Who we are?
Founded in 2012, STAR Angel Network is the only network of professional athletes and celebrities committed to finding, funding, and promoting promising early-stage companies. Our select group of investors is committed to developing a portfolio of investments in early-stage companies that have the potential for significant returns on investment.
Our Mission Statement
Our mission at STAR is to provide much more than just financial capital, but also a platform through which our portfolio companies can quickly accelerate their growth and brand value. By employing a combination of data and social analytics, along with our network’s unique access and influential reach, we believe we can disproportionately affect the outcome of our investments.
How we do it?
STAR provides much more than just financial capital but a platform through which our portfolio companies can quickly accelerate their growth and brand value. In order to achieve this, STAR takes a three-tiered approach with our members to drive successful returns: 1) utilizing our proprietary social analytics software to better understand our members’ digital footprint, 2) employing a variety of social analytic tools to better understand our portfolio companies’ digital presence, and 3) by taking a hands-on approach to business development by harnessing the power of our member’s professional networks.
Where do we source our deals?
STAR and its members work with a number of professional venture capital partners to collaborate on deal sourcing, evaluation, and investment selection. We work with angel and VC groups across the country, as well as with the nation’s best accelerator programs, to find promising companies and CEOs. To date, STAR has had incredible success with our investment portfolio, including one successful exit after just eight months.
STAR Angel Network was founded by professional athletes to address a void in trusted private equity opportunities; to help combat the negative financial figures that have plagued so many of our peers.
As athletes we know there is power in numbers — ten athletes investing collectively provides 10x the influence to help drive our investments to quicker growth and significant visibility in the market.
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