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Thunderbird School of Global Management


Walker Center for Global Entrepreneurship


Member of the Angel Capital Association


Member of the Angel Pool


1 Global Place                 Voris Building             Glendale AZ 85306

T: 612-886-5853

F: 602-439-1435

Welcome to the Thunderbird Angel Network

Historically, entrepreneurial companies with the potential for fast growth have provided the vast majority of new jobs and have been powerful wealth creators for the communities in which they are based. 

Established in the fall of 2010, the Thunderbird Angel Network was born from the vision of people associated with Thunderbird School of Global Management’s Walker Center for Global Entrepreneurship to develop a robust network of investors and entrepreneurs leveraging Thunderbird’s network of alumni, students and friends. 

During the first year of meeting, members of the Thunderbird Angel Network have invested in three early stage companies. Network members are currently conducting due diligence on several exciting companies and working with the management of companies to develop solutions to items that may trigger funding in the future. 

The Thunderbird Angel Network is a medium through which individual investors can consider investments in early-stage companies having the potential to grow rapidly. As the network is based at Thunderbird School of Global Management, a hotspot for global business, the Thunderbird Angel Network is unique because its investors are interested in both domestic and international deals. The Thunderbird Angel Network's niche is investing in early stage companies with the potential to expand globally. 

The group meets approximately every other month over dinner and listens to presentations from candidate companies. If members show interest in a presenting company, further due diligence and deal terms are developed. Members act on their own behalf and make their own individual investment decisions.

The Thunderbird Angel Network also offers educational opportunities to its members regarding such topics as the characteristics of a first class management team, evaluation of the business plans of early stage companies, due diligence, valuation, term sheets and other relevant topics from global experts and practitioners.  The Thunderbird Angel Network is a member of the Angel Capital Association.

Interested prospective members are invited to complete a membership application by clicking here. 
Entrepreneurs whose companies are in need of angel funding should review the TAN Entrepreneur Fact Sheet by clicking here.

For general inquiries, please contact us at your convenience.