Midlothian Angel Network

Connecting Startups to Angel Investors

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
– Warren Buffet

Who we are

The Midlothian Angel Network links angel investors in Midlothian & Ellis county with startups and high growth companies in TX and elsewhere.

The Midlothian based Angel Network provides a bright future for early-stage companies. We can provide the investment funds you need to grow your company and achieve all the success your hard work deserves. Entrepreneurs benefit from receiving financial capital as well as experiential capital for their growing business.

Our angel investor members have entrepreneurial, business building, professional services, and senior executive management experience across a wide range of industries. This depth of knowledge and breadth of business relationships is valuable for helping early-stage businesses grow.

Vision

To become the leading network and habitat for underrepresented tech founders in the World

Mission

Contributing to the economic growth and technological advancements of the underrepresented startup founder ecosystem, one idea at a time.

Core Values

At MAN, we believe we cannot thrive without the recognition and partnership of our strengths. To us, this means listening and evolving together, helping and supporting each other for the sake
of a collective goal and reciprocity.

An internal, contagious way of life. Some label it ‘Quality.’ Others refer to it as ‘Performance.’ However, the focus is almost always the same: a commitment to being the best and/or delivering exceptional services.

We are about respecting people, listening to their ideas, and using these insights to optimize value by making informed decisions on how to allocate the resources at our disposal.

Our core values are Collaboration, Excellence & Social Impact.

Entrprenuers

We want to hear from exceptional startups seeking funding. Read about our investment evaluation process and submit your investor presentation.

Angel Investors

Qualifying accredited investors who provide positive contribution to our network are encouraged to participate. Enjoy the benefits of investing with other experienced angel investors at multiple levels of participation according to what is most suitable for you or your organization.

Apply for Funding

Read about our investment evaluation process and submit application.

Become an Angel

Enjoy the benefits of investing with other experienced angel investors at multiple levels of participation.

Trusted by Startups

Meet Our Team

Advisory Board

Wale Salami

Founder/Executive Director

Tomie Balogun

Non-Executive Director

Adebayo Adeleke

Non Executive Director

Frequently Asked Questions

An Angel investor is a high-net-worth individual who invests in early-stage tech startups. Angel investors provide capital to early-stage companies in exchange for equity or debt. MAN allows the angels to increase their access to investment opportunities and diversify their investment portfolio through its different member categories.

MAN uses the following criteria in selecting companies to present to the network:

• Early-stage companies that offer high opportunities for high returns on investment.

• A business opportunity with the potential for rapid, scalable growth within a reasonable time frame.

• A compelling, well-articulated strategy for capturing and defending a significant market share.

• Proprietary technology, early market lead, or other strong barriers to entry.

• A strong management team to execute the business plan with relevant and successful experience.

• A credible exit strategy for investors.

• A team with a desire for mentoring and coaching

• A reasonable valuation that fits within the risk/reward expectations of our members.

Yes. Following the investment, Midlo Angels will be available to assist the founders in a number of ways. MAN angels can help identify and assess management candidates and board members.

They can help craft the company’s financial strategy in raising follow-on capital, and assist with customer acquisition and alliance building.

They can also assist with issues involving organizational structure, sales, marketing, and distribution strategies, and other challenges entrepreneurs face in building a strong company.

In addition to MAN members, the angel network has relationships with other organizations and incubators that are available to further assist entrepreneurs, and those support services would be made available to the early-stage company as well.

Angel investing is RISKY, which is why the rate of return is HIGH. Investments by angels are LONG-TERM, typically taking 5 – 7 years on average (could be less) to realize a return on investment, aka EXIT.

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