There are a lot of questions we get asked often, so we figured we'd start writing them down 🙂 We’ll continue adding to this as we get more great questions!
Here are some common questions we get:
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What is Allocations Angels?
At Allocations Angels, we believe in democratizing capitalism.
Our mission is to empower the next generation of investors. We believe every investor should be able to fund their best ideas and make a positive impact. We strive to serve a broad range of investors, not just the elite.
Our current metrics
- ~1,000 members
- $100m+ invested
- 100+ investments
What are the Allocations values?
- Trust & Transparency
- Collective growth
- Extreme proactiveness: Be uncomfortably proactive. Always be thinking ahead.
- Transparency: Be radically transparent. We are transparent about co-investing.
How do I apply?
To apply for membership, please visit allocations.capital and enter your Name, email and referral.
If you were referred by an existing member of our group, please enter this information in your application. Upon review, we will send you an invite to our Slack channel.
How do I get started?
In this channel, all important group announcements will be shared. We also post information about which deals are opening and which ones have successfully closed.
This is where new members introduce themselves. Tell us who you are and what you are currently doing, which fields and stages you typically invest in and enjoy getting to know the other members.
If you have a deal you want to bring to the group or want to check out what deals others are currently bringing, this is the place to be.
If you are looking to invest in a deal someone else is bringing, be sure to signal you are interested in a deal by using the thumbs up emoji and you will be invited to that deals’s channel later.
You can find more information on how to present a deal to the prospects channel here. For deals where you are charging carry. Please post them in #dd-prospects-carry.
Questions about the group? This is where you can ask them.
Are you hosting a talk or event, you would like to present to our members. Feel free to use this channel to bring attention to it and interact with the community.
As you will notice, we have a lot of dd-channels. These channels are made per specific deal for the community to do group due diligence.
By using a “wisdom of the crowd” approach, our users can share thoughts about potential investments. Group due diligence calls will also be organized in this channel, as well as the pledges for the deal. The minimum pledge for most deals is $1000.
All updates about deals will also appear in the respective dd-channels. Sometimes we will make these channels private after a deal closes as sensitive investor-only updates may be shared here.
Interested in a deal you saw in #-prospects? Then be sure to join the dd-channel for this deal to read more information and to let us know how much you would like to invest in this deal.
Can I DM people directly?
No, this is strictly forbidden unless you have a prior business relationship with that person.
How do I join new channels?
To join new channels, click channel browser in the sidebar on the left to view the available list of channels.
Alternatively, press the + next to Channels in the same left sidebar.
How do I download Slack?
First things first. You may still need to download Slack.
Slack can be used on your desktop, laptop, mobile phone or via the web application.
- Android: Download the Slack app on the Google Play Store
- iOS: Download Slack on the App Store
- For PC: The app can be downloaded here
- For Mac: You can download Slack here
- Web: Go to Slack.com and log in.
Our channel url is http://allocationshq.slack.com/
How do I bring a deal to the group?
Simply go to #prospects and the deal using the following format:
- Name of deal:
- Personal Investment Amount:
How much are you planning to personally invest in this round e.g. $25,000
- Background to the deal:
How did you find this deal? What makes it special to you?
- Valuation and Short Description:
N.B. remember to state your sources, e.g. “According to the CEO…
- Attach the deck
How do I invest in a deal?
Each dd channel will have a final pledge sheet where you can type the amount you want to invest in the deal. This link can be found underneath the title of the channel page.
Can I bring a deal with carry?
Yes. Post the deal in #prospects-carry and clearly communicate the exact terms.
Can I bring a deal from another platform?
We try maintain the quality of deals on the platform. Deals done through Allocations are vetted by us and will receive active support in terms of setting up and onboarding investors. We will not provide this type of support for deals from another platform.
What is the etiquette for posting in the prospects channel?
If you are a deal lead, please keep all posts related to your deal in the thread about your deal. Please do not use the "Also send post to channel" function when providing updates on your deal as this does not help the readability of the prospects channels. You can of course communicate any updates about your deal in the dedicated deal channel as well.
Can I share information on deals with people outside the Slack?
Unless you have explicit approval from either an admin and/or the deal lead, under no circumstance can you share confidential information about a deal outside the Slack. Deal leads are less likely to share exclusive deals with our community, if sensitive information gets shared without permission. Confidentiality is one of the core values of our community and we will take action if people do not adhere to this.
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