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A self-guided online course and community for female angel investors. Instant access to over 4 hours of video learning.

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You’re in the right place to learn how to become an angel investor.

Angel Investing is a socially responsible way to divesify your portfolio and it doesn’t take a law degree or an MBA to start investing.

Angel School for Investors is a self-guided online course. This course will teach you everything you need to know to get started and grow as an investor. We’ll help you build a portfolio strategy, grow your network, find investments and give youthe confidence to go for it!

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How It Works

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  • Instant Access to Six Learning Modules (Videos, Podcasts, Case Studies)
  • More than 4 hours of video content
  • Monthly Calls w/Industry Experts
  • Active Alumni Network, Lifetime Access to Content
  • Invitation to Angel School Virtual demo days — Meet Investment Opportunities!
  • Access to Investments in the Angel School Alumni Fund — No Obligation to Invest

How to Know Angel School is the Perfect Fit For You


  • A foundational knowledge of early stage venture financing (how deals are structured, the due diligence process, how to read a cap table and term sheet, best practices, negotiation etc.)
  • An investment thesis and portfolio strategy
  • A network, initial deal-flow, and the confidence to make your first investment or grow your portfolio
  • A strategy for building your brand as an angel investor, and an understanding of why your brand matters


  • Female angel investors and aspiring angel investors around the world. For international students, please note that lessons and case studies are centered primarily around North American standards.
  • Angel School is open to both Accredited and Non-acredited investors, Acreditted investors received access to slightly different content in accordance to North American securities laws

How Angel Investors Make Money

Angel investors invest their own money in early stage businesses and make money when a company they invest in is bought or goes public.

When I sold my first company, my first angel investor earned 8 times her initial investment of $10,000. She got her return in just 2 years and it was her first angel investment.

Made 8x!

Heather Payne

Angel Investor & Founder of HackerYou

Facebook’s first angel investor, Peter Thiel, invested $500,000 in the company in 2004 for 10.2% of the company. When the company IPO’d in May 2012 he made over $1 billion off his initial investment!

What You'll Learn


Build a foundational knowledge about angel investing

What We'll Cover
  • What is an angel investor?
  • What makes a startup fundable?
  • Alternatives to venture capital
  • Valuations and different stages of funding
  • Models for Calculating Valuations
  • The unicorn


Learn the Mechanics of Venture Capital

What We'll Cover
  • How do venture capital funds work?
  • Priced rounds, convertible notes and SAFEs
  • The anatomy of a term sheet
  • How to read a cap table
  • The due diligence process
  • Common Mistakes in Startup Financials


Set Yourself Up For Success

What We'll Cover
  • Developing an investment thesis
  • Building deal flow
  • Building your portfolio strategy
  • To follow-on or not to follow-on


Learn the basics of running a startup, so that you can be a better investor

What We'll Cover
  • The startup lifecycle
  • Startup business models
  • Finding "product market fit"
  • Startup Burn rates
  • Stock options


It’s time to learn how to pick the best opportunities to pursue.

What We'll Cover
  • Startups should be exceptional
  • Team
  • Product
  • Market
  • Traction
  • Other factors relating to fundability


Ready, Set, Invest!

What We'll Cover
  • The investment process
  • Mistakes to avoid
  • How to add value as an investor
  • Tax Implications of Angel Investment
  • Building your brand as an angel investor

Bonus Lessons

What We'll Cover
  • How to leverage angel investing to start a career in venture capital
  • Tax Implications of Angel Investing

Monthly Expert Hours

Get access to archives of all past female funders live sessions with industry experts and invites to special alumni only events.

Past Experts


    CEO of 500px

    Venture Hacker at AngelList

    Managing Partner at 500 Startups

    Startup Battlefield Editor at TechCrunch

    Founder & CEO of Portfolia

    Partner at Foundry Group & Co-Author of Venture Deals

Praise From Our Grads:

Simone Brummelhuis, Angel School Alum
Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, Advisor & Founder, CEO at The NextWomen

I recommend the Angel School to any angel investor, it is set up in a very smart way, combining theory, practice, peer2peer support, and experts. It allowed me to review and reflect on my journey as an angel investor, and to gain valuable insights, and to connect with other angel investors. A must for any angel investor.

Jessica Meher, Angel School Alum
VP, Enterprise Marketing @InVisionApp Startup Mentor. Speaker & Author

"Angel investment and venture capital can be a very intimidating and mysterious world for aspiring investors. There was no easy answer with where to go to learn or with whom to talk to. Angel School gives you a central place to learn about all-things investing in addition to proving a great network of male and female investors. The lessons are at your own pace and the content is very easy to understand. After years of "not feeling ready," Angel School is what finally pushed me to make my first investment."

Kanika Mehta, Angel School Alum
Product Manager, Tech Founder, Blogger

"Angel school has been a great educational and connecting experience! Its unique structure makes it easy to put theory into immediate practise by evaluating live deals, mentoring from active angels and expert hours with the industry's thought leaders."


Angel School Demo Day & Alumni Fund

The Angel School Alumni Fund is a vehicle through which Angel School Graduates with accredited investors status invest together. We invest in companies graduating from Angel School for Entrepreneurs and other investment opportunities presented to the group.

As a graduate of the Angel School for Investors course, you’ll be invited to participate in the fund. Participation in the Angel School Alumni Fund is entirely optional to members of our community. Opportunities to invest in the fund come up periodically throughout the year

Typical minimum investments start at $1000 and the fund is a great way for graduates to learn together through real investments.

Learn more about the fund and our latest investment.


Katherine Hague
Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor & Founder of Female Funders

Katherine is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and the founder of Female Funders, an online destination dedicated to inspiring and educating the next generation of female angel investors.

She is the author of O’Reilly’s upcoming book, “Funded: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Raising Your First Round”. Prior to leading Female Funders, Katherine founded ShopLocket — acquired in 2014 by PCH — the company behind some of your favorite tech brands and accessories.

Katherine was recently named one of the Women to Watch in Wearables and has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. She has been quoted in the New York Times on fashion tech and recently interviewed for the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Find Katherine online at @KatherineHague or at

Today only 2.7% of venture funding goes to female CEOs. We need more female investors to change the ratio. This course is designed to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to start angel investing.

I’m Katherine Hague and I started Angel School for you. I’m serial entrepreneur, author, angel investor. I designed this course is designed for busy women like yourself. This course can be done entirely on your own time — while giving you access to a global network of female investors and entrepreneurs, and monthly expert calls.

For less than the cost of your last professional development course or vacation you could be investing in companies that you feel great about. If you’re excited at the idea of a socially concisous way to invest your time and money —  this is the course for you!

Not only is angel investment a great way to diversify your exisiting investment portfolio, angel investments let you invest in people and products you believe in.

As a part of Angel School, you join a community of women like you, learing everything you need to know to start your journey as an angel investor.

You’re going to love Angel School, I guarantee it.

Katherine Hague
Founder of Female Funders
Serial Entrepreneur & Angel Investor