Missouri Springfield Angel Network


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Missouri Springfield Angel Network

  1. 1. Welcome
  2. 2. Opportunity • Southwest Missouri is an Entrepreneur Hotbed • Jordan Valley Innovation Center (JVIC) and the Edward Jones Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (EJC) are attracting opportunities for new company formation • One missing link is seed- and early-stage capital • There are lots of opportunities in the area that can become successful with funding, coaching and support
  3. 3. Alternative Solutions Explored • A taskforce has studied the issue for several months • Reviewed research from a variety of sources • Looked for success in other Midwest cities • Met with angel capital firms and Universities • Attended Centennial Investors meeting • Attended National Angel Funds Convention
  4. 4. Angel Investing • Angel investment totaled an estimated $22 billion in 48,000 deals during 2005 • Provides crucial source for seed and early-stage financing • More hands-on, generally within one to two hour’s drive from home • An estimated 225, 000 individuals are active angels, with an average of four to five investors joining together to fund a startup
  5. 5. Angel Network The Angel Network is the first of two planned complementary components: • Angel Network a network of active angel investors • Drury Fund an early seed stage philanthropic fund
  6. 6. Vision Springfield Angel Network meets the early capital needs of university and private sector entrepreneurs and is a highly regarded economic force for creation of jobs and wealth in our community.
  7. 7. Angel Investors • Invest money in seed, startup and early stage companies • Invest time in entrepreneurs and their companies • Business acumen • Mentoring and coaching • Serve on boards
  8. 8. Who Are Angel Investors? • Often successful, entrepreneurs or retired business persons – active investors • Invest both time and money in companies • Accredited Investors – SEC definition • Angels invest their own money • Invest in local companies
  9. 9. Why Become an Angel Investor? • Return on Investment • Helping entrepreneurs • Staying engaged – using skills and experiences to help build a business • Giving back to community or university • An active form of investing – not just watching markets
  10. 10. Stages of Development • Seed/Startup – The company has a concept or product under development, not fully operational. (<18 months in existence) • Early Stage – Product or service under test or in early commercialization by customers. May be generating revenues. (>3 years old) • Expansion Stage – Company demonstrating significant growth. May not be profitable. (Usually >3 years old) • Later Stage – Generating on-going revenues. Cash flow positive. Includes spin-outs and established private companies. Source: PWC MoneyTree
  11. 11. Accredited Investor • Financial position of investor: • Net worth: $1 million, or • Annual personal income: $200,000, or • Annual family income: $300,000 • Assumption: • Knowledgeable – capable of due diligence • Can afford to lose invested funds • Implications: • Giving up regulated disclosure
  12. 12. Focus on High-Potential Investments • One or two in 10 investments will produce almost all of the ROI for the portfolio • These successes must yield 10-30x ROI • And…we cannot pick the winners • Therefore all portfolio companies should demonstrate the opportunity for a 10-30x ROI
  13. 13. Integrating Exit Timing into Portfolio Strategy • Angels expect to exit in 5-7 years and a balanced angel portfolio contains 10 companies. • Ideally: • Build to ten company portfolio gradually • Consider a portfolio of companies in different stages of development
  14. 14. Angels Invest Time in Portfolio Companies • Angels bring expertise to portfolio companies • Business acumen • Financial experience • Technical expertise • Common roles • Advisor, Mentor, Coach, Director • Except in emergency, unpaid consultant
  15. 15. Investing through an Angel Network • Dividing the work lessens the individual load • Variety of investor experience is available • Standardized processes and term sheets • Exposure to more deal flow • Pick and choose the deals you like • Camaraderie
  16. 16. The Angel Investing Process
  17. 17. Angel Investing Process • Pre-screening • Screening • Dinner Meeting Presentation • Due Diligence • Follow-up Discussions and Negotiations • Closing
  18. 18. Pre-Screening • Entrepreneurs submit an application • Review Committee does preliminary review looking for plans which fit the Angel Network profile • Approved companies move to Screening phase • Declined companies are notified
  19. 19. Screening • Entrepreneur presents plan to a small group of Angel Network members • Application and business plan are reviewed • Looking for a champion among members • Outcomes: • Invitation to present at Dinner Meeting • Decline interest
  20. 20. Dinner Meeting • Dinner meetings for Angel Network members • Hear two 15-minute company presentations • 15-minute Question & Answer sessions • Identify interested investors at meeting • Approved companies move to Due Diligence phase
  21. 21. Due Diligence • Validation of the business plan • In-depth check of management team • Verification of exclusiveness of Intellectual Property • Confirm size of opportunity • Check competitive environment • Test barriers to entry
  22. 22. Angel Investors • Around the country, Angels are making a difference • In job creation • In wealth creation by providing equity capital and mentoring to entrepreneurs • High risks, but potentially high returns
  23. 23. Angel Network • Consider joining the Springfield Angel Network • Focal point for deal flow • Defined processes • Benefit from members’ expertise • Camaraderie • Make a difference in the community • Potential for good returns
  24. 24. Membership • Annual $500 membership fee includes cost of dinner meetings • Members decide what amount, if any, to invest in a company • Members are expected to invest an average of $25,000 per year in angel investments • Expectation that members will actively participate
  25. 25. Support for Angel Organizations Springfield Angel Network is considering membership in the Angel Capital Association and gratefully acknowledges the educational materials and strong support provided by Marianne Hudson and others affiliated with the Kauffman Foundation.
  26. 26. Q&A