About JAN

Angel investing is risky, but has high potential for returns and provides investors with the satisfaction from nurturing a startup to great heights. JITO Angel Network (JAN) is set-up as a non-profit organization to cater to the investment needs of angels and entrepreneurs. JAN seeks out “smart money” from its members and provides them with highly scrutinized and innovative deals for investment. Apart from funds, we look for investors who are able to mentor, strategize, and offer business growth to our start-ups that will take them to the next level.

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JITO ANGEL NETWORK is an Angel Investors Group started by a group of JITO Members. Given the interest expressed by JITO Apex in wanting to engage and encourage new age entrepreneurs, we decided to provide a customized platform to do just that and more. A group of very active and enthusiastic JITO Members decided to come together and thus came into being, JITO ANGEL NETWORK (JAN). This sub-group also forms the core team which carries out initial assessment of recommended start-ups.

JAN is an independent forum with over 190+ Jain Businessmen & HNIs from JITO, with the purpose of providing an opportunity to create wealth for its members. This platform aims to leverage and apply the distributed knowledge of the members, in a collective manner, to a given investment opportunity..

  1. Diverse network of Businessmen, Senior Professionals & HNIs spanning across various Geographies, Industries and areas of Expertise that are available real time to evaluate any given startup (e.g Due diligence, Funding, Business Knowledge, mentoring and solving various problems)
  1. Low cost to be a part of the network, given distributed nature.
  1. Higher chances of success, as the evaluation is done by experts in the fields of business, investing as well as functional areas.
  1. Ability to start investing with smaller sums as the funding is pooled by the group, still making it meaningful for a given startup.
  1. Ability to help the startup grow and take them to the next level by providing them additional access to customers, guidance and mentorship along with funding.
  1. Ability to refer startups that are already known to this forum members, and give an opportunity to do a proprietary deal.

As an extension to point number 1, one could evaluate being a part of this forum if you are serious about one or more of the following objectives:

  1. Want to Learn from peers about how to evaluate startups and investing in general.
  2. Want to create wealth through investing in startups.
  3. Want to teach and share your knowledge, expertise and experience related to investments with other members of the forum
  4. Want to test your entrepreneurial skills while mentoring and guiding startups in various aspects like solving challenges, helping scale up etc.
  5. Want to evaluate a startup as an innovative solution provider either for their business or the investors personally.

By filling out JAN membership form online.

This is our payment structure

  • 3 Year Membership fee - INR 1,18,000/- (GST included)
  • 1 Year Membership fee - INR 59,000/- (GST included)
  • 3 Year Membership fee – INR 31860/- (GST included) (2.5% per investment)

We plan to provide the following benefits to the members:

  1. Access to startup pitches, and webinars.
  2. Access to evaluation reports.
  3. Quarterly update call/status note from invested startups (One common call with founders for all the members of the JAN investor)

We would like to keep the process simple for everyone and therefore any member can invest directly as an individual. Here the transaction, terms and conditions would be directly between the member and the start-up (With guidance coming from the Core team of JAN ), example: Standard Termsheet, Valuation, evaluation sheets etc.

Any JAN Investor can refer a start up to the forum, provided they know the founders personally. As a belief we prefer proprietary investments at reasonable valuations vs startups at a much higher valuation. Members can email [email protected] to introduce the startup and the founders and the startup will then be reviewed by the core committee which will evaluate the given startup on a defined set of evaluation criteria. IPV is industry agnostic and believes in equal opportunity.

The aspiring member should be someone who can afford to invest in high risk, early stage ventures to provide emerging companies with seed and startup capital. We expect active investors - who contribute their time and experience to evaluate deals and mentor entrepreneurs, as well as offer introductions to appropriate contacts from your network that will help the entrepreneur succeed.

  1. Attend at least 75% of the Pitch Days in a calendar year in person or over phone.
  2. Refer Startups
  3. Refer Members to enroll for JITO Angel Network
  4. Aid and mentor investee companies and their management in successful conduct of their business, in their capacity as JAN representative Director, Observer or simply as a mentor.
  5. Represent JAN in events, seminars, conferences as may be requested of members by the Management Committee.
  6. Aid and assist JAN objectives to the greatest extent possible, including by sourcing good deals.

Any details from the startups should be directed through the core team of JAN where they will coordinate with the founder and update the investor on the same.

Yes, we strongly advise that one gets to understand the basic tenets and rinciples of Investing. The following books are highly recommended for anyone wanting to learn investing concepts and evaluating startups.

  1. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or how to build the future by Peter Thiel, founder PayPal
  2. Hot Seat: The startup CEO Guidebook by Dan Shapiro.
  3. Buffett Beyond Value by Prem Jain.
  4. Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
  5. The Millionaire next door…By Thomas J
  6. The Snowball.. by Alice Schroeder
  7. Stay Hungry, Stay foolish by Rashmi Bansal
  8. The Lean startup.. By Eric Ries
  9. Think and Grow rich.. by Napoleon Hill
  10. The startup playbook: Secrets of fastest growing startups by David Kidder.
  11. Members can refer other good books too, and we can add them here
  1. One should keep the discussions confidential, not to be shared in public or otherwise outside the forum.
  2. While members share their opinions and have discussions on various items, the ultimate investment decision lies solely on the investing member’s discretion, and therefore “JAN” is not responsible for any investments done by the members.
  3. The onus of managing ‘conflict of interest’ lies with the member and not JAN.
  4. Similarly, “JAN” does not proclaim or guarantee any returns, it is a collective effort with no recourse to any member/forum.
  5. JAN is not liable to make good a loss, in investment made.

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