RVC Company Featured on 9 NEWS

Last week 9NEWS Tech Correspondent Scott Yates featured Greetly, a company that pitched during RVC’s Summer Pitchfest. Greetly is a digital greeter. Customers use Greetly to check themselves in, reducing overhead and impressing visitors. Greetly captures customer information during the check in process. Greetly’s admin tools make it easy for businesses to understand their customer base so they can build effective new and repeat visitor marketing programs. Read more

RVC Presents the Colorado Capital Conference ’15 Keynote Speaker

Rockies Venture Club is excited to announce the 2015 Colorado Capital Conference Keynote Speaker will be Basil Peters!

Basil Peters is a M&A Advisor, Exit Coach, and CEO of Strategic Exit Corp, a firm specializing in optimum exits for tech companies. He’s also managed three top performing funds – a hedge fund, a venture capital fund, and an angel fund – as well as starting his own business while still in grad school called Nexus Engineering. Peters is the author of Early Exits – Exit Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors (But Maybe Not Venture Capitalists), and maintains a blog on exits – www.exits.com/blog – and one on angel investing – www.angelblog.net.

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How is hitting a Grand Slam in Baseball like investing in a startup Unicorn?

Here are two things that are very similar in that they are very rare and it’s awesome when they happen.  There’s a lesson to be learned, however, in the pursuit of these goals. Read more

Last call for Rockies Venture Club fall internship applications!

Rockies Venture Club is excited to offer four amazing internship opportunities this fall.

Interning with RVC is an incredible and unique opportunity to learn about the field of venture capital first-hand, apply skills you have learned in the classroom to the real world, develop professional skills, and gain inside connections to pitching companies, sponsors, mentors, professionals, and investors. Read more

Why Angel Investors Don’t Require Private Placement Memorandums (PPM) any More

Many years ago almost all companies raising money used a PPM (Private Placement Memorandum) as the document to put the deal together.  The PPM typically consists of three or four parts including 1) A summary business plan that describes what the business is and how it is going to execute its plan 2) Risks involved in investing in the deal. 3) A term sheet that describes the terms of the deal and 4) the capitalization table showing existing shareholders, types of shares, percentages owned, etc.  The PPM was the selling document and, when signed, constituted the completion of the deal. Read more

Attendee Notes from the “Strategic Planning for Venture Backed Business” RVC Academy Workshop

RVC hosted it’s first workshop on Strategic Planning for Venture Backed Business earlier this week and Kathleen McFadden, Senior Account Supervisor at McGregor Graham Advertising Agency attended and shared her notes with us. Read more

WORKING WITH INVESTORS: A GUIDE FOR ENTREPRENEURS

The number of angel investors investing in early and mid-stage companies in the U.S. has increased significantly in recent years. So what does it take to raise angel funding today? Peter discusses how entrepreneurs should prepare for this kind of fundraising, what they should expect when a deal goes through, and how to manage ongoing relationships with investors. He also touches on the differences between friends and family money, angel investors, and venture capital funding. Read more

Is there a place for Angel Investors in Oil and Gas?

Some people think only the mega-corporations like Exxon and BP are leading the way in oil and gas investment, but Angel Investors are having an impact as well.  In Colorado oil wells can be drilled for $1.5 million – about the same amount as a typical Angel Investment Deal.  Angels are profiting from these investments – even after the recent cuts in oil prices. Read more

Venture Capital and Angel Investors Should Know About the Two Types of Cannabis Industry Investments

There are two major classes of investments you can make in cannabis companies, and every investor should know the difference. Read more