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Perform Due Diligence Like the Pros

Executing a strong due diligence process is a critical step in the early stage investment process. It’s a 
proven fact that strong due diligence leads to better investment returns. The process itself creates the
fundamental basis for trust and managing expectations between investor and entrepreneur. This
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of how to conduct an effective due diligence process.
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Live Air Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern

ACA Members Only Forum & Update - Register Now

Join fellow ACA members for members-only connections & learn what is new with ACA. Be a part of ACA's inner circle! Topics in the 45 minute call include: 

  • Connect with leading angels & get your questions answered
  • Growing access to best practices; ACA knowledge center & leadership forum
  • 2016 ACA Summit - Next steps with great content
  • Ways to Connect: Upcoming member opportunities

Live Air Date: Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern

Practical Strategies for Diversifying Your Portfolio - Register Now

Research proves that diversification increases portfolio returns by over 5X and is the single best way for angels to get great returns. In fact, making 40 or more investments creates a 90% chance of success. But for many angels, 40 investments seems out of reach, both in time and financial resources. This webinar explores practical strategies for diversification including investing in funds, using accredited platforms, and syndication. 

Speakers:  Rob Wiltbank, Angel Resource Institute, Willamette University, Matthew Le Merle, Keiretsu Forum 

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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. 
Presentation Materials: Slide Presentation
This Webinar is part of the Rising Tide Education Program, funded by the Kauffman Foundation.

ACA Store DEMO: Seraf Portfolio Management Tool for Angel Investors

Live Air Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 12:00 to 12:30p Eastern
Speaker: Ham Lord, Seraf Investor
Presentation Materials: Slide Presentation


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. 
Presentation Materials: Slide Presentation

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
Presentation Materials: Slide Presentation
This Webinar is part of the Rising Tide Education Program, funded by the Kauffman Foundation.

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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This Webinar is part of the Rising Tide Education Program, funded by the Kauffman Foundation.

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
Presentation Materials: Slide Presentation
This Webinar is part of the Rising Tide Education Program, funded by the Kauffman Foundation.

Decision Making for Expert Entrepreneurs

Live Air Date: Wednesday, September 9, 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.
Presentation Materials: Slide Presentation

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.
Presentation Materials: Slide Presentation

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
Presentation Materials: Slide Presentation 

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

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.
Presentation Materials: Slide Presentation

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
Presentation Materials: Slide Presentation

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
Presentation Materials: Slide Presentation

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
Presentation Materials: Slide Presentation

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
Presentation Materials: Slide Presentation

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
Presentation Materials: Slide Presentation

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
Presentation Materials: Slide Presentation

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
Presentation Materials:  Slide Presentation

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. 
Presentation Materials:  Slide Presentation
This program is part of ACA's celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week and related Global Business Angels Day (November 20).


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
Presentation Materials: Slide Presentation

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 

Successful Early-Stage CEO Growth

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

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
Presentation Materials: Slide Presentation

Driving Angel Investor Returns 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:00 - 1:00p Eastern
Speaker: James Geshwiler, Common Angels
Presentation Materials: Slide PresentationCommonAngels Simplified Angel Return Model

What Makes an Investable Company?

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

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
Presentation Materials: Slide Presentation

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
Presentation Materials: Slide Presentation

Interview of ACA Executive Director on Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show - follow up to Protect Angel Funding Webinar

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
Presentation Materials: Slide Presentation

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

Information on the presenting companies can be made available to accredited investors. Please contact Sarah Dickey to learn more.

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
Presentation Materials: Slide Presentation

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)
Presentation Materials: Slide Presentation

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)
Presentation Materials: Slide Presentation

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)
Presentation Materials: Slide Presentation

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)
Presentation Materials: Slide PresentationBlog Overviewing Webinar

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)

Presentation Materials: Speaker DeckCrowdfunding Proposed Rules Overview & Comparison of 506 to CF (CrowdCheck)

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)

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

Live Air Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Speakers: Brian Cohen ( 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)