Categories of Membership
AAAI recognises it is part of a community and that other, non-Angel, members of the community will desire, and should be able, to participate in the AAAI.
To accommodate those diverse interests and maintain the goal of being inclusive, membership is offered in the following categories, each of which requires the applicant to provide all the information required in the application form and to agree to abide by the AAAI Code of Conduct and Constitution:
Affiliate Membership is open to individual adults who wish to join the AAAI to support and be involved in the Angel Investor community and may aspire to become Angel members of AAAI but do not yet meet the requirements for Angel membership. This includes students in a tertiary or vocational institution. [Non-Voting Category]
Angel Membership is open to individual adults who are active as Angel Investors and have made at least one Angel investment. Angel members are the backbone of the Association. They have full voting rights and are entitled to hold office in the Association.
Group Membership recognises that Angels usually perform best in groups and it is in the interest of those Angels, their groups and the AAAI that the whole community be actively involved in the Association. To be eligible for group affiliation a group must require its members to be AAAI members, have publicly declared itself as an Angel group and have a charter (or similar statement of purpose) that expressly incorporates the AAAI Code of Conduct. Individual members of groups who are active angel investors become full angel members of AAAI with all the rights of angel membership on payment of group membership fees. Groups also have the option to pay for an Affiliate membership for a paid Group Manager who is not himself/herself an Angel investor. A Provisional Group Member has declared its intent to comply with group membership requirements but, has yet to be approved as compliant by the AAAI Membership Committee.
Corporate Membership is available to government, corporate and private organisations that provide services, or otherwise support Angel investors and/or their portfolio companies. Those organisations must have a good faith intention to contribute to the objectives of the AAAI and agree to abide by the AAAI Code of Conduct.
[Non-Voting Category - covers up to three individuals]