Education

Cavalier Angels is a one year-old non-profit University of Virginia alumni club with the specific focus of encouraging and enabling UVA entrepreneurship on a global basis and educating UVA alumni and students on how to successfully invest in entrepreneurial ventures. As a university-based angel group, Cavalier Angels sees, screens and helps to fund some of the most exciting and lucrative new ventures anywhere, while encouraging UVA entrepreneurs to bring their best ideas for feedback and investment by their peers.  Some of the benefits of membership include:

  • Webinars. The educational webinar learning series
  • Deal Syndication. Learn about and get to co-invest on some of the most popular deals from our chapters around the U.S. and the globe.
  • Mentoring Program. Our mentoring program connects talented alumni with students and UVA – led startups and provides unrivaled support to guide and advance these startup efforts.
  • Annual Conference. The Cavalier Angels Global Conference brings together angel investors from across the world giving participants the opportunity to build relationships with fellow investors and entrepreneurs, keep up with current technology trends, and be recognized for outstanding work in the past year. The conference also includes prominent angel investors and venture capitalists discuss investing and entrepreneurship on various panels, and a startup showcase featuring some of the top early stage startups.
  • AND lots of opportunities to network, share expertise, mentor, and interact on matters relevant to angel investing and entrepreneurship.

Our educational programs combine local seminars and global online webinars, both of which leverage the thought leadership of University of Virginia alumni and faculty. Our core educational program, the Cavalier Angels Knowledge Institute, is dedicated to training and sharing best practices.

Our goal is to ensure that all of our members gain the knowledge to participate fully in the Cavalier Angels investment process. Our training sessions are led by experienced Cavalier Angels members and leading University of Virginia faculty are comprised of a combination of interactive discussions and case studies in a learning environment that is open, collaborative and supportive. In addition to the internal activities of Cavalier Angels, we are also an active member of the Angel Capital Association. Our members are eligible to participate in all Angel Capital Association activities including the ACA’s Annual Summit, their full range of educational programs, and their research from their affiliated organization the Angel Resource Institute. To learn more about the Angel Capital Association go to their website www.angelcapitalassociation.org.

Our current training offerings, outlined here, are available to Cavalier Angels members. Several courses are also available to prospective members and guests who are accredited investors. Click here to see the definition of “accredited investor”.

Course Schedule & Registration

Our current training offerings, outlined below, are available to Cavalier Angels members. Several courses are also available to prospective members and guests who are accredited investors. Click here to see the definition of “accredited investor”.

Angel Investing 101: An Introduction to Angel Investing
Topics covered in this session include:
– Risks and Rewards of Angel Investing
– The Investment Process
– Screening and Due Diligence
– Structuring and Valuing the Deal
– Term Sheets and Closing

Cavalier Angels members may register here for this course.

If you are not a Cavalier Angels member, please apply here.

Angel Investing 201: Cap Tables and Term Sheets
Topics covered in this session include:
– Cap Tables – Navigating the Maze
– Term Sheet Provisions and their Impact on Investment Returns

Cavalier Angels members may register here for this course.

If you are not a Cavalier Angels member, please apply here.

In addition to the courses listed above, the Knowledge Institute provides courses in our Leadership Series that are available only to Cavalier Angels members, which are listed below.

Angel Investing 301:  Leading a Deal (Available to Cavalier Angels Members Only)
Topics covered in this session include:
– Running a Successful Process
– Staffing an Effective Deal Team
– The Due Diligence Playbook
– Valuation and the Return Calculator
– Final Deal Terms and Deal Memo
– Closing the Deal

Angel Investing 401:  Boards and Exits (Available to Cavalier Angels Members Only)
Topics covered in this session include:
– Creating a Board for an Early Stage Company
– Board Roles, Responsibilities, Processes
– Advisory Boards
– Preparing for Exits
– The M & A process
– Exit Valuations

For Cavalier Angels members, information on our upcoming training sessions along with registration information can be found here. For additional information regarding the Cavalier Angels Knowledge Institute, please email info@cavangels.com.