New Mexico Angels’ New Angel Club Hands-on intensive for Angel Investors, New and Old
WHAT: First in a series. Seven free initial workshops, hosted by New Mexico Angels
WHEN: Starts Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Runs through Wednesday, April 27th , 2022
WHO: Accredited Investors seeking to get involved and make a difference like YOU
WHERE: Virtually on ZOOM and in person in ABQ
Join New Mexico Angels (NMA) in their first New Angels Club, featuring hands-on education and guidance on investing in startups. A complementary program for new, aspiring and accredited investors brought to you in partnership with LANL’s Feynman Center.
New Mexico Angels announces our inaugural New Angel Club, a collaborative program teaching those interested in start-up Angel Investing through hands-on experience.
What is Angel Investing?
Early-stage investment in companies on the brink of high growth looking for capital to enable them to advance. Many startup and high-growth companies fail due to the ‘valley of death’ - they may have sales and revenues, but they don’t have sufficient cash flow to get them through the growth stage. Oftentimes, it only takes a few investors to turn a great idea into an industry-disrupting company. Angel investors are the solution to this problem - changing the world one deal at a time.
“Angels” are accredited investors willing to take calculated risks on promising entrepreneurs and their companies. Because of the early nature of these investments, they are high-risk high-reward opportunities. For investors, an early check maximizes upside on return potential. In New Mexico, a key to economic growth is Angel Investors. Our goal is to take companies from proof of concept to commercialization, which will allow them to attract additional funding.
Who Is This Program For?
People looking to impact the NM economy in a positive way through their ‘3 Ts’: time, treasure and talent, including writing checks to earn financial return. This is for new, aspiring and seasoned private investors who wish to diversify their investment portfolio.
This program covers how to do private investing, how to look at start-up companies and what to do in making an angel investing decision. Whether you are an experienced finance professional turning your expertise to Angel deals or a newcomer looking for how to help the local economy, join us! All are welcome to the complimentary sessions. Participants in the full program must meet SEC Angel Accreditation Requirements.
How Does The Program Work?
The New Angel Club starts with seven complimentary weekly workshops hosted by NM Angels. These discussion-based, collaborative sessions feature experienced investors sharing how they did it and entrepreneurs navigating the financing process. These real-life, NM cases are provided alongside a curriculum with readings and videos of industry experts to maximize learning. The end goal is cultivating a wider community of people undertaking Angel Investing, working together on capital decisions.
After the complimentary sessions, the program doubles down for 8-weeks to continue learning as a peer group and offers an opportunity to join New Mexico Angels as full Investor Members.The class concludes making actual investments together. NMA will guide the cohort through the diligence process: selecting several companies and then conducting due diligence to assess investability. The cohort of angel participants will collectively select from those companies for investment from a shared pool of capital.
Initial Sessions: No Cost
Paid Program: Eight Sessions + Due Diligence Documents + Joint investment
$500 or Join NM Angels as an Angel Member. Details here
Must be willing to commit at least $10K in investment in 2022
Note - All are welcome to the introductory sessions.
Full program requirement is to meet SEC Angel Accreditation Requirements.