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 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.
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 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.