Investors Lounge is connecting investors with startups and investment ready companies.
Investors Lounge is run by Innovation Dock, in close partnership with Angel Challenge. Through our activities and other programs we are in a unique position which give us insight to hundreds of startups and investment ready companies yearly. This, together with our active sourcing, gives our investors the possibility to pick first hand.
To kick off Investors Lounge we are now inviting investors to a deal flow program with Angel Challenge.
First program starts 25th of October.
Sign up now for the first DealFlow program starting 25th of October.
Interested in becoming a program partner?
Send a short e-mail to email@example.com
JOIN AN ACTIVE INVESTOR GROUP
To be an angel investor you need startups to invest in, but where do you get access to interesting deals? It is all about being present in the startup ecosystem and getting to know the upcoming startups. In Investors Lounge and the Angel Challenge DealFlow Program, we will introduce you to the startups from local and national startup communities, partners and programs. Investors Lounge is run by Innovation Dock, in close partnership with Angel Challenge. We are also linked to the Angel Challenge activities from all over Norway together by sharing dealflow and investor relations, and we are working closely with the Angel Challenge Alumni network in Bergen and Oslo.
Together we will discuss the startups and identify the diamonds in the rough. We will work together as a group to cover more startups than we are able to on our own. And when we identify investment opportunities, we will encourage investing as a syndicate to reduce risk and increase diversification.
Investors Lounge kicks off with the DealFlow program with the Angel Challenge network. Participation in this program gives you acces to all Investor Lounge perks.
The DealFlow program runs over 6 months. After the program the investors that stays in the Investors Lounge for a long term commitment with the other investors.
FULL DETAILS OF THE DEALFLOW PROGRAM:
DEAL FLOW GENERATION
AT INNOVATION DOCK
In addition to the 50+ companies located at Innovation Dock, we have closer to 200 companies in our programs, classes and courses throughout the year. All which members in Investor Lounge get first hand access to.
ACCEL Energy is a 12 week intensive program for innovative startups in the oil and gas sector. The startups who qualify for participation get access to customers, investors and the major players in the industry. Run yearly at Innovation Dock.
Gründerhub is Sparebank1 SR-Banks entrepreneur program which starts every 12 weeks with 10 new companies. Innovation Dock delivers the content and the offices for the companies in the program.
In Angel Challenge 20 investors and 20 startups join the two month long program which leads in a joint investment in the winning startup of 1 mill. NOK. Several of the Angel Challenge Alumni investors are now active in Investors Lounge.
During one year, over 100 entrepreneurs starts their business whilst being through our Startup Academy. Everyone who starts business while they are on unemployment benefits in Stavanger run through our 17 week program.
Creative Business Cup is a competition that empowers entrepreneurs in the creative industries, helping them grow their business ideas, connecting them to investors and the global markets, and strengthening their innovative capabilities to the benefit of industry and society.
Because of the work laid down in creating Investors Lounge, we get noumerous of startups approaching us to get the possiblity to present their case to our investors.
MEET THE STARTUPS
An open event where startups pitch and present, in order to attract talent, customers, partners and investors. Planned 2-3 times per year.
MEET THE INVESTORS
An open event where investors are the ones that are on the stage pitching. 3-5 investors present themselves, and startups and entrepreneurs can ask questions and know more about what to think about when approaching investors.
Join Investors Lounge and be hands on the ecosystem as an investor.
Sign up now for the first DealFlow
program starting 25th of October.
NEVER STOP YOUR DEAL FLOW
New startups are created every day, and investors should get to know and guide them before they need the money. By constantly searching for new dealflow and building relationships over time, the investors work together an evening every month to find investable companies and invest together.
MEET NEW STARTUPS -
BEFORE THEY NEED MONEY
Investors should meet the startups long before they are looking for money. That way you have seen them created value over time before you invest, and you can give good advice early to help the startups take the right turns from the beginning.
INVESTMENTS FROM 0.5 TO 10 MILLION NOK
In Investors Lounge and the AC DealFlow program, every startup in their early stages are invited to pitch the investors. The ask can be anything from 0,5 to 10 Million NOK with valuations thereafter.
EVERY DEAL IS UNIQUE, WITH NO PRE SET VALUATION
In this program, there are no pre set investment terms. Every startup is invited to present their needs, terms and conditions, and the investors are free to bargain. This are real-life investing.
Requirements for joining
- Has at least 100 000 NOK to syndicate startup investing for next 6 months
- Take part in many of the monthly workshops
- Want to openly share early stage dealflow with the group
- Minimum level of Angel Investing experience. (AC Alumni or similar)
- (Angel Challenge Alumni gets first priority)
Cost of participation
- Participation fee for Angel Challenge DealFlow program is 15 000 NOK (runs 6 months)
- Participation fee for Investors Lounge is 15 000 NOK per year for private investors
FREE ACCESS TO ALL OF INNOVATION DOCKS FACILITIES
Being a part of Investors Lounge gives you free access to all of Innovation Docks facilities, such as great meeting rooms and discount on large event space when needed.
25th of October - Launch of the DealFlow program
A visit to Innovation Dock, presentation of startups.
- Live call with Oslo Health Selection days
26th of October - Investor / startup hockey match
No, we're not going to play ourselves, but meet in DNBs VIP area, enjoy a nice meal, pitches and great networking. Limited seats, 50/50 startup/investors.
See all events during the first DealFlow program here.
What's the agenda?
Type of meetings will vary, but in general there will be presentation of new cases firstly, with pitches and presentations from new startups.
If the startups look promising, the group will give an evaluation and Q&A. Based on the feedback, the startup will get some homework before meeting the group again.
Then the investors compare notes and discuss the cases. If a group moves forward, they agree on which investor(s) who takes the lead.
And of course; the talk of the town. Investors present news about interesting startups they have heard about.
Everything will be facilitated by Innovation Dock and/or Angel Challenge.
Be a part of building Stavanger to the best ecosystem for startup investments!
Sign up now for the first DealFlow
program starting 25th of October.
Hanne Rentsch Ersdal
Coordinator @ Innovation Dock