RVC Weekly Newsletter

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Corporate Venture Capital Report

Our friends at CB Insights recently published a 63-page-report on Corporate Venture Capital (CVC). Some of the key takeaways are:
  • The rate at which new Corporate VCs are being formed is increasing at a rate of 20% per year
  • CVC participated in 18% of all deals.

 I thought that this was extremely convenient considering the fact that the 10th annual Angel Capital Summit that kicks off in under a month is entirely based around the theme of CVC. This year the keynote address will be delivered by Andrew Romans, General Partner at Rubicon VC and author of Masters of Corporate Venture Capital


Events-Upcoming Events-

RVC at Fort Collins Startup Week

Fort Collins Startup week is going on all this week! RVC is going to be hosting 3 events that will be a part of this week that is a celebration of all things start-up. It would be great to see you there!

  • Fort Collins Startup Week Pitch Academy
  • Angel 101 Workshop
    • Thursday March 2nd | 11 AM – 12:30 PM
    • Register Here
    • Investors are encouraged to stick around for our montly Colorado Angel Investor Forum from 12:30-1:30 PM. 
  • Sharkless Tank

Pitch Academy
Friday March 10th | 12:30-5:30 PM | Thrive Cherry Creek 201 Milwaukee St. Denver, CO 80206

The RVC Pitch Academy is a half-day workshop designed to polish your investor pitch, sharpen your strategy and provide a background on what investors are looking for, connecting with your audience, and negotiating a successful deal.

How to Pitch Apart a Pitch
3/14 | 5-7:00 PM | Thrive Ballpark

This event is a part of the RVC Women’s Investor Network educations series. Here you will have a chance to examine various different pitches and walk through the strategies that investors use to distinguish key risks.

Angel Capital Summit 2017:
Corporate Venture Capital & Early Stage Investing

March 21-22nd

Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) is taking over the venture capital scene and now comprises over twenty percent of all venture capital invested each year. The growth of CVC has been remarkable, rising by 37% in 2015 to $32.9 Billion and continuing to rise in 2016. Early-bird registration is still open! Register now for a significant discount off of admission. 

ACS 2017 Volunteers Needed:Contact Angela Young (123a.young@gmail.com) and Dave Harris (dave@rockiesventureclub.org) to sign-up!!


Partner-Partner Events-

Angel Capital Association Meetings

There are several conferences that the Angel Capital Association is going to be holding over the next couple of months. There is the Northwest meeting from March 7th-8th. Finally there is the national Angel Capital Association Summit from April 26th-28th.

Futurist Tom Frey: “Cleantech 2020 and Beyond: Through The Looking Glass.”
March 8th | 5:00 – 9:00 PM | Denver University

Please join your Colorado Clean Technology Community colleagues and guests from over 10 sister organizations to hear Tom Frey, world-renowned futurist.

Entrepreneurs and Mental Health
March 8th | 6:30 PM | Thrive Ballpark

Being an entrepreneur can sometimes lead to feelings of loneliness, stress, anxiety, burnout, emptiness and other byproducts of being in a stressful environment. We want to make sure that the Denver startup community knows about its options when it comes to getting help with mental health issues, before it’s too late. We will dive into the causes of mental health problems, and the available options in our area.

  Rocky Mtn CleanTech Open Application Window Now Open

The Cleantech Open Business Accelerator is now accepting applications for their 2017 session. They welcome companies of all stages (from concept to commercialized) with a mission to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems through cleantech and sustainable solutions. 

The application period ends at 11:59pm on May 1, 2017. It’s only $150 to apply ($100 for student-led teams), and you can take advantage of one of these discount codes to make it even more affordable:

EARLYBIRD50 for 50% off application fee through April 1.
2017STUDENTAPP for $50 off application fee through May 1.
2017STUDENTPART for $250 off participation fee through June 5.

For more information, please contact Daniel Wright, dwright@cleantechopen.org

Colorado Venture Summit
June 14th | Coors Field

The Colorado Venture Summit is an exclusive curated attendance event and the premier venture capital event in the Rocky Mountain region. The focus of the summit is to make connections that drive business, using round table discussions and one-on-one meetings to help venture capital investors and tech CEOs create mutually beneficial business partnerships.

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