The Entrepreneur Experience
More than 100 of the attending entrepreneurs who attended the AVF
were interviewed by AVF. All of the entrepreneurs who were surveyed had a positive experience with the Angel Venture Forum.
In particular, companies were pleased with the professionalism of AVF team and participants and the sense that they got an
accurate assessment of what investors were looking for. The educational events were well regarded by the entrepreneurs who
were able to attend. Many of the entrepreneurs specifically noted that the quality and quantity of investors was higher than
at other pitch events. The entrepreneurs found the screening day itself the most valuable part of the process, primarily for
the ability to connect directly with key screening investors.
Investor Meetings: The Follow-On Experience
All entrepreneurs reported some kind of follow up meeting with investors, usually three
or more meetings or communications. Other statistics include the following:
- The average entrepreneur raised $350,000 coming into AVF, and is looking to raise $600.000
in their current round.
- More than half of interviewed
companies had meetings that resulted in ongoing investor relationships with new investors.
- Nine (9) companies specifically reported substantive follow-up meetings with active investors.
- Two (2) of the companies reported that they put their fundraising
on hold after the AVF.
and in-person educational events attracted 178 attendees. The most popular were around the topics of Leadership and Valuation.
They were praised both for helping entrepreneurs with their business models and for helping entrepreneurs understand how to
communicate with investors.