Your chances of becoming a unicorn

The venture capital funnel below reveals how the sausage gets made in VC. We looked at over 1K startups that raised a Seed round in 2009 and 2010 and found only 22% made it to exit and 0.9% became unicorns (this vintage included Uber, Slack, and other success stories). See the full round-by-round stats here. Read more

Rockies Venture Club is pleased to share the news that more than three years after passing the JOBS act, the SEC has adopted new rules to permit crowdfunding.  This means that those who could not previously qualify as an “accredited investor” with $1 million or more in assets or $200K in annual earnings or more, can now participate in early stage investing.

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I’ve been asked lately “what is an early exit?” It’s probably the most exciting and interesting topic for entrepreneurs and angel investors right now, so it’s worth a moment to talk about it. Read more

Rockies Venture Club (RVC) is excited to host this event as a part of Denver Startup Week. RVC investors pride themselves on being “anti-sharks” and negotiating fair deals for all parties, unlike ABC’s Shark Tank investors who often take 50% or more for their investment. Anti-sharks do well by aligning investments with founders and focusing on the exit strategy. We hope that after this event you will start thinking more like an anti-shark and help turn red oceans blue. Read more

 

Most VC’s, angels and entrepreneurs have seen dozens or hundreds of pitches, but I’m willing to guess that most have never seen an “Exit Pitch”

RVC is hosting a Sharkless Tank event at Denver Startup Week Read more

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

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

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

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

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