How does it work?
We receive >1,000 decks per year. We filter them, conduct due diligence, interview the founders and test the products. If we decide to invest in a company, we share it with the wider syndicate on a deal by deal basis. Detailed FAQs are listed below.
Why should I invest through a syndicate?
High quality deal flow from a network of current and former technology Founders and serial Angels.
Diversification - the ability to invest smaller ticket sizes than investing directly enables you to invest in more companies, diversifying your risk.
Early liquidity - removing the administrative barriers to selling early.
Community- a network of like-minded, early stage investors.
Are you a fund or asset manager? How is it structured?
No. We are currently structured as an investment club and are based in the UK. We structure the investment vehicle using a nominee structure for each deal we invest in. Nominee structures are the same as used by crowdfunding sites like Crowdcube, Seedrs and Republic.
How much does it cost to join the Alchemy?
Joining is currently free of charge, but we are planning on introducing a joining fee in the near future.
How does Alchemy make money?
We earn 20% carry on any profits you make from investing through the syndicate. Carry is what is paid to Alchemy for negotiating the deal terms, performing due diligence, writing a deal memo, hosting a webinar and advising the nominee structure. We only get paid on this in the event you have a positive return. We also charge a small admin fee (£200-300) if you choose to invest in any deals through the platform, this simply covers the legal costs of managing the nominee structure.
Do you invest the in the deals?
Yes. The Founding Members of Alchemy invest in every deal we share with you. We have skin in the game and are with you for the ride.
What is the minimum ticket size per deal?
This varies on a deal-by-deal basis, but is typically £3-5k.
What are the membership criteria?
We look for members who are Founders, Operators, Financiers or Lawyers and can add real value to our early stage tech companies.