FOR INVESTORS

Members of the Capital Investment Network must be active or have a keen interest in private equity (equity and/or debt securities in private companies). Members must be an accredited investor as defined by the British Columbia Securities Commission and under other applicable securities laws and regulations.  Membership is extended to individuals who share our values: Trust, honesty, respect, and accountability.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What benefits do I receive by becoming a member of CIN?


By joining forces under the Capital Investment Network, you gain access to a host of benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Be privy to an efficient knowledge exchange of cutting-edge ideas, technologies and emerging markets
  • Hear first about new investment opportunities from a range of sectors (healthcare, e-commerce, energy and more)
  • Network with a diverse peer group of successful entrepreneurs, investors (venture capitalists, angels, fund leaders, and more), professionals and executives
  • Gain access to seminars, webcasts, private fund presentations, and publications focused on the latest developments in investing




Is there a cost for membership?


No- Currently there are no membership fees associated with joining.




What are the requirements for being a member of CIN?


Members of the Capital Investment Network must be active or have a keen interest in private equity (equity and/or debt securities in private companies). Members must be an accredited investor as defined by the British Columbia Securities Commission and under other applicable securities laws and regulations. Membership is extended to individuals who share our values below.

  1. Trust and honesty
  2. Respected in the community
  3. Dedicated to progress and excellence
  4. Transparent and accountable both in actions and words
  5. Enjoys collaborating and building lasting, mutually beneficial relationships




Is Capital Investment Network an angel fund?


No, we are an angel group. Our network of accredited investors makes active investments in startup companies in Greater Victoria and abroad, all with varying interests and expertise. We connect promising entrepreneurs with angel investors at our Pitch & Mix events which can lead to individual investments, but we do not invest through Capital Investment Network directly.




Acronyms


API – Application Programming Interface AR – Accounts Receivable ARR – Annual Recurring Revenue ARR – Annual Run Rate ASP – Application Service Provider AUM – Assets Under Management B2B – Business to Business B2C – Business to Consumer BDC – Business Development Company BOD – Board of Directors BR – Bounce Rate BS – Balance Sheet CAC – Customer Acquisition Cost CAGR – Compound Annual Growth Rate CAPEX – Capital Expenditures CLTV – Customer Lifetime Value CMS – Content Management System COB – Close of Business COGS – Cost of Goods Sold CPA – Cost per Acquisition CPC – Cost per Click CPC – Cost per Conversion CPL – Cost per Lead CPU – Central Processing Unit CPU – Cost per Unit CR – Conversion Rate CR – Credit CRM – Customer Relationship Management CT – Cap Table CTA – Call to Action CTR – Click-through Rate DD – Due Diligence DNS – Domain Name Server DR – Debit EBITDA – Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization EPS – Earnings per Share ESOP – Employee Stock Option Plan EV – Enterprise Value FIFO – First In First Out FFF – Friends & Family Round FY – Fiscal Year GA – Google Analytics GMV – Gross Merchandise Value GP – General Partner HR – Human Relations HTML – Hyper-text Markup Language IM – Instant Messaging IPO – Initial Public Offering IRR – Internal Rate of Return IP Address – Internet Protocol Address ISP – Internet Service Provider KISS – Keep it Simple Stupid KPI – Key Performance Indicator LLC – Limited Liability Company LP – Limited Partner LTM – Last Twelve Months LTV – Lifetime Value MF – Management Fee MoM – Month over Month MRR – Monthly Recurring Revenue MSP – Multi-sided Platform NACO – National Angel Capital Association NAV – Net Asset Value NDA – Non Disclosure Agreement NPV – Net Present Value OS – Operating System PaaS – Platform as a Service P&L – Profit and Loss Statement PIK – Payments in Kind PIPE – Private Investment for Public Equity PIV – Pooled Investment Vehicle PM – Project Manager PMF – Product Market Fit POC – Proof of Concept PPC – Pay per Click PR – Public Relations QA – Quality Assurance QoQ – Quarter over Quarter R&D – Research and Development RAM – Random Access Memory ROA – Return on Assets ROE – Return on Equity ROFR – Right of First Refusal ROI – Return on Investment SaaS – Software as a Service SAFE – Simple Agreement for Future Equity SEC – Securities and Exchange Commission SEO – Search Engine Optimization SEM – Search Engine Marketing SHA – Shareholders Agreement SWOT – Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats Analysis TS – Term Sheet UI – User Interface ULPA – Uniform Limited Partnership Act VC – Venture Capital / Venture Capitalist VPN – Virtual Private Network WOM – Word of Mouth WoW – Week over Week YoY – Year over Year YTD – Year to date





EXAMPLE COMPANIES WHO HAVE PITCHED

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Join forces with Capital Investment Network and become an active member of Victoria’s investment community. The best way to get involved is to attend one of our events or to subscribe to our monthly newsletter to keep in the know.

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