The Impact Angel Group has launched a six-month angel investor training program for accredited investors interested in enhancing their knowledge of angel investing. The following are just a few of the mentors and speakers confirmed for the program.
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Marc Silverman is an entrepreneur and investor specializing in early-stage companies involved in healthcare information technology and medical devices. He is a successful entrepreneur who has developed profitable companies, raised over 75 million dollars of investment capital, hired hundreds of people, and completed several exits, including an IPO. Marc is passionate about ‘meaningful entrepreneurship,’ specifically, helping seniors humanely age in their own homes, helping them communicate more effectively with their caregiving networks and to live better quality lives. He is a named inventor on numerous issued patents in the medical device area and is a frequently requested guest speaker on business and technology topics, appearing on CNN, NBC, ABC, CNBC, CBS and various other local and national broadcast and print media.
John Ives has extensive technology, entrepreneurial and angel investing experience. John became an angel investor shortly after the company he co-founded, Serano systems, was purchased by Vitesse Semiconductor (NASDAQ: VTSS) in 1999. Since then, he has been very active in the angel investing community, co-founding Chips on the Deck, a networking organization for Colorado-based entrepreneurs active in the semiconductor industry, as well as the Boulder Angels. John and the Boulder Angels have invested in five early-stage companies located in New York City, Chicago, Austin and Colorado. John is a TechStars Boulder and TechStars’ Cloud (San Antonio) mentor and is an active advocate, advisor, board member, and investor in the information technology industry.
John DeVore is a partner in the Tax service area of EKS&H and has been involved in public accounting since 1999, serving public and privately held companies. He has expertise in the information, telecommunications, technology, manufacturing, real estate, and distribution industries, as well as extensive experience in information, communications and technology. He serves business stakeholders in a variety of aspects surrounding income taxes as well as business issues. John has assisted numerous clients with reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions, due diligence, FAS 109, FIN 48, ASC 740, business advisory, credit analysis, and tax planning.
Peter Edwards is a director at Fairfield and Woods, P.C. and has been advising growth-stage technology businesses as a lawyer and venture capital investor for more than 30 years. From 1996 to 2008, he helped launch the globally-recognized venture capital firm, Altira Group, where he was a principal investor and developed a network of contacts among venture capital and private equity investors. He advises startups and emerging companies in negotiating and closing equity financings and executing growth strategies, including mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and intellectual property transactions. He holds degrees with honors in business and law from the University of Michigan and is admitted to practice law in Colorado and New York. He endeavors to apply his business and financial experience to help clients close deals and achieve success.
Noah Pittard is a venture capital/emerging company attorney for Cooley, LLP. Noah specializes in representing venture funds and venture backed companies in financing and M&A transactions. His practice focuses on the representation of issuers and investors in the formation and financing of emerging technology companies, as well as counseling emerging companies with respect to mergers and acquisitions, strategic relationships, recapitalizations and general corporate matters. Mr. Pittard received a J.D. in 2001 from UC, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law where he was a member of the California Law Review. Before attending law school, Mr. Pittard was an active entrepreneur, starting and managing several small businesses, including a multiple-location Christmas tree company in Atlanta, Georgia and a coffee and dessert restaurant in Athens, Georgia.
Roger Glovsky is a venture attorney for IndigoVenture Law Offices. For over 25 years, Roger has provided executive management and legal counsel to start-up and emerging businesses in matters such as business formation, financing (private placements and venture capital), strategic partnerships, stockholder agreements, software and technology licensing, and sales and distribution agreements. From 1995-2002, Roger went “in-house” and served as a member of the executive management team for three Internet-related software companies. He was President and CEO of FCR Software, a profitable software development company licensing Internet protocol stacks on an OEM basis to top networking vendors and remote access solutions to enterprise customers. In 1999, Roger joined Delphi Forums (which later became Prospero Technologies) and served as General Counsel and Director of Business Development. In October of 2000, Roger joined the executive management team of Gold Wire Technology Inc., a venture-backed start-up selling networking software tools to the top tier Internet Service Providers. Roger graduated from Boston College Law School, Cum Laude, in 1986 and was admitted to practice law in Massachusetts in 1986. He received his M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1991.
Brian Armstrong is a Managing Director at Point B Capital. He has over 20 years of experience both as the CFO of a sizable yet entrepreneurial company, and as a seasoned advisor to dozens of companies in financial services, high-tech, manufacturing, retail, and communications. Prior to joining Point B Capital, Brian was the CFO at RB Capital, Inc., the parent company of Rock Bottom Restaurants, Old Chicago Restaurants, and Boulder Beer, where he helped the company complete a $270 million M&A transaction. Before that, he was a Principal at the Lante Corporation working with enterprise clients and early stage companies that were building world-class web and ecommerce technologies. Brian also assisted in post-command economy privatization and M&A in Central Europe and Russia with the Emerging Markets Group of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Brian received his BBA in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business and his MBA in Finance & Business Economics from Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Brian’s current board involvement includes BusyLife, Post.Bid.Ship, CoreStand, and he is a board observer at RoundPegg.