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Upcoming Webinars

Live Air Date: Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern

Pre-Money Valuations: 
Do They Matter as Much as Many Angels Think? - Register Now

The pre-money valuation of an early stage company is one of the few aspects to a deal that can immediately kill or increase investor interest.  We will examine this controversial subject matter among angel investors to analyze how much pre-money valuation truly impacts the potential returns on investment, as well as other aspects driving returns that are often overlooked due to the hyper focus on valuation.  Is it better to take a risk to be part of a possible great deal with a high valuation or, is it better to pass entirely? Speakers:


Ziad Moukheiber
Boston Harbor Angels

Brock Smith
Evergy Ventures

 

*ACA Webinars are always free to members. There is a small fee for non-members to attend and receive the archive. Learn more about our webinar pricing.

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Startup Boards

Serving as a Director of an early stage angel-backed company is a serious responsibility. This webinar will review smart practices in forming boards, managing board meetings and serving as a Director—all with the goal of creating an effective governance structure for startups. Key topics will include the legal obligations and risks faced by Directors, how to deal with conflicts of interest and how to navigate trouble zones such as M&A, over the course of a company’s journey from initial investment through exit. Learn how to add value while staying out of trouble!

Live Air Date:  Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 12:00 -1:00 p Eastern
Speakers: Ron Weissman, Band of Angels

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The Rise of Revenue Financing Funds

Revenue, or royalty-based financing (RBF), is quickly becoming a frequent source of capital for startup companies looking for growth funds without giving up additional equity.  Two funds, Novel Growth Partners and Founders First Capital Partners will be joining us to share how their model works, a snapshot into the funds' portfolio performance, and why RBF is a good option for early stage companies and angel investors to diversify.

Live Air Date:  Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 12:00 -1:00 p Eastern
Speakers:  Carlos Antequera, Novel Growth Partners and Kim Folsom, First Capital Partners LLC

Take a look at the decks fromKim Folsomof Founders First Capital Partners, LLC. and Carlos Antequera of Novel Growth Partners.


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Attract Investors by Taking Advantage of IRA Tax Efficiencies

Learn how to get your fund, LLC, early-stage company stock or note pre-approved on the Mainstar Trust platform. Angel funds, including Portfolia, have raised capital by attracting investors this way. Mainstar also has a helpful eBook with detailed ideas and tax efficiency ideas. 

Live Air Date:  Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 12:00 - 1:00 p Eastern
Speakers:  Marcia Dawood, Portfolia; Jean Meyer, Mainstar Trust

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Learning From Data

The ACA Data Initiative offers the potential for fresh insights on how to improve angel investment performance. Hear how this new and still evolving dataset can teach us about what makes for successful angel exits – and not so successful ones - and how you can improve your odds of better exits in your portfolio. 

Live Air Date:  Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 12:00 - 1:00 p Eastern
Speakers:   John Harbison, Tech Coast Angels; Rick Timmins, Central Texas Angel Network

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Simple Strategies for Investing in Patents

When a large majority of patents end up worthless, it is easy for angels to overlook key aspects of intellectual property in the due diligence process.  Through a 10 point checklist, patent investor Russ Krajec will uncover how we can learn which companies are creating assets, and which companies are hurting themselves by filing worthless patents.  Help your entrepreneurs take control of their IP strategy and demystify the black box of the patent process. 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speaker: Russ Krajec, Rockies Venture Club

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Fundamentals of Angel Investing: Valuations 

Many angels question, what exactly is the right method to arrive at the valuation of a company.  Is it an art, or a science?  Angel investors Theresa Sedlack and Bill Payne will discuss the commonly questioned aspects of valuation, such as, the difference between pre-money and post-money valuations.  Or, how a company's industry, geographic location and other economic factors play into their valuation.  Lastly, investors will learn how to apply in practice the popular industry methodologies for determining valuation. 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
SpeakersBill Payne, Frontier Angel Fund; Theresa Sedlack, Angel Capital Association

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Let the Angel Experts Weigh In

From messy capitalization tables, onerous term sheets from a deal lead and ghosting portfolio companies, as angel investors, we routinely encounter a variety of new situations and question how others navigate these grey areas.  Experienced angel investors will weigh in on audience questions, providing alternative perspectives and suggestions for working through these scenarios.

Live Air Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Denise Dunlap, Boise Angel Alliance; Chuck Norris, Nebraska Angels

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What Should Angels Know about Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies? 

Angel investors continuously hear 'blockchain' and 'cryptocurrency' buzz-words in startup company pitches.  Let's revisit blockchain and cryptocurrency fundamentals with experts Brian, Olivia and Swati to review how blockchain and cryptocurrency differ from one another, the problems solved by the technology and how cryptocurrency is changing money as we know it.  Our panel will weigh in on what investors should be looking for in a blockchain startup as well as key exits in blockchain-based startups thus far. 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Brian Behlendorf, Hyperledger; Swati Chaturvedi, Propel(x); J.P. Thieriot, Uphold; Olivia Wang, ZhenFund

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Due Diligence For Angels, Part 2: Deep Dive Into Core Topics

Due diligence is one of those building blocks of angel investing - solid tips help any angel investor. In part 2 of this due diligence program, two very active angels provide their balanced approach to due diligence. This session provides a deeper dive into remaining key diligence areas: Product/Technology/Intellectual Property; Market Opportunity/Go To Market Strategy/Competition; and, Finance and Legal.  (Find the recording of Part 1 here.) 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Hambleton Lord, Seraf Investor; Christopher Mirabile, Launchpad Venture Group

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Coaching Startups to Avoid Capital Pitfalls

Have you ever seen an exciting pitch from a company, to find out only three of the five co-founders are on speaking terms?  Or, perhaps the team forgot to legally form their entity?  After reviewing thousands of startups over the years, angels have seen consistent, easy to correct, blunders startups make prior to raising capital.  We welcome angel investors Bart Dillashaw and Roberta Garvin to share their experiences as investors who help startups through these common pitfalls and most importantly, their top 10 lists of common pitfalls angel investors can help startups avoid making when raising capital.

