Angel 2020 Summit

 

Angel 2020 Summit
Waimauku
Thursday 5th & Friday 6th November
Being the best Kiwi angel investor you can be… and how we can shape the future!
There are two qualities angels have in spades… optimism and creativity.

Covid is going to keep lobbing curve balls at us for a while but we are surging on with plans to run the summit in person. We are optimistic that we will be back at Level 1 by then and if we are not, then we will lean on the ‘creativity’ piece and run something fabulous and virtual.

If we are at Level 2 then the first 100 people registered will be our summit attendees. We will let you know when you register if you are not one of the first 100.

If we are at Level 3 or 4, then we will go virtual. At that point, if you’re still up for attending the virtual event and have paid for your in-person summit ticket we will refund a percentage of your ticket. We will provide a full refund if you do not wish to attend the virtual event.

We are continuing to line up some terrific speakers. In launching registrations we mentioned that Animation Research’s Ian Taylor, who was just fantastic at the Waiheke Summit in 2017, is returning to talk to us about “why this is the time to be thinking differently”. Other sessions will include a fireside chat with a rock star founder and investor team who are scaling rapidly, leveraging New Zealand’s unique reputation to create venture value, a debate on whether you should love or hate convertible notes and a repeat of last year’s popular session with three serial investors sharing their portfolios and their performance.

Please feel free to check out the DRAFT programme and let us know if you have any great ideas or contacts for speakers.

Thursday 5th and Friday 6th November.
Hunting Lodge Winery in Waimauku
There are only a few early bird registrations left. Register here to snaffle one.

Member only Early bird tickets: $1206.35 incl gst

Full member ticket : $1,321.35 incl gst

Non member ticket : $1,713.50 incl gst

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Code Club Aotearoa and Canterbury Angels

We’re inviting the Christchurch tech community to join us in supporting the next generation of Pacifika tech innovators.

This meetup is co-hosted by Code Club Aotearoa and Canterbury Angels. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Join us for a 1 hour showcase as we hear from young Pacifika innovators as they pitch their software projects in true Dragon’s Den style.

Be inspired by the great ideas coming out of these young minds and provide feedback during a safe friendly Dragon’s Den style pitch! There will be an opportunity at the completion of the pitches to give a Koha alongside Canterbury Angels to help strengthen the Digital Technologies programme at Bromley Primary School.

Join together and help grow the opportunities for currently underrepresented youth in the tech community.

RSVP here. Numbers are strictly limited to 100. (At Covid Level 2)

Wednesday 16th September at Te Ōhaka

Schedule
12:00pm Mingle, food and drinks served
12:15pm Take a seat, the pitches will start
12:50pm Close out talk
1:00pm Back to work!

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Angel 102 Workshop

Angel 102 with Ken Erskine

Monday 7th September – 4pm – 6pm
Venue: ChristchurchNZ
BNZ Centre, Level 3
101 Cashel Street

Following on from Angel 101, a new workshop has been developed to focus more deeply on the investment activity an angel investor needs to undertake in order to manage their portfolio of investments and opportunities they are presented with regularly and give you some key tools and techniques in order to do this.

The course will cover:

  • Due Diligence – how to conduct DD on the team, assessment tools to use and how to assess what the information is telling you
  • Structuring an investment – planning for follow on investment, syndication and investment runway
  • Key investment terms – spend time focusing on what key terms mean, how they are calculated and what they look like in legal terms
  • Portfolio management – rationalising your portfolio, allocating follow on investment

The workshop will be run by Ken Erskine who has extensive experience as an angel investor both from managing his own broad portfolio and leading the Ice Angels team for six years. Ken has developed and run the AANZ’s Angel 101 workshop across New Zealand, receiving rave reviews for the content and his unique and fun delivery style.

This course is 2 hours long and is tailored to allow for lots of sharing, so that you will not only come away with a deeper understanding of how to invest effectively in high growth startups but also connect with other angels.

Register here.

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AANZ Professional Development Series

AANZ are running a series of sessions coming up and we’re lucky enough to have one here in Christchurch on August 21st.
 

A deep dive into term sheets and convertible loan agreements and the impact various terms can have on the cap table… for better and worse!

This three hour session walks you through the impact of different terms and implication of such things as stacked convertible notes, the discount rate and valuation cap on who holds what equity. It will help you to understand how to align for mutual success and how founders and investors can be adversely impacted if the venture’s context and capital strategy is not fully understood. So we will be discussing the longer term impacts of commonly used investment terms, especially on the ability for companies to raise capital at a later date.

This session will be led by Avid Legal Partner, Murray Whyte, who will be joined by Ben Kepes to give an investor perspective and Mitchell McLaughlin from Road Guru to give a founder perspective.

You will have recently received the Runway invitation sent to founders and investor directors. It will also cover this topic. The workshop here will provide a far deeper dive into the mechanics and impacts of the different structures and is just for investors.

