Become an Angel Investor in Nevada
Why Local Investing?
In the past, Las Vegas, Reno, and Nevada generally have had great success in gaming, tourism, and mining. However, diversifying our economy and growing an inclusive, robust startup ecosystem is important to making this community resilient. Especially after 2008, then again with COVID.
In order to do that, we have to support entrepreneurs and startups right here. Therein lies the problem: There are more than 1400 incubators and accelerators in the United States. Guess how many are in Nevada? Zero, before StartUpNV began in 2017.
And if founders want to raise capital, they have to go out of state, and that’s not right! We have the wealth and capital to deploy — lets learn how to do it and help Nevada grow and diversify.
Angel Investor Education & Support With StartUpNV
I Want to Learn to Be an Investor
Learning to be an Angel Investor (1 min)
Derisk Angel Investing with AngelNV & FundNV (1 min)
I’m Ready to Participate as an Investor
When you’re ready, learn the basics at AngelNV or by participating in FundNV. Why should you put all of your eggs in one basket by investing in a startup by yourself? AngelNV teaches you the basics in a group, then FundNV minimizes single investment risk by diversifying your investment across multiple scalable startups. Almost like a mutual fund for angels. FundNV companies go through an accelerator vetting process before they’re even considered as investments.
Here’s How This Makes It a Perfect Opportunity for Angels
Since Nevada hasn’t managed to create an organized startup marketplace (ecosystem), neither the founders nor angels are looking to get deals done locally. Everyone looks elsewhere. The first ones who get into the marketplace will have the best choices — and probably with founders who have been looking for a while and may be willing to make “better than average” deals with first movers. This is good for angels to the detriment of founders in the short term, but over the longer term the deal terms will approach parity with other similar markets as we become more efficient. That’s a good thing for us too — as valuations will increase for all.