Two-Day Workshops

The investor class is a series of in-depth workshops that span over two days (two sessions of eight hours). During the sessions, investors will delve into topics such as Startup Valuation, Due Diligence, Team Assessment, Go-to-Market & Growth Strategies, and more. After the sessions, investors will further benefit from our networking activities.

The Angel Investor class connects angel investors for a great learning experience. During our program, angel investors work together, attend lectures featuring experienced specialists and receive guidance from the Keadyn Angel VC team.

Upcoming Workshops
  1. Angel Investor Workshop (June 6th & June 13th) – FULL

    June 6 @ 9:30 am - June 13 @ 5:30 pm
  2. Angel Investor Workshop (September 6th & September 13th)

    September 6 @ 9:30 am - September 13 @ 5:30 pm
  3. Angel Investor Workshop (September 27th & October 4th) – FULL

    September 27 @ 9:30 am - October 4 @ 5:30 pm
  4. Angel Investor Workshop (November 1st & November 8th) – FULL

    November 1 @ 9:30 am - November 8 @ 5:30 pm

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Meet, Connect and Learn

Angel investors often find investing in startups to be a lonely activity. They lack opportunities to learn from each other or to invest together. Others, who are considering angel investing, may lack access to startups or lack the experience needed to make investment decisions. That’s where Angel Academy comes in. In the Angel Investor Class, angels will work together with a team of experienced advisors and investors.


Participants of our Angel Investor Class are investors who would like to learn more about angel investing. The program is relevant for, both experienced and starting angel investors. The program is aimed at investors that who want to emerge themselves in the nitty-gritty of angel investing and want to meet other like-minded investors.

Program Outline

The class consists of workshops on the topics below. The workshops are held in English or Dutch, depending on the participants.

The Dealmaking Process

Angel investors use all kinds of terms sheets when making a pre-seed or seed investment. Dave Dirks was one of the first in the Dutch market to introduce best market principles used in angel investing in the US and the UK. He will guide you from the dealmaking process up to drafting term sheets, both for an equity investment and a convertible loan. He will touch upon which clauses should you definitely include and which you should not, and what are the best practices currently used.

Valuation & Financial Due Diligence

Early-stage investing is part art, part science. If only there were a formula to price a startup with 100% accuracy. In this workshop, participants explore various methodologies that help to evaluate the financial elements of a startup. We also cover how founders arrive at a particular valuation and why that matters to angel investors.

Business Model Canvas & Metrics

Early-stage VCs tell startups that they “invest from 15k MRR.” The SaaS crowd claims that “an LTV of 3X CAC is a sign that the business model is working.” The press loves to cover the latest DAU or MAU figures of Facebook or Twitter, and people are in awe of the GMV of unicorns like AirBnB. Participants will learn to decipher these acronyms and find out for which business models they are relevant.

Go-To-Market & Growth Strategies

Participants go through a step-by-step approach to help you identify the right strategy for their investments. A product itself is half the marketing; it has to bring value to people’s lives, work effortlessly and appeal to a large group. There is only one problem: nobody cares that you built a product. The other half of the battle is going to market, testing the waters and identifying the (part of the) product that people perceive and that delivers the most value.

Team Due Diligence

Eighty percent of startups fail because of poor relationships within the founding team. A poor match between the team and their investor is one of the top ten reasons for a failing startup. That’s why predicting the added value of a potential partnership is vital to the startup’s success. Topics like performance at different stages of a startup lifecycle and during specific projects; predicting team performance, and reasons for possible conflicts are covered.

Technical Due Diligence

During this workshop, some of the following questions are answered: What is technical due diligence? What will you gain from a tech audit? Should you run an audit at all times? What types of audits are common? When is the right time to initiate the process? What does the process look like? How do you use the audit results? What are the most important tech risks startups face?

Legal Documentation

So you’ve signed the term sheet, performed the necessary due diligence, maybe some other conditions have been fulfilled as well, and now it’s time for the closing documentation stage. Whether you are dealing with an equity investment or convertible loan, you need to be aware of certain steps in the process.

Portfolio Management & Equity Investments

Investing in early-stage companies carries a very high degree of risk. The expected outcome of any single investment is doubtful, which is why portfolio management is essential when investing in this asset class. Participants are walked through the basics of portfolio management and the role angel investing could play in your broader portfolio.

What Participants Have to Say About Our Workshops

Pieter Schoen

“I started my career as an entrepreneur. I co-founded and successfully exited NLE. Along the road I started investing and have made more than 30 investments to this point. Back in the day there were no educational services for investors. Angel Academy is the first professional curriculum for angels, operated by experienced entrepreneurial investors. Their classes and events really add value in multiple ways. On top of sharing their investing knowledge, they also create opportunities for investors to meet and connect with each other.”

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The Netherlands