Seed and Angel Financing for Your Startup Company

Tomorrow, on Tuesday October 4, 2011 at 7pm the IEEE Entrepreneurs’ Network (ENET) will have a panel of three speakers on this subject at the Foley Hoag Emerging Enterprise Center, 1000 Winter Street, North Entrance in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Discover how Angel and Seed investors approach the problem of making a good investment. Go behind the scenes of the decision making to discover the process our panelist-investors use to choose and to invest in emerging and seed stage companies. Whether you are planning to launch a company or you are planning the next level, a Seed or Angel investor could be an excellent funding source.  Unlike some other investment types, Angel and Seed investors are highly differentiated in their approaches.  Our panel will share their approaches to sourcing their deals (that’s you); to lead flow (how you get to the front of the line); to review process (if you have your ducks in a row); to writing the check (this is where your partnership really begins).

I was able to recruit two of the speakers for this panel Sheryl Schultz and Norman Meisner.  Sheryl is an angel investor and a Managing Director, Golden Seeds, (  She is an expert in start up company dynamics, with a deep understanding of the marketing and organizational challenges faced by early stage businesses. During her career, she has designed and orchestrated the launch of some of the most successful companies in Massachusetts including Acme Packet, ArrowPoint Communications, Sonus Networks and Wellfleet Communications.  Norman Meisner is an angel investor associated with Launchpad Venture Group ( and Beacon Angels of Boston (, making angel investments in high tech start ups in the Boston area.  Norman is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of SepSensor, Inc., Member of the Board of Directors of IAM Technology and Board observer and adviser for Copiun.  The third speaker is David Verrill, Cofounder, Hub Angel Investment Group. ( and themoderator isTimothy L. Schmidt, Director of Business Development, Jantz Morgan, and a member of ENET’s Advisory Board who shares responsibility for the monthly eMinute presentations.

For more information or to register for this meeting, go to  or

Hopefully, this event on seed and angel financing  will be helpful to entrepreneurs in small and early stage companies I represent.  Hope you too can join us.


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I remain active in ENET, a Waltham-based group that aids entrepreneurs, small and early stage companies, and people who invest or work in those companies.  I have been on the ENET Board for the last nine years, and for the last three years have served as ENET’s Chairman.

In recent years, I’ve moderated meetings on “Launching a Successful Business”, “Licensing Technology”,  “Building a Superior Management Team” ,  Raising first money to take your company from nothing to something”,  and ”Legal Challenges to the Startup Company”. 

Let me know if you would like my slides from any of those meetings.  I look forward to another good year for ENET.  Again, if you would like more information on our group, go to


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