Dear Reader,

Neil here.

We kicked off the second quarter this week, and I wanted to take a moment to recap the biggest headlines of the year so far.

If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that it’s been a crazy three months already, in all the best ways. We have plenty more coming down the line this year, but before we dive in, here’s the news you can’t miss:

We Introduced Daymond John to the Advisory Board


This is a big one, angels. We’ve spent the last year growing out our Advisory Board, and just last month, we officially introduced Daymond John to the Network.

He’s one of the panelists on the hit ABC series, Shark Tank, and he founded the iconic hip-hop apparel line FUBU (among many other accolades). If you want to catch up with Daymond’s introduction, click here.

In his Network debut, Daymond sat down with Arlan Hamilton, the Managing Partner at Backstage Capital. Backstage has since filled its $5 million raise (more on that below), but you can check out their full deal page by heading over here. You’ll find their full interview there, too (it was a smash-hit… and you don’t want to miss it).

The SEC Made History… Again


Last month, the SEC broke the biggest startup news since the JOBS Act went live in 2012. You can catch my full breakdown by heading over here, but here’s the rundown:

First, you’ll be able to invest more money into startup companies this year. You should also prepare to see an entirely new and more mature class of startup investing opportunities as crowdfunding becomes more popular across the board.

And finally, even though it still comes with its own risks, crowdfunding just became less risky for early stage companies.

Catch up on what each new amendment means by clicking here.

You Have Some Amazing Deals to Check Out


In March, we recommended three deals to the Network: Backstage Capital, AquaVault, and Citizens.

Like I said above, Backstage has filled its raise, but you should totally check out their deal page for this one-of-a-kind venture.

AquaVault is a deal recommended by the Research Team that is still open and accepting investments. They secured a deal with Daymond John on Shark Tank back a few years back… and now they’ve surpassed $10 million in sales.

And finally, Citizens is the specialty chain bringing the Australian café experience to the United States (and expanding nationwide). Their raise has filled, but check out the deal page by going here.

These are three of the many incredible opportunities you can view right now on your Deal Flow Tracker.

And Here’s Another Opportunity to Check Out Right Now…


I need to tell you about this opportunity before it closes for good on April 15.

This company has the potential for $52 billion in first-year sales from its groundbreaking new tech device… and with their unique deal terms, you could share a cut of that success if you get in on time.

I’m interviewing the founder and breaking down the recommendation over here. Make sure you grab these details before it’s too late.

Go here to catch the rundown right now.

These four points are only scratching the surface of what’s going to make 2021 such an exciting year to be an angel investor. Get ready… because we’re diving into what’s going to be a smash-hit second quarter, and I want you to be there for it all.

Have a great rest of your weekend. I’ll be back soon with another update.

Until next time,


Neil Patel