F.A.Q.

WHAT IS CAV ANGELS?

CAV Angels is an angel investor network dedicated to bringing high potential startups with a strong connection to UVA in front of UVA-affiliated angel investors for possible angel investment. In addition to capital, our angel investors provide mentorship, experience, and networking to startups to help launch them to the next level.

For more detailed information for investors or entrepreneurs, please see the FAQs under either the “For Investors” or “For Entrepreneurs” banners.

WHAT IS CAV ANGELS’ TARGET INVESTMENT?

CAV Angels typically invests in Seed or Series A ($250K – $1M) rounds of technology companies in one of our targeted industries with a strong management team, demonstrated market traction, and a growing customer base.

CAV Angels can also participate in syndicated deals for startups requiring more than $1M in funding.

IS CAV ANGELS AFFILIATED WITH UVA?

CAV Angels is not affiliated with or endorsed by UVA. However, our membership is restricted to UVA Alumni and those with a strong affiliation with UVA (student, parent, faculty, staff, etc…). Plus, we work closely with several of UVA’s affiliated organizations to support their missions.

WHY CAV ANGELS?

UVA’s over 200,000 person strong alumni base is a source of pride for all those that have graduated from UVA. Our alums include successful experienced active investors, along with those that are pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams. CAV Angels provides the platform for matching these two different groups of alums.

HOW WILL CAV ANGELS IMPROVE THE ENTREPRENEURIAL ECO-SYSTEM FOR UVA ALUMS?

CAV Angels is committed to improving the UVA entrepreneurial eco-system in many ways. Of course all entrepreneurial eco-systems can benefit from additional sources of “smart”money and patient capital, which we intend to be…

But we also believe there is a desire for UVA alumni to connect to other UVA alumni. But there needs to be proper forum and purpose to ensure the connection is sustainable and meaningful. CAV Angels provides a convenient forum to connect potential investors and mentors in the broad UVA community to high potential UVA-related startups.

For Alumni investors that want to support UVA’s burgeoning alumni startup efforts, and for our Alumni entrepreneurs looking for funding guidance, there is no more worthwhile endeavor!

In addition to helping UVA alum’s startups get connected, funded, and mentored, CAV Angels will also donate a portion of profits from carried interest to UVA entrepreneurial efforts and other UVA foundations and funds. The donation amounts and beneficiaries will be decided by a committee of the members.

HOW WILL CAV ANGELS WORK WITH ENTREPRENEURIAL EFFORTS AND VARIOUS INVESTMENT FUNDS WHICH ARE OFFICIALLY SANCTIONED BY UVA?

CAV Angels is dedicated to improving the UVA entrepreneurial eco-system. We are committed to working with UVA and UVA affiliates in the entrepreneurial and startup community and believe that CAV Angels efforts will augment and complement formal/official UVA efforts in this space.

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