Get your Startup Investor-Ready. Kickstart your Angel Investment Journey
An Accelerator Program for Angel Investing.
- Investors learn methodology, tools and due-diligence components and then complete an investment.
- Companies get more focused on how to prepare for due diligence and an investment.
- more informed due diligence;
- a health startup investment;
- a framework for further angel investing;
- stronger health startups.
See you here!
We aim for at least 40 participating startup companies to engage in the process. This includes a workshop series, and then an "American Idol" process of evaluation where we select 24 Quarter Finalists, 12 Semifinalists and 6 Finalists.
We gather 40 investors. We aim for half of them to be brand new investors and the other half experienced.
We create a fund of $200K* to invest.
Typically there are 2 or 3 sidecar deals that also get funded.
(* depending on pool)
The program has two sections
3 Months of workshops
Live Starting in September
3 months of Investor meetings, company pitches and due diligence starting in January
It all comes together in a final public event where we select the company for the fund investment.
This program helps Angel Investors get perspective on Health Startup Investing by learning by doing a group investment.
If you are interested in the Investor process, complete this Investor interest form
Understanding your product market fit; multiple customers; reimbursement and revenue cycles and regulatory strategy is essential.
This program helps startups get more focused and become more investable.
At least one will get an investment out of this program.
If you are interested in participating as a presenting company, complete this Startup Interest form
Step 1 - Methodology and Skill Building
Step 2 - Startup Analysis
Step 3 - Portfolio Development
Step 4 - Investment
The Angel Conference process creates an opportunity for early stage startups to connect with, and learn from, early stage investors who are exploring Angel Investing. It is a learn by doing program, with lots of opportunity for everyone who participates.
Networking has no physical boundaries.
Carry the conversations over a variety of social platforms.
A combination of synchronous and asynchronous events match your learning needs and time schedules.
This learning experience will help you identify
what makes a GOOD COMPANY,
progressing to identifying what makes a GOOD INVESTMENT,
and creating and evolving your own INVESTMENT THESIS.
Learn with experienced and novice investors.
Connect with other angel networks.
Become exposed to a variety of investment practices.
Learn more about the Venture Capital companies
investing in the health sector.
You may have questions and we are ready to answer them.
Please drop us a message or contact us directly.
As we pull together our first APIS Health Angels Conference, we are building a team for a great program.
The Link "Attend Our Workshop" will take you to our Eventbrite Registration.Attend Our Workshop
Apis Health Angels believes that learning to be a Health Angel Investor is the same as being a health professional or entrepreneur. It takes time and education. This is not accomplished in a lecture series, but rather in a hands on analytical review and dialogue. It takes challenges from your peers to understand why you are thinking this way! We do this in a Conference that consists of workshops, interactive dialogue, group decision making and a final Demo Day competition.
Engage early with the workshops to learn about the Angel Investing and Fundraising processes.
This is the first step on the road for the:
Investor building a Health Angel Portfolio.
Startup becoming part of someone's great portfolio
From beginners to experts something new can be learned.
Chris Saliela , Stephen Flaim of NIH describe the resources available to small businesses and opportunities for investors.
The journey from lab to bedside includes a number of key milestones reducing risk. Do you know how to evaluate where a start-up is on that journey?
As a founder, your choice of business model has a profound effect on your requirements for capital and other resources. As an investor, the choice of business model has a profound effect on the timing of an exit and the eventual valuation.
It is important for companies and investors to understand the value of healthcare solutions and how to evaluate the return on investment (ROI).
These are unsolicited testimonials from Angel Investors and Startups.
"SAC mentorship and diligence helped refine BIT/TENZR company strategy and introduced us to the PNW investment ecosystem. Not only did their due diligence process and report accelerate securing additional funding from other notable Angel groups but played a key role in supporting our US expansion plans."
"I have been participating in the Seattle Angel Conference since SAC VII and I always learn something new, advance my investing thesis, get introductions to many new local start-ups, diversify my portfolio and meet new Angel colleagues... and have a fun time doing it! If you are interested in learning more about Angel Investing, come check out SAC and if you are an entrepreneur seeking funding, we are interested in hearing more about your startup!"
"Investing through Seattle Angel Conference was one of the better decisions of my life. As a prospective entrepreneur coming from an engineering background, the investment world perplexed me. I didn't understand company valuations or market potentials and this hampered my ability to succeed in my own startups. I threw myself into SAC, due diligence, and fund management and after participating in three investment rounds, I've gone from absolutely mystified to just slightly incompetent in the financial side of startups and investing. Thumbs up, would do again!"
“I love working with such a diverse and talented group of people. We make better decisions together."
I've was fortunate to find SAC early on as I learned about investing. SAC provides some of the most comprehensive "learning by doing" opportunity I have seen, in addition to the group having the support of active investors in the larger investing community in Seattle. It is without a doubt the best way I have found to gain a lot of knowledge and experience quickly (though one can never stop learning about this space!) and meet many people who want to grow the investing community in Seattle. Sure, one could easily join a syndicate - but you don't get the same focused discussions or experience digging into early stage companies that SAC provides.
"Glad to hear you're planning on expanding the Seattle angel community by launching a new forum for angel investment - we (Curi Bio) had a great experience with the Seattle Angel Conference, thanks in large part to John."
This puts you into our communication channel so you are kept in the loop on APIS Health Angel initiatives.
And interestingly enough, it raises your accountability for moving forward with your investing goals,
whether it be your company or your portfolio!
Don't lose any news and updates about our event, keep updated in our dedicated event blog
We are excited to see that there are two health-type startup companies Brainspace Medical and Violett in the finals of SAC 20. These are just the most recent of the health companies that have participated in the Seattle Angel Conference. Other companies have been Abterra Biosciences (SAC19 winner), TENZR (SAC 15 winner), Conquer Experience (SAC IV), Alertive now Carbon Health (SAC XIII winner), Curi-bio (SAC XIII winner). With the increasing interest in the health life sciences sectors more companies are developing solutions and more individuals are wanting to participate in funding these solutions. Our goal is to make a stronger health lifesciences ecosystem focused on more informed investors and more investable startups. We have created Apis Health Angels, a health/life sciences sector-specific angel conference to accomplish this. The program has two components; skill building and investment.IRead more