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Seattle VC, Angel and Crowd Investing Event
Sponsored by Summit Law Group
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At our next Seattle Event, the panel of investors will focus on Early-Stage Venture Investing:
How to meet investors, pitch them, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check! We will be discussing trends in Early-Stage Investing, hot sectors, sectors that these Angels and VCs look at, things that are most important to them when they are considering an Investment, the best and worst things an entrepreneur can do to get their attention, additional advice for entrepreneurs, and, of course, the best ways to reach these and other Investors. There will be plenty of time for networking with the Investor panelists, both before the panel & after the panel at the Cocktail Party! As an additional benefit, entrepreneur 1/4 page summaries will be given to the investor speakers and attendees. All of the Investors will get your company description and contact info! Register today, as this event will sell-out and is limited! There are only 61 tickets left. Additionally, there will be an Optional Pitching Workshop Lunch from 11am-1pm . The cost to participate will be $350. This Lunch Workshop includes the $75 ticket to the event. During this workshop we will completely deconstruct your elevator pitch, and work with you on formulating a clean and concise elevator pitch giving the important information that investors Need to hear to make an educated decision on your company! Then you get to give your new Elevator Pitch in person to the Panel of Investors during the event! There are only 10 spaces left in the Workshop.
Location: Summit Law Group 315 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 1000 Seatlle, Wa 98104 Date: Thursday, June 20, 2013 Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm Cost: - Entrepreneur Raising Capital - Event: $75 - Entrepreneur Event + Pitching Workshop (14 left): $350 - Investor / Service Provider: $85 - Entrepreneur Event + Pitching Workshop + Massolution 2013cf The Crowdfunding Industry Report: $495 (include 2 tickets)
Crowd Investing Panel
Founder, Tiny Cat Loans
David is the founder and CEO of Tiny Cat Loans, a community lending platform for small businesses. David is also an early member of Cfira, the regulatory advocacy group for the crowdfunded securities industry, and has provided guidance to the SEC on issues of escrow as they pertain to crowdfunding. Previously, he was the first engineering hire at Indiegogo, where he built a crowdfunding platform that scaled to millions of users with massive transaction volume.
President & CEO, Media Sentiment Inc.
Marian Munz invented the media sentiment concept and technology and led the development of the proprietary technology that delivers consistent results.
Munz, is the founder, president and chief executive officer of Media Sentiment, Inc. He is one of the world’s experts on financial news and media analysis, internet software and decision support systems and has led the development of internet software since the mid ’90’s.
His products have been recognized by prestigious publications such as PC Magazine, Windows Magazine, Byte, PC World and ComputerWorld, financial institutions such as Reuters, TD Ameritrade, optionsXpress, FinancialContent as well as industry experts such as John C. Dvorak. Recently, he contributed Chapter 4 of the premier book on news analytics “The Handbook of News Analytics in Finance” published by Wiley Finance.
Munz has been trading equities and options for over ten years. He also provided information technology consulting services to companies such as Ibm, Apple Computer, Sun Microsystems, SBC Communications, Chevron and others. He holds an M.S. in information systems from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
Co-founder, Autosport Labs
Brent Picasso co-founded Autosport Labs in 2008 with the mission to bring open source technologies to Motorsports. Building upon the success of the Megajolt ignition controller for race and street cars, the RaceCapture/Pro Motorsport data acquisition and real-time telemetry system was launched on Indiegogo in November 2012, finishing the campaign at 150% of the funding target. Autosport Labs delivered their primary Indiegogo perks on time and has now launched RaceCapture/Pro for direct sales and via their distributor network. Simultaneously launched is the cloud-based racing data analysis and sharing site race-capture.com, often described as the 'fitbit + MapMyRun' for Motorsports.
Brent has over 15 years of experience in the high tech startup world, leading teams while blending best-of-breed hardware and software into compelling and novel solutions. He realizes his passion for Motorsports by campaigning and building race cars for endurance road racing, and enjoys travelling the world with his daughters and wife, Autosport Labs co-founder Kelley Picasso.
Executive Director, Northwest Film Forum
Lyall Bush I s executive director of Northwest Film Forum, Seattle's premiere film arts organization, which screens over 200 independent, classic and documentary films each year, offers quarterly slates of classes (including summer camps for young people) and supports filmmakers at all stages of their careers. He has been executive director of Richard Hugo House, where he started the Hugo Literary Series, and has taught film and literature, and published on both, for more than two decades.
