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What are Angel Investors really looking for?

You can find the answer to this question and many more directly from two of the most active investors in Orange County. Join us at for an special evening with investors. Learn what, why, when and how from experienced investors who have both build successful companies before they became Angel Investors.

About Ken Hubbard

Partner at Private Capital Network. An international Angel Investor network with over 700 active investors.

As a principal in Laurus West, a strategic investment firm, Mr. Hubbard has been instrumental in packaging and positioning companies for investment as well as partnerships. Recently, he has been working with a core team to develop Wegloo, a family specific social site.

Prior to May 2010, Hubbard served as founder and CEO of InteliCloud, a converged network hardware/software platform. Mr. Hubbard served as vice president of sales and marketing at Quad Research, a converged network platform manufacturer, where he created an innovative strategy for the regional-to-global roll out of a new hardware to telecommunications companies, spearheading the strategies and efforts of PR, marketing, branding and sales for the product launch.


About JJ Richa

Founder and Managing Director at Trenchant Ventures, LLC

JJ Richa is an accomplished technology executive with over 20 years of experience in a vast spectrum of the technology industry. JJ is a results-oriented serial entrepreneur who has demonstrated his strategic, proactive, and creative abilities with the successful startup and launch of several companies. His energetic leadership style builds consensus and commitment by valuing and empowering his team.

JJ’s approach to building a business is reflected in his work as founder, CEO, and CTO of a SaaS/WaaS technology company, where he brought to market a new software product for the hospitality industry. His vision and leadership allowed customer acquisition to catapult to 4500 locations, both locally and internationally, in less than 4 years. With more than 100% growth year over year and less than a 5% customer attrition rate, JJ was featured in leading national and local publications such as Hospitality Technology, Franchise Times, and The Orange County Business Journal among others.

JJ founded an online ecommerce portal company that offered consumers with exquisite taste a unique shopping experience by providing a selection of rare and exclusive goods. As Co-Founder, President and CTO, JJ utilized his prior experience in technology and management to take the company from a start-up to an established business with annual growth rate of more than 60%.


Snacks and drinks will be served.


7:00-7:15- Check In & Networking
7:15-7:30 Welcome Activity 
7:30-8:45- Speaker Presentation  
8:45-9:00- Questions & Networking

Seats are limited, don't forget to RSVP!

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  • Jeff C.

    experts in the field and great insight into their daily lives, decisions and thought processes.

    July 11, 2013

  • Peter H.

    My first event at FastStart and I could not have been more impressed. Great topic, great speakers, and very nice group of people. I look forward to the next meetup. Thank you !

    July 11, 2013

    • Michael S.

      Thanks Peter. Hope to see you at our next event.

      July 11, 2013

  • Gotham

    I echo the response from the attendees.. Amazing discussion.. Very well conducted.. Looking fwd to well utilize the info info I Gathered. Hoping to attend any upcoming session.

    July 11, 2013

  • Mike R.

    I got some great information and left feeling much better about my thought processes and the next steps.

    July 11, 2013

  • Trung N

    Valuable and helpful, thank you!

    July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Extremely helpful and informative

    July 10, 2013

  • Lou L.

    Sorry I won't be able to make this one

    July 9, 2013

  • Michael S.

    Will do. Thanks Rommel. See you next month.

    July 9, 2013

  • Rommel B.

    Hi Michael, please open my seat for someone else. Something just came up.

    July 9, 2013

  • Michael S.

    Thanks for giving up your seats Steve and Greg. Looks like we will have a full house tomorrow night and I don't want to have an open seat when we have a waiting list. Much appreciated.

    July 9, 2013

  • Steve A.

    Sorry I have to miss this one.

    July 9, 2013

  • Greg

    Sorry to miss this one. Have a great time!

    July 9, 2013

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