Startup Analysis Boardroom for Angel Investors
Top quality startup investment deals
Best-in-class due diligence service
For experienced, new, accredited and non-accredited investors
Why Investing in Startups Is Rewarding
What Are People Saying About SABR
La Shon Fleming, Attorney, Founder, Investor, Houston, Texas
"SABR is the bridge that connects angel investors to the best start-up company investment deals. Helen Ruan, SABR’s founder, has a keen eye in finding and selecting deals that have exponential opportunities. Helen is passionate about helping investors choose deals with the best possible returns. Helen puts forth the effort, diligence and scrutiny on numerous startup investment deals that many of us don’t have the time, skill or desire to do so. Before I choose any investment deal, I want to know if that deal made the SABR list. I enjoy the interactive Q&A sessions that help to provide additional insights and knowledge. Anyone interested in becoming a savvy angel investor needs to add SABR to their investment process.
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John A Moreland III, Operations Manager, US Army, Veteran, Angel Investor, Hawaii
"Helen Ruan, SABR’s founder, is always professional and passionate about helping investors. Helen is very meticulous when analyzing a diverse variety of deals across different industry sectors. Helen puts in a tremendous amount of work to vet deals so investors can make sensible decisions & save time. I really enjoy the interactive QnA sessions that provide additional insight & knowledge. I now have a better understanding of how to mitigate risks while looking for a return on my investments. The superior quality of Startup Analysis Boardroom for Angel Investors (SABR) due diligence service that Helen provides is phenomenal, 5 Star rating. I highly recommend SABR to everyone.
Kerby Scales, Electrical Engineer, Navy Veteran, Angel Investor, Silver Spring, MD
"Startup Analysis Boardroom (SABR) is a game changer. Helen Ruan provides a service that is highly needed by angel investors. The due diligence Helen conducts on each deal she selects is unparalleled. Her analysis reports are spot on, including every essential detail. Helen also conducts a question and answer session twice each month to help members gain more insight into deals she selected and different aspects of angel investing. Helen is also very responsive to emails. Where can investors get this type of quality service? I will answer this question – ONLY FROM SABR!!! Helen, thanks again and keep the deals coming!!!!
J. Brooks, Inventor, Engineer, Investor, Silicon Valley, CA
"Helen digs deep to uncover the good, the bad, & the ugly about companies that are crowdfunding. She is incredibly thorough and disciplined in conducting due diligence on investment deals. Even as a fairly experienced investor, I’ve found Helen’s information extremely useful. Based on her research, I saved $2000 by pulling my investment out of a company with a lot of hidden internal problems. Her research also helped me to see the potential of a company in a sector that I’m less familiar with, and I ended up increasing my investment in this gem. Investors of all types (accredited and unaccredited) with different budgets can immediately benefit from Helen’s services"
John Hume, Recruiter for the US Air Force, Veteran, Investor, Oklahoma
"I definitely give 5 stars to SABR for the quality of startup investment due diligence service that I have received. SABR’s Founder - Helen Ruan gathers, analyzes and breaks down massive amount of information on each investment deal in SABR’s deal flow. Her comprehensive & objective approach to deal selection and due diligence is literally foolproof. She opened my eyes about how to manage risks while aiming for high financial returns. As an avid investor, I won’t invest in another startup company without hearing from Helen first!
LiFang (Lily) Zhao, Education Sector Project Manager, Investor, Silicon Valley, CA
“Helen Ruan is one of the most amazing speakers Harmony Plus has had the pleasure and honor to feature in our podcast series. Her unique combination of technology, business & investment experiences inspired tens of thousands of our listeners. Helen’s extensive knowledge and angel investing topic attracted more than 43,000 live listeners, achieved our podcast record-breaking attendance. Her domain expertise & excellent communication skills translated the complex angel investing due diligence process to layman’s terms. Helen excels in her work, not just because she has specialized skills and maintains high standards; more importantly, she is truly passionate about empowering regular people to become savvy investors by providing best possible services.”
Alex Leo, Financial Advisor, Trader, Investor, Entrepreneur, Philadelphia
"As someone who has worked as an advisor, trader, sat on multiple company boards, run publicly traded companies, & raised capital for startups, I believe Helen Ruan’s expertise & knowledge in crowdfunding, market strategy and investment analysis is unparalleled. She has brought an easier method to separating the risks on investments to help investors make choices. I consider her method to be disruptive to the market analysis world in the sense that not all start ups who raise capital based on hype are good investments and not all startups that aren’t raising as much capital are mechanically bad investments. Her methods can help bridge that crowdfunding disconnect
Scott Hinkle, Network Engineer, Angel Investor, Entrepreneur, Sacramento CA
"The insight that Startup Analysis Boardroom (SABR) provides is simply amazing. In just a few short minutes, I can take a look at the analysis report and know if I want to invest in the startup or not. This saves me an incredible amount of time and allows me to quickly assess and move on. The live consultation with Helen allowed me to get my questions answered and learn even more in the process. I highly recommend this service to anyone either new to the realm of startup investing or those that lack the time to perform deep due diligence themselves."
