Entrepreneur FAQ




Why seek an Angel Investor?

A good angel investor provides business assistance in many ways: • They will provide the money you need to set up or grow your business. • They might take a seat on your board of directors and play an active role in the day-to-day management of your business. • They’re usually current or former business owners themselves, so can offer advice on business management and strategy. • They often have a large network of contacts they can introduce you to - more angels, potential partners, suppliers, employees, etc. • They can help your expand your client base by promoting your business to colleagues and friends.

How many investors do you have?

We currently have 130,778 investors on our network made up of angel investors, family offices and venture funds.

Is my project suitable?

If you're looking for funding and you're looking to make a return on investment then you’re suitable. Our investors look at all stages of business and across all sectors from genuine start-ups to more established businesses. We look at all different types of projects including debt deals, franchises, real estate, equity, etc. We currently have 130,778 private investors, family funds, and venture capital funds around the world looking to invest, and this number is growing fast.

Can I use this network if I'm not based in South Africa?

Yes, you just need to enter "Outside South Africa" as your region.

How do I submit a proposal?

The first step is to register as an entrepreneur. Then you’ll be able to submit a proposal using our simple online form.

What information should I include in my proposal?

There are guidelines in the proposal form about what to include in each section and tips to help guide you through the process. For more detailed information and a step-by-step guide check out our Proposal Walkhrough e-book (https://www.angelinvestmentnetwork.co.uk/resources-walkthrough-download)

Can I upload my business plan?

Yes, the Pro or Global Pro packages allow you to upload additional documents for investors to view.

How can I protect the confidentiality of my idea?

If you’re worried about confidentiality we'd advise you to write enough to get the investors interested in your project without revealing any sensitive information. Once you start discussions with an investor, you may want to ask them to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before you release more information.

How many investors will my proposal be sent to?

We currently have 130,778 investors in our database. Pro proposals will be sent to all matching investors on this network. Global Pro proposals will be sent to all matching investors worldwide. Our system will match your proposal with the right investors based on investment amount, region and sector(s).

How long does it take for my proposal to go live?

Proposals are usually reviewed within 48 hours. If you're in a real hurry, you can choose the 'Immediate Release' feature, and your proposal will go online straight away.

When does the day count start?

Don’t worry, the day count doesn’t start until the day your proposal goes live on the site.

Can proposals be edited after launch?

Yes, proposals can be edited at any time. Novice proposals will be reviewed after each edit to make sure no contact details have been included. Pro and Global Pro edits do not need to be re-approved.

Can I enter more than one proposal?

Yes, you can enter as many proposals as you want, but you do have to pay the Pro or Global Pro fee for every proposal you submit. If you want to enter more than 5 proposals, please contact us for special rates.

What is a nudge?

Nudges are a great way to draw investors' attention to your proposal and attract more interest. If you send an investor a nudge, he receives an email with a link to your proposal. If the investor is interested in your proposal and accepts your nudge, you will then be able to contact each other directly.

What are the costs?

Check out our "Rates" page to find out more.

Do I have to pay for every contact?

No, you get access to the contact details of ALL the investors who show an interest in your proposal.

How can I pay?

You can pay by via credit or debit card, PayPal or bank transfer.

Got another question?

Send us an email at admin@investmentnetwork.co.za and we'll get back to you as soon as possible

Can I choose the Pro pack first and then upgrade to the Global Pro pack later?

Yes, you can upgrade from the Pro pack to the Global Pro pack at any time and only have to pay the price difference.

What happens at the end of the 90-day listing?

At the end of your 90-day listing you will be given the chance to pay to renew your proposal. Your proposal will be reactivated for another 90 days and will be resent to the investors.

Do I need to do my own due diligence?

We carry out a number of checks on each investor when they register, but you should also do your own due diligence on any investor you deal with. Please help out the community by reporting and endorsing investors.

I've forgotten my password

You can reset your password here.

I've forgotten my login email

Send us an message through the "Contact Us" page and we'll see what we can do to help.

How do I turn off the emails?

You need to log into your account and click on "My Profile" and then "Email Settings".

Got another question?

Send us a message through the "Contact Us" page and we'll get back to you as soon as possible