Angel Academy

An investor accelerator program for female leaders in the corporate and technology sectors

  • Curious about the next step in your investing journey?

  • Want to shape the future as an innovative early-stage investor?

  • Ready to play a crucial role in an early-stage company?

Many women have the expertise, experience, and capital to be an investor — but don’t know where to start. Angel Academy is the key that unlocks the mystery of the investment process. Through online learning modules, practical examples, and mentorship you will gain the tools, knowledge, and community to confidently build your first investment plan.

Join our next collaborative cohort of powerhouse women around North America to develop your successful path to investing.

How It Works

Angel Academy is a 12 month program, including 6 months of education, followed by 6 months of support leading into your first investment.

2 months


Self-directed online modules: Designed to review at your own pace, engage with program content, ask questions, start discussions, and explore resources.

Office Hours: Connect with your fellow cohort participants and an experienced investor for one hour in a webinar format.

4 months


Apprenticeship: You will be matched with a mentor who will provide monthly one hour check-ins. Gain insight into the thought process of an experienced investor, access experiential learning opportunities, and get advice on your own investments.

6 months


Connect and develop alongside the Female Funders Global Community, both online and offline.

Discover Curated Investment Opportunities, participate in Investor Roundtables, attend in-person events, and receive ongoing resources to help make your first investment a success.

Angel Academy Members Learn and Gain Practical Experience in...

Angel Investing Fundamentals

  • Valuations & Investment stages
  • Venture math
  • Alternatives to Venture Capital
  • How Venture Capital Funds work

How to Select Investment Opportunities

  • What makes a startup fundable
  • How to evaluate the startup teams, products, markets, and business models

Deal Mechanics

  • The Due Diligence Process
  • Converts, Priced Rounds, SAFEs
  • Anatomy of a Term Sheet & S/H Agreement
  • How to read a cap table

How to Build Your Own Investment Plan

  • Developing an investment thesis
  • Building deal flow
  • Building a portfolio strategy
  • Whether to follow-on
  • Understanding liquidity events exits

What Angel Academy Members Are Saying

Female Funders provided me with the technical knowledge to explore investment opportunities and to better understand the perspectives of entrepreneurs I work with in my role as a professional services leader.
Alexandra Gomez, PwC
Angel Academy is a strong program and I highly recommend it. The biggest takeaway for me was the networking aspect, connecting with women from across industries who are interested in investing.
Lauren Ledwell, Director, RBC Ventures

Who Should Join

Angel Academy is designed for female leaders who have industry expertise and experience, and a curiosity about angel investing. Participants join us from both large corporate organizations as well as smaller organizations, including technology start-ups. Participants should be open and motivated to make their first investment within 12 months of joining the program.

Each cohort is curated to bring together women from across North America representing a diverse range of backgrounds, resulting in a rich learning experience.

Participants typically meet the accredited investor criteria. Non-accredited investors are welcome to apply but will not be able to access all investment opportunities.

Invest in yourself, to invest in others

Angel Academy

Qualified candidates will be considered on a rolling basis.


Are you an entrepreneur seeking early-stage investment?
Apply to pitch your startup at our Investor Roundtables here.