SWAN wants you to be comfortable with the idea of impact angel investing before joining our network. We provide extensive educational opportunities. And you we encourage you to make your first investment decision only after you get comfortable with our process and see how our experienced angels evaluate investments.

The SWAN Network Is:

A community of angels bound together by a passion for investing in inspiring entreprenuers who are working to address pressing social and environmental challenges faced by our society.

A group that demystifies the investment process by educating new angels.

Investors who recognize that an entrepreneur’s abilities are not defined by race, culture, sexual orientation, gender expression, or socioeconomic status.

An organization that recognizes that each investor decides how much time and funds are appropriate for them to share.

How To Get Started

STEP 1: Download SWAN Impact Network Intro Presentation, and watch introductory videos

STEP 2: Schedule a Call with a SWAN Impact Network Chapter Leader

Austin Chapter
Bob Bridge
North Texas Chapter
Heather Gilker

STEP 3: Attend a Quarterly Pitch Event

Meet our angels. Meet inspiring companies. The is a great way to learn what the SWAN Impact Network is all about. Currently, our pitch events are Zoom only. Later this year you can attend in person or via real-time Zoom.

To register, please contact Bob or Heather.

STEP 4: Watch Our Educational Webinars

Angel Investing 101: The angel Investing Experience

Introduces: What is an angel investor? What it is like to be an impact angel investor at SWAN? What is the personality of the SWAN network?  How does the network operates? What is expected of you? What does SWAN invest in?

Angel Investing 201: The Big Picture

Covers the basics of building an Investment Portfolio, and an introduction to how to do Due Diligence in order to increase the financial return from that portfolio.

Angel Investing 202: The Mechanics of Investing

Covers investment instruments, company valuation, dilution across rounds, and tax considerations

Angel Investing 203: Measuring Impact

Covers impact metrics and tools. When you are making impact investments, you can apply the same rigor to assess the potential for impact returns as you do to assess the potential financial returns.

STEP 5: Register for an Upcoming Event

STEP 6: Be a Guest in Our Down-Selection and Deal Memo Process

This is the most comprehensive way to learn about impact investing. You get to directly observes our experienced angels in action.

Contact Bob or Heather if you would like to take advantage of this amazing learning opportunity.

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