Live Air Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Bart Dillashaw, Nebraska Angels; Roberta Garvin Boise Angel Alliance

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ACA Demo: The Alternative IRA is the Most Underutilized Opportunity in Investing 

Join ACA annual partner AltoIRA for a robust discussion on how their platform can be easily used to invest in startups, growth companies and other alternative asset classes. Get a practical perspective on how ACA members have worked with Alto to gain new investors in their funds, with low costs and no red tape. Learn more about the tax and asset matching advantages of platforms like Alto and see how the platform works. AltoIRA’s simple and cost-effective platform streamlines investing in alternative assets for both investors and issuers, taking the hassle out of diversifying retirement saving portfolios. This is a great chance to see how Alto works before you connect with them at the 2019 ACA Summit.

Live Air Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 12:00 to 12:30p Eastern
Speakers: Eric Satz, Founder and CEO; James O’Brien, Head of Product and Customer Experience

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Due Diligence For Angels: What It Is, Why We Do It and How To Do It Right (Part 1 of a 2 Part Series)

Due diligence is one of those building blocks of angel investing, solid tips help any angel investor. Two very active angels provide their balanced approach to due diligence, with a focus on what it is, the reasons to do it, practical tools and processes to approach it and lessons learned doing it. Diligence is not about eliminating all risks, it is about discovering avoidable mistakes - the kind that would cause your future self to say “if I had know that at the time I would have never invested.” 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers Hambleton Lord, Seraf Investor; Christopher Mirabile, Launchpad Venture Group

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Introduction to Cap Tables

An important part of any equity financing is the proforma capitalization table (referred to as the “cap table”).  Cap tables are typically prepared as an excel spreadsheet, and while these can be daunting for new angels and entrepreneurs to understand, they play a critical role in such financings. This highly informative webinar provides an overview of cap tables, their purpose, and how they are used.  Learn what a simple cap table looks like, the investor conventions used in creating cap tables, what happens when new money comes into the company and the impact of offering various classes of stock.  This webinar will also provide a preview of ACA’s new seminar, which will be presented ahead of the ACA Summit in Chicago - Using Capitalization Tables to Understand the Impact of Deal Terms on Returns.

Live Air Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
SpeakersKevin Learned, Boise Angel Alliance; Matt Dunbar, VentureSouth; Laura McCoolidge, Mid-America Angels

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Artificial Intelligence and the Intelligent Investor

Artificial intelligence is fast become the theme of the decade, influencing things as different as how one picks a house and how banks fight fraud  to how investors vet startups. New, socially transformative applications launch daily.  Leading angel investor Ron Weissman provides his expertise on how angels and family offices should think about investing in AI and machine learning, with a focus on investment trends, themes, lessons learned and cautionary advice.  Get the big picture on the evolution of AI, investible trends, how AI is applied to different industry sectors and what this all means for smart seed stage investors. This is a preview of one of the tracks at the 2019 ACA Summit – Industry Analysts Tell All.  Ron’s webinar and Summit program is on AI, while other experts will cover sectors such as digital healthcare and cyber security.  

Live Air Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
SpeakersRon Weissman, Band of Angels; Marianne Hudson, Angel Capital Association

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Navigating Opportunity Zones – Gain Tax Benefits by Investing in Companies in Low Income Communities

With the passage of tax reform a year ago, Congress created a new “Opportunity Zone” program that creates incredible tax incentives for investors to put their capital into economically distressed communities.  Much of the attention of the program has been on real estate development, but there are real opportunities (pun intended) for angel investors to support startup businesses in designated opportunity zones.  Get the lowdown on where the zones are in every US state, how the tax benefits work, how to practically set up investment vehicles and different strategies investors are using in their own investing. 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Michael PiwowarCenter for Financial Markets Milken Institute; Nathan McDonald, Keiretsu Capital; Aron BetruCenter for Financial Markets, Milken Institute; Christopher LeeCenter for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

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Why Settle? Networking Your Way to Greater Deal Flow

Building and maintaining effective networks is an important part of the investment process. They allow us to access ideas, deal flow, partnerships, mentoring opportunities, novel perspectives, capital for syndication, the latest innovation, and more. However, strategies for developing effective networks - particularly to people and organizations that are different than you - can often elude us. In this webinar, delivered by AWIS’ STEM to Market team, we will cover the key characteristics of effective networks, provide strategies for both assessing and growing your network in each of these areas and provide practical tools and templates you can use. 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Joan Herbers, Ohio State University; Heather Metcalf, STEM to Market (S2M)

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Investment and Company Structures: Making Sense of the Alphabet Soup

It’s easy to get jumbled with SAFEs, KISSs, as well as LLCs, S and C Corps.  Investment and company structures are fundamental to angel investment returns, so it is critical to make sense of the instruments and entity forms, helping you manage risk for long term gain.  This program will focus on understanding the differences across investment vehicles, including convertible debt and priced equity rounds, and on considering the implications for each from an upside and exposure level.  Time will also be given to understanding the underlying structure of prospective portfolio companies and how entity forms might affect angel returns.  The degree to which angel investors can influence the forms may vary from situation to situation, but the ability to clearly understand the structures can help angels enter any given deal with a more complete view.  

