Angel Investing: The Inside Scoop - sponsored by EFactor
Do you have a promising startup? Do you need funding? Join us and EFactor for a fast-paced and information packed event to learn, directly from angel investors, what you need to do to receive funding for your startup. We invited a group of successful Angel Investors and VC's in Seattle, who are dedicated to the formation and growth of startup companies.
Join us along with a panel of angel investors to discuss:
* What do angels look for? What’s the mindset behind selecting different businesses?
* What are the various types of risks involved in being an angel investor?
* How should an entrepreneur get the attention of an angel investor?
* What should a start-up in place in order to impress angel investors and make them want to commit?
Get your questions answered. Learn what you should know as an entrepreneur about funding, growing your business, and anything else you have in mind. Plus enjoy some quality networking.
Food is included! (+ soda and beer)
(You can pay for the event here or on the EFactor site - either way, you'll be on the list!)
Please arrive as close to 5:30pm as possible. (The building's lobby elevators are locked after 6:30pm, so no one will be allowed to arrive after 6:30pm!)
About the speakers:
Todd Dean is a partner at Angel Market, which is a privately held equity industry. Their focus is on early state to mid-market private equity investments. They also provide prospects with a differentiated, value-added investing and successful business-building strategies from income producing opportunities to high risk/high return investments. Todd Dean has over 11 years of experience being a VC. He is currently a Partner at Angel Market and a General Partner at Miller-Gold: a global, full-service Venture Capital and Investment Banking firm focused on the needs of Early-Stage Growth businesses. When he's not too busy being a partner, he is a Professor at the University of Washington Bothell. In addition he donates his considerable time and energy to several regional charities and non-profits including being a board member of Junior Achievement and Montana Ambassadors.
William Urschel is a life-long entrepreneur, who started, ran and sold 5 companies, including AdECN, an online advertising exchange sold to Microsoft in 2007. The investors in AdECN's last round earned a 9.7x return in 6 months. Bill remained a partner at Microsoft until the summer of 2009. His earlier companies were in database marketing software (Arc Tangent, Inc., acquired by Group 1 Software, then Pitny Bowes), marketing hardware and services (Team Mail, Inc., acquired by a private investor), manufacturing software (Alliance Manufacturing Software, Inc., acquired by Exact), electronic publishing (The Narrative Press, Inc., acquired by a private investor ), and online advertising (ExperTelligence, a publicity traded company that he wound down, selling off the assets). He was also the principle of InterQuest patners, providing licensing and asset sale consulting to software companies, and hie produced accounting and stock market and portfolio management software for other publishers (Alfred Publishing and Hayden Book Company). Bill graduated from Princeton University with a degree in history. He is currently the CEO of his sixth company, SocialForce, Inc., and managing director of a small investment group, A3 Alliance, LLC.
William K. (Bill) Bryant has had early and instrumental involvement in over 25 leading software, Internet, digital media and mobile companies, as a founder, senior executive, investor and Board Member. Bill is an ongoing, active advisor to Swype, Winshuttle, Socrata, LiquidPlanner, ACL, Cascadia Capital, Sensors in Motion, Contour, Limeade, and Communitect. He is founding investor in mInfo, Bonanza, Banyan Branch and Vines of Mendoza. Bill was an early investor or Board member in 13 companies that were later acquired or went public, including Isilon Systems, Loudeye, AEI Music, Viafone, Teamplate, Exstatic Software, Shelfari, Throw, Singing Fish, HandsOn, Jabber, Delve Networks and WebRelevance. Startups where he was a member of the founding team include Visio Corporation (founding VP of Sales & Marketing); Netbot (creators of Jango and Metacrawler) where he was President; Qpass (now part of Amdocs) where he served as CEO and later Chairman; and Medio Systems (the leader in mobile search), which he continues as a Strategic Advisor. He is currently a Venture Partner with the leading Silicon Valley venture firm, Draper Fisher Jurvetson (www.dfj.com), and represents DFJ on the Boards of Opscode, Z2Live, Varolii, and AdXpose. Earlier in his career, Bill consulted extensively to Microsoft Corporation, Real Networks, Getty Images, and Corbis.
Peter Fosso (event moderator) is a serial entrepreneur and start-up coach to over a dozen different companies, helping entrepreneurs succeed. He's founder of Global Music Project, the non-profit arts organization, and more recently, Cyberry Digital Media, seeking investors to launch a new music venture.