We are the largest and most active angel group investing in the area of blockchain and cryptocurrency startups. We invest $5M into 5-10 companies every year. Since 2012, we have invested $20M+ into 10+ companies. Our Angel network has grown to 50+ active angel investors.
We are veteran entrepreneurs or senior business leaders from global banks and corporates. We provide a network of relationships and a wealth of experience in building and growing companies.
Nearly every one of us has written a check in the last year. We are committed to connecting our entrepreneurs with the resources they need to accelerate their startup.
We know entrepreneurs are busy, and that raising capital one angel at a time is time intensive. We connect the best entrepreneurs with 50+ angels interested in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency startups at once, and target to provide entrepreneurs with an investment decision within 4 weeks.
“The Satoshi Angels invested in my company. I have pitched to dozens of investors and found Satoshi Angels to be more experienced, insightful, and well-connected in this area than any other investor group."
Many entrepreneurs know how to be successful in raising venture capital – but Angels are not VCs and the same rules and expectations simply don’t apply. The odds of raising angel financing are higher than raising venture capital, and in some instances it may be all the financing you need. If you would like to learn more about presenting to Satoshi Angels, please email email@example.com.
We seek extraordinary founders with product vision, a laser focus on execution and unlimited ambition who want to build high growth companies. We focus on seed and early stage investments. Most companies we fund are seeking to raise an investment round of $500k to $1.5M in either preferred stock or convertible notes. We frequently lead investment rounds and take a board seat. We also actively syndicate and invest alongside other angel groups, individual angels and venture funds. We believe in high engagement with entreprenuers and the businesses we invest in. Our team has deep expertise in the Fintech sector and our investments are focussed in this area.
Companies that meet our investment criteria will be invited to meet with SA staff. The objective of this meeting is to have a conversation about your business, explore how we can work together, and share feedback on your presentation and fundraising goals. An investor deck is typically a good framework for guiding the dialog. Each month, SA staff will meet with 10+ companies, of which 4 will be invited to present to SA Screening Committee.
The Satoshi Angels Screening Committee is composed of about 10 of SA’s most active and experienced angels. The company will deliver a 20 minute presentation followed by 10 minute Q&A. Each month, 2 companies will be invited by the Screening Committee to present at the Member Meeting.
During this meeting, companies will have the opportunity to network with the entire SA membership. Companies will also deliver a 15 minute presentation followed by a 5 minute Q&A. Angels interested in following up will sign up to conduct due diligence.
We target to complete due diligence and provide an investment decision within 4 weeks. Typically a SA member will step up to lead the process on behalf of the SA investor group, so you will interact through that single point of contact. We invest in about half the companies that present at the Member Meeting.
Membership is by invitation only. Generally, one must be sponsored by a current member who knows the new member and can recommend them. Nevertheless, we do accept new members initially unknown to the group and all who fit the criteria and have an interest are encouraged to consider the group. Angel investors that are interested to apply for membership with Satoshi Angels are invited to attend a Angel Dinner. The membership process includes completion of a Member Information Form and meeting with several members of the Membership Committee for informal conversations. These meetings are a great opportunity for prospective members to learn from the members about the process and their membership experience. It is readily apparent by all sides if a fit exists and, if so, an invitation is extended.
Investing alongside experienced angel investors enables the pooling of capital and aggregation of expertise from multiple industries and operational skills, resulting in more effective due diligence, terms negotiation and board stewardship. Nearly all members have made an investment last year.
Members attend monthly meetings where 2 companies deliver investor pitches. These companies are selected from the 10+ companies that are actively sourced by SA each month and screened via a process that has been honed over the last 5 years.
SA’s internal rate of return (IRR) is about 20% based on valuation of the company's SA members have invested capital in.
SA periodically hosts mentoring session with companies interested in raising angel capital. Such sessions are open to any company in the area of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. These startups have a 45-minute meeting with one or more SA mentors and receive no risk feedback about the readiness of their venture for angel investment. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
“In addition to the financing, having Jed McCaleb from Satoshi Angels on our Board at a critical time in our growth was invaluable. I really appreciated his candor and thoughtfulness."
"Getting a startup off the ground requires not just capital, but industry connections, domain expertise and experienced executives. Satoshi Angels is a great blend that helped my company at such a crucial stage of existence."