Live Air Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Ron Weissman, Band of Angels

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Angel Investing By the Numbers: ACA’s Angel Funders Report

ACA has launched a major strategic initiative, the Angel Funders Report, to collect member investment data for the kind of analysis that can help significantly drive further returns.  From valuation norms and round size data to syndication trends, term patterns and exit timing, the Angel Funders Report promises to provide angels with information on factors that impact the outcomes of startup investments.  The pilot report, now complete, covers 2017 data from the initial (beta) set of 26 angel groups.  This webinar will share the results of that work, show how easy it is for all groups to participate for everyone’s gain and provide a demo of the ACA Data Analytics platform on Hockeystick.co, so you can see the reports and content you can view and use immediately.  Join us for what promises to be a fascinating view into the future of data to inform investing decisions, support effective negotiations and deliver improved outcomes. 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Steve Flaim, Tech Coast Angels; Raymond Luk, ACA Data Partner Hockeystick; Rick TimminsCentral Texas Angel Network

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Negotiating the Deal: A View from Both Sides of the Table

Negotiating term sheets can be tricky - whether it is valuation, round size, board composition, or other terms, the issues require thought to balance investment requirements while preserving founder relationship post investment.  This webinar will explore both entrepreneurial and investor perspectives on some of the most frequently negotiated terms, with an attorney perspective to offer options to explain and find common ground.

Live Air Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Katherine O'Neill, Jumpstart New Jersey Angel Network; Rod Robinson, ConnXus; David WillbrandThompson Hine

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Building Portfolios for Angel Investing Success

Angel investing can be financially rewarding, but each individual portfolio company can carry significant risk.  A key way to mitigate this is to follow a strategy that focuses on building a diversified portfolio of angel investments.  Join us to gain insight into the importance of this approach for long term investing success, including practical tips and rules of thumb for asset allocation, portfolio building and portfolio management.  Ham Lord and Christopher Mirabile from Launchpad and ACA Education Partner Seraf Investor will lead the discussion, which promises to be valuable for angels at all stages and especially for those who are early in their investing careers. 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Hambleton Lord, Seraf Investor; Christopher MirabileLaunchpad Venture Group

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ICOs - Good News or Bad News for Investors?

With over $14 billion estimated to have been raised this year alone,  initial coin offerings (ICOs) have clearly made their mark on  venture finance.  What may be less clear is the impact of ICOs on companies that have already received angel funding and the resulting impact on angel investors.  Join an expert panel in a rich discussion, including market trends, legal and accounting issues, the potential impact of the rapidly expanding ICO market and options for angels to navigate the changing landscape to preserve their rights.  

Live Air Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
SpeakersDror Futter, Rimon; Grainne McNamara, PwC; Joseph MurrayAlchemist

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Tax Tips That Really Matter For Angel Investment Returns

For all of the risk inherent in angel investing, there are some attractive avenues for improving angel returns via federal tax benefits.  This webinar will cover provisions to both enhance angel upside at exit (IRS Sections 1202 and 1045) as well as mitigate angel losses (Section 1244).  A discussion of the context for these important tax benefits will include the actions angels need to take at the time of investment in order to qualify for the tax benefits later.  Join us for what promises to be a very informative and potentially lucrative discussion.  

Live Air Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Kevin Learned, Boise Angel Alliance; Peggy RuncornEide Bailly LLP

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Crossing the Technology Adoption Chasm: Tips from Corporate Innovation Leaders

So many promising technologies have the potential to revolutionize industries, yet fail for lack of gaining traction in the very markets they could serve.  Early connections to forward-thinking corporate leaders can increase the odds of technology adoption through important insights, critical partnerships, strategic funding and potential acquisition.  Gain perspective on the mindset and methods of corporate innovation and corporate investment organizations through a discussion led by Lisheng Wang, Co-Founder of deep technology investment platform Propel(x).  Lisheng will moderate a panel of leading corporate innovation and investing organizations to bring visibility to their approach and uncover tips for reaching out that will help investors gain access and traction for their promising technology portfolio companies. 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Richard Pardoe, Chevron Technology Ventures; Lisheng Wang, Propel(x); Jeffrey YuBosch USA

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Achieving the Right Balance in Early Stage Term Sheets

Getting to a set of terms that provides substantive coverage without complexity that can hamper follow-on funding is critical to successful early stage investing.  Too little coverage adds exposure to excessive dilution and lack of influence; too many onerous terms could dampen future investor participation or open the door to follow-on rounds also securing the same terms, thus mitigating the protections originally intended. Join us for an interview of experienced angel investor and Angel Capital Association instructor Bill Payne by ACA Board Member Kevin Learned to understand the considerations and implications of the terms chosen at the earliest stages of investment to increase the likelihood of success downstream.  

Live Air Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Bill Payne, Frontier Angel Fund; Kevin LearnedBoise Angel Alliance

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How to Access Non-Dilutive Funding and Services – a Conversation with NSF

Angels and entrepreneurs are invited to this free webinar exploring grant funding and commercialization support programs offered by the National Science Foundation.  The programs are designed specifically for early-stage technology companies to mitigate technology risk and accelerate market entry and customer traction.  Whether you are an angel investor interested in supporting promising companies not yet ready for angel funding or nurturing more deal flow or you are an entrepreneur making sure you are giving your company every opportunity to succeed, this webinar offers tangible tools you can use.  A snapshot of some of the programs that will be covered in the webinar is provided here

Live Air Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Dr. Ben Schrag, National Science Foundation; Theresa SedlackAngel Capital Association

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Executing Effective Exit Strategies

Exits are anticipated and contemplated even at the inception of an investment, but how they are actually executed as a process is often a critical driver for investor returns. Join us to glean exit strategy insights and tactics from two seasoned angels with deep involvement as directors, CEOs and finance executives in public and private companies across multiple industries.  The discussion will include tips for proactive planning, alignment and coordination among key stakeholders that angels can use with their portfolio companies at the earliest stages of investment and board involvement to improve exit outcomes.

