• Do you want to learn about the process of Angel Funding ? Are you looking for Angel Funding now or planning to in the near future ? Would you like to engage with experts in a smaller environment and be able to ask the questions you want to ask ?
Panel Discussion: Angel Funding
>>> Agenda <<<
5:30 PM Networking
6:00 PM Panel Discussion
7:30 PM Networking (Beer/Wine and Hors d' Oeuvres)
>>> Panelists <<<
Jim Jensen, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP , Seasoned Tech Entrepreneur
Mike Loftus, Investment Partner, F50, Angels Forum
VJ Anma, Founder & CEO, Patient Army
Heather Richman, Managing Partner, GreenLight Strategies, LLC
Brian Mellea, EIR, Angels Forum
>>> Content <<<
Angel Funding 101 and Angel Networks/Investors in the Bay Area
Successful Founders Talk About The Process of Receiving Angel Funding
Company Development & Strategy, Alternative Forms of Investment
Legal Structure for Angel Round Investment
Angel Investment Term Sheet Negotiation
IP Valuation in Angel Round Investment
>>> Speaker Bio <<<
Jim Jensen is a partner in Perkins Coie's Emerging Companies Group and a leader of the Firm's China Emerging Company and the Investment Fund Formation practices in Palo Alto. Jim represents emerging companies, accelerator/incubators and venture capital funds in diverse industries, including clean technology (e.g., biofuels, LEDs, smart meters and solar), digital media, Internet, medical devices, mobile, security and software.
He is a technology entrepreneur and has formed and run multiple e-commerce and other Internet companies, which gives him a unique understanding of legal issues as viewed through the eyes of entrepreneurs. He also represents traditional brick and mortar businesses that produce profits and cash flow, anathemas to Silicon Valley startup companies.
Jim has been involved in more than 250 investment and exit transactions during his legal career and, as importantly, a handful of exit or restructuring transactions as a business executive. His transactional experiences range from a few hundred thousand dollars to several billion dollars. Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Jim managed hundreds of investment transactions as General Counsel, Emerging Markets, with VantagePoint Capital Partners, a large venture capital and private equity firm. He benefits his clients through his broad network of contacts in the angel investment and venture capital community.
Mike Loftus is an investment partner at F50. Prior to joining F50, he served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) at The Angel's Forum. He brings over 20 years' experience working with startups and early stage companies. He has held senior leadership roles with several young companies including Zentera Systems, E-machines, Graphic Media, Spectron, Connectix, Netfish Technologies and inFreeDA.
Mike is also the Founder of The Glue USA, which advises early stage companies on building leadership teams, defining product roadmaps, building market entry strategy and sourcing investment capital. He mentors Australian companies through the ANZA Technology Network and Danish companies through Innovation Center Denmark. In 2012, Mike served as the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Cogswell College in Sunnyvale. He has also mentored high school and college students through SAGE Global and the Haas School of Business.
Mr. Loftus has degrees in business and computer engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Executive MBA program at Stanford University and completed the Franklin Covey Leadership Program.
Heather Richman is the Managing Partner of GreenLight Strategies, LLC where she works closely with early-stage startups. Her client, HEVT, won the 2012 Cleantech Open Grand Prize. In addition, she currently serves as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense Energy Excelerator in Hawaii, a consultant to SURGE Accelerator in Houston which is focused on the oil & gas space, and a mentor for the Greenstart Accelerator turned venture fund.
Heather is a seasoned corporate development consultant and political strategist for the energy, biotech, and tech spaces. More specifically, she focuses on relationship development & management, traditional & non-traditional funding strategy, political strategy & military relationships.
Ms. Richman has a diverse background on Capitol Hill, in academia, and in the technology and energy and tech sectors. Heather previously handled State & Federal Government Relations for Stanford University, which included working closely with the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency. Before entering the private sector, Heather spent five years on Capitol Hill overseeing appropriations, budget and tax issues for U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (NY).
She has two young daughters who pride themselves on their ability to make electric motors out of pasta.
Brian Mellea is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Angels Forum.
VJ Anma, Founder and CEO of Patient Army, is a serial entrepreneur who has built and sold Internet and mobile companies. He sold Visual Search Engine Company, YoMeta.com in 2009 and AppMe.com in 2012.
Patient Army is a crowd-sourced marketplace that gets money back on your medical bills by resolving billing errors.”
Healthcare is broken. Medical billing errors cost patient $110B a year annually. Over 100 million health insurance claims are declined each year and a majority of them are wrongfully denied. Detecting and fixing these errors are challenging, as it requires analyzing and cross-referencing jargon-loaded bills, medical records and insurance coverage details. PatientArmy makes medical billing advocacy accessible to consumers by making it easy for patients to find answers to questions on their medical bill.