Eventbrite - Angel Venture Forum (AVF):
         "Venture Intelligence" Series @Launch Workplaces

Angel Venture Forum "2017 Venture Intelligence" Series


 Launchworkplaces.jpg   AVF logo         Cogent Banner

PPLogo.jpg                     wework





The Angel Venture Forum is changing the way we meet and screen companies!

Over the past few years, angel investors have been placing more capital into fewer companies. Only the top 5%-7% of companies that pitch investors actually receive the funds they’re looking for. Entrepreneurs educated in the capital formation process have the best chance of success. The Angel Venture Forum is one of the top educational series on the topic. 

Back by popular demand! The Angel Venture Forum will be bringing back the "Venture Intelligence" education series and practice pitch sessions. 

The class has 6 sessions plus a bonus session where entrepreneurs can practice their pitches. By attending some or all of the sessions, entrepreneurs seeking capital will know: 

  • Exactly what documents to assemble before pitching investors,
  • How to develop and present your financials,
  • Potential exit strategies that ensures you AND the investor wins,
  • How to raise the right kind, size, and type of capital,
  • The best investors to approach depending on your type of business,
  • And much more.  

Active angel investors and local experts teach entrepreneurs the right way to approach funders and get the venture backing they’re seeking. 

This series is direct, straightforward, and information packed. Attendees will hear from active and engage angel investors. They’ll discuss what companies they fund, their decision methodology, why they’re backing certain businesses. In these straight-up, practical, and detailed sessions both investors and entrepreneurs will be provided with a roadmap of exactly what is needed to close the perfect deal.   


Q1: WeWork 1875 K Street, 4th Floor. Washington, DC 20006

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 

January 12, 17, 26 February 2, 9, 16, 23 

Q2: Launch Workplaces, Gathersburg, MD

7:30 am - 10:00 am

March 8, 15, 22, 29  April 5, 12, 19

Q3: HeraHub, Washington, DC

Q4:Refraction, Reston, VA  

Session #1

Financials & Funding: 

Developing & presenting attractive, solid and believable financial forecasts. How to present your data to attract outside investors. Solid financials are the single most important point of reference for your company.  A company without good financials is not an attractive investment to outside investors no matter how good the technology is.  Getting your financials right and maintaining good reporting habits is crucial to attracting quality capital. Understanding financing options and staging a smart capital plan for successful growth is step one.  Learn the various financing options from equity to debt, dilutive and non-dilutive capital and the value of capital and how this relates to the type of financials you prepare.

Session #2

Executive Summaries & Pitch Decks: 

How to excite investors with a presenation that brings out the information that the investor wants to know in order to invest. 

Session #3

Term Sheets & Capitalization Tables: 

The crucial connection for winning exits. Terms sheets and cap table determines who gets rich and who doesn’t. It doesn’t make much sense to get outside capital if you give up too much of your company. But, it also doesn’t make sense not to take outside funding if you have no other way to fund your venture. How to allocate shares to investors, employees or others.

Session #4

Leadership & Governance: 

Leveraging investors, directors, and advisors for smart growth. Smart leaders surround themselves with smarter people - the most common of which are boards of directors and boards of advisors. Understand the important differences between the two and how to use them most effectively.

Session #5

Intellectual Property Protection: 

Protecting your most valuable asset for maximum value. The value of patents, copyrights, data security, and trademarks. The greatest value to your company is IP however the laws on IP are continuously changing. How do companies protect their most valuable asset to maintain maximum value.

Session #6

Valuation and Price: 

What are you worth and who decides? Structuring and valuing a deal is simultaneously an art and a science. Learn the various methodologies used by investors to value early stage companies. Balance sheet, discounted cash flow, venture capital method, risk factor method.


Success Stories/Demos/Pitch Practice before investors  - For attendees of previous AVF sessions only.





Eventbrite - Angel Venture Forum (AVF):
         "Venture Intelligence" Series @Launch Workplaces