Angel Track

A community and masterclass for exceptional emerging angels.
First Round Angel Track brings together established operators and founders looking to develop their skills and identities as early stage investors. Building on the insights, exchange of experience and impact of prior cohorts, this spring First Round will welcome two new groups into the growing Angel Track community. Over a series of evening sessions, we invite you to learn from some of the most insightful early investors in the business, exchange ideas, tactics and advice with each other, and practice the craft of investing together.
Applications for the spring are now closed. Click here for updates on future sessions.

A Founder First Approach

This is for those who want to be more than just a check. Counting some of the highest caliber operators and founders in tech, Angel Track is a group of diverse investors committed to, and motivated by, being a resource for feedback, advice, and capital. Join last year's spring and fall cohorts as they work alongside and fund those at the earliest stages of company building.

What Members Are Saying

Curriculum

Over the course of the program, the most experienced and successful angel and venture investors from both coasts will help cohort members:

Develop a personal investment strategy
Find the best opportunities in your network
Think about market size
Craft decision making frameworks for early stage investing
Build a personal brand as a new angel investor
Understand founder potential

Previous Guides

FAQ

1. Who should apply?
Anyone who is just getting started or looking to improve as an angel investor in tech startups should apply. You might have started a company, worked at a fast growing startup or somewhere larger. You should be excited about backing the next wave of entrepreneurs.
2. Do I need to be an accredited investor to apply?
No. While investing in startups requires you be accredited, you don't need to be an accredited investor to take part in this program.
3. Do I need to have made angel investments before?
No, but you should be ready to start investing today. While most participants will have made upwards of a handful of investments, we also welcome those who are passionate about supporting startups and excited to make their first investment.
4. Where are the sessions held?
All the sessions will be held in-person at either First Round's San Francisco or New York office.
5. Can I apply to both programs?
No. We strongly encourage you to apply only to the city in which you spend most of your time as it will offer you the most value in meeting others and learning from those around you. You will have to choose a city in your application and we will only review one application per person.
6. When are the in-person sessions?
Sessions run from 6pm-9pm on the following evenings:
San Francisco: 4/10, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22, 6/5, 6/19
New York: 4/17, 5/1, 5/15, 5/29, 6/12, 6/26
7. What if I can't make all the sessions?
We strongly encourage everyone to attend all sessions. We ask about this in the application and it will be a deciding factor.
8. Do I receive any investment capital as part of being in the program?
This program is focused entirely on education and community. We will not be providing capital to participants.
9. When do applications close?
Applications close on Friday, March 15th.
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Copyright February 2019