GA members are expected to actively participate in the growth and development of the organization and to support portfolio investments whenever possible. This includes:

  • An unwavering respect for the entrepreneur’s time, commitment and ideas;
  • A commitment to the greater entrepreneurial community demonstrated by a willingness to assist in non-financial ways;
  • Respect for fellow members’ time and differing viewpoints and openness to different views and healthy rigorous debate;
  • A requirement that feedback be couched in helpful constructive language not unduly harsh criticism;
  • Honesty and openness in dealings with members of the GA/ATA community;
  • Curiosity and willingness to learn;
  • An agreement to respect the privacy of other members and not provide their name or membership to any third party without their permission;
  • An acknowledgement that GA/ATA meetings and communications are focused on investment pursuits and an agreement not to solicit another member for business;
  • An agreement to disclose to the group any relationship you have or may have with a presenting company, including any personal gain you may receive from the company.