Tax Breaks Every Angel Investor Should Know About

Angel investors take risks in backing startup companies – but recent tax breaks make it a lot less risky than you may think!

Experienced angel investors know that to get a 3X return on their portfolio over five years, they need to shoot for 10X on each deal they do.  With recent tax breaks, angels can do a lot less well on their investments and still put more money in their pocket at the end of the day.  Angels who are a part of the 1% everyone is talking about now have tools to make sure that they stay in the top echelons of the wealthy. Read more

The Three E’s of RVC

For 30+ years Rockies Venture Club has brought together aspiring entrepreneurs and investors of all types and has emerged as the leading angel investing organization in Colorado. Read more

Angel Capital Summit 2016: Syndication 2.0

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Better … Faster … Deal-Making
A Track Record of Success

Pursue your own successful investment strategy. Engage with thought leaders and experienced Angel investors. Don’t just take our word for it.  Explore these recent success stories made possible by the Angel Capital Summit (ACS) hosted by Rockies Venture Club (RVC). Read more

The Venture Capital Funnel

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

What is an “early exit”?

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

Denver Startup Week: Sharkless Tank

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

Have you ever seen an Exit Pitch?

 

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

How to Become and Accredited Investor

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

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!

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