Tuesday 12 January 11:45am – 2:00pm
Workbar – Central Square, 45 Prospect Street Cambridge, MA
Angel Funding Part 2 – Due Diligence: Navigating People, Processes and Promises
You did it: you’ve got some customers, you’ve pitched, you’ve networked, you’ve grown… but now what?
There’s a whole lot to understand between pitching to an Angel Group and the final handshake. We’ll walk you through the post pitching inquiry process, due diligence rounds and how they differ from group to group: from high level overviews, to in-depth analyses of every number, customer and flaw, our Angel experts will let you in on what they expect, hope for and get turned off by so you can be prepared. We recommend for you to have attended our ‘Apply for Angel Funding with an Investor’s Perspective’ workshop.
To prepare for this workshop, you can read Christopher Mirabile’s Inc article: ‘Rites of Passage: What Investors Mean By Due Diligence’
Christopher Mirabile (@cmirabile) is the Chair of Angel Capital Association and an early stage investor in Boston MA, USA. He is the co-Managing Director of Launchpad Venture Group and the co-Founder of angel portfolio management tool www.Seraf-Investor.com.
Jean Hammond is an active angel investor focusing on early stage high tech start-ups. She was honored with the highest award for angels in the US, the Hans Severiens Award in 2014. She is a co-founder and a partner at Learn Launch and was a founder of the Boston branch of Golden Seeds (focused on investing in women-managed businesses) and a member of Launchpad Venture Group and Hub Angels. Jean is serial entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in the high-tech industry. Her entrepreneurial activities include co-founding and managing Quarry Technologies and AXON Networks and, following 3Com’s acquisition of AXON, focusing 3Com’s WAN strategy.
Gail Greenwald is an active seed-level investor and an experienced senior executive with more than 25 years’ experience in technology-intensive companies. She has been an angel investor since 2010 and is a member of the Clean Energy Venture Group and a member of the Board of Directors of the Launchpad Venture group where also oversees the diligence process for the organization. She is also a board member or observer for 3 portfolio companies, EnergySage, CIMCON Lighting, and WeSpire, an advisory board member of The Capital Network, an investment advisory group member at Mass CEC, and a judge for Mass CEC and the Cleantech Open. Formerly, Gail was executive vice president of Foliage, COO of Caveo Technology, and vice president and senior managing director at Arthur D Little, a technology and product development group.