General presentations produced by Open Angel and partners.
Links and tips for creating a great investment deck. An investment deck should be highly readable without you there to talk to it.
This is the style of deck you should submit as part of your application.
A basic overview of how to create your early stage pitch.
Are you building an insane tech company? Do you have a great personal reason for founding this company? Browse through 11 different archetypes of the story of your startup.
Starting template for building your pitch deck.
Should investors get equity or SAFE? Common or preferred shares?
Standard Canadian term sheets for Investment in early stage companies. Explanations and guidance on when and how to use common shares, preferred shares, convertible loan and SAFE. From the National Angel Capital Organization.
Use this free online tool to create, collaborate and share your captable and model various ownership, option and investment scenarios.
What do the effects of various rounds do to your cap table? What is a cap table? Where is your cap table?
Investors will request a set of company documents prior to investment. Pro tip: have them ready for sharing
There is! Angel List is like LinkedIn but specialized for startups to connect with angel investors and syndicates. You can also post jobs.
If only there was a place to connect with investors and potential employees for your startup...
Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist Yes, the title references venture capital, but it's equally applicable to angel funding. Save yourself some of the pain of learning by experience and read this. The latest edition includes a chapter on crowdfunding.
Marketplaces are simply an e-commerce site that connects buyers and sellers and we see a lot of startups working to establish these at Open Angel. Read Guide to Marketplaces to benefit from Boris' considerable experience building and scaling marketplaces.
Links to some other useful resources