These workshops are designed to be highly interactive. You are actively encouraged  to share personal insights or challenges you have faced. We encourage you to bring your own examples of specific terms or CLAs in action that we can draw on as working examples.

 
The workshop will run from 10am – 1pm, with a light working lunch included in the day.
 
The cost is $150 + GST. Register here. 

 

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Angel 102 – Digging deeper into angel-ing

Following on from Angel 101, a new workshop has been developed to focus more deeply on the investment activity an angel investor needs to undertake in order to manage their portfolio of investments and opportunities they are presented with regularly and give you some key tools and techniques in order to do this.

The course will cover:

  • Due Diligence – how to conduct DD on the team, assessment tools to use and how to assess what the information is telling you
  • Structuring an investment – planning for follow on investment, syndication and investment runway
  • Key investment terms – spend time focusing on what key terms mean, how they are calculated and what they look like in legal terms
  • Portfolio management – rationalising your portfolio, allocating follow on investment

The workshop will be run by Ken Erskine who has extensive experience as an angel investor both from managing his own broad portfolio and leading the Ice Angels team for six years. Ken has developed and run the AANZ’s Angel 101 workshop across New Zealand, receiving rave reviews for the content and his unique and fun delivery style.

This course will be run online and will be run over the next 3 months. It will be 2 hours long and is tailored to allow for lots of sharing, so that you will not only come away with a deeper understanding of how to invest effectively in high growth startups but also connect with angels from around the country.

Follow the links to register:

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Ice House Demo Day – 21st May

Here is your invitation to Ice House’s Virtual Demo Day- 4pm Thursday the 21st of MayRegister here.

While we appreciate the current market conditions do not lend themselves to the same enthusiasm for funding startups that many investors had in previous years. The conditions do not, however, lead to a diminished demand for investment by startups that need (and merit!) capital.

We are making a few adjustments to this year’s format to ensure the startups that do merit capital are well served:

  1. The number of startups will be halved.
  2. Startups will only present if their current rounds have traction and lead investor support.
  3. Presentations will be followed by Q&A sessions to accelerate the evaluation process.

And, finally, we are going to ensure those in attendance are qualified investors that have interest in funding startups irrespective of the current challenges. It’s hard to qualify this – and we appreciate that investors are always “open for business” if a great opportunity comes along – so opt in as you see fit.

While a virtual Demo Day affords us the opportunity to host the masses, please note this invitation is for investors only.

Hope to see you online on the 21st of May.

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Legal Support Resources

What a new world we are entering!

One of our members has very kindly given me these free resources to share which might be worth drawing to your attention given the uncertainty we are all facing right now.

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Postponed – March Investor Evening

Unfortunately due to the current circumstances around Covid-19 we have postponed this event until further notice.

However, we think it’s important to keep the wheels moving and to assist early stage companies as much as possible at this time.

To this end, we have asked the four companies to video their pitches by Friday 20 March. We will send our members the videos and the pitch decks early next week and follow up with you to determine your level of interest.

If you any queries, please send an email to our Operations Manager – Gabby Addington.

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Professional Development Workshops

AANZ are hosting their Professional Development course on Wednesday 22nd April 9am – 11:30am.

Each session will feature a shortened presentation from each of the speakers and with Q&A managed through the chat function on zoom via Bridge and Suse.

The topics they are covering include:

  • Portfolio Management
  • Capital Strategy
  • Covid-19 Planning – The Covid-19 session is new, focusing on how to support our companies and founders through these times, as well as key things we need to know as investors.

Please register here

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year,

I hope you had an enjoyable break with family and friends. As we enter the new decade we’re looking to build on the considerable momentum we generated in 2019 which saw record levels of investment ($845k) and new deals (nine). We will be focused on growing our membership, the number active investors, deal flow and CA’s profile.

We will also be working with the other Angel groups in the South Island to develop more critical mass so we can collectively grow angel investing, increase the skills and expertise of founder and investors and accelerate deal flow.

Best wishes for a successful year.

Ngā mihi

Paul Claridge
CA Chair

Interesting Stuff

Preparing pitches and pitching to Angel Investors is something early stage businesses find challenging and often have difficulty getting their massage across effectively. Some useful thoughts are presented in the articles below

Can you help me with this? Advising on pitch decks

5 Tips for Pitching Your Startup to Investors

CA Investment Activity

Recent Investments 

Tapi – CA members invested $50k

Evnex CA members invested $260k.

Winely CA members investred $50k

What’s coming up?

Save the date for Thursday 20th February, 5:30pm. Thanks to Chris and the team at Vodafone Xone for kindly hosting us.

Who should be there ?

  • Startups that will be seeking investment in the next year.
  • Anyone wanting to get a better understanding of fund raising
  • Investors looking for future investments
  • CA members

It’s great fun so make sure you get a seat and register here to attend, share the news and feel free to bring a friend.

CA are proudly supported by:

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