Several years ago, my family and I were vacationing in Cancun and much of the beach had eroded away with ginormous boulders erupting out of the sand. There were plenty of things about that trip that were unpleasant, but the loss of the sand and dismal looking cement boulders took away much of the beauty. My husband’s grandmother who was a truly amazing, loving and family-oriented woman became quite ill and suddenly passed. On the morning of her death, our family awoke and walked the beach to find that much of the sand was back in place along with beautiful treasures — gorgeous seashells of brilliant shapes, sizes and colors. There were tears that overwhelmed us because we knew that the beautiful treasures and white, soft sand was one of the first things that my husband’s grandmother must have done as an angel. She loved to walk the beaches, collecting shells with her family, and making lovely and thoughtful decorations for the home. Today, the New Orleans Saints play the Colts in the Superbowl. Shortly after midnight, my husband, who is a ginormous Saints fan, walked in the room and reminded me that February 7th was his grandmother’s birthday. I felt a tingling down my spine, and we both smiled knowing that the Saints are blessed with a wonderful angel watching over them.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.
Submit Funding Presentations to Virginia Angel Networks
Technology Businesses: Submit Your Funding Presentation to Angel Investors during Live Fire at William & Mary on Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Technology & Business Center at the College of William & Mary is hosting an exciting event – Live Fire at William & Mary! This is a terrific event to attend if you are interested in how companies present their plans and concepts for funding. It is low cost, educational, and entertaining all at the same time.
What: Live Fire at William & Mary
Where: Alumni House
When: Wednesday, 29 April
Time: 1:30 – 4:30
Cost: $20 regular admission $10 student admission
Registration: On-Line only at: www.wmlivefire.eventbrite.com
Live Fire, produced by Charlottesville Venture Group (CVG) and Virginia Active Angel Network (VAAN), is travelling to three universities (Virginia Tech, William & Mary, University of Richmond) and provides real “Live Fire” education to entrepreneurs, investors, students, and anyone who is interested in the dynamics of funding presentations to the angel investor community.
Here is your chance to watch as five companies present their business concepts and financial needs to a highly experienced panel of angel investors who ask tough and piercing questions about their plans and financial needs. Letitia Green, VAAN CEO keeps the program lightning quick and edged with good humor. This is your chance to see how the fundraising process really works and what companies have to go through to get funding. And, while this is primarily an educational event, the participating angel panel has invested in Live Fire participants. So, this is real.
And, if business wants an opportunity to submit, they can submit their plan to the Charlottesville Venture Group website www.cville-venture.org for consideration. If you miss the April 29, 2009 event, LiveFire will be at U of R on September 9, 2009.
For a highly educational and entertaining afternoon, coupled with lots of high-level networking, register now. Space is limited to 75 attendees!
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