Join The IU Angel Network

Connecting IU affiliated Investors with IU affiliated Companies

The IU Angel Network facilitates connections between startup companies and prospective investors among Indiana University’s global community of alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends, to further Indiana University’s mission of fostering a pervasive entrepreneurial culture that contributes to the prosperity of the State of Indiana, the nation and the world.

Early-Stage Opportunities

Gain access to early-stage investment opportunities with IU connections.

IU Network

Collaborate and network with IU affiliated investors and founders.

Curated Opportunities

See investment opportunities curated by dedicated and experienced professionals.

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How To Become An IU Angel Investor


Apply for membership via our online membership application*.


Speak with a member of the IU Angel Network team.


Once your membership is accepted, gain access to an online portal to electronically sign a membership agreement and pay your membership dues. Dues are $1,500 annually for individual members.


Receive an email invitation to establish a login to the IU Angel Network.


You are officially an IU Angel! Enjoy the full benefits of the IU Angel network.

* Applicants must have an IU affiliation and qualify as Accredited Investors.

Who Should Join The IU Angel Network?

To join the IU Angel Network, you must meet the following requirements:


Members must be accredited investors as defined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


Each member must be affiliated with the global Indiana University community in some way. IU affiliations include: an alum; a parent of a student or alum; a current or former faculty or staff member; an employee or an administrator of IU; a current or former student; or a current IU Ventures donor.

What you get when you become an IU Angel:


Access early-stage, IU affiliated investment opportunities that originate from IU and / or are founded by IU entrepreneurs.


Gain access to investment opportunities curated by dedicated and experienced professionals.


Collaborate, network and invest with other like-minded investors who have a wide-range of industry and investment experience.


Make an impact and increase your IU legacy by helping fellow IU alums and faculty grow their companies with capital and support.


Engage with IU’s expanding entrepreneurial activities and ecosystem across the University.


Membership in the Angel Capital Association with access to angel investing education and professional development.

IU Angel Network Advisory Board

Tedd Green

Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer

INCOG BioPharma Services

Mark Clerkin

Co-founder & CTO


Anu Pansare


gBeta Houston

Mark Stephens

Founder & Managing Partner

Canal Capital Advisors

Michelle Wu

CIO & Executive Director – APAC

Ingram Micro


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IU Ventures Group

An Overview of How the Network Operates


Join Meetings

Gather and network with other members and IU affiliated startup companies.

Once you become a member, you will be invited to monthly or semi-monthly pitch sessions and events to learn about innovative, IU affiliated startup companies that are looking for funding. You will be able to attend these sessions in person, watch live via an online videoconference or view a recorded version of the pitch if your schedule doesn’t allow for participation at the time of the meeting.


Access Information

Leverage online resources.

The IU Angel Network uses an online software platform to facilitate IU Angel collaboration, deal flow management, diligence processes and portfolio reporting. Each member is provided login access and can review company information prior to and after company pitch sessions. IU Angel Network members also receive membership to the Angel Capital Association which provides educational resources and networking opportunities.


Review Companies

Gain access to monthly investment opportunities

Companies that present to the IU Angel Network are curated by a dedicated team of IU Ventures professionals with assistance from IU students. We screen about 10-15 companies per month, representing a variety of industries, that originate from IU and / or are founded by IU entrepreneurs. Our goal is to identify 10-12 investment opportunities annually to present to the IU Angel Network membership. We welcome member introductions to companies that meet our investment criteria.



Enjoy freedom over your investment decisions.

After a company presentation, follow up is facilitated between interested IU Angels and the company. Each member makes his / her own decision on how much to invest, or not invest at all, based on how the opportunity fits into his / her investment plan. Members invest directly with the portfolio company and, if interested, can seek more ways to support the company beyond financial investment (i.e., mentorship, helping make connections and introductions, etc.).

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Become An IU Angel Investor

We are accepting new members. Join by December 31, 2019 to be a founding member of the IU Angel Network!

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Nothing on this website should be construed as an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security or investment product. IU Ventures and IU Ventures’ Indiana University Angel Network (“IUAN”) are not broker-dealers, investment advisers, and are not registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Association or any state securities regulator. Neither IUAN nor any of its principals, representatives of affiliates is providing you any investment advice through your use of this website and IUAN’s platform. Moreover, IU Ventures and IUAN do not provide business advice, financial advice, legal advice, accounting advice or tax advice, and no communication through this website or in any other medium should be construed as such. IU Ventures and IUAN do not endorse any of the information or opportunities presented on this website. In regard to any information or content that may be included, IU Ventures and IUAN have not independently verified any of the information or content provided, and the sole and complete responsibility to assess, review, and verify the information rests entirely with you.