Live Air Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Frank Apeseche, Launchpad Venture Group, Amstar and Robert GervisLaunchpad Venture Group

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Life Science Investing Today: The Latest Healthcare Delivery and Regulations Trends

To be successful in life science investing, it is important to be constantly aware of changes in the regulatory and reimbursement environment.  Recently, these factors have been further compounded by the structural changes in healthcare delivery created by hospital consolidations, mergers between insurers and providers, and "costs over outcomes" as key decisions for mass adoption.  These drivers impact investment decisions for angel investors, and ultimately the strategy to achieve successful exit multiples. Join us to make sure you are up to date on the most recent trends and how they might affect your portfolio companies and life science investment strategies. Speaker:

Live Air Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 11:00 to 12:00p Eastern
Speaker: Allan MayLife Science Angels

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Investing Without Waiting for Exits

The vast majority of angel investment structures today rely on the portfolio company's exit or IPO for investor returns.  Join us to hear about alternatives that break out of this paradigm with structures for investing that include revenue-, dividend-, and royalty-based structures used around the world today.  These approaches have the potential to make lucrative investment opportunities out of ventures that were previously considered "un-investable."

Live Air Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speaker: Luni Libes, Investor's Circle, Fledge

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Valuing Startups: A New and Nuanced Approach

Valuing early stage companies is never easy. By applying a thoughtful approach, though, setting an appropriate valuation does not have to be a complete guess.  Expert investors Hambleton Lord and Christopher Mirabile, past ACA Chair, will survey current valuation methods and introduce a new, comprehensive, “realism” based framework anyone can adopt to better understand the drivers and trade-offs involved in valuing startups.  They'll share the approach they’ve developed and use to set and negotiate valuations.  The webinar is expected to provide important foundational knowledge to those new to angel investing, as well as new insights for the experienced investor. 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Hambleton Lord, Seraf Investor; Christopher MirabileLaunchpad Venture Group

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Making Second Check Decisions is Tougher Than Initial Check Ones, and More Important

An angel’s decision to make a follow-on investment in a portfolio company should be easier than writing the initial check – right?  After all, there is more data, more time with the management team, and more execution to interpret.  Hear from experienced angel investor and past ACA Chair John Huston of Ohio TechAngels Funds why follow-on round participation decisions may actually be more difficult than the original investment decision.  John will discuss unconscious biases, ego, and other factors that affected the multiple checks he’s written to his 60+ portfolio companies, plus will provide a vetting template to help mitigate these risks.

Live Air Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speaker: John Huston,Ohio TechAngel Funds

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Impact Investing, Attracting Inclusive Deal Flow and More – Follow-up from the ACA Summit

Whether or not you are attending the 2018 ACA Summit, this is a chance to dig into some of the key themes from the event.  Impact investing is an exciting space that allows investors to do well economically while doing good. This webinar will provide insights gleaned from the impact investing landscape mapping work being led by Next Wave Foundation in partnership with Pipeline Angels, Investors' Circle, Impact Assets, Veris Wealth Partners and Foley Hoag.  The discussion will also highlight key themes from Summit concurrent sessions, including alternative investment structures, strategies for recruiting a more inclusive investor base and how to enhance deal flow from diverse entrepreneurs.  Join us for what promises to be a rich and timely discussion of this important and growing area of angel investment focus.

Live Air Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Alexandra LaForge, Investors' Circle; Natalia Oberti Noguera, Pipeline Angels; Alicia Robb, Next 
Wave Foundation; 
Wendee WolfsonNext Wave Impact Fund

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Understanding VCs:  A Conversation About Mindset, Metrics, Math and Must-Haves

Whether contemplating a first check or follow-on round participation, understanding the funding landscape is a key input to any investing decision.  How can an angel investor predict whether a prospective investment or portfolio company might be a fit for VC co-investment or not?  Join Theresa Sedlack for a conversation with industry veteran Don Aquilano of Allos Ventures.  With nearly twenty years of successful venture investing experience, Don will help shed light on the underlying characteristics of companies and deals from a VC perspective.  His practical insights on VC realities and the dynamics that attract or dissuade venture investors can help angels improve their own investment decisions as well as their portfolio company fundraising support. 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Don Aquilano, Allos Ventures and Theresa SedlackAngel Capital Association

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Investing It Forward – A Conversation with ACA Instructors on Fundamentals of Angel Investing

Angel investing can be very rewarding but, like any complex and dynamic process, there are a lot of moving parts.  Whether it is grappling with acceptable valuation ranges, navigating the economic and control provisions of term sheets or thinking through your portfolio strategy and the work after the investment, there is a lot to unpack.  Experienced angel investors Marcia Dawood and Bill Payne will be joining us to share what they wish they knew in their own early investing days – and now teach as part of ACA’s “Fundamentals of Angel Investing” program.  Join us to learn more about what works and what doesn’t to increase the odds of successful angel investing returns and bring more clarity to the process. (ACA presents a deeper dive into Fundamentals as a pre-program of the ACA Summit on April 18 in Boston. Click here for details).

