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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rockies Venture Club (RVC) will host its second annual Cannabis Capital Summit on June 16. And what a difference a year makes. The industry and the investors putting money into it have gotten a lot smarter. Read more