Colorado's Largest Angel Investing Event Is Back

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Now in its 11th year the Angel Capital Summit has become Colorado's Largest Angel Investing Event with 300-400 people in attendance and a track record of success for investors and founders.

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We built this conference around understanding how these trends are changing, where the investment capital is going, and how angel investors and entrepreneurs can take advantage

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Now in its 11th year, the Angel Capital Summit (ACS), hosted by the Rockies Venture Club (RVC), has become Colorado’s largest angel investing event. With 300-400 people in attendance, ACS is a two-day celebration of startups, investors, and big ideas. Since 2014 companies that have pitched at the Angel Capital Summit have received funding at nearly 10 times the national average.

This year the summit will examine previous and current waves of innovation to provide insight into how to pick the winners in times of extraordinary innovation and uncertainty. Attendees will have the chance to learn from industry experts who were either at the forefront of previous waves of innovation (think Facebook in the early 2000s) or are influencing how current trends like blockchain will shape the future. This is all while seeing pitches from some of the highest-quality startup companies the western region has to offer.

According to RVC Executive Director, Peter Adams, “Understanding trends in the investment marketplace is key for both entrepreneurs and investors. Just think back the 1990’s when we knew the internet was going to be big, it was unclear who the winners and the losers were going to be. Now, we are at the cusp of other trends like Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Self-Driving Cars, Personalized Medicine, and Smart Cities that will change the world. We built this conference around understanding how these trends are changing, where the investment capital is going, and how angel investors and entrepreneurs can take advantage.”

The Angel Capital Summit keynote speakers are experts in these trends: Divya Narendra. Mr. Narendra co-founded ConnectU, the inspiration behind Facebook, with the Winklevoss twins in the early 2000s. More recently he founded SumZero, a leading investor platform. Divya will discuss what he and his partners saw early-on, before social networks were widely accepted as they are today, and will also examine the parallels he sees in today’s innovative technologies like Blockchain.

On March 21st the summit will feature Andre Durand, the founder and CEO of Colorado’s Ping Identity. Andre successfully led Ping Identity from founding through a $600M+ acquisition to Vista Equity Partners in 2016. His experience navigating Ping through a path of extraordinary uncertainty to acquisition all while maintaining control is a valuable lesson for both investors and entrepreneurs alike.

ACS will also feature investor networking opportunities, a panel on the Blockchain Wave, and 24 companies seeking capital through the RVC investment syndicates. The ACS also celebrates Colorado’s University Entrepreneurship Programs with the University Startup Challenge, featuring the top student entrepreneur teams from Colorado’s Universities. Past ACS presenters have gone on to raise $10’s of millions of dollars in funding and are growing Colorado’s economy.

If you are interested in attending the Angel Capital Summit, please visit the website at http://www.AngelCapitalSummit.org to register and learn more.

About the Rockies Venture Club: Rockies Venture Club is the oldest and one of the largest Angel Groups in the U.S.A., founded in 1985, whose mission is to advance economic development by actively connecting the most promising entrepreneurial companies with Angel investors, venture capitalists, and other community members. Every year Rockies Venture Club offers over 140 educational programs, mastermind groups, Angel forums, and two major conferences for both investors and entrepreneurs.

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