How to Become and Accredited Investor

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A company can broadly solicit and generally advertise selling securities in order to raise capital for their company as long as the investors in the offering are all accredited investors. That brings us to the title of this post; what in the world is an accredited investor, and how does one become “accredited?” Read more

RVC Announces Strategic Partnership with EnConnect Holdings

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EnConnect provides services to new ventures such as, fractional executive services and intellectual property strategy consulting so that the ventures can grow in the right direction.  Once a venture receives funding, it would typically need some help right away, but with limited resources, it is often difficult to hire many full time employees, especially experienced executives.   A fractional executive service makes it affordable to hire experienced executives with specialized knowledge and a track record of successful business deals for a small incremental time. Read more

Own a Startup? Maximize Your Company’s Exposure at the 27th Colorado Capital Conference!

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Did you know that exhibiting at Rockies Venture Club conferences offers your company tremendous exposure and networking opportunities? For 27 years, the Colorado Capital Conference has been the place for investors and entrepreneurs to connect, and sponsorship at this event has generated many investment success stories for entrepreneurs across Colorado. Read more

MailDeck and CCC featured on 9NEWS!!

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On Tuesday August, 25th 9NEWS Tech Correspondent Scott Yates discussed MailDeck, the company that was voted at RVC’s Summer PitchFest for having the best pitch and the best investment opportunity. Read more

RVC Company Featured on 9 NEWS

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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

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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?

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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!

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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

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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