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About the Program

The Angel Track community is growing, with upcoming programs in New York and San Francisco. Led 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.

Our Current Tracks

Applications for the spring are now closed, but we'd love to hear from you. Click here for updates on future sessions.

Apply to Join Angel Track

Applications for our Fall 2019 cohort in San Francisco are now closed. Click below to receive updates on future cohorts.

The Curriculum

Over the course of the program, some the industry's most experienced and successful angel and venture investors from both coasts will help angel track members:

Develop a personal investment strategy

Craft decision making frameworks for early stage investing

Find the best opportunities in your network

Build a personal brand as a new angel investor

Think about market size

Understand founder potential

Previous Guides

Join world class investors and entrepreneurs as they share actionable insights into their investing journey, advice for emerging angels, and the relationships, strategies, and founders that have shaped their careers.

Alfred Lin

Partner at Sequoia

Ann Miura-Ko

Partner at Floodgate

Bill Trenchard

Partner at First Round

Charles Hudson

Partner at Precursor

Dave Gilboa

Co-founder & CEO at Warby Parker

Elad Gil

Angel Investor and Startup Helper

Hayley Barna

Partner at First Round

Jana Messerschmidt

Partner at Lightspeed and Founding Partner at #ANGELS

Jenny Fleiss

Co-founder and CEO at Jetblack

Jessica Verrilli

Partner at GV and Founding Partner at #ANGELS

Joanne Wilson

Angel Investor

Josh Kopelman

Partner at First Round

Katie Jacobs Stanton

Founding Partner at #ANGELS

Keith Rabois

Partner at Founders Fund

Kevin Ryan

Founder & CEO at Alleycorp

Lee Linden

Managing Partner at Quiet Capital

Megan Quinn

Partner at Spark Capital

Naomi Ionita

Partner at Menlo Ventures

Phin Barnes

Partner at First Round

Rob Hayes

Partner at First Round

FAQ

Who should apply?

Anyone who is 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.

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.

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.

Where are the sessions held?

All the sessions will be held in-person at First Round's San Francisco office.

When are the in-person sessions?

This fall's San Francisco cohort includes six evening sessions on 9/25, 10/10,10/23, 11/6, 11/20 and 12/4.

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.

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.

When do applications close?

Applications for our Fall 2019 cohort in San Francisco are now closed.