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Live Air Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern

Angel Investing By the Numbers: ACA’s Angel Funders Report - Register Now (ACA Members Only)

ACA has launched a major strategic initiative, the Angel Funders Report, to collect member investment data for the kind of analysis that can help significantly drive further returns.  From valuation norms and round size data to syndication trends, term patterns and exit timing, the Angel Funders Report promises to provide angels with information on factors that impact the outcomes of startup investments.  The pilot report, now complete, covers 2017 data from the initial (beta) set of 26 angel groups.  This webinar will share the results of that work, show how easy it is for all groups to participate for everyone’s gain and provide a demo of the ACA Data Analytics platform on Hockeystick.co, so you can see the reports and content you can view and use immediately.  Join us for what promises to be a fascinating view into the future of data to inform investing decisions, support effective negotiations and deliver improved outcomes.  Speakers:


Steve Flaim,
Tech Coast Angels

Raymond Luk,
ACA Data Partner Hockeystick

Rick Timmins,
Central Texas Angel Network


Live Air Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern

Investment and Company Structures: Making Sense of the Alphabet Soup - Register Now

It’s easy to get jumbled with SAFEs, KISSs, as well as LLCs, S and C Corps.  Investment and company structures are fundamental to angel investment returns, so it is critical to make sense of the instruments and entity forms, helping you manage risk for long term gain.  This program will focus on understanding the differences across investment vehicles, including convertible debt and priced equity rounds, and on considering the implications for each from an upside and exposure level.  Time will also be given to understanding the underlying structure of prospective portfolio companies and how entity forms might affect angel returns.  The degree to which angel investors can influence the forms may vary from situation to situation, but the ability to clearly understand the structures can help angels enter any given deal with a more complete view.  Speakers:


Ron Weissman,
Band of Angels

*ACA Webinars are always free to members. There is a small fee for non-members to attend and receive the archive. Learn more about our webinar pricing.

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Negotiating the Deal: A View from Both Sides of the Table

Negotiating term sheets can be tricky - whether it is valuation, round size, board composition, or other terms, the issues require thought to balance investment requirements while preserving founder relationship post investment.  This webinar will explore both entrepreneurial and investor perspectives on some of the most frequently negotiated terms, with an attorney perspective to offer options to explain and find common ground.

Live Air Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Katherine O'Neill, Jumpstart New Jersey Angel Network; Rod Robinson, ConnXus; David WillbrandThompson Hine

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Building Portfolios for Angel Investing Success

Angel investing can be financially rewarding, but each individual portfolio company can carry significant risk.  A key way to mitigate this is to follow a strategy that focuses on building a diversified portfolio of angel investments.  Join us to gain insight into the importance of this approach for long term investing success, including practical tips and rules of thumb for asset allocation, portfolio building and portfolio management.  Ham Lord and Christopher Mirabile from Launchpad and ACA Education Partner Seraf Investor will lead the discussion, which promises to be valuable for angels at all stages and especially for those who are early in their investing careers. 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Hambleton Lord, Seraf Investor; Christopher MirabileLaunchpad Venture Group

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ICOs - Good News or Bad News for Investors?

With over $14 billion estimated to have been raised this year alone,  initial coin offerings (ICOs) have clearly made their mark on  venture finance.  What may be less clear is the impact of ICOs on companies that have already received angel funding and the resulting impact on angel investors.  Join an expert panel in a rich discussion, including market trends, legal and accounting issues, the potential impact of the rapidly expanding ICO market and options for angels to navigate the changing landscape to preserve their rights.  

Live Air Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
SpeakersDror Futter, Rimon; Grainne McNamara, PwC; Joseph MurrayAlchemist

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Tax Tips That Really Matter For Angel Investment Returns

For all of the risk inherent in angel investing, there are some attractive avenues for improving angel returns via federal tax benefits.  This webinar will cover provisions to both enhance angel upside at exit (IRS Sections 1202 and 1045) as well as mitigate angel losses (Section 1244).  A discussion of the context for these important tax benefits will include the actions angels need to take at the time of investment in order to qualify for the tax benefits later.  Join us for what promises to be a very informative and potentially lucrative discussion.  

