Introduction to Membership
CTAN strives to maintain a membership base with broad industry and functional experiences. All membership applications are subject to review and approval by the Executive Director and the Board of Directors. You may request a membership application by sending an email to the Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All CTAN Members must qualify as accredited investors under Federal securities laws.
Please refer to the SEC information on the “accredited investor” requirements.
Members are encouraged to take an active role in the organization by helping to identify, screen and assist early-stage companies seeking investment capital. We expect all members to devote time to participation in the organization and in getting to know other members. Members are expected to attend most of the investment and screening meetings, and to lend their experience and informed opinions to the discussions surrounding potential investments. Members are also expected to make a significant contribution to the operation of the network, including actively participating in due diligence, leading the diligence efforts on an investment opportunity, identifying investment opportunities and/or serving on the Board of Directors or Advisory Boards of portfolio companies. Members must actively participate in the process in order to share in the benefits of the organization. CTAN asks that each prospective Member intend to invest at least $25K into CTAN companies each year.
- Access to quality investment opportunities
- Opportunity to co-invest with highly qualified angels
- Networking with other local accredited investors
- Co-Investment opportunities from similar Angel investment through CTAN’s membership in the Alliance of Texas Angel Networks.
- Second-year members and members who have invested capital in a CTAN portfolio company also have the right to have an early-stage company or entrepreneurial investment opportunity to which they have personally committed investment capital make a short presentation to the Membership at a Presentation meeting.
CTAN strives to nurture close relationships with other local entrepreneurial organizations and to be full participants in the Austin entrepreneurial scene. To this end, CTAN maintains relationships with business schools from regional universities, local incubators, entrepreneurial organizations, trade organizations for area industries, and early-stage investment professionals. In addition, CTAN is part of the Alliance of Texas Angel Networks (ATAN), a state-wide cooperative of Angel networks, and works closely with other Texas networks for deal syndication and the sharing of due diligence efforts. CTAN is also a member of the nationwide Angel Capital Association (ACA) and shares organizational and network management ideas with like-minded groups from all over the country.