The Great Lakes Angels (GLA) is a nonprofit corporation. We seek serious, active investors only. Attendance is therefore open to those who would intend to make a minimum of a $25,000 investment in one or more companies presented by the Great Lakes Angels in each calendar year. To qualify as a GLA Member, you must be an accredited investor as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Rule 501 of Regulation D. Our investors consider early stage company equity investments, and later stage company debt, bridge and mezzanine investments. Annual dues of $500 and attendance fees are assessed to help defray the operational costs of the organization.
The GLA will not be providing investment advice, recommendations or guidance. Members who have interest in pursuing investment opportunities with presenting companies will explore these individually with the company after a general presentation. GLA Members will make their own decisions free of any reliance on the GLA, its sponsors, or its members.
A Screening Committee, composed of experienced business professionals, screens Executive Summaries, Pitch Decks and other pertinent information of companies to pre-qualify these companies for potential investment and for presenting to the group.