Frequently Asked Questions

How much time are Cornell Angel Capital Club members expected to contribute toward accomplishing the Club’s Mission?
New members are expected to commit ten hours per week, but in reality the time commitment will vary from week to week. Some projects may require an additional time commitment. However, CACC will not ordinarily take on projects until the project team leader and team members have had an opportunity to task organize and until they have committed themselves to the project, taking into consideration academics, athletics, and other exigencies. Given the ten-hour level of commitment and the safeguards against over commitment, CACC members should be able to balance their on-campus requirements and activities.
How is the Cornell Angel Capital Club funded?
The Cornell Angel Capital Club is funded by Cornell University Student Assembly Funding Commission and by donations.
Does the Cornell Angel Capital Club or its members participate financially in club-related angel investments?
CACC assists Angel Investor Groups that invest in startup and emerging companies, but CACC and its members do not participate financially in AIG investments.
What are Angel Investment Groups?
An angel investment group is simply a group (usually between 10 and 150 wealthy individuals) that meets in order to pool knowledge and resources for the purpose of investment in startup companies.
How much do Angel Investment Groups invest annually?
In 2018 AIGs invested $23.9B nationwide.
How many companies do Angel Investment Groups fund annually?
In 2018 AIGs invested in 61,560 companies nationwide.
What percentage of the companies that seek angel investment obtain funding?
26.7% of companies that sought angel investment in 2017 obtained angel funding.
Do Angel Investment Groups manage their Portfolio Companies?
Although Angel Investor Groups may have some say over the corporate decision making and may make recommendations, they typically refrain from anything that could be construed as participating in the management of their Portfolio Companies.