We are committed to helping early stage businesses take their first steps towards success. We understand that starting a business can be a challenging journey, which is why we are here to offer a helping hand. We provide businesses with the right connections to industry experts, guidance from experienced entrepreneurs and support to navigate the early stages of growth. Whether it’s through mentorship, networking or access to funding, we are dedicated to giving businesses the resources they need to flourish.
Our network provides valuable resources to AgTech startups, including mentorship, strategic guidance, and access to a wide network of investors, industry experts, and potential customers. We also organise events such as pitches and networking opportunities, where startups can showcase their innovations and connect with relevant stakeholders.
AgTech startups can apply to pitch their ideas to our network through our dedicated 'Apply to Pitch' page. The page includes a user-friendly form where startups can provide essential information about their business, including an elevator pitch and a 2-minute video pitch. Visit the Apply to Pitch page on our website to learn more about the application process and requirements.
Yes, we organise events such as "Pitch to Paddock" where AgTech startups have the opportunity to showcase their innovations to an expert audience, including investors and industry professionals. These events provide startups with valuable networking opportunities and a chance to connect with potential investors and customers. Stay updated on our website and social media channels for information about upcoming events.
For any inquiries or assistance, you can reach out to us through the Contact section on our website. We will be happy to provide further information and address your questions.
No. Unlike some other angel investor groups, we do not charge a fee to evaluate your pitch, even when you progress to the pitch event.
You will be advised after the pitch event if any of the members are interested in talking to you further regarding Investment. Should an agreement be struck, a Due Diligence process will commence.
Due Diligence is where the member investigates your business to ensure that your ideas and projections, etc. are backed by fact.
If the Due Diligence is successful, legal agreements will be negotiated (at your shared costs) and an investment may then be made.
Our members invest on an individual basis. Multiple members may invest in a startup, though not as a collective.
Once you have submitted an application to pitch and we have assessed your startup as being eligible and meeting our criteria, you may then be invited to join an online pre screening session. This session enables us to ask some questions to determine whether your startup is suitable to pitch to our angel members. The invitation to a pre-screening session does not mean you have been accepted to pitch at our next event.
Our mission is to bring together a community dedicated to supporting and fostering the growth of regional startups across Australia.
We are passionate about connecting angel investors with the most promising entrepreneurs and startups, providing them with the resources and support they need to succeed.
Whilst there is no universally accepted definition of Angel Investing, it is generally understood as the practice of high-net-worth individuals investing their own time and money in new businesses, with the goal of profiting from their long term growth.
As a member of our exclusive network, including reciprocal membership to RAIN, you'll gain access to a robust pipeline of carefully selected deal flow in the AgTech sector. Membership in the AgTech Angel Investor Network also provides the opportunity to join forces with other sector chapters. You'll become part of a vibrant community of like-minded investors, entrepreneurs, and industry experts, giving you the chance to connect with key players in the agriculture and technology sectors. You can read more about the membership benefits of RAIN here.
Angel investing is considered to be very high risk as most companies are in the early stages and will likely fail. Angel members differ from Venture Capitalists as they are investing their own funds and they are typically motivated by more than financial return – personal interest, the desire to give back and the thrill of being involved with an innovative company are all part of the decision to become an angel investor. Research indicates that 56% of startups fail, giving their members negative returns. For this reason, many angel investors choose to spread their risk by investing in multiple startups.
Startups pitching to the AgTech Angel Investor Network will generally be early stage, AgTech based business that are between seed stage and series-B. These companies tend to have valuations under $15 million,
Each investment made by a member is done as an individual, however there may be times when more than one angel may wish to invest in the same startup and as such you may be able to work together to pool your resources for Due Diligence purposes.
Our events are held both online and in person. In person events are held across regional centres in each state and territory.
The AgTech Angel Investor Network is an exclusive community of experienced angel investors who have a specific interest in the AgTech sector. Our network aims to connect these investors with promising AgTech startups, providing them with investment opportunities, mentorship, and strategic guidance.
To become a member of our network, you can apply through our membership application process. Visit the Angels investor section of our website to learn more about the membership benefits, fees, and the application process.
We have a rigorous selection process to identify the most promising AgTech startups. Our team of experienced investors and industry experts evaluate the startups based on various criteria, including the uniqueness of their value proposition, market potential, team expertise, and scalability. We aim to showcase startups that have the potential to drive positive change and innovation in the agriculture industry.
Given the individual risk each member takes upon investing, investors undertake their own assessment after each pitch event. There is no obligation to invest in any or all startups. You have the control to make your own decisions on who you invest with and the capital you are willing to contribute.
You can reach out to us at anytime via our Contact page.