Investors

Become an Angel Investor in Las Vegas

Why Angel Investing?

There are many reasons for people to become an angel investor.

Financial Benefits

If you do a good job of vetting companies and do your due diligence, chances are you will have a good return.

Impacting the Community

Most angels end up investing in their own communities because they want to have an impact in their own area.

Mentorship

Being a positive influence for the early development of a company, through a seat on their board or a mentorship role, can provide fulfillment.

Angel Investor Education & Support With StartUpNV

If you want to learn how to become an investor and start making investments in the Las Vegas startup community, now is the time.

Southern Nevada Angel Conference

I Want to Learn to Be an Investor

Attend our Venture Conference to learn how to become a highly successful early-stage investor. StartupNV is committed to building the startup ecosystem here in Nevada, and that means education and support for people who are considering whether to invest. Many angel investors learn through trial and error, which can be costly, but you can learn from our experienced speakers to see if angel investing is right for you and how to minimize the risk as a new investor.

I’m Ready to Participate as an Investor

When you’re ready, apply your knowledge as angel investor by participating in FundNV. Why should you put all of your eggs in one basket by investing in a startup yourself, especially when it’s such a risk? After all, the company you choose may never reach viability. FundNV minimizes this risk by diversifying your investment and allowing you to invest across more opportunities than you would alone. Almost like a mutual fund for venture capital. We also vet and incubate each business in our program, and we put them through incubation and mentorship (so you don’t have to).

FundNV

Why Las Vegas?

 

Nevada is an amazing place for businesses due to the lack of state income tax and lower barriers to entry. People are moving to Las Vegas in droves due to economic opportunity coupled with low costs of living. Big companies are setting up additional headquarters here. It’s a world-class city with emerging opportunity.

 

In the past…

 

Las Vegas has had great success in gaming, tourism, and mining. However, diversifying the industries that thrive here is important to making this community more resilient. Especially after 2008.

 

In order to do that, we have to support entrepreneurs and startups right here. Therein lies the problem: There’s 1400 incubators in the United States. Guess how many are in Nevada? Zero.

 

And if anybody wants money, they have to go out of state for that.

Here’s How This Makes It a Perfect Opportunity for Angels

 

Founders complain there are no angels. Angels complain there is no deal flow. Neither are true — there are plenty of both in Nevada. The question is organizing them into an efficient marketplace where the best deals (startups) rise to the top and are made available to those angels with foresight and a reliable method for picking winners.

 

Since Nevada hasn’t managed to create an organized startup marketplace (ecosystem), neither the founders or 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.

 

The other positive effect is that angels will be helping to create a LOCAL / statewide ecosystem where they can shop for future deals close to home. The first movers will have more deals to look at now and in the future because they’ll have built a reputation and a system for engagement that later players won’t have developed.

The goodness that comes out of investing
effects the entire region.

In our case, it effects the entire state.