Angel Lounge at the ATDC Facts:
Who should attend: Angel investors, people interesting in becoming an angel investor and Venture Capitalists (out of town visitors are welcome)
When: Third Thursday of every month from 11:30am – 1:30pm
Where: ATDC at 75 5th Street
Contact Charlie@paparelli.com to be added to the invite list.
Angel investing is fraught with risk. All you have to do is get close to an investment and these risks begin to haunt you. Should I make this invest? Who can I talk to about this? Everyone seems to be doing it. Don’t they see what I see?
We created Angel Lounge at the ATDC so you can learn from people who are active Angel investors. People who had these same questions and invested or walked away. A room full of people who are there to share the good, the bad and the ugly of their investing experience. (I had one of our angels in last week’s meeting say this felt a lot like an AA meeting. Perfect!)
The purpose of Angel Lounge at the ATDC is to help create an Atlanta angel investment community that is informed, connected, successful and sustainable.
Informed: We become informed by sharing what happened in our deals. Each month we will have an angel investor share a story of one of his investments from beginning to end. This may be a deal which ended in success, failure or maybe somewhere in between. We will then have a discussion around key elements of their story so we can all share what we learned or have questions about.
Connected: Angel Lounge at the ATDC is an opportunity to meet other people who are investing or thinking about investing in startups. Every month you will meet investors who are just like you. The venue is rich in new connections and future partnerships with angels and VC’s.
Successful: Our aim is to help angel investors be more successful. Angel investing went into a hiatus after the dot-com bust and then again in the market crash of 2008. Now the Dow is at 17,000 and Angel investing is coming back in vogue. Come learn what deals are circulating in Atlanta and what looks interesting and why.
Sustainable: Angel investments ending in a successful exit create sustainability. Money must keep growing and flowing for us to have a sustainable Angel investing community. It must go into investments and it must come out of investments. We aim to help create a culture of investments, which build real companies with attractive exits.
A connected and informed early stage investment community is a foundational element to a vibrant startup ecosystem. If this makes sense to you and you are an investor or interested in investing, send me an email (Charlie@paparelli.com) to get invited to the next meeting.