Who We Are

Our angels are bound together by a passion for making the world a better place by supporting dynamic startups that are striving to address serious challenges that our society faces.

SWAN focuses on companies who expect to deliver measurable social or environmental impact, and who also have solid plans for financial success.

Secondarily, we recognize that women and people of color startup founders have been under-funded by the startup investment community. Half of our investments have gone to these under-represented founders.

It helps in exponentially expanding the impact I can make to change the world I touch.”

~ SWAN Impact Network Angel

Becoming Comfortable with Angel Investing

SWAN works hard to insure that new angels become comfortable with impact investing. We want you to take full advantage of our learning programs before deciding to make an initial investment. Many of our now-experienced investors started at a beginner level

Becoming an effective agent of impact through angel investing requires both proclivity and skills. The collective insights of the SWAN network have nurtured both for me.”

~ SWAN Impact Network Angel

Your Time & Commitment

You might wonder if SWAN will ask too much of your time or financial resources; the time commitment is fully your choice. Maybe you only have time to attend our quarterly pitch events. Or maybe you would enjoy helping with our company-applicant down-selection work and deal memos, or becoming an advisor to a funded company. It’s up to you to decide.

There are no required investment minimum. Our angels only invest when they get comfortable with and really excited by a company applicant.

We do ask you that you financially support the operation of SWAN, a 501c3 non-profit by paying an annual membership fee.

Number one reason why I am attracted to SWAN is the Quality of Due Diligence performed on a Prospect Company. The effort and value of the Due Diligence far exceeds other Angel Organizations.”

~ SWAN Impact Network Angel

Let's Get in Touch

Austin Chapter
Bob Bridge
bob.bridge@swanimpact.org
North Texas Chapter
Heather Gilker
heather.gilker@swanimpact.org

The Application Process

Applying is simple.

Just download and complete the SWAN Angel Membership Application, and email it to bob.bridge@swanimpact.org.

Co-Membership

Join the Dallas Social Venture Partners

You many also become a SWAN angel as a membership option with the Dallas Social Venture Partners. Please contact Heather to learn more.

Corporate Angels

Support Social & Environmental Impact

SWAN also offers membership to Corporations who want to consider investing in impact start-up companies.

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