Welcome to Angel Club
The Ritz Group Angel Club is a monthly luncheon for Ritz Group Members and their guests to share "deal flow" information and discuss "hot topics" of interest within our local ecosystem. We currently have two luncheon locations - The Georgian Club that meets at the Cobb Galleria on the second Wednesday of each month and the Peachtree Club that meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Note: Check your calendar - these can slip one week based on availability.
The Angel Club luncheons are designed to expand private equity investment interest and confidence through Angels sharing their personal investment experience. Invited guest/s will share current issues and topics related to “Smart” Angel private equity Investing.
Ritz Group President and CEO, Larry White, stated that seed-round funding is, and continues to be, the Achilles heel of Georgia’s private equity funding food chain. In the Valley and major cities, this GAP is fulfilled by Entrepreneurs and Investors exiting and taking lucrative lead seed rounds for new early-stage companies. Yes, they are playing with “house money,” but mitigate risks by forming familiar teams consisting of ex-founders and syndicate partner teams with proven track records. Of course, we do some of this in Georgia but need to close the GAP with more early stage lead Angel round investing. The Angel Club is designed to foster Angel investing collaboration and confidence. We believe this will lead to more funding engagements in early seed round companies. Creating more confident Angels will lead to funding more companies.
The goal of Angel Club is to foster more Angel Investing through Angel-to-Angel information sharing and collaboration. It is a non-pitch forum designed to support and inform Angels on “best practices” strategies from existing Angels who are engaged in the process. We talk "deal flow." It is an informal, low key approach, to perfecting successful strategies, minimizing risks, sharing investment information and testing new concepts among peers. For more information on our Agenda and Angel Education scroll down to preview our agenda.
Angel Club Agenda
Introductions: Attendees introductions and statement on Angel Investments they are currently engaged
Hot Topics: A group share to identify any of the NEW trends or "things" happening in our ecosystem.
Guest Speaker: The goal is to provide more insight in a specific market, cause or project impacting our ecosystem
Angel Education: Provide attending Angles with the insight into the latest trends in Angel Investing.