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The Waco Angel Network is an organization dedicated to providing quality investment opportunities for accredited angel investors in the Greater Waco area and to connecting growing companies with information and advisors for the purpose of raising money and assisting in their growth.

Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs who need capital and/or expertise to build their business can benefit from this unique funding option. Angel investment is the “right” source of funding for only a small proportion of entrepreneurial businesses. When considering yourself for investment by an individual angel or angel group, ask yourself these key questions:

  • Am I willing to give up some amount of ownership and control of my company?
  • Can I demonstrate that my company is likely to realize significant revenues and earnings in the next three to seven years?
  • Can I demonstrate that my company will produce a significant return for investors?
  • Am I willing take the advice from investors and accept board of director decisions I may not always agree with?
  • Do I have an exit plan for the company that may mean I’m not involved in three to seven years?

The Waco Angel Network seeks business plans meeting the following criteria:
1. Texas-based deals
2. Total fund raise no greater than $2 million (Any deal more than $1million must come with a lead investor and a terms sheet.)
3. Completed or near-completed product/service offering.

If your business plan meets our minimum criteria, we invite you to submit your plan to WAN using the link below. Please note, we charge $250 per plan submission.

Entrepreneur Login Link

Entrepreneur Resources

Angel Capital Education Foundation
1. Listing of angel groups in United States and Canada
2. Information resources for entrepreneurs

Angel Investor News
1. Background on angel investing
2. Preparing business plans and presentations

Baylor University – John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship
1. FastTrac Entrepreneurship training program
2. Innovation Evaluation Program

Emerging Technology Fund and the North Texas RCIC
1. Funding opportunity from through the State of Texas
2. Pre-seed to commercialization stages may qualify

Entrepreneur.com

1. Self-assessments
2. Startup planning
3. Business plan development guides

Inc.com – Working with Angels
1. Articles and practical advice for entrepreneurs interested in obtaining angel funding.

Kauffman Foundation eVenturing
1. See “Funding Sources” for a collection of articles, tools, and templates on pitching angels

MCC-Small Business Development Center
1. One-on-one counseling services and
2. Business training courses

SCORE
1. Business planning
2. Marketing planning
3. Strategic planning

Small Business Administration
1. Workshops on business formation
2. Loans

Investors

Membership is open to individuals by invitation only. In order to join the network, an individual must:

  • Qualify as an accredited investor
  • Agree to the WAN Rules of Membership and Conduct and Membership Agreement
  • Have relevant investment experience or be interested in learning from their peers
  • Be willing to pay $1,000 annual dues

Benefits

  • Access to quality and screened investment opportunities
  • Opportunity to co-invest with highly qualified angels
  • Networking with other accredited local investors
  • Occasional access to deals from sister organizations such as the Central Texas Angel Network, which can offer access to technologies and industries beyond those commonly found in Greater Waco.. 

Investor Login Link







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