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Angel Capital Group Open Pitch

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…

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Added by Eric Dobson on September 26, 2013 at 8:47am — 3 Comments

Fundamentals of Venture Capital

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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Added by Eric Dobson on September 25, 2013 at 8:51am — No Comments

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