Growing the Investors who will seed tomorrow's
An Angel Investor is an individual who provides capital for a business start-up (when the business is first forming), usually in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity. While there are some exceptions, Angel investor criteria (as governed by S.E.C. regulations) require an individual to have an annual income over $200,000 or a net worth over $1 million.
Angel capital is critically important because it fills the gap in seed funding between "friends and family" and more robust institutional financing; allowing new business innovation to grow and thrive.
Did you know…
on average Angel investors receive 250% return on their investment (ROI) in an average of 3.5 years
Startups with Angel backing are at least 14% more likely to survive
There are an estimated 300,000 Angel-eligible women not currently taking advantage of this investing vehicle
Image what we can do if we get more successful women involved in Angel investing to build their wealth while growing our country’s most innovative ideas! This is what WCBA is all about.
WCBA offers free membership to women who currently qualify as Angels and those who will meet Angel criteria within 3 -5 years. Basic Membership includes access to:
Online resources - WCBA learning library, Women & Wealth curated articles, monthly recommended reading, and (coming soon!) online video course
WCBA Networking and Informational sessions, including the Sips & Tips™ series, and mock pitch events
WCBA closed Facebook group for general information and community-based learning
Partner education events - Angel group & fund info sessions, Roadshows and Pitch events
Other Ways to Get Involved
Women Can Be Angels is a 501(c)3 education organization whose mission is to advance Angel investment awareness among women in order to evaluate it as an option in their overall wealth management strategy. We believe this will result in the betterment of both women’s financial strength and the innovation ecosystem which is dependent upon early-stage investments. We do not invest, recommend specific investments, or endorse specific investing organizations. We only provide education opportunities.