Thursday, April 18

The 2013 ACA Summit will provide additional opportunities for networking and interactive discussions through five concurrent sessions arranged by topic "tracks", with many of the sessions offering lively debates.


7:00 - 8:15
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15 - 9:00
Welcome, Keynote and Summit "Tour"
Concurrent Tracks - Angel Group Best Practices, Early-Stage Landscape, Exits, Industry Sectors, Investment Best Practices
1:00 - 4:00
Concurrent Tracks - Angel Group Best Practices, Early-Stage Landscape, Exits, Industry Sectors, Investment Best Practices
4:00 - 5:30

Keynote Panel (Dave McClure & Aydin Senkut)  and Awards Presentation

5:30 - 7:30
Reception in Honor of Award Winners
7:30 on
Affinity Dinners


Tracks and Their Sessions:

Angel Group Best Practices

  • Members: Our Greatest Asset - Building & Sustaining Angel Groups
  • Stayin Alive: Group Structures for Sustainability
  • Fueling the Engine: Cash and Non-Cash Support for Group Operations
  • Mining the Wisdom: Sidecar Fund Operation and Management
  • Where Do Angel Groups Go From Here? New Partnering Strategies
  • Gust - ACA Users Group

Early-Stage Investment Landscape

  • Portals for Accredited Investors: Highway to Heaven or Pathways to Hell?
  • Syndication - How Do Angel Groups and VCs Play Together?
  • Series A Crunch?
  • Crowdfunding - Wisdom of the Crowd or Greatest Fool Theory?
  • Startup Accelerators: Does Hatching Startups Lead to the Funding Roost?


  • Exits - the New Paradigm
  • 8 Steps to Lucrative Exits
  • The $25-100M M&A Transaction (Having Only One Buyer)
  • Show Me the Money! (M&A Advisers Share How They Find Buyers)

Investing in Industry Sectors

  • Is the Internet/IT Space Overcrowded or Just Over?
  • Health Tech - The Digital Revolution in Healthcare
  • Investing in Mobile Technology
  • How to Achieve Exits in Medical Device Investments

Best Practices in Angel Investment

  • 10 Strategic Investment Questions Angels Should Consider
  • Calculating, Then Negotiating Valuation
  • Update and Trends in Deal Terms
  • Terms - Capped Notes or Priced Rounds?
  • How Universities and Angels Work Together
  • Who Makes More Money - Wendy One Check or Freddie Follow-on?

By popular demand, we will also hold the "Ten Hot Topic Roundtables".  These interactive discussions cover a variety of interesting new and old topics:

  • Compensating Angels for Screening, Due Diligence, Committees and Group Operations
  • Creative Series A Solutions
  • Cross-Border Investment – Cooperation & Syndication Across Countries
  • Early Exits – What Do Angels Need to Do?
  • Financial Physics for Valuing Angel Deals
  • Intellectual Property Strategy for Angels - Ensuring Portfolio Companies Have IP Protection They Need
  • Invest in Accelerators or their Graduates?
  • Lessons Learned in Setting Up Sidecar Funds
  • The Trouble with Convertible Debt
  • Women Angels – New Models for Finding, Educating and Mentoring More Women as Investors