We love meeting with entrepreneurs, hearing their stories and supporting peers doing exciting work. We find that the best opportunities for collaboration come through our network, and therefore only accept referrals. Whether through a member, other investor, service provider, friend of the group or other entrepreneur, we are always happy to look at anything that is passed to us from people we trust. Do a little digging and you’re likely to find someone who can make an introduction.
Startups that are of interest to members will be invited to a monthly meeting. If members indicate support, a voluntary Deal Lead will be appointed and collaborative due diligence commenced. Investment conversations begin post-diligence and involve many factors. No two investment processes are alike. Syndicated deals typically have faster investment timelines. After an Empire Angels membership investment, the group will continue to monitor the investment by routinely requesting progress updates and investor meetings.