Live Air Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Kevin Learned, Boise Angel Alliance; Peggy RuncornEide Bailly LLP

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Crossing the Technology Adoption Chasm: Tips from Corporate Innovation Leaders

So many promising technologies have the potential to revolutionize industries, yet fail for lack of gaining traction in the very markets they could serve.  Early connections to forward-thinking corporate leaders can increase the odds of technology adoption through important insights, critical partnerships, strategic funding and potential acquisition.  Gain perspective on the mindset and methods of corporate innovation and corporate investment organizations through a discussion led by Lisheng Wang, Co-Founder of deep technology investment platform Propel(x).  Lisheng will moderate a panel of leading corporate innovation and investing organizations to bring visibility to their approach and uncover tips for reaching out that will help investors gain access and traction for their promising technology portfolio companies. 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Richard Pardoe, Chevron Technology Ventures; Lisheng Wang, Propel(x); Jeffrey YuBosch USA

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Achieving the Right Balance in Early Stage Term Sheets

Getting to a set of terms that provides substantive coverage without complexity that can hamper follow-on funding is critical to successful early stage investing.  Too little coverage adds exposure to excessive dilution and lack of influence; too many onerous terms could dampen future investor participation or open the door to follow-on rounds also securing the same terms, thus mitigating the protections originally intended. Join us for an interview of experienced angel investor and Angel Capital Association instructor Bill Payne by ACA Board Member Kevin Learned to understand the considerations and implications of the terms chosen at the earliest stages of investment to increase the likelihood of success downstream.  

Live Air Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Bill Payne, Frontier Angel Fund; Kevin LearnedBoise Angel Alliance

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How to Access Non-Dilutive Funding and Services – a Conversation with NSF

Angels and entrepreneurs are invited to this free webinar exploring grant funding and commercialization support programs offered by the National Science Foundation.  The programs are designed specifically for early-stage technology companies to mitigate technology risk and accelerate market entry and customer traction.  Whether you are an angel investor interested in supporting promising companies not yet ready for angel funding or nurturing more deal flow or you are an entrepreneur making sure you are giving your company every opportunity to succeed, this webinar offers tangible tools you can use.  A snapshot of some of the programs that will be covered in the webinar is provided here

Live Air Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Dr. Ben Schrag, National Science Foundation; Theresa SedlackAngel Capital Association

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Executing Effective Exit Strategies

Exits are anticipated and contemplated even at the inception of an investment, but how they are actually executed as a process is often a critical driver for investor returns. Join us to glean exit strategy insights and tactics from two seasoned angels with deep involvement as directors, CEOs and finance executives in public and private companies across multiple industries.  The discussion will include tips for proactive planning, alignment and coordination among key stakeholders that angels can use with their portfolio companies at the earliest stages of investment and board involvement to improve exit outcomes.

Live Air Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Frank Apeseche, Launchpad Venture Group, Amstar and Robert GervisLaunchpad Venture Group

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Life Science Investing Today: The Latest Healthcare Delivery and Regulations Trends

To be successful in life science investing, it is important to be constantly aware of changes in the regulatory and reimbursement environment.  Recently, these factors have been further compounded by the structural changes in healthcare delivery created by hospital consolidations, mergers between insurers and providers, and "costs over outcomes" as key decisions for mass adoption.  These drivers impact investment decisions for angel investors, and ultimately the strategy to achieve successful exit multiples. Join us to make sure you are up to date on the most recent trends and how they might affect your portfolio companies and life science investment strategies. Speaker:

Live Air Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 11:00 to 12:00p Eastern
Speaker: Allan MayLife Science Angels

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Investing Without Waiting for Exits

The vast majority of angel investment structures today rely on the portfolio company's exit or IPO for investor returns.  Join us to hear about alternatives that break out of this paradigm with structures for investing that include revenue-, dividend-, and royalty-based structures used around the world today.  These approaches have the potential to make lucrative investment opportunities out of ventures that were previously considered "un-investable."

