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VENTURE INTO Angel Investing
Oct 2- Oct 30, 2024

4 weeks

limited to 20 seats

Embark on a transformative journey into the world of angel investing in impact startups.

Join weekly live sessions to interact with investors, evaluate real-time pitches, and access valuable resources at your convenience.


Develop your investment thesis, understand the ecosystem of angel groups, syndicates to venture funds alongside our supportive community to join the ranks of visionary investors.

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2 x 1 hr live /week

4 weekS

Transformative Learning Experience

Discover the Art of Angel Investing: A Comprehensive 4-Week Program Tailored for Mid-Career and Executive Leaders, Providing a Transformative Learning Experience in a Safe and Supportive Environment

Build Your Investment Toolkit

Build Your Wealth: Learn to Invest in Impactful Startups and Develop Your Investment Toolkit with Practical Skills, Real-World Pitches, and Hands-On Evaluation of Early-Stage Ventures

Network, Grow, and Thrive

Join a Thriving Community: Network with Fellow Mid-Career and Executive Leaders, Develop Critical Thinking, and Foster a Growth Mindset — Empowering You to Thrive in the World of Angel Investing.


Join the ranks of visionary investors who are shaping the future by investing in startups that are not only innovative but also deeply committed to creating a better world for all.


Speakers for this course will be announced one week before the program starts.



By the conclusion of this course, you will emerge as skilled impact investors with a deep understanding of how to evaluate, invest in, and nurture startups that are dedicated to making a positive difference in the world.

You will have met representatives of various investment systems like angel groups, syndicates and funds in order to better choose which structure might work for you.


Armed with a comprehensive toolkit of strategies, analytical frameworks, and a new network, you will be prepared to contribute meaningfully to the evolving landscape of impact-focused investments while aiming for financial success and lasting social change.

Examples of IMPACT startups Pitches you will see


Exploration of startups devoted to medical innovation, and digital health breakthroughs. Analyzing their potential for societal betterment and financial success.


Delving into startups focused on sustainability, renewable energy, and eco-friendly technologies. Evaluating their ecological impact and viability for long-term growth.


Investigating startups dedicated to social justice, education access, and community empowerment. Assessing their ability to drive positive change while achieving economic sustainability.

The GUILD Academy Angel Program is for you if you are an accredited investor or angel-curious with an appetite to learn about impact startups and are excited to build a new network

4 Modules with short video masterclasses in each module full of advice by world experts in angel investing

Work with your Peer Group on investment memos to learn and build stong relationships

A Toolbox and recommendations with the best tools for angel investors

2 x weekly 1.5 hr sessions with live pitchs from impact founders (pre-seed - seed stage) and Guest Investors and Experts joining to help you unlock angel investing.

Live Zoom Session Dates:

Oct 2 - 30

Wednesdays, noon - 1 pm PST

Fridays, noon - 1 pm PST

Get your questions answered within 24 hrs (and many times within minutes) right in the course activity feed.

Lifetime access to all course materials 

Anne Cocquyt is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and super-connector in the US startup ecosystem. After building partnerships for Genentech’s innovation team, she founded her own startups and serves as an advisor to tech startups, digital health startups, a fund, angel investors, and corporate innovators. Anne is an award-winning faculty lecturer in entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley.

Anne is the founder of The GUILD and author of the entrepreneurship best-seller Dare to Launch.

"I love opening the door to a world of exciting opportunities that impact our planet positively."

Learn more about Anne HERE

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Module 1

Module 1: Impact Investing Foundations

Live Pitch Health

Guest Speaker:

prominent Angel Investor

  • Understand the core principles and dual pursuit of profit and purpose in impact investing.

  • Explore the historical development of impact investing.

  • Gain insights into guiding frameworks for impact-focused investments.

  • Craft your investment thesis.

Module 2

Module 2: Identifying Promising Early-Stage Startups

Live Pitch - Environment


Guest Speaker:

Angel Group Investor

  • Develop criteria for recognizing startups with compelling social or environmental missions and potential for scalable impact.

  • Uncover strategies for success through case studies and a live founder pitch and write your first investment memo.

