Astia’s Expert Sift™ leverages the wisdom of a highly curated expert crowd made up of advisors within Astia’s global 5000+ community to source, screen and evaluate high-growth companies.

The process identifies best-in-class, investor ready opportunities, and then presents them to accredited investors. Over 60% of companies achieve funding or an exit within one year of presenting at Astia. 


The Astia Expert Sift™ Process:

Astia Angels have visibility into the entire pipeline, and can invest in companies at any stage of the Astia Expert Sift™ process.

1. Personalized Referral: We don’t wait for the best companies to come to us and we know the value of the network. Astia Advisors around the globe have their eyes open for high potential start-ups with inclusive founding teams.

2. Criteria Screen: Applicants must meet Astia’s criteria: Astia considers visionary companies at any growth stage beyond concept-only, within the sectors of high tech, life sciences, clean tech, consumer tech, and high-growth consumer products and services. At a minimum, startups must have at least one woman in a position of leadership, holding equity.

3. Industry Screen: Experts with 15+ years industry experience review company materials and pro­vide insight and feedback on the market opportunity.

4. Operations Screen: Corporate executives and serial venture-backed entrepreneurs screen applicants, providing critical operational and management feedback.

5. Investor Screen: Accredited investors, including Astia Angels members, VCs, angels and other early stage investors are invited to see the companies present and are offered introductions.

6. Astia Executive Team Screen: To better connect these select companies with investors, the Astia Executive Team provides for one final check that includes verification and update of company provided details, identification of community acceleration opportunities, review for potential conflicts of interest, Astia Advisor connections, as well as analysis of potential inter-company synergies for the Astia Angels portfolio.


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