Live Air Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speaker: Luni Libes, Investor's Circle, Fledge

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Valuing Startups: A New and Nuanced Approach

Valuing early stage companies is never easy. By applying a thoughtful approach, though, setting an appropriate valuation does not have to be a complete guess.  Expert investors Hambleton Lord and Christopher Mirabile, past ACA Chair, will survey current valuation methods and introduce a new, comprehensive, “realism” based framework anyone can adopt to better understand the drivers and trade-offs involved in valuing startups.  They'll share the approach they’ve developed and use to set and negotiate valuations.  The webinar is expected to provide important foundational knowledge to those new to angel investing, as well as new insights for the experienced investor. 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Hambleton Lord, Seraf Investor; Christopher MirabileLaunchpad Venture Group

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Making Second Check Decisions is Tougher Than Initial Check Ones, and More Important

An angel’s decision to make a follow-on investment in a portfolio company should be easier than writing the initial check – right?  After all, there is more data, more time with the management team, and more execution to interpret.  Hear from experienced angel investor and past ACA Chair John Huston of Ohio TechAngels Funds why follow-on round participation decisions may actually be more difficult than the original investment decision.  John will discuss unconscious biases, ego, and other factors that affected the multiple checks he’s written to his 60+ portfolio companies, plus will provide a vetting template to help mitigate these risks.

Live Air Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speaker: John Huston,Ohio TechAngel Funds

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Impact Investing, Attracting Inclusive Deal Flow and More – Follow-up from the ACA Summit

Whether or not you are attending the 2018 ACA Summit, this is a chance to dig into some of the key themes from the event.  Impact investing is an exciting space that allows investors to do well economically while doing good. This webinar will provide insights gleaned from the impact investing landscape mapping work being led by Next Wave Foundation in partnership with Pipeline Angels, Investors' Circle, Impact Assets, Veris Wealth Partners and Foley Hoag.  The discussion will also highlight key themes from Summit concurrent sessions, including alternative investment structures, strategies for recruiting a more inclusive investor base and how to enhance deal flow from diverse entrepreneurs.  Join us for what promises to be a rich and timely discussion of this important and growing area of angel investment focus.

Live Air Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Alexandra LaForge, Investors' Circle; Natalia Oberti Noguera, Pipeline Angels; Alicia Robb, Next 
Wave Foundation; 
Wendee WolfsonNext Wave Impact Fund

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Understanding VCs:  A Conversation About Mindset, Metrics, Math and Must-Haves

Whether contemplating a first check or follow-on round participation, understanding the funding landscape is a key input to any investing decision.  How can an angel investor predict whether a prospective investment or portfolio company might be a fit for VC co-investment or not?  Join Theresa Sedlack for a conversation with industry veteran Don Aquilano of Allos Ventures.  With nearly twenty years of successful venture investing experience, Don will help shed light on the underlying characteristics of companies and deals from a VC perspective.  His practical insights on VC realities and the dynamics that attract or dissuade venture investors can help angels improve their own investment decisions as well as their portfolio company fundraising support. 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Don Aquilano, Allos Ventures and Theresa SedlackAngel Capital Association

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Investing It Forward – A Conversation with ACA Instructors on Fundamentals of Angel Investing

Angel investing can be very rewarding but, like any complex and dynamic process, there are a lot of moving parts.  Whether it is grappling with acceptable valuation ranges, navigating the economic and control provisions of term sheets or thinking through your portfolio strategy and the work after the investment, there is a lot to unpack.  Experienced angel investors Marcia Dawood and Bill Payne will be joining us to share what they wish they knew in their own early investing days – and now teach as part of ACA’s “Fundamentals of Angel Investing” program.  Join us to learn more about what works and what doesn’t to increase the odds of successful angel investing returns and bring more clarity to the process. (ACA presents a deeper dive into Fundamentals as a pre-program of the ACA Summit on April 18 in Boston. Click here for details).

