The world of startups can be a risky–and rewarding one. As we all know regarding the basics of business, if you don’t have enough capital, it’s a much scarier road to navigate indeed. The world of startups and angel investors encompasses not only a greater deal of teamwork than the usual investing situation, but also perhaps more faith and trust as the angel investor is usually putting in their own money which was of course, worked quite hard for.
Angel investing is in the news more and more these days in connection with a wide range of promising startups, many of which are centered around 3D printing. We follow numerous companies that have started out quite successfully and go on to find promising partnerships with venture capitalists and angel investors, often enabling new organizations to really get their start, as well as allowing already established and thriving companies to go on to expand and offer new services and features to their customers, as well as redefining future objectives.
Angel investors come from all walks of life, from the urban professional who wants to branch out, to an already very experienced businessperson who has a deeper understanding regarding what they are investing in.
Just as 3D printing is shattering long-held ideals and processes associated with older and more traditional ways of manufacturing, opening a whole new world with 3D design and printing that offers speed, quality, efficiency, and nearly infinite creative options, the digital age is making changes in other areas as well, that aren’t exactly even very old. Currently, Onevest, an ‘ecosystem’ that supports founders and investors in building and furthering successful ventures, has announced the launch of an innovative and contemporary new network that should get everyone excited, whether they are investing or starting up and looking for financial backing.
With 1000 Angels, the model as we know it in terms of how everyone goes about the process of investing, is being transformed right now. Onevest explains that this is a global network, and as so is also the largest ‘digital-first, invitation only investor network’ that allows joining members to build their own venture investment portfolios without any fees for management, extra dollars spent in carried interest, or enormous commitments in terms of capital.
The entire model is, as they state, being reinvented to offer ‘transparency and ease.’ 1000 Angels is a new venture asset class that will allow more dollars to go into everyone’s pockets as innumerable fees and added costs, not to mention frictions, are eliminated. With risk already in the picture as a big quotient in investing, these added benefits will help performance all around, along with the Onevest in-depth analyses and studies of founding teams, and a rigorous vetting process. They believe that startups and investors should be able to find each other and begin to work together based on ‘ideas and ability to execute,’ not just solely because of a contact list.
“We plan on having the group of members review 3D print investment opportunities so we are very excited with helping in fostering innovation within this vertical,” Alejandro Cremades, Onevest Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, told 3DPrint.com.
- Private founder presentations
- Member networking events
- Educational seminars
- VIP access to conferences and events
Angel investors who are members will also have access to advisory board and board of director roles at times as well, adding to the self-sustaining, independent nature of this new investment model. What are your thoughts on this new platform? Let us know in the 1,000 Angels forum thread on 3DPB.com.