It takes longer than that. And there are a few other facets of what is in the picture. 1. 501 (c) (3) board positions 2. IPO (New) corp board positions 3. C corp Board Positions 4. Invitations to speak and be on panels of prof orgs. Investor deals come in two sizes: Some what to play day to day; the others want to have you make money for them. There is one classification that is really amusing. It is when only a small reward is put in front of you and there is a requirement of prior approval. Lastly, there is the "information" pooling type offer with the usual two reward facets. Currently, I only participate in long tail arrangements.