Membership

Make angel investments into forward-thinking women-founded companies through our Investor Community.

Become a Member of The Helm Investor Community


Content. Community. Curated deal flow.

Membership to our Investor Community allows individual investors—novice and experienced alike—to make investments into early-stage female-founded companies for an annual fee of $750. Membership is open to all, but in order to make investments, you must be an accredited investor. Applications will be reviewed and approved on a rolling basis. (Note: The definition for accredited investors changed effective December 8, 2020). 

Please complete the form below to apply now or click here to gift the membership to a loved one.

How It Works:

Guided by your interests, we will source and curate investment opportunities for the community on a monthly basis.  It is up to you whether or not you would like to invest and at what amount; leave the investment and administration process up to us. New to angel investing? No problem. The Helm will provide exclusive member-only educational content on how to begin investing as well as access to a private community of both new and experienced investors.

What It Includes:

  • A six-part masterclass on angel investing, and other exclusive funder-focused content
  • Monthly vetted opportunities to invest as a syndicate in women-led businesses
  • Monthly virtual gatherings within the community
  • Office hours with a General Partner of The Helm’s venture fund to deep dive on all things diligence and investing
  • A discount to The Helm Shop

Membership Investments:

Our members have invested in companies like Dog Drop, a first-of-its-kind dog daycare franchise for busy urban millennials, Oova, a next-generation biochemistry + AI company that is revolutionizing remote at-home urine testing, Haute Hijab, the leading U.S. Hijab brand, and Aplos, a plant-based functional alcohol alternative that is reimagining the adult drinking occasion for the modern, wellness-minded consumer.

Membership Community:

Our private community of both new and experienced investors includes tech company leaders (TikTok, Reddit, Airbnb), former and current female founders, and both rising junior-level women and women with wealth. Some select members below:

Rachel Holbrook
Nikki Bogopolskaya
Rochelle Stewart
Michelle Cutter
Mary Solomon

Our Commitment to Equality:

We are committed to ensuring equality across all of our platforms. For Membership, this means that:

  • 15% of the deals we evaluate will be from Black founders and 40% of the deals will be from BIPOC founders
  • 15% of the deals we invest in will be from Black founders and 40% of the deals will be from BIPOC founders by the end of 2021
  • We will work to actively recruit 15% prospective Black members and 40% BIPOC

If you are a company founded by a female-identifying or non-binary founder that is currently fundraising, we want to hear from you! Please fill out this form and be sure to complete all of the fundraising questions in the last section.

For more information, please see our FAQ page

Apply for Membership Now

This will take approximately 3-4 minutes to complete.