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Recap: April 2017 Investment Meeting

On April 18, 2017, GTAN held its monthly investment meeting, and Angels were pitched by a variety of exciting local startups. Each founder offered an engaging pitch and interacted with the audience, and all companies that pitched are moving forward into the due diligence stage. Our Angels are looking forward to learning more about each company […]

GTAN|RAW Recap

Startups: What would you do if you could test out your pitch before you had to do it with money on the line? Last week we launched GTAN|RAW, where local startups had the opportunity to share their pitch with GTAN angel investors and three local tech judges, Mike Kirkup, Benton Leong, and Snita Balsara. After the […]

Communitech News The Funder’s Side: Four rules for attracting investor interest

When it comes to landing investment for a startup, the “pitch” is only the beginning. Once a founder enters due diligence with angel investors, they have about a 70 per cent chance of receiving funding, according to the National Angel Capital Organization. Due diligence is the process during which angels investigate their potential investment to […]

Introducing GTAN|RAW

Thinking about raising money and don’t know where to start?  Come pitch to seasoned angel investors and get their feedback on your business. No filter.  No strings attached.  Raw.   On April 4th, 2017, GTAN – Golden Triangle Angel Network – will host a new event aimed at early-stage companies who are considering raising funds […]

Recap: March 2017 Investment Meeting

On March 21st, GTAN held its monthly investment meeting at Bingemans, where local startups pitched to the GTAN membership. After three excellent pitches and a lot of enthusiasm from the Angels, all three companies will be moving on to the next stage of due diligence. Learn more about BridesMade, SAMETRICA, and Zoom.ai below! BridesMade – CEO […]

Recap: February 2017 Investment Meeting

The February GTAN meeting began with some important announcements from the President Rob Douglas. GTAN Angels invested in the 70th company, with several other companies in the due diligence pipeline.  The economic impact of those investments is well over 75+M dollars.   Three more companies were put forward for investment from the GTAN selection committee […]

The Funder’s Side: An angel’s perspective on valuation and exit strategies

Founders often ask me what angels look for when they’re choosing where to invest, and the truth is, not all angels have the same priorities when it comes to investment choices. However, here are some general principles for founders to consider when they’re preparing their pitches. No matter how early-stage you are, it’s important to […]

Recap: January 2017 Investment Meeting

Welcome, 2017! We are looking forward to another year of presentations and pitches from amazing, local talent. The GTAN Angels are actively looking to fill the gap between seed capital and VC funding. We kicked off our 2017 investment meetings with pitches from Sitata, Pathcore, and Penta Medical. Learn more about the companies below. Sitata – Adam […]

GTAN Angels Reflect on 2016

It’s important to look at the past year of investments and funding rounds in order to see trends and themes that emerge. At our last investment meeting, we asked some GTAN Angels for their highlight moment and trends of 2016. Here’s what they had to say: For Gary, “the highlight of 2016 has been the […]

Top GTAN Blog Posts of 2016

2016 was an excellent year for GTAN! Our monthly investment meetings showcased pitches from over 25 local companies, many moved forward into due diligence. Below is a list of the top GTAN blog posts of 2016. We reflect on the past year as we prepare for a busy 2017. Transfuzion October Investment Meeting Golden Triangle […]