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AngelNV Investor Conference

January 24, 2023 - April 29, 2023

Registration is now open!

Starting as an angel investor is easier than you might think. AngelNV connects angel investors with promising companies in our community while providing training to walk you through the process. 

Already an experienced investor? You can benefit from our program and grow your portfolio through our process, too!

Do you want to learn how to invest as part of a community and make an impact? Register Below!

Who this program is for:

First-time angel investors and experienced investors who are interested in growing their portfolio by investing in startup businesses.

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How the Angel NV
Investor Conference Works

AngelNV connects early-stage investors (angels) with entrepreneurs in the Nevada startup community. We provide potential angels the opportunity to learn how to invest together as part of a tight-knit community that is making lasting social and economic change. Angels meet new people, start a portfolio, and gain access to an experienced network. Our first-time investors grow to be part of the state-wide Nevada ecosystem, form their own investment funds/groups, and join other organizations like FundNV, Reno Seed Fund, Sierra Angels, and others.

The AngelNV Conference starts with a four-month-long Entrepreneur’s Track to prepare companies and provide sufficient deal flow. Those companies submit complete profiles for investor review beginning on January 24th. Investors will review 50+ applications and continue to narrow the field until the AngelNV Conference awards an investment on April 29, 2023. After multiple rounds of pitches and complete due diligence, a final winner will be selected by participating angels to receive the investment.

Earn your halo - Learn to be an Angel investor!

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Register for the 2023 AngelNV Investor Conference

Meet a Nevada Angel

Jeff Saling

Jeff is a third-time angel for the inaugural AngelNV Conference. Jeff has been leading the effort for StartupNV throughout Nevada - with loads of help from former Vegas Valley Angels and a burgeoning startup ecosystem in Las Vegas. Investors like Jeff have gone on to form and become involved with FundNV, the Sierra Angels, and other investor groups. 

Jeff Saling
StartupNV Lead | FundNV Investment Committee

There are two options to earn your halo as an AngelNV investor.

Active Unit

$6,000/unit

  • $5,000 of unit cost is invested.
  • The remaining $1,000 tax-deductible donation is billed separately by StartupNV (a 501c3 non-profit) and covers program operation costs, Nevada Blue Sky state fees, and fund set-up and administrative costs for the life of the fund (7 years).
  • Additional units cost $5,000 (limit 4). No admin fees or donations on additional units.
  • Active units have full voting rights - 1 vote per active unit. Four (4) votes max - even with five (5) or more units.
  • An extra one-half voting unit is awarded to diligence team leaders and fund administrators for the additional work required.
  • Investors domiciled outside of Nevada may incur additional Blue Sky fees for their states ($300 to $500 for most states.)
  • Fees also include access to AngelNV Investing Bootcamp, ACA Membership, and two (2) finale event tickets.

Passive Unit

$5,500/unit
  • $5,000 of unit cost is invested.
  • The remaining $500 tax-deductible donation is billed separately by StartupNV (a 501c3 non-profit) and covers program operation costs, Nevada Blue Sky state fees, and fund set-up and administrative costs for the life of the fund (7 years).
  • Additional passive units cost $5,000 (no limit). No admin fees or donations on additional units.
  • Passive units have restricted voting rights. Voting rights may be upgraded to “active” with >50% session participation.
  • Passive investors may attend boot-camp sessions as desired. Participation in group discussions may be restricted due to time constraints.
  • Investors domiciled outside of Nevada may incur additional blue sky fees for their states ($300 to $500 for most states)
  • Fees also include access to AngelNV Investing Bootcamp, ACA Membership, and one (1) finale event ticket.

Program Sessions & Dates

This Tentative Schedule assumes most meetings will occur on Tuesday evenings.  A poll will be taken of the investors to confirm or change the weekly meeting days and times.  All sessions will be offered in-person and online via a simultaneous, physical location linked, zoom session in our offices in Las Vegas and Reno.  Attend in person in Las Vegas, or virtually via zoom. All weekly sessions are recorded and made available to all registered investors by an unlisted / private link on our YouTube Channel.

