“The alluring, long-shot chance of windfall gains is what fuels the machine of innovation.”
–Jason Zweig, writer for The Wall Street Journal
Members must be accredited investors and have a meaningful affiliation with Florida Atlantic University. Members are encouraged to be active in the network, which might include the following:
Help source high-quality investment opportunities
Participate in screening calls
Review due diligence materials and pose thoughtful questions relevant to investment evaluation
Post investment, offer support and guidance to portfolio company entrepreneurs based on relevant expertise
The FAU Tech Runway Investor Network uses a secure online software platform to facilitate collaboration, deal flow management, content management, diligence processes, investor relations and portfolio reporting. Each member is given a username and password to access the system.
The FAU-TRIN Managing Director coordinates the deal flow and coordinates with the Director of Diligence as needed for due diligence activities.
Interactions with companies are facilitated through localized member meetings, video conference presentations and planned pitch events (four to six times every year with attendance encouraged but not required). Graduate student associates provide support and resources to deal teams for diligence and communications.
The annual membership fee for FAU-TRIN is $1,500 payable upon joining the network and upon each year anniversary. Dues are assessed in order to cover the modest year-round administrative and staffing needs of the group. The FAU-TRIN Managing Director will assess and approve all membership requests. For FAU-TRIN membership guidelines, please see our membership agreement.