Mojgan Skelton, MBA, Investor, Entrepreneur, Forex Trader, New York City
"I believe Startup Analysis Boardroom (SABR) is the platform that is needed in the market for all angel investors. I found Helen Ruan's expertise, experience and expansive financial and marketing background is a given complement to the service she provides. Not only Helen's customized startup analysis is spot on and comprehensive, it reduces the stress and time consumed to make decisive and accurate decision. Her knowledge and hands on experience blew me away."
Anyone Can Be an Angel Investor Today
Is it more profitable to invest in Amazon, Facebook, Google, Netflix during their first few years of operation or after they went IPO? The first option yielded far more lucrative results for investors! However, most of us were not able to invest like the wealthy 1% of the world and venture capital firms.
Thanks to Title III of the JOBS Act, a majority of the US population can now invest in startups.
Today the masses can invest as low as $10, $50 in a startup equity deal.
Anyone over 18 years old can be an angel investor, participate in crowdfunding.
Anyone can make small investments in big opportunities.
Crowdfunding is expected to overtake venture capital as the main source of financing for startups.
Why Deep Due Diligence is Required
While it is possible for angel investors to make 500%, 1000%, 3000% gains from unicorns, but
Statistically 90% of startups fail. A survey posted on Nasdaq showed that investors who spend 40+ hours on due diligence per deal gained substantial returns.
Selecting deals from 200+ live fundraising campaigns on popular crowdfunding sites each month is time consuming, overwhelming and painful.
Consequently, new and experienced investors struggle to reach the desired outcome due to
Following the herd mentality, skipping doing due diligence.
Investing based on gut feelings, not doing enough due diligence.
Putting too many eggs in a few baskets, not diversifying enough.
How SABR Helps Investors of All Types
SABR solves investors' pain points:
Only select investment deals with potentially >1000% financial gains each.
Conduct unparalleled due diligence across 35+ metrics.
Diversify deal selection across broad industry sectors.
Publish crucial findings and insightful analyses in easy to read reports.
SABR enables startup investors to:
Save a lot of time and energy.
Make informed decisions in a timely manner.
Effectively manage risks, budget investment size.
Optimize return on investment, increase rate of return.
What SABR Delivers to Subscribers
Top Investment Deals Based on Most Thorough Due Diligence
Best-in-class investment deal selection & analysis reports
Each month, out of hundreds of available public deals, SABR only selects the best of the best - six top investment deals, each with potentially >1000% return.
SABR's experts translate 40+ hours of due diligence per deal into an easy 5 ~ 15min read, saving investors' a ton of time. And time is money for investors.
Strategically Diversified Deal Flow to Gain Peace of Mind
Ideal for investors with different budgets & risk tolerance
Diversification is in SABR's DNA to help investors mitigate risks and increase financial gains. Deals presented are strategically chosen across 20+ industry sectors & multiple top crowdfunding platforms.
Vetted deals include B2B, B2C, B2B2C startups at Seed Stage, Early Stage, and Mid Stage to further help investors build diversified portfolios.
Live Consultations to Meet Individual Needs
Saves investors even more time & energy
Super convenient and productive for members to video conference from anywhere.
Interactive QnA sessions to further assist investors in learning about each published deal.
Due Diligence Expert
Founder, Principal Analyst
Technology Advisor, Business Strategist, Entrepreneur, Investor
Helen has 20+ years of strategic planning, marketing, market research, competitive analysis, product management, business development and consulting experience across 10+ tech sectors. Based in Silicon Valley. Helen has helped companies (including unicorns) in various stages grow, expand and exit.
She helped two IoT connected car companies successfully exit within 15 months. While she was leading the WebOS Smartphone Product Management team, Palm was acquired by HP at $1.2 Billion, which gave VCs ~600% return within 3 years. Prior to joining Palm, Helen was Head of Competitive Analysis & Marketing at Intel, played a significant role in helping Intel secure No. 1 position in computing technology and global market share.
Helen received her BS in EE and MS in EECS from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).