The SWAN Impact Network makes it easy for you to become an impact investor.


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.


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.


You 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.


A next step – Schedule a call with one of our chapter leads.

We will answer any questions and help you through our simple application process.

Austin Chapter:  Bob Bridge


North Texas Chapter: Heather Gilker


The Application Process

Applying is simple. Just download and complete the SWAN Angel Membership Application, and email it to


Co-Membership with 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

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

What our angels say …

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


“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”


“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.”