Angel investment returns are real and yes it can be learnt!
The Community which invests in the future
A place where you get deals from the members and co invest with them
600+ Founders and Angels creating value worth $500 Mn
Deals introduced by community members, voted on and braintormed together
Hive mind that filters and decides top notch deals to actually invest in
The Angel Investor Program
Learn & co-invest with people you trust
One year membership program. The program is divided in two phases.
Phase I (First 6 weeks) focuses on weekly 2 sessions from angel investors from around the world teaching you the fundamentals of angel Investment.
Phase II (After 6 weeks) focuses on various activities like startup pitches, industry sessions from experts, group activities to build personal bond between AIC members and many more.
Submission of applications for Sparkle Angel Investor membership & Angel Investor Program
Review & Shortlisting
Review of each application and shortlisting of the final candidature. In few cases there might be an interview before confirmation of final selection.
Welcome Aboard (Phase I)
Start of the 6 week immersive sessions with Ujwal Sutaria and fellows which breathe angel investment. Achieve your future goals!
Classes || Readings || Founder Pitches || Startup tear downs || AMA investor sessions and much more
Congratulations (Phase II)
Graduate to phase II with being an integral part of your life-long community with 1000+ Angel Investors
Community for life
The beginning of your journey with access to your yearly Sparkle Angel membership and access to never-ending list of everything we offer
Access to best deals
Sessions with world class investors
1:1 sessions focussed on your journey
1:1 deep diving sessions with peers
Learn From The Best
who have been there and done that !!
CEO, Apollo Finvest
Angel Investor and Co-Founder, Project StepOne
Angel Investor and Ventures Lead - India, Verlinvest
Founder & Partner, 100X.VC
Angel Investor and Chief Business Officer, Metal
Swarandeep Singh Kambo
Founder and Managing Partner, Lykke Capital
Ex-Fintech founder and Private Equity, PAI Partners
Director - Venture Debt, Lighthouse Canton
Mentor and prolific angel investor
Founder & CEO, Private Limited
Vice President - India, Matific
Amit Raj Gogia
Impact Champion, Wadhwani Foundation
Founder, Force Ventures LLP
Head, International Markets @ 10club | Angel Investor
Joint General Manager - Finance @ Nayara Energy | Angel Investor
Cohort alum companies
Cohort alum colleges
Community by you and for you
EX FOUNDERS || FUND PARTNERS || OPERATORS || INVESTORS
Support from a peer network striving to achieve excellence
Co-invest in exclusive top deals shared in the community
Find co-investors and mentors who regularly share deals
Get introductions to the most ambitious founders shaping future
Build your brand and credential amongst founders and investors
Build your network with founders and angel investors working for future
Learn & level up together
Upgrade yourself learning the fundamentals and ifs and buts about angel investment from experienced investors
Case Study tear downs
Actual start-up based detailed brainstorming sessions and step by step teardown
Join deep sessions with renowned guests sharing their experiences from around the world to shape your investments
Live founder pitches
Live founder pitches followed by Q&A sessions & deep dive on its analysis
Level yourself up with learning sessions about frameworks & others
Learn from community comprising investors, funds & founders
Hear from the family
The wall of love
I was part of the 1st Angel Investor Cohort by Sparklehood. Community has always stood with me from learning Angel Investing basics to becoming a Limited Partner with Fuel Ventures, UK's most active early stage fund
COO Chord X, LP Fuel Ventures
I worked on my Investment Thesis for Web 3 during Angel Investor Cohort 2, but it was like a gateway drug and I can't stop dabbling in Web3 anymore. I even launched my own Discord server.
Private Equity, PAI Partners
I have been doing Angel Investing for 3 years but even then I joined AIC2 because there were gaps in learning and I needed a sounding board in form of an active community.
Staff Engineer, Broadcom
An honest feedback
Mohit is an LP at Fuel Ventures. His opinion kind of sums up what all the members have to say about the Angel Investor Cohort.
What's the goal of Sparkle Angel Investor Program?
Sparklehood's mission is to help founders in their 0 to 1 journey in building companies that can change the world.
Visionary founders prefer to raise capital from other founders and experienced operators who can help beyond just capital.
But similar to starting a company, the beginning of journey as an angel investor comes with risk and uncertainty.
✔ How much capital should I allocate?
✔ What is the correct valuation, & what should a term sheet cover?
✔ How do I get access to opportunities in an industry of my interest?
✔ How should I evaluate a startup?
✔ How should I assess the team’s expertise to solve a particular problem?
✔ How much importance does traction have in the startup's growth at present?
✔ And much more!
Our goal is to build an amazing network propelled by a peer based learning environment around cohorts of established founders, investors, and people who have the fire within them; helping them accelerate their journeys to becoming world-class angel investors.
Who should apply?
As a Sparkle Angel Participant, you should ideally be:
✔ A current or past founder or a senior, with a deep understanding of your market and you are looking for angel investing.
✔ An angel investor looking to find the right deals and accelerate your investments.
✔ An individual looking to learn the tricks of angel investment and find the right deals for starting your angel investment journey.
What is the time commitment?
We understand that everyone in the program has a busy schedule and multiple personal commitments which might impact their weekly engagement and that’s okay.
Between attending sessions, founder pitches, and curated AMA sessions with experienced investors, you can expect ~2-4 hours per week engagements during the program.
We have intentionally structured the program with your schedules in mind, allowing for structured sessions, a speaker series, and other activities during the morning of weekends. We shall also record, share sessions and engage on our platform.
A similar structure shall continue throughout the annual membership.
Following one of the first principles of angel investment, there’s no pressure to invest in any company or founder you meet. There will be sufficient number of deals in the community for you to make an informed decision. You can invest at your own pace.
Is this a fully remote Program? Can I participate from anywhere in the world?
Yes. Sparkle Angel Investment Program will always run completely remote.
At some point of time, we would like to have events like dinners, small gatherings, or retreats, but the core Membership will always remain a remote-first experience.
Is this for people who want to be VCs?
Primarily, no. We expect that the participants will be experienced and new angel investors, founders and senior management who plan to continue with their “day job” and continue investing on the side.
How long will I have access to the community?
After the end of 4-week program, you will get access to the community, cohort and all the resources and network for a period of one year.
What happens after the first year of membership?
After one year of membership, your membership shall be extended for another year if you have made an investment of $10,000 during the year.
Alternatively, you will have the opportunity to renew your membership for a nominal amount of $200 (introductory pricing).
If you choose not to renew your membership, you will lose access to all Sparklehood platforms, networks, and content.
I have further questions
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