When we launched WOMENA, we wanted to make sure our members got the most out of their membership. There are many ways to maximise WOMENA membership and we’ve broken them down into seven categories.
By investing together, members’ funds are pooled and have a greater impact. We also try to seek investment opportunities for our members where other investors are already involved. This allows us to participate in bigger rounds and it gives us the advantage of syndicating with experienced and knowledgeable investors. We always let members know if there is interest or commitments from other investors and this is something members should pay attention to and consider.
We want our portfolio companies to succeed! We help them by making introductions to our networks and fellow investors and you can help them too! You can help your investments succeed by mentoring, advising, sitting on the board, introducing to your networks or help with key recruitment.
By working together, we use each other to offer guidance and advice on investment opportunities. If you have particular expertise on a topic in question, we would love for you to share it with the group!
It is critical as an angel investor to diversify your portfolio. It’s great to invest in what you know, but angel groups give you the ability to invest in new industries. You should also use the team’s and members’ expertise to explore new industries
At each Pitch Meeting, we have different kinds of startups pitching. They provide solutions in different industries and sectors and no one startup is the same. When you attend the Pitch Meetings, you get to meet the entrepreneurs in person and can get that gut feeling, that is often important in angel investing.
Our workshops are designed to make you feel more confident with angel investing and give you the foundational knowledge to go out and make your first investment. For a new member, ther workshops are very valuable.
And of course at all our events, you get the chance to meet and network with likeminded individuals!
Due Diligence Reports
Our due diligence reports into each company are very detailed and comprehensive. If you have expressed an interest in the company, make sure you read the report and if you don’t have the time, scan them. The WOMENA team is always here to answer any questions you may have about the reports and are more than willing to meet with you to go through the report.
We will frequently email you asking for your opinions on the companies and anything you may want from us. We love to hear from you! If you are interested in the companies presenting, you can always log into your Gust account and you can share with us your thoughts on the presenting companies.