  • Understand the intersection of social impact and financial returns by learning to read financial documents and forecasts.

Module 3

Module 3: Rigorous Due Diligence and Impact Measurement

Live Pitch Social

Guest Speaker:

Angel syndicate Lead

  • Master comprehensive due diligence on early-stage startups.

  • Conduct thorough market analysis, assess competitive advantage, and examine financial viability.

  • Explore methodologies for measuring and quantifying social and environmental impact.

  • Practice your new skills by writing an investment memo after reviewing a seed-stage startup deal room.

Module 4

Module 4: Craft Your Investment Roadmap

Live Pitch Health

Guest Speaker:

investment fund GM

  • Hear firsthand accounts from investors of challenges, triumphs, and lessons learned.

  • Engage with prominent impact investors and industry experts.

  • Benefit from diverse viewpoints and valuable networking opportunities.

  • Understand the negotiable terms of SAFEs and Convertible Notes.

  • Find your community of investors and craft a roadmap for your continued investing journey 

Testimonal from past Guild programs

Participating in the Guild Academy virtual accelerator course gave me essentially everything I wish I had not learned the hard way!


The information presented was perfectly distilled and action-oriented. The pacing of the curriculum, the inspirational speakers provided prescient take-ways, the access to experts and the ability to ask focused questions pertaining to my startup was absolutely invaluable to me and my team.


I think everyone who is considering a startup or business, who is currently in one, or who needs some additional focused training, should go through this accelerator.


You will up-level everything you know or thought you knew about the science and art of creating and sustaining a successful business. Do yourself and your team a favor - sign up, invest the time, and get ready to 10x what you are capable of. 

Dr. Julie Hakim, MD and Founder of a Vaginal Stent

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October 2 - 30 2024
Lifetime Access
4 Modules
Weekly Sessions

Enjoy lifetime access to

- GUILD Academy Course
- All video content
- Updated resources
- Workbook
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
You are eligible for a refund after submitting 2 modules of coursework after the first 2 weeks.
If you tell us that you didn't see the value, we will refund you, no questions asked.
  • Live Online Sessions:  Join interactive webinars, engaging discussions, and real-time pitches by impact founders. Meet angel investors helping you to form your thesis. 

  • Recordings and Resources: Can't make a live session? No worries! Access recordings and a wealth of resources at any time, allowing you to tailor your learning experience to fit your schedule.

  • Hands-On Learning: Dive into hands-on activities, develop your investment thesis, and learn how to evaluate startups. Our program offers practical skills that you can apply immediately in the world of angel investing.

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Testimonal from past Guild programs

"As someone with no experience in business or entrepreneurship, the academy has been the blueprint I needed to make my idea a reality.


It provided the exact steps and the right resources for me to launch my MVP and get the first paying customers.


Anne & her team did a phenomenal job with the content, and choosing the right experts. They supported us every step of the way, answering questions, providing perks, webinars, resources, basically anything we needed.


... I'll definitely refer back to the learnings from the academy often as I progress with my business. It's been one of the best decisions I've made. Thank you GUILD academy!"


Lirida Kercelli, Founder Learnable

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You can access a new module of the program at your own pace.

If after unlocking modules you are not convinced that this program will help you take the leap into angel investing, submit 2 modules worth of coursework and we will issue a full refund. We ask for the coursework because we believe in the transformational power of the program and want you to experience it too.

100% Money Back

Let us talk about Consumer Testimonials for a moment.

Your results from the GUILD Academy may vary from the consumer testimonials listed on this page. Many companies fail, especially in the startup space. None of the advice or the content of the course is investment advice. Angel investing is a high-risk asset class and therefore protected under laws. Please refer to licensed experts for investment advice. We know that only a fraction of companies get funded and succeed. Your results of this course will be based on your goals, your level of effort, your business savvy, personal qualities, knowledge, skills, your market, timing and many other factors. Since this differs for each individual, we cannot guarantee your success, results, income or investing results, nor are we responsible for your success or failure.

It takes lots of time, effort, and dedication to become a successful angel investor and what that means differs for everybody. We believe that we provide you with an incredible program to achieve your desired results, and the testimonials from recent participants in the program agree.

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