Where are all the Angel Investors?

Where are all the Angel Investors?

I get asked this question all the time and the answer is simple – “They’re all around you.”  But identifying them and building a collective network of angels to pool funds together to invest in deals is not easy in Colorado.  We’re lacking in Google and Facebook millionaires, and yet we have thousands of “Accredited Investors” in the state (with a net worth of $1 million or more excluding their primary residence, or income over $200K per year) Read more

“Pitch Perfect” – Ideas for Better Presentations

This updated presentation was inspired by Peter Adams when I mentioned a quote from a colleague who said “if you are boring face-to-face, you will still be boring via video conference.  Peter added, “twice as boring!”  If I may also add, I have sat in on too many presentations lately that were as Peter suggest twice as boring.

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Gamification and Artificial Intelligence – Monetization of Business Management – 10 Tips

Gamification is all the rage these days. In order to distill this down to something simple was the task at hand. Here are the briefly highlights after reviewing more than 100 documents, articles and reports.

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50 Shades of Green – Seeking Startup Lessons Learned

RVC seeks short articles for the RVC blog exploring the “50 shades of green” ways companies are started, get funding, grow, exist and exit.

We are seeking your “real life” experiences at any stage of the game to share with others to help avoid the “black holes” and give them insights to be the “rising star.” Read more

Twitter and Google Unleash a Social-Search Tsunami – Top-10 Recommended Actions

Twitter and Google have reached a deal to make tweets searchable in real time using the search engine.

The tweets will now appear as people search for content using the search engine. Before this deal, Google would have to crawl the social media website and then post the tweets.  Google will most likely pay a flat licensing fee for the tweets and Twitter hopes to get increased traffic. Read more

The Periodic Table of Healthcare

Here’s a great InfoGraphic from CBInsights with the healthcare venture capital landscape marked out by type.  This is how to find the funding source for life science, healthcare and device startups. Read more

4th Annual Colorado Life Sciences Night

Tuesday February 10th, RVC is hosting the 4th Annual Colorado Life Sciences Night at the Denver Metro SBDC building in partnership with the Colorado Bio-Sciences Association. Read more

CB Insights Venture Capital Report for 2014

Venture capital funding hit its highest annual mark since 2001 as venture investors participated in $47.3 billion across 3,617 deals. Even versus 2013, the past year was huge as venture capital skyrocketed 62% YoY due to multiple $500M+ mega-rounds while deal growth was more modest, climbing 8%. Of note, two quarters each – Q2’14 and Q4’14 – notched over $13B in funding. Read more

Join Colorado’s most active angel investors and digital health entrepreneurs at Colorado Capital Conference This Week!

Digital Health Care is one of the most promising opportunities for investors at all levels from angels to venture capital, private equity and public markets.  It’s growing fast and represents opportunity created by disruption in the health care market.  The savings digital health companies can bring to health care are significant, and the opportunities reflect the new efficiencies. Read more