Live Air Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Bill Payne, Frontier Angel Fund and Marcia DawoodMindshift Capital/ Next Wave Ventures

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Market Spotlight for Angels: Cannabis 

The U.S. legalized cannabis market is anticipated to reach $25 billion by 2021, up from $5.9 billion in 2016, with the dramatic growth coming from a combination of new states projected to legalize marijuana and sales exceeding expectations in existing markets.  With 2017 Gallop poll data reporting 64% approval ratings by Americans for marijuana’s legalization, the debate is rapidly shifting from “whether” to “when and how.”  ACA annual partner Foley Hoag has been watching this industry closely and will lead a discussion on the key dynamics to consider in the investment opportunities many angels will undoubtedly be seeing at an increasing velocity.  Topics will include regulatory environment considerations and the scope of primary and ancillary subsector investment opportunities.  Join us for what promises to be a very informative session on this rapidly growing industry. 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Patrick Connolly, Foley Hoag and Kevin ConroyFoley Hoag

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Approaching Corporates: Catching the Big(Co) Fish

A startup's BigCo relationships can bring major validation – whether it is as customer, partner or strategic investor, the tangible proof point can accelerate market traction, increase valuation, attract follow on investment and uncover exit opportunities.  So how can angels help their portfolio companies foster the kind of approaches that yield successful connections?  Gain tips as well as watch-outs as Theresa Sedlack interviews Queen City Angels member Steve Baggott, who was a founding leader of Procter & Gamble’s global business development/open innovation program and served as its director for more than 18 years.

Live Air Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Steve Baggott, Queen City Angels and Theresa SedlackAngel Capital Association

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Understanding Capital Models

Down rounds and cram downs! Premature follow-ons! Terrible term sheets! A company’s long-term financial requirements—its capital model--is a key risk for angel investors. Unfortunately, we often overlook capital risk in our excitement about the company’s story, vision and early successes. This session will examine how capital models should factor into angel diligence and investment decision-making and discuss how metrics-and-milestones-driven angels can protect themselves across a portfolio company’s lifecycle. Bonus: real capital horror and success stories!  

Live Air Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speaker: Ron WeissmanBand of Angels

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Optimizing Due Diligence to be Effective (and Not Exhausting)

Due Diligence is one of the most important things angels can do and can also be one of the most painful.  Keeping a focus on the most critical items can keep investors engaged and active, while also contributing to a group's reputation among its entrepreneurial community.  Hear Pat LaPointe of Frontier Angels/Alliance of Angels share his thoughts on this important work, including a look ahead to the emerging due diligence landscape and his unique “Red Team/Blue Team” approach. Gain insight on approaches to help make the DD process work for you and your group to make better investments. 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
SpeakerPat LaPointeFrontier Angels

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Gain Insights from 1,659 of your Peers: The American Angel Report Webinar

What makes an angel investor successful? That’s one of the many questions answered in The American Angel, a ground-breaking, in-depth study of 1,659 angels and how they invest. Hear report authors talk about angel investing today. More than half of angels have experience as entrepreneurs. Investors who are closely involved in startups see better returns. More women are becoming angels, and they bring a new perspective to investment decisions.  And no need to live in New York, Boston or San Francisco. Most angels live elsewhere, supporting startups close to home. Be among the first to hear details from report authors on this breakthrough research. 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
SpeakersElaine BolleRTP Capital and Angel Capital Association; Laura HuangHarvard Business School; Marianne HudsonAngel Capital Association

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Intelligently Investing in Artificial Intelligence

Industries from manufacturing to healthcare and transportation to finance are on the cusp of radical transformation through the mainstream adoption of artificial intelligence.  Angel deal flow pipelines are filling up with AI investing opportunities promising revolutionary changes.  Gain insights from experts in this space to inform your assessment, diligence and funding approaches.  Swati Chaturvedi, CEO of deep technology investment marketplace Propel(x), will moderate a discussion with panelists representing the investing, entrepreneurial and industry expert perspectives for a full view of participating in this defining technology of the 21st century.

Live Air Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Swati ChaturvediPropel(x); Shahin FarshchiLux Capital; Cory KiddCatalia Health; Ronjon Nag, PhD Stanford University

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Advanced Due Diligence

Live Air Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Marcia Dawood, Blue Tree Allied Angels, Golden Seeds, Next Wave Fund; Kristina Montague, The Jump Fund; Liz Marchi, Frontier Fund 2

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How to Develop and Evaluate Patent Strategies of Early-Stage Companies

Live Air Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Danielle Williams of Fish & Richardson and James Billmaier and Byron McCann of Turbopatent. 

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**MEMBERS ONLY** Angels and Washington, DC: an ACA Member Confidential Discussion

Live Air Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 11:00 to 12:00p Eastern
Speakers : Marianne Hudson, Angel Capital Association, Chris McCannell, Eris Group, Greg Mesack, Eris Group, and Linda Smith, Angel Capital Association

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New (and Big) Tax Opportunities for Early Stage Companies

Live Air Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Emmalee MacDonald, Senior Tax Manager at EisnerAmper, Kathleen Milone, director at Tax Credit Co, Jeff Haskett of Clarus Solutions, and Lee Rierson, member of Tech Coast Angels.

Check out Forbes post by Marianne Hudson related to this topic

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Pre-Money Valuations: Do They Matter as Much as Many Angels Think?

Live Air Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Keyvan Firouzi of Gust, Charlie O'Donnell of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, and Venk Varadan and Reggie Hall of Nanowear Inc.

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Exiting the Un-Exitables

Live Air Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Parker MacDonell and Michael Kindrat-Pratt of Ohio TechAngel Fund and John Harbison of Tech Coast Angels

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Top Ten Things Angels and Startups Need to Know about Cyber Security  

Live Air Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Charles Cameron of Hub Angels, Carl Metzger from Goodwin Procter, and Pam Mason and Phil Mason, founders of Angel Assure 

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After the Check is Written: 7 Tactics that Increase the Chance of Returns 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speaker:  John Huston, Chairman Emeritus of ACA and the Ohio TechAngel Funds

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Non-Dilutive Funding for Startups

Live Air Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speaker: Ruth Shuman, National Science Foundation

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The Basics of Cap Tables

Live Air Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speaker: Trevor Chaplick, Greenberg Traurig

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Equity Crowdfunding for Everyone – Demystified!

