INVEST IN STARTUPS
Winter Park Angels is one of the oldest angel groups in Florida. Being associated with Winter Park Angels provides exposure to investment opportunities in early and expansion stage companies throughout Florida and the nation. Winter Park Angels is not an investment fund, as each member makes his or her own investment decisions outside of the group. Rather, it is an informal association of accredited investors that are passionate about contributing to the entrepreneurial spirit with potential for outsize returns.
Each year, angel groups invest more money in early-stage companies than all venture capital combined. Angels typically invest between $25,000 and $250,000 per transaction individually and up to $2 million in the case of a syndicated group. Angels are patient investors, with an average holding term of 5 years. For the risk inherent in early-stage companies, angels seek deals with returns of at least ten times their investment.
NewGate Capital brings vetted opportunities to individuals within the group based on their preferences. By combining expertise, insight and equity options, these angel investors hope to fuel business growth throughout Florida and the nation. As an added benefit, NewGate Capital looks to provide insight through ongoing coaching and mentoring from seasoned entrepreneurs and executives and takes an equity stake in the startup companies.
All members should be risk tolerant, accredited investors and though it’s not a requirement, most should be willing to commit some of their time and energy to serving on advisory board committees to add value to the companies they invest in. It is recommended for each individual to invest in one to six transactions per year in order to properly diversify their exposure to this high risk, high return asset class.
Take a look at our current portfolio of companies. If you’re looking to get involved in Florida’s small business and startup community, we’d love to hear from you!