Transylvania Angels Network

Startups need access to both pre-seed funding and mentoring, while potential investors ask: “are there any startups worth investing my time and money?” so this where Transylvania Angel Network (T.A.N.) comes in place.

T.A.N. is a new initiative created for bringing together business people interested in angel investing & mentoring tech startups.

As a network we are focused on connecting people with the desire to learn from each other while assisting us to grow and mature the local startup environment.

Involvement for members – Getting personally involved by investing in and/or mentoring startups is strongly encouraged, but not mandatory for becoming a member. Investments in startups will be structured by those individuals who are interested. Investments will be formed outside of the network, however with any support and assistance which we can provide.

T.A.N is based and grown from Cluj Startups (non-profit organisation) with the mission to support the growth of the local startup ecosystem.

  • How will we grow the ecosystem?

    • angel investors joining, participating, mentoring
    • members spreading the word to like-minded potential investors
    • members meetup every 6 weeks, presenting 2-3 startups, having a guest,
    • workshops and group support for startups and members in the network
    • continuously monitoring the ecosystem, searching for new opportunities and providing updates

  • Expectations from network members:

    • good business knowledge and understanding of startup investment risk
    • be honest, transparent and fair, founder-friendly, supportive and helpful
      to share all useful information with everyone in the group
    • annual sponsorship starting in 2020 to Cluj Startups NGO (which will be followed by detailed reporting on budgeting/spending)

Progress so far:

we had 9 meetups of 25-40 participants

10 startups pitched their products/businesses

7 external guests/investors presented

110 people on the mailing list

Contact us about it

If you want to present project or if you want to join as member, send an email to all of us.