Get funded or find out why not.™
Listen in as investors anonymously talk to each other about bagging your business.
What is AngelRoot
A platform for those who create , fund and help grow startup businesses.
Investor feedback can help you take off the training wheels
AngelRoot was designed to become a global repository, complete with sophisticated tools for investors to discover, source, quantitatively screen, collaborate, refer and curate deals.
Startups, if you're seeking to be discovered and gauge investor interest, you can subscribe to the AngelRoot networks that are aligned with your business.
Then, you can listen in as investors collaborate by anonymously rating and making comments.
How much does it cost to sign up
Signing up is easy and free.
So, tell me in 13 seconds about the business you spent the last two years of your life creating.
If you're an entrepreneur, when you publish your startup profile and subscribe to aligned networks, you'll be riding with your classmates and colleagues. So, chances are they’ll take the time to listen.
But, if that doesn’t work, try pressing the buttons for all the floors.
Our social mission
AngelRoot is a philanthropically based benefit corporation. We plan to pay it sideways.
If, for example, you went to Stanford you’re welcome to subscribe to our Stanford university network for free and then hear what your investor-classmates think about your business.
But, if you also want feedback from UCal-Berkeley alumni-investors, you’ll need to pay a small guest fee.
We’re sharing those fees with nonprofits that the members of our UCal network vote for.
It's our idea of paying it sideways.
Network by network, we share the guest fees we collect with universities and nonprofits that empower entrepreneurs.
So, it seems it’s all getting paid forward.
The startup landscape - where we fit
AngelRoot is where startups and investors first connect. After you hook up, well that’s up to you...
What happens on AngelRoot doesn't stay on AngelRoot
We’re not a funding portal.
Instead, we are a portal for funding portals and the startups and investors that use them. Investors get to use heretofore unavailable tools to discover, source, screen, analyze, collaborate and refer.
The platform also facilitates credentialed collaboration through affinity networks.
We've also elevated the process used to curate deals for our member’s firms, funds, syndicates, clubs, groups and so on.
We call these organizations Ambassadors.
Why was AngelRoot created
Because only 1 in 400 startups find the capital they need, we set out to help the other 399 learn why they’re being overlooked.
Funding portals can help cool startups become hot deals. We aim to help startups become cool.
Are you sure you're ready for a funding portal, or angel group, or seed accelerator? Or for that matter, your relatives?
AngelRoot is where you can test-pitch investors. We set it up so that you can be a fly on the wall while investors tell each other what they think about your business.
You'll know what's being said, but not who's saying it.
The idea is simple. Investor feedback can help you make your business more investment worthy.
After all, AngelRoot is "where startups start up"™.
Who founded AngelRoot
AngelRoot was founded by Wharton Angel Network volunteers and conceived out of necessity.
Recognizing that WAN needed an on-line platform, a group of us undertook to independently design and build one. That is to say, a platform that provided...
- A global repository of deals logically organized for all types of early-stage investors
- A system to present sweat-equity opportunities to mentors
- An opportunity to help members who were investment intermediaries, facilitators, fiduciaries and professional service providers feature their firms
- Elegant tools to help classmates and colleagues collaborate
- A standardized methodology for judges (screening committee members) to confidentially rate and comment
- A fully integrated application management system including analytics for committee members to then pick meritorious companies to be showcased
- And perhaps most importantly, a feedback mechanism in which investor reviews, ratings and comments could anonymously be shared with entrepreneurs. After all, our ultimate mission was to help startups advance their businesses