  • Education Kickoff - Tuesday, January 24, 2023
  • Intros, Team Assignments, Process Explanation, Gust Intro - Tuesday, January 31, 2023
  • Initial Reviews, Team Meetings, Company Assignments - Tuesday, February 7, 2023
  • Team Breakouts, Team Presentations, Company Reviews - Tuesday, February 14, 2023
  • 3-Minute Pitches, Straw Poll, Vote Due by Friday - Tuesday, February 21, 2023
  • Discussion and Top 12 Selection - Tuesday, February 28, 2023
  • 10-Minute Pitches, Straw Poll, Vote Due by Friday - Tuesday, March 7, 2023
  • Discussion and Finalist Selection, DD Team Assignments - Tuesday, March 14, 2023
  • DD Team Findings & Reports - Tuesday, March 21, 2023
  • DD Team Findings & Reports - Tuesday, March 28, 2023
  • DD Team Findings & Reports - Tuesday, April 4, 2023
  • DD Team Findings & Reports - Tuesday, April 11, 2023
  • DD Team Findings & Reports - Tuesday, April 18, 2023
  • DD Reports Due by Noon - Monday, April 24, 2023
  • DD Discussion and Straw Poll - Tuesday, April 25, 2023
  • Finale Event - Saturday, April 29, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is StartUpNV(SNV)?
StartUpNV (SNV) is a NV statewide Incubator that helps Founders/Startups to Create, Collaborate on and Capitalize their businesses by providing mentoring and support services.
Why is StartUpNV running AngelNV?
To educate accredited investors on how to be successful angel investors in Nevada startups, growing our local startup ecosystem, diversifying our Nevada economy, and giving our local investors the chance to succeed in Nevada.
Why should I invest in AngelNV?
First and foremost, we believe the AngelNV training, low cost, and risk mitigation will produce a competitive return over time. Additionally, AngelNV provides an opportunity to help develop a sustainable startup ecosystem throughout the state of Nevada that historically has been neglected by the venture industry. It is also an opportunity to attract scalable startup business and founders with big ideas to the state and build a more resilient state economy.
How much can I invest?
Active and passive member units are priced at $5000 each, with an additional administrative and legal service fee of $1000 per unit.  The minimum investment is 1 unit, there is no maximum up to 40 unit total amount of the fund. Only the first four units will have voting power. 
What kind of returns can I expect?
As stated, risk in these types of investments are very high and as such returns could be a total loss or in the historical range for early-stage ventures of 3x to 5x. Past historical returns for this category of investing are no guarantee of future returns and you should invest only with this understanding.
How much risk is involved?
This segment of Asset Class, early stage startup companies, is considered to be very risky and it is possible for you to lose your entire investment given the very high risk. Prospective investors should give careful consideration to actual and potential risk factors and conflicts of interest discussed in the PPM in evaluating the merits and suitability of an investment in the fund. An investment in the fund, and the portfolio companies securities, involves considerable potential risks including the possible loss all or a material portion of your investment. You should closely review the written FundNV “Risk Factors” noted in the PPM when considering an investment in AngelNV.
Who can invest in the fund?
Accredited Investors as defined by the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
What are the investor terms of AngelNV?
AngelNV is targeting a fund totaling $200,000 (or more) on or before March 31, 2023. Member units are priced at $5000 each, with an additional adminstrative and legal fee of $500-$1,000 per unit. The fund will be managed through the Assure Glassboard platform and requires Limited Partners (members) to be Accredited Investor Members of Glassboard.
Who will manage AngelNV?
An Investment Committee (IC) of “Active” members selected by StartUpNV and AngelNV LP’s (members).  An “Active” member Angel is committed to attending all of the training and at least 60% of the periodic meetings about the companies.  Other accredited members may invest passively and participate occasionally in training and meetings, but will not participate in the final selection.
What type of startups will the fund invest in?
AngelNV LP’s (members) make the final decisions about what company or companies receive investment. The AngelNV conference will seek applications from a wide array of scalable startup companies, primarily based in Southern Nevada.
How will AngelNV source deal flow?
AngelNV expects that the extensive statewide network of StartUpNV will provide sufficient applicants to the fund.
What is the maximum initial investment by AngelNV that will be allowed per company?
The maximum total investment from AngelNV will be $200,000 per company from the conference fund. Additional funds will be invested in secondary/tertiary companies as decided by the Angels in advance of the final vote for investments. 
How big will the fund be?
AngelNV will be $200,000 or more, depending on the number of investors, with a minimum investment of $200,000 in the winning company with excess funds potentially being invested in secondary and tertiary companies. 
Where can I find information about this type of investment?
Typical sites that contain information about risks, returns, etc., are the Kauffman Foundation, Angel Capital Association, and the National Venture Capital Association. You can find out detailed information about AngelNV in the fund’s Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) on Glassboard. Please request access via email to baca@startupnv.o
Once I invest, may I withdraw my funds before the fund is terminated?
No. You should only consider investing if you are comfortable with potentially losing all of your investment — or not seeing any return for at least 7 years — and possibly closer to 10 years. The clear objective of any AngelNV conference fund is to earn a substantial return, however, investments in early-stage companies are risky. While we seek to mitigate that risk by providing education through the AngelNV conference, the investment risks remain very high.
Can I invest with IRA assets?
Yes, so long as your IRA documentation and Institution allow such an investment.
What type of legal entity is the fund?
It is a Nevada LLC.
What kind of reporting will I get?
The fund is using the Assure Glassboard platform for all back-office reporting requirements. You will be able to access information via Glassboard including annual updates on fund investments.
Can I invest additional money as a Limited Partner (member) with AngelNV?
Yes, to the extent the company seeking funding via AngelNV requires additional capital and that company allows additional investment for the AngelNV via a “sidecar” mechanism. This will occur on a case-by-case basis. 
As a Limited Partner, am I allowed to negotiate terms of the Limited Partnership agreement for the Fund?
No, the terms of the LP (LLC Member) agreement are set by Assure and cannot be modified.
What is the relationship between AngelNV and StartUpNV?
StartUpNV is the organizer of AngelNV, but they are separate legal entities. StartUpNV is a IRS approved 501(c)3 non-profit. AngelNV is a for profit venture fund formed as a Nevada LLC.

About StartUpNV

Our mission is to attract, educate, and grow scalable Nevada startups.

StartUpNV is a Nevada 501(c)3 organization focused on entrepreneurship, economic development, and diversity across the state. We offer programs aimed at supporting early-stage entrepreneurs including, a business incubator, pre-seed startup accelerator, and early-stage venture fund. The funds associated with StartUpNV are some of the most active funds in the state, investing in Nevada-based startups. 

 

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StartUpNV is Nevada's statewide business Incubator and Accelerator. FundNV, AngelNV, 1864 Fund, IncubateNV, and Incubate Vegas are programs of StartUpNV. FundNV invests in accelerator member companies. AngelNV is a single special purpose vehicle for educating new angels to invest in Nevada startups. 1864 Fund is a seed fund that focuses on startups in Nevada and the Mountain West. IncubateNV and Incubate Vegas programs work with early stage companies, not yet ready for funding.

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