Senator Michael Bennet is hosting a forum to solicit input on the proposed SEC regulations regarding crowdfunding this Friday, December 6th, in Denver and it has given me some motivation to collect my own thoughts on crowdfunding. We have been doing a fair amount of research on this and have been trying to do some investing in crowdfunded opportunities. From our experience, it seems as if there are several potential problems that investors should watch out for. The following are just a few questions to ask before investing in a crowdfunding opportunity: Continue reading
With Turkey Day right around the corner, I thought it might be fun to share a few ways to add some angel investor kick to your Thanksgiving meal. The following are five Thanksgiving-friendly products that have previously been backed by local Colorado angel investors:
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We came across this video and I have to admit it’s hilarious! In only 3.5 minutes, they’ve managed to poke fun at about 15 things that investors do that annoy entrepreneurs. I’m pretty impressed with the entertainment value, but I have to take issue with the overall message this is sending. I think THIS VIDEO IS PERPETUATING STEREOTYPES THAT HARM ENTREPRENEURS AND INVESTORS and here’s just a few reasons why it’s not helpful:
The Impact Angel Group, EKS&H, Rocky Mountain Innosphere and Impact HUB are joining forces to host “How to Avoid Future Financing Nightmares” on November 5th in Boulder.
Date: November 5, 2013
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Impact HUB – Boulder
Registration: SIGN UP
Angel investment is a critical part of many startups’ success, but if not done properly, the terms and structure of early investments can cause major headaches for future investment rounds and acquisitions. Join John Ives from Tahoma Ventures, Mark Kreloff from Kreloff Equity Partners and John DeVore from EKS&H for an interactive panel to find out how to avoid future financing nightmares.
The Impact Angel Group recently held an event at the Impact HUB for angel investors entitled “Managing Your Personal and Tax Liability”. We received some great advice from Jeremy Wilson of EKS&H and Laurel Durham and Mark Weakley of Bryan Cave LLP. Here are my top five takeaways…
Join us on October 16th in Central Park, Boulder, to learn how to navigate the new SEC Regulations!
On September 23rd, the SEC announced new rules that may affect all angel investors and entrepreneurs regardless of whether they participate in crowdfunding or not. Since the existing and proposed rules are complicated and convoluted, we’ve invited some tax and legal experts to help us all navigate this. Hope you can make it!
New SEC Regulations: What Angel Investors and Entrepreneurs Need to Know
Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (followed by an optional, informal walk-and-learn along the creek from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm)
Location: Central Park Boulder (or Bryan Cave LLP if the weather is bad)
Registration: Sign up.
Calling all entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists and startup community members planning to make a donation to support Colorado Flood recovery — Please make your donations through the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado (EFCO) so we can track our startup community support.
FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS:
- Click Here to Donate to the Foothills Flood Relief Fund
- Designate the ‘General Fund Relief (to support the United Way Fund)’ and mention ‘EFCO’ in your dedication so we can track the impact of the startup community.
This flood has made us so humbled to be a part of the Colorado Startup Community. We’ve received hundreds of personal offers to help from our investor members, investees, mentors, and more, but the most touching have been the offers from startup teams living on maxed out credit cards and ramen noodle diets. We are truly impressed.
We thought it might be helpful to showcase a few things happening in our startup community, but more importantly, we’d like to minimize a duplication of services. So….if you are a startup interested in supporting Colorado flood victims or preventing more disasters in the future, please fill out this survey or add your idea as a comment to this post.
Our thoughts are with the entrepreneurs, investors, startup community members and thousands of other people who have been affected by the flood in Colorado. The Impact Angel Group would like to help and is conducting a survey to figure out the best way to do that. Below is a press release about it. If you have any questions, comments or ideas, please leave a comment or contact us.
(Boulder, CO) September 16, 2013 – The Impact Angel Group, an angel investment group based in Boulder, Colorado, is gathering information from homeowners and businesses in need of flood-related financial support, as well as startup businesses with ideas to assist with Colorado flood recovery efforts. The group will be soliciting information via their website and from other startup community organizations, and will announce a detailed plan of action after reviewing this information. Home and business owners in need of flood-related repair, and capital-seeking startup businesses with ideas to support flood recovery and prevention, are encouraged to complete the group’s survey.