Securing Angel Investments: 5 things you MUST KNOW

Next week, on Thursday, October 14 at 730am, I will serve as moderator for the meeting of 128 Innovation Capital Group, at the IBM Innovation Center 404 Wyman Street, North Entrance, Waltham. This is a new location for 128 ICG, a location where many startup and innovation events occur in Waltham. Also, with this new venue, the 128 ICG has reduced its meeting fees $20 to just $25 for entrepreneurs and management candidates and $35 for investors and service providers. So, if you haven’t been to a 128 ICG meeting in a while, please do consider attending. Our speaker, whom I recruited, will be Hambleton (Ham) Lord, the Managing Director of Launchpad Venture Group. Launchpad is a Boston-based angel group that focuses on seed stage technology companies. A past entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in the software industry, Ham co-founded three software companies. Currently, besides investing, Ham serves on the boards of three startup companies – Building Engines, JAM Technologies and Mok3. Ham will be speaking about the things he and Launchpad Capital look for in making angel investments: 5 things you MUST KNOW in seeking angel investment in your company. He was profiled in an August issues of Boston Business Journal, “Ham Lord: Angel Siting.” See http://boston.bizjournals.com/boston/stories/2010/08/16/story10.html

For more information or to register for this meeting, go to http://www.128icg.org/

Hopefully, this topic and meeting will be helpful to entrepreneurs in small and early stage companies I represent.

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