Apply now for funding from Sydney Angels
Sydney Angels offers the following benefits to entrepreneurs listed below
Our syndicates typically provide start-up and growth capital for the first two years, which can include follow-on funding for startups achieving milestones.
Sydney Angels syndicates also invest time, knowledge and experience into their portfolio companies.
Sydney Angels syndicates offer portfolio companies access to their valuable networks here and abroad.
The vast majority of our portfolio companies met these criteria when applying for investment
We look for startups that are clearly wanted by their target markets. Evidence of this may include: sales revenue, pre-sales, media, expressions of interest, letters of intent, etc.
An angel investment round is usually small and often the first external investment in a startup. We then offer follow-on funding to successful portfolio companies.
Investing in early-stage companies is fraught with risk, even for the most experienced investors. To account for this, valuations tend to be relatively low at this stage.
We look for the following qualities in our applicants
We look for businesses that are either targeting growth markets with limited competition or markets that are susceptible to disruption.
We look for businesses that possess intellectual property and/or other barriers to entry that are difficult for others to replicate or overcome.
We look for teams that have the experience, energy and connections to execute the plans that they propose.
We prefer to make our returns from an exit rather than dividends and typically like to see the potential for a 10x return on investment.
Our rigorous application process occurs in 6 cycles each year
Applications received by the due date for each cycle are considered. The committee reviews every application and selects 6 companies to progress to the next stage
All members are invited to anonymously rank the 6 companies. The most impressive companies with the greatest perceived potential are invited to pitch at the next stage.
Members, ecosystem representatives, VIPs and invited guests are all welcome to attend these evening events and view the pitches. If there is interest in a company, a syndicate will be formed.
The syndicate will request important information, including: financials, intellectual property details, documentation and more.
The syndicate will negotiate with you regarding the amount of capital they will invest and the terms of the investment.
At the conclusion of the investment process, documents are signed and exchanged to make it official – you are part of the family!
The syndicate will approach the $10m SASF on your behalf, seeking its co-investment of approximately 50%.
Entrepreneur application dates are detailed below, review our Calendar and Events page for full details on all of our Sydney Angels Events.
Sydney Angels Deal Screen Meeting and Members Meeting Calendar 2019
Cycle 1 - 15th January
Cycle 2 - 19th February
Cycle 3 - 7th May
Cycle 4 - 23rd July
Cycle 5 - 27th August
Cycle 6 - 1st October
Deal Screening Meeting
Cycle 1 - 5th February
Artesian DSM - 6th February
Cycle 2 - 12th March
Cycle 3 - 21st May
Cycle 4 - 6th August
Cycle 5 - 10th September
Cycle 6 - 15th October
Cycle 1 - 19th February
Cycle 2 - 2nd April
Cycle 3 - 4th June
Cycle 4 - 20th August
Cycle 5 - 24th September
Cycle 6 - 29th October
Please click the link and complete your application on the Gust platform to be considered for investment
Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are generally unable to offer any feedback until a company has reached the Deal Screening Meeting stage. If you are unsuccessful at any stage, we invite you to try again in a future cycle when your business has developed further and key metrics have improved. We simply do our best to pick what we believe are the most promising deals within a specific timeframe and we are not perfect at choosing future winners! We wish you all the best as you grow with your business and continue your entrepreneurial journey.