Live Air Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Bill Payne, Frontier Angel Fund and Marcia DawoodMindshift Capital/ Next Wave Ventures

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Market Spotlight for Angels: Cannabis 

The U.S. legalized cannabis market is anticipated to reach $25 billion by 2021, up from $5.9 billion in 2016, with the dramatic growth coming from a combination of new states projected to legalize marijuana and sales exceeding expectations in existing markets.  With 2017 Gallop poll data reporting 64% approval ratings by Americans for marijuana’s legalization, the debate is rapidly shifting from “whether” to “when and how.”  ACA annual partner Foley Hoag has been watching this industry closely and will lead a discussion on the key dynamics to consider in the investment opportunities many angels will undoubtedly be seeing at an increasing velocity.  Topics will include regulatory environment considerations and the scope of primary and ancillary subsector investment opportunities.  Join us for what promises to be a very informative session on this rapidly growing industry. 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Patrick Connolly, Foley Hoag and Kevin ConroyFoley Hoag

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Approaching Corporates: Catching the Big(Co) Fish

A startup's BigCo relationships can bring major validation – whether it is as customer, partner or strategic investor, the tangible proof point can accelerate market traction, increase valuation, attract follow on investment and uncover exit opportunities.  So how can angels help their portfolio companies foster the kind of approaches that yield successful connections?  Gain tips as well as watch-outs as Theresa Sedlack interviews Queen City Angels member Steve Baggott, who was a founding leader of Procter & Gamble’s global business development/open innovation program and served as its director for more than 18 years.

Live Air Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Steve Baggott, Queen City Angels and Theresa SedlackAngel Capital Association

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Understanding Capital Models

Down rounds and cram downs! Premature follow-ons! Terrible term sheets! A company’s long-term financial requirements—its capital model--is a key risk for angel investors. Unfortunately, we often overlook capital risk in our excitement about the company’s story, vision and early successes. This session will examine how capital models should factor into angel diligence and investment decision-making and discuss how metrics-and-milestones-driven angels can protect themselves across a portfolio company’s lifecycle. Bonus: real capital horror and success stories!  

Live Air Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speaker: Ron WeissmanBand of Angels

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Optimizing Due Diligence to be Effective (and Not Exhausting)

Due Diligence is one of the most important things angels can do and can also be one of the most painful.  Keeping a focus on the most critical items can keep investors engaged and active, while also contributing to a group's reputation among its entrepreneurial community.  Hear Pat LaPointe of Frontier Angels/Alliance of Angels share his thoughts on this important work, including a look ahead to the emerging due diligence landscape and his unique “Red Team/Blue Team” approach. Gain insight on approaches to help make the DD process work for you and your group to make better investments. 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
SpeakerPat LaPointeFrontier Angels

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Gain Insights from 1,659 of your Peers: The American Angel Report Webinar

What makes an angel investor successful? That’s one of the many questions answered in The American Angel, a ground-breaking, in-depth study of 1,659 angels and how they invest. Hear report authors talk about angel investing today. More than half of angels have experience as entrepreneurs. Investors who are closely involved in startups see better returns. More women are becoming angels, and they bring a new perspective to investment decisions.  And no need to live in New York, Boston or San Francisco. Most angels live elsewhere, supporting startups close to home. Be among the first to hear details from report authors on this breakthrough research. 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
SpeakersElaine BolleRTP Capital and Angel Capital Association; Laura HuangHarvard Business School; Marianne HudsonAngel Capital Association

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Intelligently Investing in Artificial Intelligence

Industries from manufacturing to healthcare and transportation to finance are on the cusp of radical transformation through the mainstream adoption of artificial intelligence.  Angel deal flow pipelines are filling up with AI investing opportunities promising revolutionary changes.  Gain insights from experts in this space to inform your assessment, diligence and funding approaches.  Swati Chaturvedi, CEO of deep technology investment marketplace Propel(x), will moderate a discussion with panelists representing the investing, entrepreneurial and industry expert perspectives for a full view of participating in this defining technology of the 21st century.

