Invest capital and expertise by joining a network of investors to support innovative startups
What do IAG business angels have in common? They are people who bet on their own and other partners' ability to make profitable investments both for themselves and for the selected startups. They are managers, professionals, entrepreneurs. They know the risks involved in high potential investments and know that the results will be seen in the medium to long term. Above all, they believe in the strength of the partners' unique mix of skills, experience and relationships to support young technology companies in their growth path.
A business angel is a person who invests capital as well as time and expertise to support motivated and talented start-up founders to develop business projects.
In IAG there are over 250 business angels working together to achieve what is difficult to get as an individual: the sharing of experiences and circulation of knowledge, better risk management, a reduction in due diligence costs and a search for investment opportunities.
Talk a Little.
Listen a Lot
Carolina Gianardi, IAG Board of Directors
Yearly investment and networking opportunities
Being part of the first business angels network in Italy allows you to share investments and experiences with senior investors who have been active in the sector for years as well as to enrich your skills, also thanks to education activities.
The success of Italian Angels for Growth is based on our members, their active role in Association’s activities and an effective combination of expertises and investment availability.
Who are the IAG members?
People who have an overall investment availability in startups and innovative SMEs exceeding €100,000.
People who show their interest in investing at least €30,000 per year in several opportunities (minimum amount for each investment equal to €10,000). This interest in investing is a key factor in the admission process.
IAG is an angel network founded on the expertises of its members. Therefore, the expectation towards our members is that they will ensure a constant and effective contribution to the screening activity and support to the companies in the portfolio of our members. In particular, we expect from our members:
Online or face-to-face participation in some screening groups (reading and commenting on entrepreneurial projects and possibly meeting with entrepreneurs) on projects in which they are competent.
Online or face-to-face participation in bimonthly members’ meetings, our events for presenting investments and networking with other IAG members.
Access to the startups analysed by the IAG team and members with a thorough due diligence
Easier to quickly build a portfolio of investments in startups, diversified by industry and/or geographical area
Opportunity to actively contribute to the growth of startups through coaching and network-sharing with entrepreneurs.
Opportunity to invest individually limited amounts, which cumulatively (Club Deal) meet the needs of the startups.
Access to investment support from a competent staff.
Creation and fostering of periodic opportunities for events and meetings among members, both in person and online.
Up-to-date workshops on technological trends and investment techniques.
Each member decides how much time they can devote to the activities of the group. All meetings and workshops can also be attended online.
IAG associative life boasts a rich pool of events and opportunities to explore the venture capital world from an investment and networking perspective. Every year we organize:
35 Screening sessions:
IAG members can participate in all the in-depth meetings and selection of startups undergoing in person or remote evaluation.
5 Investor Day:
Every two months, at the end of the screening cycle, we organize an Investor Day event in which the selected investment opportunities are presented to all IAG members gathered in plenary. On that occasion, IAG members can make an initial expression of interest in investing (soft commitment), which, subject to the positive outcome of the due diligence carried out subsequently, will turn into a hard commitment.
2 IAG day:
Thanks to the partnership with LVenture Group, one of the leading Italian VCs and accelerators, we have privileged access to startups participating in the 2 semestral acceleration programs of LUISS EnLabs.
The flagship appointment of IAG associative life, the Retreat, is a 3-day event attended by all IAG members which features a succession of public conferences, private events, updates on portfolio startups and playful moments.
IAG workshops are an opportunity for networking and professional growth for all IAG members. We organize a monthly 2-hour event to deep dive and provide updates on the main themes regarding many topics (Angel Investing, tax benefits, market trends) with external guests, speakers and industry consultants.
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