Rockies Venture Club recently launched a beta program for due diligence analytics, assembling a team of highly capable industry and academic individuals in order to streamline the time consuming process and assist angel investors with making the most informed decisions possible. This is an extremely exciting prospect because research shows that extensively researching a company at the onset of a deal pays off for angel investors. Read more
LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) Food and Beverage is a unique market segment and it has its own set of rules and metrics. I’ve been looking forward to RVC’s LOHAS Natural Food and Beverage Conference for over a year now because we’ve seen a number of natural food and beverage companies coming across our sights and it has been difficult to gauge whether they are a good opportunity or not. Read more
It goes without saying that the Internet plays a vital role in our lives. The Internet enables us to shop, watch the play from the playoffs that we missed and cat videos. It’s estimated that Americans spend 11 hours a day with electronic media like the radio, TV, the Internet and movies. Keeping the Internet affordable and accessible has been an important tenet of its growth and expansion. While many people – especially Congress – have disagreed on the best ways to do that, Congress and presidents agreed for more than a decade that state taxation to access the Internet is a bad idea. Read more
Presenting a great Venture Capital pitch is critical to getting the follow-up appointment and beginning due diligence. Most teams never make it past this critical step. Why? Read more
In the western region of our country where the Coalition for a Connected West (CCW) works, the tech sector is playing an increasingly vital role in state economies. Access to high-speed Internet has inspired individuals from all walks of life to create opportunity for families and businesses. Read more
Cannabis: Do The Regular Rules Apply When Investing? You can now recreationally grow it, smoke it, vape it, tincture it, and eat it. And probably ‘verb it’ in a few other ways I’m not up to speed on. But do you want to invest in it? Read more
Finding capital is no easy task. Lots of start-ups struggle early on with where to find the capital they need to bring a great product (or service) to market or to tend to a broken technology in need of some work. Funding Your Dreams: Calling All Entrepreneurs, a panel at this year’s WILD Summit, covered just this. Once you’ve determined how much capital you need, how do you put together your fundraising strategy? Who do you ask for funding and are you offering something in return? What do you need to know before you start? Read more
The ’80s has officially made a comeback, making its mark on today’s culture in ways that are both amusing and unexpected. But even as some of these old trends enjoy some new popularity today, it’s clear that this resurgence is limited: After all, who could truly long for dial-up Internet after experiencing our current digital age? Read more
If I could have any job in the world, it would be to be a full time angel investor. Angels get to meet super-smart people with cutting edge ideas, they work with other angels who have deep sector expertise and ask great questions, they are intellectually stimulated in evaluating and negotiating deals and they can make a lot of money. Read more
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