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.
Investor Meetings: The Follow-On Experience
All 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
- More than half of interviewed companies had
meetings that resulted in ongoing investor relationships with new investors.
- 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.