Live Air Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Jackson Mueller Deputy Director of FinTech Program, Center for Financial Markets at the Milken Institute and Dr. Richard Swart, Chief Strategy Officer at NextGeneration Crowdfunding

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How Angels and CEOs Track Performance to Achieve High Growth




Live Air Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speaker:  Dr. Jana Matthews, ANZ Chair in Business Growth is Professor and Director of the Centre for Business Growth at the University of South Australia’s Business School.

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Investing in Disruptive Science – for Non-Scientists

Live Air Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Hemai Parthasarathy, Scientific Director, Peter Thiel’s Breakout Labs; Andrea Belz, Director of the Innovation Node – Los Angeles, a national node of the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (“I-Corps”) Program; Ronjon Nag, Head of the MIT Alumni Angels of Northern California
Moderator:  Swati Chaturvedi, founder and CEO of Propel(x)

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Exit Execution – Steps to Follow When It’s Time to Sell One of Your Portfolio Companies

Live Air Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speaker: Basil Peters, Strategic Exits Corp

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Practical Strategies for Diversifying Your Portfolio

Live Air Date: Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers:  Rob Wiltbank, Angel Resource Institute, Willamette University, Matthew Le Merle, Keiretsu Forum

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ACA Members Only Forum & Update

Live Air Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers:  Marcia DawoodChris McCannell, and Greg Mesack

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Sourcing Great Deals Outside Silicon Valley

Live Air Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Moderator: Kevin Learned, Loon Creek Capital
Speakers:  Allan Johnson, 49th State Angel Investor Network; Liz Marchi, Founder, Frontier Angels; David Russick, Gopher Angels

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Angel Investing Strategies: Finding and Maximizing Returns

Live Air Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Panelists: Super angel Mario MartinezTK Kuegler of Wasabi Ventures; Kiki Tidwell, Advisor for Element8 Angels

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Beginner’s Guide to Term Sheets

Live Air Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speaker: Arlene Bender, Partner, Foley Hoag;  Paul Silver, Seattle Angel Fund, and Shareholder, Karr Tuttle Campbell

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Building Great Boards 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Dave Berkus, ”Super angel” investor, tech futurist 

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Perform Due Diligence Like the Pros

Live Air Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Barbara Clarke of Astia Angels and Wendee Wolfson of New Dominion Angels. 

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ACA Store DEMO: Seraf Portfolio Management Tool for Angel Investors

Live Air Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 12:00 to 12:30p Eastern
SpeakerHam Lord, Seraf Investor

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Investor Experiences with Online Equity Platforms

Live Air Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
ModeratorBill Carleton, attorney with McNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren. Bill is a key member of the ACA public policy advisory committee and author of a recent article about accredited equity investing. Here is a link to the article.
Investor speakers: Rany Raviv, VP Business Development and M&A Iberdrola Renewables, Sarit Rozycki, President at SLR Associates, both highly experienced investors who have invested using a variety of platforms including OurCrowd.
Entrepreneur: Shai Magzimof, CEO & Co-Founder of NextPeer, who received equity funding through the OurCrowd platform.
Platform executive: Jonathan Medved, CEO & Founder of OurCrowd, a leading equity based crowdfunding platform. 

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Best Practice Series: Valuation of Early Stage Companies

Live Air Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers:  Bill Payne, Angel Resource Institute; Marcia Dawood, BlueTree Allied Angels and GoldenSeeds

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ACA Member Forum & Update (Members Only)

Live Air Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 12:00 to 12:30p Eastern
Speakers: Christopher Mirabile, ACA Chair; Marianne Hudson, ACA Executive Director, Marcia Dawood, ACA Board; Matt Dunbar, ACA Board; and Sarah Dickey, Membership Director 

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Best Practice Series: The Key Points of Term Sheets 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers:  Katherine O'Neill, Executive Director, JumpStart New Jersey Angel Network; Ben Straughan, Partner, Perkins Coie; Jim Carroll, Counsel, Perkins Coie

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Structuring Exits for Competitive Returns 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
SpeakersDavid Gitlin, Emerging Technology Practice Co-Leader, Greenberg Traurig LP; Alexandra LaForge, Director of Strategic Programs, Investors' Circle; Dave Bisson, CEO  Big City Farms; Aner Ben-Ami, Managing Director, Pi Investments

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Best Practice Series: Angel Portfolio Strategy

Live Air Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Victoria Barnard, Rising Tide Fund and Women’s Capital Connection; Angela Jackson, Portland Seed Fund and Portland State University Business Accelerator; Bill Payne, Frontier Angel Funds

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Decision Making for Expert Entrepreneurs

Live Air Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
SpeakerRob Wiltbank, CEO of Galios, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Willamette University and author of 2007 Returns to Angel Investors in Groups.

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What Angel Investors Can Expect for Returns

Live Air Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speaker: Rob Wiltbank, CEO of Galios, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Willamette University and author of 2007 Returns to Angel Investors in Groups.

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How Top VCs Work with Angels to Achieve Success

Live Air Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers:  William Bryant, Partner, DFJ Ventures and active angel investor, and Geoff Entress, Venture Partner, active angel investor and Voyager Capital, have hundreds of investments between them in both capacities.

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Member Update Call with Christopher Mirabile

Live Air Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 12:00 - 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Christopher Mirabile, ACA Chair; Linda Smith, ACA Vice Chair; and Sarah Dickey, Membership Director 

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Accelerators and Angels: A Perfect Match

Live Air Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 12:00 - 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Patrick Riley, CEO, Global Accelerator Network, GAN

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Grassroots Public Policy: How to Tell the Angel Story When Legislators are Home

Live Air Date: Wednsday, June 17, 2015 12:00 - 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Mike Eckert, ACA Public Policy Chair and NO/LA Angel Network, Linda Lorraine Smith, ACA Public Policy Vice Chair and Sierra Angels, Chris McCannell, Director in APCO Worldwide (ACA’s government affairs representative

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What FG Angels Learned in its First Year as a Syndicate on AngelList 

Live Air Date: Wednsday, June 10, 2015 12:00 - 1:00p Eastern
Speaker: Brad Feld, Managing Director, Foundry Group

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What Effect Do Angel Investments Have on Entrepreneurs Success?

