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The Power of Angel Investing

By on April 6, 2010 at 11:55 am
April 30, 2010
8:00AM – 5:00PM
Seating is limited. Register Today!
The full-day Power of Angel Investing seminar provides an overview of the angel investing process, including the details of finding, evaluating, and structuring deals and developing angel-entrepreneur relationships that lead to success. The highly interactive program provides attendees with practical information on best practices in angel investing through a balance of expert presentations, panel discussions and small group case studies.


A faculty of experienced angel investors, serial entrepreneurs and expert service providers delivers the seminar. Plenty of time is available for meeting other attendees and faculty throughout the day and in an evening cocktail reception.

The Arizona Technology Investor Forum (ATIF), MIT Enterprise Forum PhoenixInvest Southwest and TiE Arizona are pleased to host a full-day seminar on angel investing to the Phoenix community. This workshop was developed by the Kauffman Foundation, the leading center for entrepreneurial education in the country, and is now offered by the Angel Capital Education Foundation. This seminar has been delivered on over 100 occasions in four countries. This is the first time the program has been offered in Phoenix.


Who Should Attend

· Successful entrepreneurs who have exited their businesses and have interest in staying involved in early stage companies

· High net-worth individuals with senior business/entrepreneur experience who now have the time and interest in investing in early stage companies

· Investors who are interested in learning more about investing in seed and early stage technology companies.

Subjects Covered in this Curriculum

· How angel financing fits in

· Is angel investing right for you?

· Angel portfolio strategy

· Due diligence

· Structuring the deal

· Valuating startup companies

· The post-investment relationship

Seminar Faculty

This seminar features local experts in high growth ventures and early stage investing opportunities, including seasoned angel investors with diverse investment experience, tax and legal experts, and angel-financed entrepreneurs. They will be led by Lead Instructor Steve Mercil, the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of RAIN Source Capital, an organization that forms and manages a network of local, statewide, and multi-state angel funds.

Mercil is on the Board of Directors of the Angel Capital Association and the National Association of Seed and Venture Funds. Mercil is a principle in the InvestAmerica NW, LLC, the General Partner of Invest Northwest, LP, which is a venture capital fund focused on middle market and later-stage companies located in Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota and Washington. He has a master’s degree in statistics and measurements and a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of North Dakota.


7:30am – 8:00am            Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 8:25am            Welcome and Opening Remarks
Session I
8:25am – 9:00am            How Angel Financing Fits In, Presentation and Q&A

9:00am – 9:25am            Is Angel Investing Right for You, Panel Discussion
9:25am – 9:55am            Angel Portfolio Strategy, Panel Discussion
9:55am – 10:15am          Break

Session II

10:15am – 10:40am        Overview of Due Diligence, Presentation
10:40am – 11:10am        Discussion of Due Diligence, Panel Discussion

Session III

11:10am – 12:00pm        Structuring the Deal, Panel Discussion
12:00pm – 1:00pm          Lunch – Provided
Session IV
1:00pm – 1:30pm            Valuation Methodologies, Presentation
1:30pm – 2:50pm            Break-out Group Case Discussions
2:50pm – 3:10pm            Break-out Group Case Presentations
3:10pm – 3:30pm            Case Studies and Valuation,
Panel Discussion
3:30pm – 3:45pm            Break
3:45pm – 4:00pm            The Post Investment Relationship, Presentation

4:00pm – 4:45pm            The Post Investment Relationship, Panel Discussion
4:45pm – 5:00pm            Closing Comments


Hilton Scottsdale Resort

6333 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona



The registration fee for this seminar is $250.00.



Registration is required and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited to 40.

All attendees must certify that they are accredited investors in accordance with Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933, but no prior angel investing experience is required.


Please direct all questions to Jim Goulka at or 602-463-0844.


Hosted by:

Arizona Technology Investor Forum


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