www.mapleleafangels.com | info@mapleleafangels.com | 416.646.6235 | @mapleleafangels
Investment Criteria
www.mapleleafangels.com | info@mapleleafangels.com | 416.646.6235 | @mapleleafangels
Angel investors are wealthy individua...
www.mapleleafangels.com | info@mapleleafangels.com | 416.646.6235 | @mapleleafangels
• Is your team experienced, driven, c...
www.mapleleafangels.com | info@mapleleafangels.com | 416.646.6235 | @mapleleafangels
• Is the projected spending by custom...
www.mapleleafangels.com | info@mapleleafangels.com | 416.646.6235 | @mapleleafangels
• Have you proven the concept behind ...
www.mapleleafangels.com | info@mapleleafangels.com | 416.646.6235 | @mapleleafangels
• Do you have a plan to achieve wides...
www.mapleleafangels.com | info@mapleleafangels.com | 416.646.6235 | @mapleleafangels
• Do you require between $50,000 to $...
www.mapleleafangels.com | info@mapleleafangels.com | 416.646.6235 | @mapleleafangels
• Do you have a clear exit strategy t...
www.mapleleafangels.com | info@mapleleafangels.com | 416.646.6235 | @mapleleafangels
If you are still not sure if you are ...
www.mapleleafangels.com | info@mapleleafangels.com | 416.646.6235 | @mapleleafangels
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  1. 1. www.mapleleafangels.com | info@mapleleafangels.com | 416.646.6235 | @mapleleafangels Investment Criteria
  2. 2. www.mapleleafangels.com | info@mapleleafangels.com | 416.646.6235 | @mapleleafangels Angel investors are wealthy individuals who invest in high-risk, early-stage ventures by reserving a portion of their investment portfolios to provide emerging companies with seed and startup capital through direct, private investments. Their goal is to achieve higher returns than the typical public markets provide. Most Angels are active investors - in other words, they contribute their time and experience, as well as offer introductions to valuable contacts essential to the company's success. Who Are Angel Investors?
  3. 3. www.mapleleafangels.com | info@mapleleafangels.com | 416.646.6235 | @mapleleafangels • Is your team experienced, driven, coachable, and willing to cede some control and decision-making authority to outside investors? Management Team Target Customer • Do you have an identifiable market segment to target? • Is there a demonstrable and significant demand for your proposed solution?
  4. 4. www.mapleleafangels.com | info@mapleleafangels.com | 416.646.6235 | @mapleleafangels • Is the projected spending by customers in your product category large and growing? • Can this be a $100 million market? Market Size Competition • Have you identified potential competitors? • Do you understand your company's differentiation points - your unique sales proposition? • Will true barriers to entry help your company to maintain a competitive advantage?
  5. 5. www.mapleleafangels.com | info@mapleleafangels.com | 416.646.6235 | @mapleleafangels • Have you proven the concept behind your product or technology? • Can this be confirmed with data or by objective experts? • Have you built a comprehensive business plan to commercialize the technology? Technology Protected Intellectual Property • Have you protected your intellectual property? • Have you performed an exhaustive search to be sure that you are not infringing on patents or trademarks held by others?
  6. 6. www.mapleleafangels.com | info@mapleleafangels.com | 416.646.6235 | @mapleleafangels • Do you have a plan to achieve widespread market penetration for your products and services? • How will you do this as efficiently as possible? • Will you create an internal, direct sales team, or will you rely on external channel partners? Sales Strategy Profit Potential • Can you demonstrate how high margins (+15%) and consistent cash flow growth will be achieved?
  7. 7. www.mapleleafangels.com | info@mapleleafangels.com | 416.646.6235 | @mapleleafangels • Do you require between $50,000 to $500,000 to finance growth activities, including product development, recruiting key staff, launching sales and marketing activity? Capital Needs Financial Projections • Have you developed reasonable financial projections - including an income statement, cash flow and balance sheet and supporting spreadsheets - based on logical, realistic assumptions?
  8. 8. www.mapleleafangels.com | info@mapleleafangels.com | 416.646.6235 | @mapleleafangels • Do you have a clear exit strategy that will enable Angel investors to generate a return of at least ten times their initial investment? Exit Strategy Business Plan • Have you developed a comprehensive business plan that articulates your key business strategies for how you will grow your venture?
  9. 9. www.mapleleafangels.com | info@mapleleafangels.com | 416.646.6235 | @mapleleafangels If you are still not sure if you are ready for angel investment here are some resources to help: NAO Investment Ready Quiz (http://www.nao-ontario.ca/investment-ready-quiz/) Steve Blank’s Investment Readiness Level Information (http://steveblank.com/2013/11/25/its-time-to-play-moneyball- the-investment-readiness-level/) Still Unsure?
  10. 10. www.mapleleafangels.com | info@mapleleafangels.com | 416.646.6235 | @mapleleafangels Apply for funding through our website: Apply for Funding! (https://www.mapleleafangels.com/fundingapplication) *A one page Executive Summary and a Pitch Deck are required to ensure your application is complete Ready to Apply?

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