Live Air Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 12:00 - 1:00p Eastern
Speaker: Josh Lerner Ph.D., the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School, and Chair of the Entrepreneurial Management unit.

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Impact Investing: Doing Well by Doing Good

Live Air Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 12:00 - 1:00p Eastern
Moderator: Tanya Prive, Co-Founder and CEO Onevest 
Panelists:   Bonny Moellenbrock, Exective Director, Investors’ Circle, Michael “Luni” Libes, Founder and Managing Director of Fledge Accelerator and Kick pre-accelerator

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Savvy Syndication - Pitfalls and Possibilities

Live Air Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:00 - 1:00p Eastern
Moderator: Matt Dunbar, Managing Director, Upstate Angel Network & South Carolina Angel Network; Board Member, Angel Capital Association
Panelists: Faz Bashi, Life Science Angels; Dick Reeves, Angel Syndicates Central; Jamie Rhodes, Alliance of Texas Angel Networks

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ACA Member Update 

Live Air Date: Monday, March 16, 2015 11:00-12:00p Eastern
Speakers: David Verrill, ACA Chair;: Marianne Hudson, ACA Executive Director; Loretta McCarthy, Golden Seeds; Steve Flaim, ACA Summit Committee Chair; and Sarah Dickey, Membership Director

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Seven Exits:  Lessons Learned for Angels, Entrepreneurs and Deal Facilitators

Live Air Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 12:00 - 1:00p Eastern
Speaker: Dušan Stojanovic, European Angel of the Year 2013, Founder and Director of True Global Ventures

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What’s Ahead for the Lean LaunchPad?

Live Air Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:00 - 1:00p Eastern
Speaker: Allan May, Vice Chair, Angel Resource Institute and Chair, Life Science Angels

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Betting on the Right Jockey – the Number One Indicator of Investment Success​

Live Air Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:00 - 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Tony Shipley, Queen City Angels and Jason Kos, Consultant, Culture Index

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How Working With Your Local University Can Lead You to the Next Google

Live Air Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:00 - 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Jamie Rhodes, Founder, Central Texas Angel Network, CEO National NanoMaterials and ACA Board Member; Steve Flaim, Past Chairman of Tech Coast Angels, Senior Special Advisor, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH and ACA Board Member

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Investment Tax Strategies for Angels and Entrepreneurs

Live Air Date: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 12:00 - 1:00p Eastern
SpeakersAll representing McGladrey LLP:  Glenn L. Martin, CPA, PFS, Partner; Mark S. Blawas, National Leader, Credits and Incentives, State and Local Tax; Ed Decker, Director, Washington National Tax; Charles F. Schultz, Partner, Washington National Tax

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Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Raising Capital from Angel Investors

Live Air Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00 - 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Jim Connor, Board Member, Sand Hill Angels and Angel Capital Association; Catherine Mott, founder and CEO of BlueTree Capital Group and BlueTree Allied Angels. 

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Update on Accredited Investor Definition and Established Angel Group Certification

Live Air Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 12:00 - 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: David Verrill, ACA Chairman and Managing Director,Hub Investment Group, Marianne Hudson, ACA Executive Director, Mid-America Angels, and Women's Capital Connection

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Top 10 Things You Need to Know Before Your First Investment

Live Air Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:00-1:00p Eastern
Speaker: Troy Knauss, President and Board member,  Angel Resource Institute 

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Successful Early-Stage CEO Growth

Live Air Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:00 - 1:00p Eastern
Speaker: Dr. Jana Matthews

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JOBS Act Update: New Deals on the Horizon (Led by The Deal)

Live Air Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 1:00 - 2:00p Eastern
Speakers: Marianne Hudson, Angel Capital Association; Ronald Orol, The Deal; Brian S. Korn, Pepper Hamilton LLP; Gregory J. Nowak, Pepper Hamilton LLP

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Driving Angel Investor Returns 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:00 - 1:00p Eastern
Speaker: James Geshwiler, Common Angels

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What Makes an Investable Company?

Live Air Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:00 - 1:00p Eastern
Speaker: Susan Preston, Angel Resource Institute

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How to Build a Great Angel Portfolio

Live Air Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:00 - 1:00p Eastern
Moderator: John Huston, Ohio Tech Angels
Speakers: David S. Rose, Founder and CEO, Gust; Dan Rosen, President, Alliance of Angels

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Protect Angel Startup Funding: Important Public Policy Update

Live Air Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 12:00 - 1:00p Eastern
Moderator: Jean Peters, Golden Seeds, ACA Board Member
Speakers: Mike Eckert, ACA Public Policy Chair/ NO/LA Angel Network; Joe Wallin, Davis Wright Tremaine; Evan Burfield, 1776 Incubator; Kevin Laws, AngelList; Elizabeth Hess, TRX Systems; Barbara Roper, Consumer Federation of America

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Best Practices in Deal Screening

Live Air Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 12:00 - 1:00p Eastern
Speaker: Christopher Mirabile, Managing Director of Launchpad Venture Group in Boston, ACA Board Member

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Fast Pitch Webinar - ACA Summit Winning Companies

Live Air Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 12:00 - 1:00p Eastern
Presenters: Winning companies from the 2014 ACA Summit

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Post-Investment Engagement - Building Portfolio Company Success

