Angel Venture Forum "2017 Venture Intelligence" Series
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:
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
- And much more.
angel investors and local experts teach entrepreneurs the right way to approach funders and get the venture backing they’re
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,
Q2: Launch Workplaces, Gathersburg, MD
7:30 am - 10:00
March 8, 15, 22, 29 April 5, 12,
Q3: HeraHub, Washington, DC
Q4:Refraction, Reston, VA
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Session #7 (INVITATION ONLY)
Success Stories/Demos/Pitch Practice
before investors - For attendees of previous AVF sessions only.
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