The Entrepreneur Experience
More than 100 participations interviewed. All had a positive experience with the Angel
Venture Forum. In particular, companies were pleased with the professionalism of AVF team and participants and the sense that
they got an accurate assessment of what investors were looking for. The educational events were well regarded by the entrepreneurs
who were able to attend. Many of the entrepreneurs specifically noted that the quality and quantity of investors was higher
than at other pitch events. The entrepreneurs found the screening day itself the most valuable part of the process, primarily
for the ability to connect directly with key screening investors.
Meetings: The Follow-On Experience
entrepreneurs reported follow up meetings with investors, usually three or more meetings or communications
- The average entrepreneur raised $350,000 coming into
AVF, and is looking to raise $600.000 in their current round.
- More than half of interviewed companies had meetings that resulted in ongoing investor relationships with
- Nine (9) companies specifically
reported substantive follow-up meetings with active investors.
- Two (2) of the companies reported that they put their fundraising on hold after the AVF.
Six online and in-person educational events attracted 178 attendees. The most popular
were around the topics of Leadership and Valuation. They were praised both for helping entrepreneurs with their business models
and for helping entrepreneurs understand how to communicate with investors.