New York Angels (http://www.newyorkangels.com)- one of the largest and oldest angel investment groups in the US, has set up this meetup site with the aim of spreading the knowhow and tools required for early stage investment processes in the state of NY and its surroundings. The education / workshops / seminars we will provide will come from the best sources in the industry and will be delivered at cost - to maximize the knowhow transfer.
Target audiences include angels, entrepreneurs, very early stage VC's (i.e. - VC 2.0), members of academia, local and federal government employees and service providers focused on venture creation and management.
With topics such as term sheets, valuation, deal negotation, pursuit of M&A, board membership best practices and many more - we will aim to deliver quality knowhow and best practices to our early stage community several times a year.
Membership is free to qualified participants from our target audiences - and each meetup (get-together) will have a charge associated with it, to cover costs.
Avi Fogel, the organizer of this meetup group, is a serial entrepreneur and a member of both New York Angels and Launchpad Venture Group - a Boston angel group. Avi has led 4 startups, in which he saw 6 (!) exits - in networking, security and enterprise software.
We are actively seeking co-organizers to help steer this effort in the most effective way.