by the ability to execute on a diversified startup investing plan.

It's kind of like betting on the new unknown horse and jockey with the low odds of winning. The potential for amazing returns are what draw investors in, successfully executing on a well thought out investment plan is what allows you to keep playing. This is why a strategy for building a diversified startup investment portfolio is key and utilizing ways to invest that offer the flexibility to support your plan are crucial as you gain experience as a startup investor.

Midlothian Angel Network is not a party or beneficiary of any investment transactions. MIDLOTHIAN ANGEL NETWORK facilitates an array of investment participation options ranging from direct investments to leading or following in MIDLOTHIAN ANGEL NETWORK member led syndications through special purpose vehicles (SPVs). SPVs also allow for greater investment diversification opportunities through lower investment minimums and a meritocratic investment structure based on participation level in sourcing through closing of the deal.

Syndicate MAN Backer
(Syndicate Membership)
$0
  • Participation as Midlothian Angel Network syndicate backer.
  • Invited to participate in monthly deal review meetings with entrepreneurs seeking funding and MAN investor community. Ability to invest in syndicated deals diligenced and led by MAN Angel/Venture partners.
  • MAN syndicate backers agree to abide by same Rules of Membership and Conduct as MAN members.
Silver MAN Membership
(General Membership)
$100 per year
  • Access to participation in all MAN activities.
  • Access to all dealflow with ability to indicate interest in which deals you would like to have present to the membership's monthly deal review meetings.
  • Ability to invest directly in applicant companies according to agreeable terms negotiated with the company, subject to company minimum.
  • Can also invest as a MAN syndicate backer.
Gold MAN Membership
(Angel Partner)
$250 per year
  • General Membership +
  • Ability to participate as a syndicate lead investor in MAN syndications and earn corresponding carried interest.
  • Lead investors share due diligence and facilitate periodic updates and on-going reporting post-funding to syndicate backers.
  • Structure is negotiable amongst investors on a deal by deal basis.
Platinum MAN membership
(Venture Partner)
$1000 for life
  • General Membership +
  • Ability to participate as a syndicate lead investor in MAN syndications and earn corresponding carried interest.
  • Lead investors share due diligence and facilitate periodic updates and on-going reporting post-funding to syndicate backers.
  • Structure is negotiable amongst investors on a deal by deal basis.

Benefits of Midlothian Angel Network Membership.

Midlothian Angel Network

Option to act in the role of a fund manager on a deal by deal basis by participating in sourcing, diligencing and pitching the deal to other investors. Investors new to startup investing can learn from more experienced angel investors.

See a broad range of exciting startup companies

At our monthly meetings, entrepreneurs will deliver short effective presentations of their innovations and business proposals resulting in you seeing far more deals than you could as an individual. Applicant companies are prescreened so that only the top deals are presented at the live meetings.

See a broad range of exciting startup companies

At our monthly meetings, entrepreneurs will deliver short effective presentations of their innovations and business proposals resulting in you seeing far more deals than you could as an individual. Applicant companies are prescreened so that only the top deals are presented at the live meetings.

Reduce the workload by sharing due diligence

Midlothian Angel Network members can lead or collaborate during due diligence based on individual interest and preference. Participation in these due diligence efforts is entirely voluntary but we highly recommend it as a great way to gain insight to the investment opportunities, learn the process of due diligence and get to know your fellow angel investors. Our members bring a wide variety of skills, knowledge, and expertise to the process.

Receive automatic membership in the Angel Capital Association (ACA) of America

Since Midlothian Angel Network is an affiliate member of the ACA you are automatically a member of the national organization, thereby entitling you to attend national meetings, logon to the ACA website with its many resources and sign up for educational sessions such as the many webinars conducted by top national experts in the field of angel investing