Active Angel Investors – Vienna, VA. Active Angel Investors (AAI) invests in early-stage and expansion stage companies in the following sectors: business products and services, computers and peripherals, consumer products and services, financial services, IT services, media and entertainment, medical devices and equipment, and software. AAI prefers to invest within a four-hour drive of Washington, DC. For more information visit: http://www.newvantagegroup.com.
D’Arch Angels – Vienna, VA. D’Arch Angels invests in early-stage and expansion stage companies in the following sectors: military and intelligence. D’Arch Angels prefers to invest within a four-hour drive of Washington, DC. For more information visit: http://www.newvantagegroup.com.
Jefferson Corner Group – Charlottesville, VA. Jefferson Corner Group invests in seed and start up stage companies in technologies industry. For consideration, contact Andrea Alms at email@example.com or 434.982.0852.
LaunchBox Digital – Washington, DC. LaunchBox Digital is an early stage investment firm located in Washington, D.C., is focused on helping entrepreneurs get through those challenging early days by bringing capital, advice, and practical guidance to help early stage businesses succeed. For more information visit: http://www.launchboxdigital.com.
The Wedgwood Circle, LLC – Washington, DC. The Wedgwood Circle invests in seed and start up stage companies in the following sectors: film, music, television, publishing, theatre/performing, fashion, fine arts and computer/console gaming. Invests nationally. For consideration, contact Mark Rodgers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Space Angels Network – Leesburg, VA
Space Angels Network is the premier source of aerospace dealflow for investors and of early-stage capital for aerospace-related ventures across a wide spectrum of technologies, markets, and industries. They are a professionally managed national network of accredited investors focused on aerospace-related opportunities. For more information visit: www.spaceangelsnetwork.com.
Virginia Active Angel Network – Blacksburg, Charlottesville, Richmond, VA. Virginia Active Angel Network invests in Seed & Start-up and early stage companies in the following sectors: biotechnology, consumer products and services, electronics/instrumentation, industrial/energy, media and entertainment, medical devices and equipment and telecommunications. Virginia Active Angel Network prefers to invest within a four hour drive of Charlottesville and Blacksburg. For consideration, contact Richard Crawford info@VirginiaActiveAngelNetwork.com or 434-409-3383.
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Where: Christopher Christoher Newport University, Business & Technology Center (SunTrust Building), Room 326
When: Wed June 10, 2009, 6:30 – 9 PM (registration 6 PM)
Costs: Member: $5 Public: $10
Overview: The June 2009 meeting will focus on innovative franchising, what it is like to be funded by venture groups, and some insights into business finance strategies for start ups and for businesses that need an infusion of capital to bridge the gap.
Featuring the Following Guest Speakers and Moderator:
Walter Ewell (CFE of Franchise Republic, LLC)
Walt will discuss innovative franchising models including the Delaware LLC series as well as some of experiences, lessons learned, and finance considerations.
Gary Warren (Managing Partner of IPX Partners)
Gary will focus on financial and business considerations in growing a business. Gary founded URLabs and served as CEO for many years. In the early 1990s, Symantec (Norton) bought out URL prior to a public offering. Gary served as a Vice President to Symantec for several years, and then became the CEO of a communications technology company, funded through venture capitalists (VC) who pulled funding. Thereafter, Gary founded IPX Partners – a business that focuses on innovative businesses finance, funding and practical considerations.
Bambi Walters (Bambi Faivre Walters, PC)
Bambi is the Director of the Virginia Inventors Forum. She is also an intellectual property attorney and is on the Board of Directors for several companies. Bambi will provide a brief introduction on financing with someone else’ money, importance of identifying risks, and critical role of trying to keep an eye on everything all of the time (aka “accountability”).
Directions: From I-64
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