CRIB aims to help our women entrepreneurs reach their maximum potential by creating viable and scalable businesses. We believe a successful team requires Angels (As), resourceful investors with the right finances and networks to make a difference in new ventures; Business Managers (Bs) who enable things to happen with strong management, organization and execution skills; and Creatives (Cs) with ideas who enjoy finding creative solutions to challenges.
Angels are integral, especially for women-led businesses. Research shows that women-led businesses start with only 64% of the capital male-owned firms start with. Furthermore, they are less likely and less able to tap outside financing, including loans, angel investment and venture capital, over the life of their business. This disparity is due to various reasons including gender-based values and preferences, lack of confidence, typical business or gender bias.
The CRIB Angels Club was formed to provide an avenue for entrepreneurs to raise funds, and to give investors with latent capital an opportunity to invest in a promising venture and become business owners themselves. As a CRIB Angel, you will be invited to preview and evaluate the most promising businesses at CRIB Match, where Cs pitch to a curated group of As and Bs to find co-founders and funding. There is no obligation to invest.
Admission into CRIB Angels Club is by referral and by invitation only. CRIB welcomes referrals for individuals who desire to support women on their path of entrepreneurship, and who can make a difference by funding a business and opening doors for an entrepreneur. Upon successful assessment, individuals will be invited to join the CRIB Angels Club. All our Angels are also CRIB members. In addition to our member events, Angels Club gatherings and exclusive event invitations are extended to our CRIB Angels to facilitate networking among this special community of like-minded individuals. For enquiries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org