To apply to be a Zebra you need to meet the basic criteria:
Dazzle Angels only invests in for-profit, registered businesses. We need our businesses to have a clear financial model, be scalable and sustainable while having a positive social impact. We want all of our businesses and entrepreneurs to be profitable and do well financially, as this will allow us to reinvest the profits into new start-ups and create new female angels from our entrepreneurs.
Dazzle Angels takes an unsecured, equity stake in the business, but we may offer other funding options depending on the business and industry such as a loan or revenue-based financing. We will become minority shareholders in your business and will be actively involved as that is where we believe we can add the most value while protecting our investment. We take on the risk with you, and if you succeed, then we succeed, ensuring that our interests are aligned.
There are a number of entrepreneurial support organisations which you can join or subscribe too, as well as directories of funders and grants which you could apply for.
Support Organisations, Events & Networks:
Funding Sources & Directories:
We do not provide mentorship to businesses outside of our portfolio at this stage. Each of the angels are actively involved in mentoring our portfolio businesses, many run their own businesses and have a number of commitments outside of Dazzle. You may ask them to mentor you on an individual basis, but you should also consider joining one of the support organisations listed above.