ACT LIKE A VC – BE AN ANGEL
Arches Capital is a fast growing group of business angels that is bridging the gap between Venture Capitalist (VCs) and Business Angels, by joining the best of both worlds.
We source, select and invest like a VC;
We engage, care and inspire as the angel we are.
We believe that by bundling smart capital (combine funding with real business knowledge and experience) with true engagement (actively working together to achieve rapid growth), we are able to ignite early stage companies on their path to success.
Arches Capital invests in early stage companies that are ready to scale fast. Our group of investors consists of seasoned entrepreneurs with a deep knowledge and broad experience in spaces like FinTech, Data Science, Commerce, Cybersecurity, MedTech, and many more. Most of our members are experienced angel investor and serial entrepreneur. Where most traditional VCs can only promise access to a network, Arches Capital itself is built upon the valuable knowledge and vast experience of its ‘Archangels’.
When Arches Capital invests in a company, it does so together with a subset of interested members. From this investor group one lead investor is appointed, who will close the deal, take a seat on the (advisory) board, actively engage with the founders and act as a main point of contact to all other angels and experts.
With the active commitment and engagement of the continuously growing group of Archangels, Arches Capital supports companies to ignite their rocket engine, accelerate growth and turn them into profitable, successful portfolio companies.
Arches Capitals differentiates itself from other angel syndicates or funds by supporting the next ignition stage as well: we aim to lead or contribute to follow-on investments of our successful portfolio companies.
Arches Capital has a strong focus on B2B (or B2B2C) Software companies located in the Benelux region. However, we would never turn down an awesome team with a great product.
We invest in return for equity (minority share) in early-stage and scaling companies with well-balanced teams with a compelling and differentiating product. Because our Angels have diverse backgrounds, we can invest in diverse sectors within the B2B Software space, as you can see in our portfolio.
What we look for in startups:
- A strong and balanced team
- A compelling product
- Some clients
- Repeatable sales model
- The ability to clearly show the market opportunity and their competitive landscape.
Are you an early stage or scaling company looking for funding with smart money and do you fit the criteria above? Send us your request, investor deck and business plan for review at email@example.com.
Please check that the following information is included in your application:
- Problem & Solution/product/technology
- Your “why”
- Market (fit, size, maturity)
- Go-to-market/sales strategy
- Business model
- Team & current cap-table
- Financials (actual & forecast) & investment plan (size, runway, goal).
Term sheet for investment
One of Arches Capital’s traits is that we are able to have professional deals against fair cost of legal and notary services. We do that by using standard documentation (term sheet, shareholders and investment agreements) that are derived from modern, fair and commonly accepted market standards. You can download the most recent version of our Arches Capital term sheet investment. If you like an explainer on the various items in the term sheet, you can also download the Arches Capital term sheet with explanations.