Gold Coast Angel Investors

Gold Coast Angel Investors is an early-stage investment group based in Miami, FL. We enjoy the process of mentoring and helping aspiring entrepreneurs while pursuing maximized returns.

If you share our affinity for development and growth, or if you’re looking to diversify your portfolio, learn more about becoming an angel investor. If you’re a business that is ready to pitch to our angels, see more information about getting funding. We try to target South Florida for our investments but look for the best deal possible for our members, whether in Miami, Manhattan or Menlo Park, CA.

By joining Gold Coast Angel Investors, you’ll have access to exciting investment opportunities while working alongside professionals with varied experience and relevant insight.

HOW WE WORK

Our group of accredited investors meet monthly to discuss early-stage, high-growth opportunities. Prospective deals are accessible by any of our investors for review and participation. We treat our portfolio business owners as partners and provide them with value-added tools and insight.

WHO WE ARE

Gold Coast Angel Investors are a group of passionate and enterprising professionals committed to cultivating early-stage companies and entrepreneurs. Our members’ varied expertise and insight serve to strategically leverage promising start-ups’ potential.

INVEST

We are a member-managed angel investment group reviewing investment opportunities in early-stage companies with potential for rapid growth. If you’re an accredited investor with passion for entrepreneurship, talk to us.

GET FUNDING

Our target is to invest in early-stage organizations. We consider “early-stage” to vary from pre-revenue to several million dollars in revenue.The optimal early revenue range for us is a company with between $1,000,000 to $2,000,000, and an aggressive expansion plan.

How We Work

Our group of accredited investors meet monthly to discuss early-stage, high-growth opportunities. Prospective deals are accessible by any of our investors for review and participation. We treat our portfolio business owners as partners and provide them with value-added tools and insight.

MEMBERSHIP

Gold Coast investing members are required, by law, to be accredited investors and pay an annual membership fee of $3,000. With each transaction, Gold Coast also charges a 3-4% administrative fee.

When a portfolio company is acquired or experiences a liquidity event, Gold Coast only benefits if the exit was profitable. If a portfolio company is sold at a loss or break-even, all proceeds go the investors. Gold Coast receives nothing. However, if the transaction realizes a profit, Gold Coast receives 15-20% (depending on the specific deal) of the PROFIT realized from the transaction. Gold Coast only benefits from deals in which the investors realize a profit.

APPLICATION

Completed applications for funding are reviewed by our team on a monthly basis. We shortlist the final candidates based on our criteria and each company is closely evaluated. One or two candidates will be selected per month to proceed to the next step.

DUE DILIGENCE

Due diligence creates the basis of confidence for all parties involved. It becomes the foundation from which all Gold Coast Angel Investor solutions are developed. Our due diligence process can take up to 5 weeks. During this time, our priority is to interface with the organization’s management team and their actual prospective client base to determine true capacity for acquisition and growth.

ROADSHOW

Once an organization successfully completes our due diligence process, we take them on the “roadshow” to present to Gold Coast Investors. This can be multiple investment presentations given over the course of a week. Our target is one roadshow/investment per month, with one presenting organization requesting funding from our group.

FUNDING

Each of our members makes their own investment decision for each opportunity. The collective investment interest is consolidated into a single purpose LLC that invests into the target organization as a single shareholder. We aim to finalize the initial closing within a month after the completion of the roadshow.

TEAMWORK

When the investment is made and funds are transferred, a genuine partnership in growing the organization begins. One of our primary goals is to support our portfolio organizations in any way possible. We expect to have a board seat corresponding with our round of funding. We receive executive updates and timely financials to keep our investors in the loop. We can help forge connections to prospective customers, advisors, employees, and vendors. The experience and connections from our large pool of portfolio organizations add value to the Gold Coast Investment experience.

Who We Are

Gold Coast Angel Investors are a group of passionate and enterprising professionals committed to cultivating early-stage companies and entrepreneurs. Our members’ varied expertise and insight serve to strategically leverage promising start-ups’ potential.

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Bo Megginson

Managing Partner

Partner Portrait

Mike Pacifico

Head of Finance/New Ventures, Chewy Brands/Chewy Healthcare

Attorney Portrait

Nanette Aguirre

Attorney, Greenberg Traurig

Partner Portrait

Eddie Birchfield

Partner, TechCXO

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Jennie Campbell

CEO/President, Stewart Steelwood Investments

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Pedro Cherry

Executive VP, Georgia Power Company

Managing Partner Portrait

Tony Corley

Managing Partner, Nuecura Partners

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Mike Flannagan

Angel Investor, SAP Executive

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David Turner

Project Lead, Po.et

Angel Investors

ANGEL INVESTORS

What is an angel investor?

Angel investors are high net-worth individuals who seek investment opportunities in early-stage organizations with potential for rapid growth. Angel investors must comply with the SEC’s standards for accredited investors.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

We are an angel investment group with members from all walks of life and professional backgrounds. Some of the major benefits from working with this varied group of professionals include:

  • Superior deal flow, in terms of both quality and quantity
  • Opportunities to create a diversified portfolio of early stage organizations and invest less money in a wider set of deals
  • Better deal terms and optimal negotiating power by combining funds alongside other members
  • Solid due diligence process and professional staff in addition to accessible subject matter expertise
  • Networking and learning opportunities

LOCATIONS

We are based in Miami, FL with growing presences in Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach, and work with early-stage companies in any region. If these locations are out of reach for you, contact us for information.

REACH OUT

If you’re interested in connecting with Gold Coast Angel Investors, we would love for you to reach out to us. Please contact Bo Megginson or call (305) 423-1529.

Get Funding

STAGE

Our target is to invest in early-stage organizations. We consider “early-stage” to vary from pre-revenue to several million dollars in revenue. The optimal early revenue range for us is a company with between $1,000,000 to $2,000,000, and an aggressive expansion plan. On occasion, we will consider pre-revenue investment opportunities. However, the organization’s service or product must be market ready and their business traction must be a verifiable advantage.

INDUSTRY

As for industry-specific interests, we consider ourselves industry neutral. Most importantly, we seek to work with technology-driven organizations that target a large market. The technological aspects of an organization need to give it a major competitive advantage in their market.

APPLICATION

Are you an early-stage organization in the Southeast United States? Follow the link below to complete the funding application. It can take a few weeks to reply to those applications that meet our criteria. Typically, we’ll select one organization per month to go through the due diligence process.