We recommend leads invest at least 2% of the allocation (or $10K, whichever is lower) to demonstrate skin-in-the-game to their LPs. However, you are only required to invest $1000. You can invest directly into the syndicate, or you can make an investment alongside (i.e. separate from) the syndicate.
If you'd like to raise money from Canadian LPs, you must invest at least $10,000 or 2% of the allocation (whichever is lower).