Vetting and coordinating joint presentations in no way implies that investment decisions are made as a group.
Each member has the freedom to decide whether to invest in any opportunity that comes before the group.
Likewise, working with others in the group on due diligence and investment terms in no way implies that members in this smaller group somehow share in each other's responsibility to assure that others in the group are comfortable with the due diligence performed and the terms negotiated.
If an individual investor is not comfortable with the due diligence performed, it is their sole responsibility to conduct additional due diligence and if an individual investor is not comfortable with the terms negotiated by a given syndicate of investors it is in their complete discretion not to commit to those terms.
Countryside Angels is not a fund nor initially is it an incorporated entity, and as such has no staff or legal liability for any investments considered or made by its members.
Ag Ventures Alliance provides administrative services as a benefit of membership.
At times, Ag Ventures Alliance may have a past or existing advisor/client relationship with a company presenting before the Countryside Angels. Any such relationship will be disclosed to all members through e-mail correspondence and orally at the time of the presentation.
Countryside Angels asks each member to declare that they are an accredited investor at the time of application as a member. It makes no assurance that each member attending a company presentation is accredited at the time of the presentation or eventual investment.
Each presenting company is responsible to assure that each eventual investor is accredited at the time of the investment if such accreditation is required by the investing offering.