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Venture Capital for Dummies Book

Seriously easy reading for those on the go and what to get the most of what they are going for.

 

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

What you need to know about Angel Investor Syndication

There’s a lot to know about angel investing, but the one thing most people miss is how to syndicate a deal.  Almost every angel investment deal in an entrepreneur’s company is a syndication and there’s a lot more to it than just getting a bunch of investors together.   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

Why Angel Investors Don’t Require Private Placement Memorandums (PPM) any 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

Attendee Notes from the “Strategic Planning for Venture Backed Business” RVC Academy Workshop

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

WORKING WITH INVESTORS: A GUIDE FOR ENTREPRENEURS

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

Angel Insights: Marketing Pitch Presentation

By Thomas B. Cross email on Twitter @TECHtionary

This article was inspired by Peter Adams blog post about the The Venture Capital Pitch – Team Slides.  Here are few Angel Insights that you could consider discussing during a “deep dive” or other discussions with the start up under consideration. Read more

3 Ways To Fund Your Start-up

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