Angel University

A one-day, six-hour course for individuals interested in becoming professional angel investors.
The curriculum is designed for angels who have done 0 to 100 angel investments and focuses on
five key topics: sourcing deals, evaluating startups, negotiating deals, portfolio and bankroll management,
and post-deal efforts.


In June, Jason will be in Sydney to host Angel University and LAUNCH Festival Sydney.

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Hosted by Jason Calacanis & the LAUNCH Partners.


Please note: this event is not designed for founders to raise money. Anyone pitching other attendees at the event will be asked to leave and will not have their tuition refunded.


JUNE 17TH, 2019

Sydney, AU


July 15th, 2019

San Francisco, CA

Ticket Price: $700


9:00 AM - Arrival

  • Registration, light breakfast and meet classmates

10:00 AM - MOrning session

Session 1: What kind of angel are you?

  • Hosts Jason Calacanis and Mike Savino: welcome, overview, agenda

  • "Are You Cut Out for This?" All the things to consider.

Session 2: Deal flow  

  • Where to Look? The Syndicate Hack, preliminary researchfounder characteristics, first meeting topics & red flags, bad advice, accelerators, & early investment pitfalls

12:30 PM - LUNCH

1:30 PM - afternoon session

Session 3: Saying yes, NO, or not yet (aka maybe)

  • Early stage diligence. How to do it, what to look for, and how much is too much. Deal memos, different types of investments, syndicates, important things to ask for, legal representation, tax implications, evaluating deals

Session 4: Live investor meetings

Session 5: cap table

  • Early-Stage Cap Table Mathematics & Examples

Session 6: Portfolio management

  • How much should you invest?

  • Portfolio Return Scenarios

  • Portfolio Timing

  • Portfolio Management Tools 

Session 7: Adding value

  • Optimizing Your Founder Relationship

  • Criteria for Follow On Investments

  • Board Seats & Being an Advisor

  • Should You Raise a Fund or Start a Syndicate

  • Taxes - Qualified Small Business Stock