Live Air Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Swati ChaturvediPropel(x); Shahin FarshchiLux Capital; Cory KiddCatalia Health; Ronjon Nag, PhD Stanford University

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Advanced Due Diligence

Live Air Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Marcia Dawood, Blue Tree Allied Angels, Golden Seeds, Next Wave Fund; Kristina Montague, The Jump Fund; Liz Marchi, Frontier Fund 2

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How to Develop and Evaluate Patent Strategies of Early-Stage Companies

Live Air Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Danielle Williams of Fish & Richardson and James Billmaier and Byron McCann of Turbopatent. 

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**MEMBERS ONLY** Angels and Washington, DC: an ACA Member Confidential Discussion

Live Air Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 11:00 to 12:00p Eastern
Speakers : Marianne Hudson, Angel Capital Association, Chris McCannell, Eris Group, Greg Mesack, Eris Group, and Linda Smith, Angel Capital Association

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New (and Big) Tax Opportunities for Early Stage Companies

Live Air Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Emmalee MacDonald, Senior Tax Manager at EisnerAmper, Kathleen Milone, director at Tax Credit Co, Jeff Haskett of Clarus Solutions, and Lee Rierson, member of Tech Coast Angels.

Check out Forbes post by Marianne Hudson related to this topic

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Pre-Money Valuations: Do They Matter as Much as Many Angels Think?

Live Air Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Keyvan Firouzi of Gust, Charlie O'Donnell of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, and Venk Varadan and Reggie Hall of Nanowear Inc.

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Exiting the Un-Exitables

Live Air Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Parker MacDonell and Michael Kindrat-Pratt of Ohio TechAngel Fund and John Harbison of Tech Coast Angels

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Top Ten Things Angels and Startups Need to Know about Cyber Security  

Live Air Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Charles Cameron of Hub Angels, Carl Metzger from Goodwin Procter, and Pam Mason and Phil Mason, founders of Angel Assure 

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After the Check is Written: 7 Tactics that Increase the Chance of Returns 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speaker:  John Huston, Chairman Emeritus of ACA and the Ohio TechAngel Funds

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Non-Dilutive Funding for Startups

Live Air Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speaker: Ruth Shuman, National Science Foundation

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The Basics of Cap Tables

Live Air Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speaker: Trevor Chaplick, Greenberg Traurig

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Equity Crowdfunding for Everyone – Demystified!

Live Air Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Jackson Mueller Deputy Director of FinTech Program, Center for Financial Markets at the Milken Institute and Dr. Richard Swart, Chief Strategy Officer at NextGeneration Crowdfunding

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How Angels and CEOs Track Performance to Achieve High Growth

Live Air Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speaker:  Dr. Jana Matthews, ANZ Chair in Business Growth is Professor and Director of the Centre for Business Growth at the University of South Australia’s Business School.

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Investing in Disruptive Science – for Non-Scientists

Live Air Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers: Hemai Parthasarathy, Scientific Director, Peter Thiel’s Breakout Labs; Andrea Belz, Director of the Innovation Node – Los Angeles, a national node of the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (“I-Corps”) Program; Ronjon Nag, Head of the MIT Alumni Angels of Northern California
Moderator:  Swati Chaturvedi, founder and CEO of Propel(x)

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Exit Execution – Steps to Follow When It’s Time to Sell One of Your Portfolio Companies

Live Air Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speaker: Basil Peters, Strategic Exits Corp

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Practical Strategies for Diversifying Your Portfolio

Live Air Date: Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers:  Rob Wiltbank, Angel Resource Institute, Willamette University, Matthew Le Merle, Keiretsu Forum

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ACA Members Only Forum & Update

Live Air Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00p Eastern
Speakers:  Marcia DawoodChris McCannell, and Greg Mesack

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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. 

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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

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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. 

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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

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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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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. 

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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

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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 

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Successful Early-Stage CEO Growth

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

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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

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Driving Angel Investor Returns 

Live Air Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:00 - 1:00p Eastern
Speaker: James Geshwiler, Common Angels

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What Makes an Investable Company?

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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

Live Air Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Speakers: Brian Cohen (Launch.it/ 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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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