Originally from Port Angeles, Wa; George has spent a great deal of his life in the Pacific Northwest. He is an outdoor enthusiast, loves to travel, food, culture, and if her could be a full time philanthropist he would be. One of his favorite books of all time is “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” by Richard Bach. “I am a minimalist at heart – I like simplicity” George has been known to hitchhike a lot, he thinks it’s a great way to travel and meet interesting people, he acknowledges hitchhiking isn’t not for everyone.
He is thankful for every breath and for every day, he loves life and lives it to the fullest through striving to make the most of what he has. His hope is that ProperFlops will change lives and save some also. He also hopes that it sets an example for others to follow; “Investing in our communities and in one another is the best investment one can make.”
Angel Investors and VC Panel
President, Pacific West Land
Martin had previously worked in publishing and telecommunications in both the U.S. and Europe before taking up real estate investing full time. He originally came to the Seattle area to join Microsoft, after completing his MBA in Finance and Strategy at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
Martin is an aviation historian, angel investor, and a tireless football fan. He lives on Bainbridge Island with his wife of eleven years, Dianne, and their daughter.
Peter Wiess, Angel Investor
Gary Ritner, Angel Investor
Scott Drug, Managing Director, Acorn Ventures
Scott has been involved with earl-stage investing since 1997. Acorn was the lead investor and managed IPOs for Coinstar, Infospace and ImageX. Prior to joining Acorn, Scott had a 25 year career in consumer goods marketing. He began with Jewel Companies supermarkets, then moved to General Mills where he managed Wheaties and Betty Crocker dessert mix businesses and the Wallpapers To Go decorating store chain. For eight years he was Chief Marketing Officer at Cole National Corporation, a 3000 store specialty retailer (dba Pearle Vision Centers, Sears Optical, Things Remembered). He has also been engaged in consulting assignments for Polaroid, 3M, Pizza Hut, Citicorp and American Airlines. Scott graduated from Yale University and has an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Villette Nolan, Angel Investor, Seraph Capital
Many Additional Investors TBA!
Massolution's Cf2013 The Crowdfunding Industry REPORT
The only reliable and comprehensive insight into the size, composition and outlook for the crowdfunding industry, from Massolution, the industry insider. 100 pages of in-depth analysis:
This report offers a comprehensive, reality-based assessment of the crowdfunding industry, based on data gathered from 308 funding platforms worldwide and analysis from leading experts active in the industry and in academia. It maps, graphs, and predicts crowdfunding activity by geographic location, category, crowdfunding model (donation, reward, lending, equity, or royalty), activity, dollar amount, success rate, and other essential factors. A Web 2.0 Financing section includes deep analysis of crowdfunding dynamics, legal frameworks worldwide, and possible disruptors. An Outlook section identifies trends, innovations, crossovers, and financial mechanics that will shape the industry's future. This research is the first in a series of three reports aimed at providing reliable and factual information on the global crowdfunding industry.
Extensive data on crowdfunding in 2012
Analysis of the composition of the global crowdfunding market
Market growth, composition and funding volumes
Best performing industries, geographies, and market segments
Crowdfunding dynamics and campaign characteristics
Location of platforms globally and breakdown by region and category
Web 2.0 financing
Market outlook and forecasts ... and more!
Table of Contents
Introduction – Foreword – Key Findings: Highlights; Predictions; Key Messages; Developments – About this Research: The 2013cf Industry Report; The Research Team; About massolution – Crowdfunding Defined: Definition and Taxonomy; Crowdfunding Models The 2012 Crowdfunding Market – Market Growth and Composition: Crowdfunding World Map by Total Funds Raised; Growth Rates by Crowdfunding Model; Predictions by Region; Predictions by Crowdfunding Models – Campaign Statistics: Campaigns Worldwide; Crowdfunding Models – Funding Probabilities: Threshold-Pledge Systems; Funding Probabilities; The Pledge vs. Pay Out Ratio – Most Active Categories: Across the Models; Financial vs. Non-Financial Crowdfunding; Individual Models Web 2.0 Financing – The Collaborative Web – Crowdfunding Dynamics: Social Ties; Social Proof; Third-level Acceleration: Strong Ties, Weak Ties, & Beyond – Legal Frameworks: Global Overview; Key Markets and Initiatives – Direct Crowdfunding: Case Studies; Applicability; Costs and Benefits of CFPs Outlook – Emerging Crowdfunding Platforms: A New World Map; Niche Platforms; Crowdfunding Models and Threshold-Pledge Systems; Financial Backing – Capital Inflow: Crowdsourcing Primer; Capital Inflow Distribution – Developments: Industry Focus / Niche Platforms; Locavesting / Community Platforms; Hybrid Platforms; Enterprise Crowdfunding; Crowdfunding Economic Development; Live Crowdfunding Appendix Acknowledgments
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