About the Angel Investor Academy
The Angel Academy is a one year program that helps interested high-net-worth individuals to become qualified Angel Investors.
Taught by renowned international and local Angel Investors, the Angel Academy consists of training sessions, mentoring and investment guidance. In exclusive pitch events, participants will learn how to discover and professionally vet the most investable companies. Together, participants select the most promising of these high-growth Startups for investment. Our international and local experts will teach you the necessary knowledge and guide you through the entire investment process.
What do you know about the Angel Academy first cohort?
Rounding up the first cohort of the Angel Investor Academy, on behalf of the partners, we were glad to celebrate the graduation of 12 angel investors who closed deals with three startups from the variety of fields: Fustany and ElGameya, and Baramoda.
With the guidance of our network of local and global experts and experienced investors, the participating angels were equipped with necessary training sessions, mentoring and investment guidance to empower them and become qualified angel investors.
“We have contributed to the idea of the Angel Investors Academy since its inception, since we strongly believe in the importance of angel investments as a financing source for early stage companies. We also believe that becoming a successful angel investor requires certain skills that can be acquired through a hands-on education and training, which is exactly what the Academy is all about.”
Says Dr. Khalid Ismail, Founder and Managing Partner at HIMangel.
“It was a pleasure for efino to co-design and co-lead the training curriculum of the Angel Investor Academy. We found a diverse, driven-purpose group of participants eager to learn from their peers, partners and entrepreneurs. The graduated investors are on a good path to a rewarding angel investing journey. For the future, it would be ideal that co-investors (business angels with Business Angels Networks) start to work closely and leverage on each other’s strengths such as deal flow, due diligence and investment power for the startups,”
Says Maria-Carolina, Partner at efino.
Leveraging on the academy’s three main components, theoretical training, applied training through joint pitches and practical investment, the Angel Investor Academy was delivered through online videos and tools as well as virtual mentorship for groups aiming to build a stronger angel investing community in Egypt.
What is an Angel Investor?
Angel Investors are individuals who invest their own money into high-growth Start-ups in return for an ownership share in the company. Angel Investors further help their portfolio companies with advice and provide access to their business networks. Because of the very high risk involved, Angel Investors are looking for companies that provide at least 20 to 30 times return over a 5 year period.
What makes the Angel Investor Academy unique?
The Angel Investor Academy has shown me how to discover and professionally vet the most investable companies through a process of business evaluation and proper due diligence prior to making an investment decision.
Since I launched EdVentures, MENA’s first VC specialized in education and Edtech, I invested in 7 successful startups over the past three years. As an angel investor by practice, I was interested in the Angel Investor Academy as it offered me an opportunity to acquire a better insight on the mindset of international angel investors to add to my experience. I’m quite happy with the exposure I gained so far, and I’m sure the program will further empower me to land more deals and expand my angel investors network.