How to pitch to an Angel Investor

    Friday, July 24, 2015

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How to pitch to an Angel Investor

Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday, July 24, 2015
Event starts at 5:00 pm

Quick Left Portland
529 SW 3rd Ave # 200
Portland, OR 97204

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Learn what Angel Investors expect from a Startup Pitch and how to get ready.

You attended a Startup Weekend event and you have decided to move forward and launch your startup, you already have your team, prototype, acquired some clients and now you are ready to talk with Angel Investors but you don't know what they are looking for in a Startup before they can invest.

This is your opportunity to ask those poignant questions and learn from two of the more active Angel Investors group here in Portland.

The Portland Seed Fund is a privately managed fund and non-resident accelerator focused on providing emerging companies the capital, mentoring, and connections to propel them to the next level. 

The PSF, typically invest $50K-$100K initially, with the potential for follow-on funding for exceptional companies and entrepreneurs. Our portfolio companies participate in a 12-week curriculum focused on operations within a rapidly-growing business. Each weekly in-person class session takes place in Portland, OR.

While sector agnostic,The PSF  focus on investments in capital efficient high growth businesses. PSF strongly prefer to invest in Portland-based companies or and/or those doing a substantial amount of business in Oregon.

The success of early stage companies depends on access to capital, critical advice and support networks.

TiE Oregon is pleased to feature TiE Angels, an angel investment group formed by Charter Members of TiE Oregon. The mission of TiE Angels Oregon is to support top-tier emerging companies with early stage investment, mentorship, and support.

Since inception, TiE Angels Oregon members have invested nearly $3.8M in dozens of Oregon companies.

On July 24th we will be able to learn about how to get ready for that crucial meeting with an investor and get funded.

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5:00 pm
Registration & Networking
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5:30 pm
Welcome & Speakers
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7:30 pm
Networking and Goodbyes
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Angela Jackson
Co- Managing Director at Portland Seed Fund

Over the last 12 years, Angela's placed 60 angel investments and advised startups spanning everything from mobile to consumer products to clean tech.

Angela proudly maintains multiple leadership roles in the flourishing Portland startup ecosystem. In addition to being Co-Managing Director of Portland Seed Fund, she's also Director of Portland State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship, which has housed more than 30 emerging tech companies to date. Angela is a past Chair of Angel Oregon and past President of Keiretsu Forum Portland chapter.

An entrepreneur herself, early in her career, Angela launched, secured funding, and managed several ventures including a clean water educational nonprofit. She can also regale you with tales from the three years she sailed around the world professionally as a tall ships sailor.

Angela holds a B.A. in English and History from Boston University and a M.A. in Environmental Studies from University of Oregon. 

Vera Sell
Program Director - Tie Angels Oregon

Vera Sell joined TiE as a Charter Member in 2014 and now holds a position on the TiE board of directors, as TiE Angels Program Director and active member of the TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) steering committee. She has screened and lead due diligence on dozens of deals and is an Angel investor herself. She currently works as a Product Marketing Manager at Tektronix. Previously, she built rich experience launching and marketing technology products for a startup, Avnera, as well as a privately-owned professional audio company, Biamp Systems. Vera earned her Master in International Management (MIM) degree from Portland State University, and holds a Bachelor of International Business from the University of Applied Sciences, Dresden, German

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