In October 2020 as I started my angel investing journey, I realized that there was a huge opportunity to focus on an overlooked segment of the startup investing ecosystem – the people who don’t traditionally have access to high-quality startup investment opportunities, and who can’t afford to invest more than $5k per company.
I pitched the idea of bringing access to this group of people to Elizabeth, Eric, and Shiyan – three friends from Stanford who started Hustle Fund together 20+ years after meeting in the dorms. Not only did they love it, but they also had been kicking around a similar idea.
We joined forces to create Angel Squad with the aspiration of bringing 10k new angels into the ecosystem. We have conviction that this can change the world. Why?
Because people are more likely to invest in problems that they can relate to. So if you can empower more people from different backgrounds to invest in startups, then more entrepreneurs from a wider range of backgrounds will be funded to solve different classes of problems.
It's working. We have 1500+ members from all walks of life, all corners of the globe. It's gone better than any of us could’ve imagined – but we’re just getting started. Join us.