The team at NACO is lucky enough to attend some of the best networking events in the Angel investing industry, across Canada. When we attend these events, it gives us the opportunity to speak with some of our members as well as potential members to see how they're doing, get updates from them, and also get feedback on how we're doing. An interesting topic was brought to our attention when we attended a networking event during the holidays. We spoke with an Angel investor who was just getting started on their Angel investing journey. They were still learning, looking for opportunities, and connecting with new people to get advice. They read our blog and suggested that this would be an interesting topic to cover!
This is what NACO is all about! Delivering the backed-by-data information, so that new Angels can start their journey with confidence and knowledge, and existing Angels can continue to grow. We're driven to becoming the go-to resource for anyone who's thinking of becoming an Angel investor so they can educate themselves with the latest information.
So you're a new Angel. Where do you start?! We had a chance to sit down with Jess Joss, who is the Executive Director of York Angels and sits on the board here at NACO as the Marketing Chair. She gave us her top tips for starting out as an Angel investor:
PC - Enhanced understanding of the Angel investment process. During each month’s investment meetings, York Angels does an excellent job of including educational discussions, such as due diligence process, and prior investment success stories.
To follow Jess's first tip for Angel investors who are just starting out, NACO is here to help educate you! NACO Academy and our Resources is a great place to get information, listen to Webinars, view various reports, and much more. NACO Academy sessions are hosted across the country and delivered by experienced instructors. Not enough time to attend a NACO Academy session? Then tune in LIVE for one of our QuickFire Webinars! This series is a resource for new and experienced Angel investors looking to take part in continuing education in a way that is not burdensome to an already busy schedule. The team at NACO hosts a QuickFire Webinar every month, but you can catch up on all the recorded sessions here.
As always, you can stay up-to-date with NACO Academy and our QuickFire Webinar's by subscribing to the Weekly NACO Round Up! Your weekly dose of NACO news and updates.
Special thanks to Jess and the members at York Angels for taking time to help us with this blog post!