FirstAngelsJA mentors ,invests in, advises, connects, mentors great companies to help them grow.
We know how difficult it is to build a business in the Caribbean. Our goal is to make it simpler to raise angel capital. Our members make equity investments in growing companies and great ideas in Jamaica and the Caribbean.
How do we add value ?
CollaborationWork with a great team of investors.
CapitalOur fancy word for cash. This helps, but isn’t the most important.
NetworkingWe share our network with our portfolio companies.
Business DevelopmentClose deals fast by relying on our brand.
Technical HelpOur team can advise you on your technical questions.
MentoringWe take time out of our day to help you solve the complicated problems.
What’s in it for me?
Easier access to capital
Lots of introductions
Applications for funding completed
Applications 'registered' on our website
Angel members recruited
Investment is about to get more accessible, serious, helpful, accessible with FirstAngels JA.
What are people saying ?
What I learned was invaluable. Going through the process reinforced the need to constantly think in a strategic way about my business, my processes and people. Getting help with governance was one of my key objectives. I sought funding, but I also looked beyond the money to the experience of the investors and their desire and ability to help me access markets across the Caribbean region.
“I can’t begin to tell you how we felt after the pitch, which was so well received by the FirstAngels members! We took the whole weekend to absorb what transpired and for it all to really sink in. We know we have a lot of work ahead of us but we are elated, excited and ready to get working.”
Even though we had received an offer from another investor, we are happy that we made the decision to choose FirstAngelsJA . The experience taught us first-hand how rewarding risk-taking is for an entrepreneur. The most challenging aspect was the extensive research that we had to undertake to fill the gaps and to satisfy the concerns of the investors, but that in itself was enormously beneficial as it taught us so much about the due diligence process
.@seanasheppard it was wonderful having you as our guest presenter for the #MXPJAMAICA workshop! Thanks to Paul Hanworth @wineguyja for hosting members and investees at the welcome cocktail. Looking forward to continuing our work to build an #entrepreneur-friendly #ecosystem! pic.twitter.com/9kmwafFQxx