• Becoming a Nexus member has been a game-changer for me and my portfolio. Nexus connects me with Florida’s best and brightest entrepreneurs and investors and showcases the top early-stage companies in the state. It also provides a platform to educate communities on the merits of angel investing. It’s a fantastic organization.
    — Matt Johnson, Johnson Magrath & Partners
  • NEXUS is a vital piece of the qualification and funding mechanism of Florida for early stage investing. The organization is on the verge of enabling a coordinated investment opportunity for those who participate in North Florida. NEXUS has created a level of awareness and enthusiasm in the investment community.
    — Steve Evans, NEXUS Tallahassee Member

To join NEXUS, you must have:

ACCREDITED INVESTOR STATUS

AN INTEREST IN Florida early stage companies

Click the button below to submit your application to join NEXUS. Our Investor Relations team will be with you shortly to schedule a 30 minute introductory call. 


Angel investing can be a time-consuming, complex process on your own. Use an angel group to your advantage.

According to research, joining an angel group can immediately improve three key components of angel investing: due diligence, using industry expertise to vet deals, and sourcing deals.  

 

Share Due Diligence Hours

"Investments made after less than 10 hours of due diligence were 43% more likely to fail than investments made after 10 hours of diligence."

"At the same time, investments made after 10 or more hours of due diligence were 2.3x more likely to achieve returns greater than 5x compared to investments made after less than 10 hours of diligence." 

Source: Fundify

 

Angel investors spend about 20 hours of due diligence on average (Angel Forum & Forbes). In fact, when"investors spent more than 20 hours, the return was 5.9x (in 4.1 years). If less than 20 hours, the return was only 1.1x (in 3.4 years)." Comparing notes with other investors in the group will allow you to save time on general due diligence hours. Fundify explains the importance of due diligence hours in the graph below as they relate to angel returns. 

NEXUS members share due diligence information on the investor portal, at in-person meetings, and in monthly reports detailing investor group activity. 


Utilize a Network of Subject Matter Experts

Ever find a deal that you're interested in but know nothing about the industry? Talk to an expert angel. Forbes suggests that other angels "can help you better understand the investment opportunity." The Wiltbank graph to the right indicates a direct correlation in angel returns when industry experts with high industry expertise are used in the due diligence process. 

NEXUS investors have expertise in many industries including health innovation,  advanced manufacturing, aviation & aerospace, simulation, ed-tech, entertainment tech, fin tech, logistics/distribution communication, clean tech, agriculture, and more.


DIVERSIFY your portfolio faster

"Research indicates that 56 percent of companies fail, giving their investors negative returns. For this reason, angels invest in portfolios of companies. Among the successful companies, 9 percent provide investors with returns of 10 times their investments, which compensates for failed investments." Source: Kauffman

"Research indicates that 56 percent of companies fail, giving their investors negative returns. For this reason, angels invest in portfolios of companies.

Among the successful companies, 9 percent provide investors with returns of 10 times their investments, which compensates for failed investments."

Source: Kauffman

 

According to the Angel Capital Association,  Angel portfolios "need between 12 and 48 investments to reduce the risk of receiving no return. 12 investments=75% probability of 2.6x return, 24=90%, 48=95%." The sample portfolio on the left indicates 56% of companies fail, another reason for angels to diversify their investment. 

The question you need to ask yourself is... How many hours will it take for you to build a diversified portfolio of 12 companies with at least 20 hours of due diligence per deal? That's not counting all of the pitches you'll listen to before you narrow down which companies you'll consider. 

We understand that this can be a time-consuming process, which is why we have built a system that will create a smooth and timely workflow for investors. NEXUS has developed relationships with universities, competitions, forums, accelerators, incubators, coalitions, economic development organizations, and investors across the state that bring the most promising companies into our pipeline. 

NEXUS streams weekly pitch webinars,  hosts periodic events across the state, and has a full-time team to make this process easier and faster for you to get introduced to the right deals.

 

We look forward to working with you. 

After your submit your application, our Investor Relations team will be with you shortly to discuss your goals. It's important to us that we work together from the start to support you on your journey as an angel investor. 


Your Benefits to Joining NEXUS

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First Look at Florida Venture OPPORTUNITIES

See Florida deals firsthand that have worked with accelerators, incubators, and other programs across the state.

Investor Events

Attend our bi-monthly events to engage and immerse with investor chapters. 

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Angel Resources

Gain access to the Angel Capital Association resources and member benefits.

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Weekly Webinars

Join us on our weekly webinars to watch pipeline companies present.

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Information Exchange

Access to significantly more information and expertise from diverse investors.

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We Have Fun!

Engage smart people, young talent, and community leaders through our network.

 

Have questions about NEXUS? Speak with our Investor Relations team now.