Eric Dobson
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  • Knoxville, TN
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How did you find EOK?
Former member, renewing
Who are you? (family, school, work, hobbies, interests, dreams)
I am a serial entrepreneur.
What do you want from EOK? What are the top 3 items you need help with now?
To meet fellow entrepreneurs, investors, and smart folks to help me in market diligence
How has EOK helped you?
Connected with Partner
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Eric Dobson's Blog

Angel Capital Group Open Pitch

Posted on September 26, 2013 at 8:47am 3 Comments

We at Angel Capital Group have started what we call Open Pitch. 

Three local companies will be invited to pitch for 8 minutes with 5 minutes of Q&A in the 45 minutes prior to our normal monthly meeting time monthly.  There is no guarantee of funding, but due to popularity, we have started an internal mentor program to allow these Open Pitch companies to escalate to funding within ACG.  We expect it to figure prominently into the 2014 investment season.  I think you know we will be…


Fundamentals of Venture Capital

Posted on September 25, 2013 at 8:51am 0 Comments

Despite the lifting of long standing prohibitions on soliciting equity capital, the fundamentals have not changed.  Investors don't invest in ideas, concepts, intellectual property, or even companies.  They invest in people in markets they like and understand.  All those other things must be present and in good standing, but focus first on the team.  In the age of the JOBS Act, marketing and sales come first, not last.  Once upon a time, marketing and sales were the last hires.  Now, with…


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At 3:43pm on June 28, 2013, Leonard Knight said…

Happy Birthday!  I hope you're having a great one!  ~Leo

At 4:00pm on February 14, 2013, Marty Lee said…

Sorry Eric, lol, didn't mean to make it sound bad! Just wanted to let Lisa know that some of us really know you, lol, especially the ones that go to pub night ;) I didn't make it for the last two months but hope to see you there in March :) Hope you're having a Happy Valentine's Day!

At 9:12pm on February 13, 2013, Marty Lee said…

Eric is very active at pub night most months Lisa so hopefully we will both see him in March for pub night??

At 4:21pm on February 13, 2013, Lisa Gifford Mueller said…

Hello Eric! Welcome back to EOK! Please let me know if you have any membership questions. I look forward to seeing you soon.


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At 10:13am on July 6, 2012, Leonard Knight said…

Welcome back to EOK, Eric!  We're very glad you're here!  Check the FAQ section for some getting started tips.  Also, take a look at the Events Tab to RSVP for upcoming events!  It was great catching up the other day at ToT...let's stay connected.  ~Leo

At 6:11pm on June 25, 2012, Marty Lee said…

Welcome back Eric, hope you will join us for meetings and be an active member of EOK :) We want people to participate and use EOK like it was intended, to help each other be successful in a community of like minded people.



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