AngelVest Group was launched in 2007, in affiliation with the Shanghai chapter of the Asia America Multi Technology Association (“AAMA”), one of Silicon Valley’s leading business networks (www.aamasv.com). Our mission is to help our members identify and invest in compelling early-stage businesses in China. We also provide a venue for entrepreneurs to raise early-stage capital from accredited angel investors. Entrepreneurs typically seek to raise between USD $100K to $500K, and can enjoy the benefits of continued interaction and mentorship by our angel investors. Unlike the United States and other developed countries, there are few, if any, institutionalized angel groups in China today. AngelVest has grown to be the leading organized angel investment group in China, with presence mainly in Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Currently, AngelVest has over 90 members, most of whom are senior professionals within their respective industries (technology, media, healthcare/biotech, clean tech, real estate, retail/consumer products, manufacturing, legal, and financial services including venture capital and private equity). Membership is by invitation only and we maintain high professional and ethical standards for each of our members. In addition to capital, members are willing and able to offer their expertise and time to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Since inception, AngelVest has received over 2,500 business plans and has invested in 40 companies. We review business plans on a monthly basis and hold general meetings in Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore, where entrepreneurs have an opportunity to present their ideas directly to our members.
AngelVest was founded by a group of professionals who saw a shortage of institutions in China and wanted to help entrepreneurs think about their businesses in a formalized way. This gap afforded angel investors the opportunity to seek and pursue investment opportunities in China’s startup domain. The AngelVest Steering Committee aspires to create an organization whereby entrepreneurs can find value-added early-stage investors who have a strong desire to help and fund entrepreneurs. AngelVest members participate by helping the organization source and evaluate potential investment opportunities, and by providing strategic counsel to companies that join the AngelVest portfolio. One of our objectives is to promote and provide incentives for active participation by our members, allowing them to take ownership of their investments. While still a relatively young organization, AngelVest has received much support and attention among leading professionals in Greater China and internationally.
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