Live Air Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Moderator: Zach Lawrence, CFA, Director, Ohio Tech Angel Funds
Speakers: Mark Rainosek, CEO, FD Venture Farm; Rachael Qualls, CEO, Venture 360; Raymond Luk, CEO, Hockeystick

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Ready Fire Aim! "Gotchas" to Avoid for Individual Investors 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speaker: Paul Singh (Founder at Disruption Corporation, Former partner at 500 Startups, Entrepreneur in Residence with the White House Office of Science and Technology)

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Top 10 Success Factors for Early Stage Companies

Live Air Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern 
Speaker: Dave Berkus (President at Berkus Tech Ventures, LLC, Chairman Emeritus of Tech Coast Angels, ACA Member)

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A Look at Exit Alternatives: Recent Market Place Innovations that Give Shareholders Pre-IPO Liquidity

Live Air Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 12:00 - 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Tim Ryan (Managing Director and VP, OTC Markets and ACA Partner), Nelson Griggs (Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Client Group, NASDAQ OMX)

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Online Syndicates – How Remote Investing may Change Your Next Round

Live Air date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 12:00 - 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Naval Ravikant (Co-Founder, AngelList), Matt Dunbar (Upstate Carolina Angel Network, ACA Board of Directors)

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Crowdfunding: New Rules, New Risks, New Opportunities

Live Air Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Speakers: Rory Eakin (COO - CircleUp), Sherwood Neiss (Principal, Crowdfund Capital Advisors), Sara Hanks, (CEO - Crowdcheck), Jean Peters (Golden Seeds, ACA Board of Directors)

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Wall Street Journal Spreecast - How to Become an Angel Investor

Live Air Date: Monday, December 2, 2013
Speakers: Sarah Needleman (Wall Street Journal), Dave Berkus (Tech Coast Angels), Brian Cohen (New York Angelss), and Marianne Hudson (Angel Capital Association)

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Finding the Next Pinterest - A Conversation with Brian Cohen and Dan Rosen

Live Air Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Speakers: Brian Cohen (Launch.it/ Chairman - New York Angels), Dan Rosen (Chairman, Alliance of Angels)

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JOBS Act Update for Angels - A View from Washington, DC 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Speaker: US Representative David Schweikert (Arizona) and Marianne Hudson (ACA Executive Director)

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Alternative Investment Strategies – an Interview with Bob Rice

Live Air Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Speakers: Bob Rice (Tangent Capital/ Author of The Alternative Answer) and John Huston (ACA Chairman Emeritus, Ohio TechAngel Funds)

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Not Just Fun and Games - How Gaming Technology will Change the Education Landscape 

Live Air Date: October 9, 2013
Speakers: Jim Connor (Sand Hill Angels) Esteban Sosnik (co.lab at New Schools Venture Fund), Jason Singer (Gobstopper), Jessie Woolley-Wilson (DreamBox Learning), Jan Zawadski (Hapara)

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JOBS Act Rulemaking – What Entrepreneurs and Startup Supporters Should Know

Live Air Date: October 3, 2013 
Speakers: Sara Hanks (CrowdCheck), Jason Mendelson (Foundry Group/ Global Accelerator Network), Jean Peters (ACA Board, Golden Seeds), David Verrill (ACA Chair), and Peggy Wallace (Golden Seeds)

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M&A the Right Way - The Process and its Tricks and Traps 

Live Air Date: September 11, 2013 
Speaker: Peter Rosenblum (Foley Hoag LLP)

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Understanding the JOBS Act (sponsored by VC Experts)

Original Air Date: May 4, 2012
Speakers: Joseph Bartlett (Sullivan Worcester), William Carleton (McNaul Ebel Nawrot Ebel), Dan Hansen (Montgomery Hansen), and Dan Rosen (Alliance of Angels)

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Corporate Governance for Startups – A Guide for Growing Companies (sponsored by PwC)


Original Air Date: October 6, 2011
Speakers: Anne-Marie Vitale (PwC), Eric Jensen (Cooley LLP), and John Huston (Oho TechAngel Funds)

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Nuts and Bolts of Executing Successful Exits (sponsored by Foley Hoag)

Original Air Date: March 2, 2011
Speaker: Peter Rosenblum (Foley Hoag LLP)

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Case Studies in Syndication Deals – Lessons Learned

Original Air Date: June 23, 2010
Speakers: Peggy Wallace (Golden Seeds), Teresa Esser (Silicon Pastures), Barry Rosenbaum (Akron Regional Change Angels), and David Verrill (Hub Angels)

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Conducting and Sharing Due Diligence for Syndication (sponsored by Spinner Technologies)

Original Air Date: May 26, 2010
Speakers: Troy Knauss (Piedmont Angel Network), Andrea Alms (Jefferson Corner Group), Ben Kirk (Puget Sound Venture Forum), Bruce MacCormack (Bellingham Angels), and Dan Quigg (North Coast Angel Fund)

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Negotiating and Harmonizing Term Sheets for Syndication

Original Air Date: April 28, 2010
Speakers: Frank Peters (The Frank Peters Show), James Geshwiler (CommonAngels), Michael Gruber (Cornerstone Angels), and Katherine O’Neill (Jumpstart New Jersey Angel Network)

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The Growing Trend of Syndication Between Angel Groups – Why, How, and When (sponsored by LK+S, and McCarter & English)

Original Air Date: March 3, 2010
Speakers: David Verrill (Hub Angels), Paul Silva (River Valley Investors), Ray Wenig (Ariel Southeast Angel Partners), Mike Napoli (Tech Coast Angels), Michael Cain (Wilmington Investor Network)

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Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Sidecar Funds (and Get to Ask) (sponsored by Foley Hoag)

Original Air Date: October 22, 2009
Speakers: James Geshwiler (CommonAngels) and Peter Rosenblum (Foley Hoag LLP)

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