Angel Investing Archive

Mirabile and Verrill, Hand-Carried Deals

Posted December 10, 2013 By Frank
Christopher Mirabile and David Verrill

Christopher Mirabile and David Verrill

I’m not titling this episode “Headless Chickens” even though it’s one of the many great one-liners in today’s discussion.

I’m joined by Boston angel group managers and ACA board members, Christopher Mirabile of Launchpad and Davide Verrill of Hub Angels.

We’ve jumped on the phone on short notice to kick around some of the same talking points raised by Ty Danco in last week’s episode — so start there if you’re just tuning in.


Show #434 Stream, flash player or iTunes


European Business Angels Week

Posted November 18, 2013 By Frank


It’s European Business Angels Week in 70 cities across Europe this week.

It boggles the mind – 138 events in 34 countries – it must’ve taken an army to organize, so I ask Luis Galveias, EBAN’s Director of Secretariat to explain.


Show #431 Stream, flash player or iTunes


Michelle Scarborough, NACO Chair

Posted September 25, 2013 By Frank

Key Findings

Michelle Scarborough

Michelle Scarborough

She’s the managing partner of an early-stage fund, SMART Seed Ventures, which focuses on energy startups, of which there are many in Calgary. She’s also the Chair of NACO, the Canadian National Angel Capital Organization; meet Michelle Scarborough.

NACO has just published their 2012 Key Findings on Angel Investing in Canada. Sometimes reports like these can be dreadfully boring, but this report is load with lovely infographics and Michelle and I walk through it as a way to dissect the state of early-stage investing in Canada. Download your copy and follow along.

Join Michelle at the upcoming Summit scheduled for Nov 20-22 in Banff.


Show #426 Stream, flash player or iTunes



Joe Wallin, SEC Rule Changes

Posted August 28, 2013 By Frank

Joe Wallin

Joe Wallin

Seems like it was only a couple of years ago that Angel Capital Association became interested in public policy; now it seems not a minute too soon.

Joe Wallin volunteers on the ACA’s Public Policy Committee and Marianne Hudson nominated him for this discussion.

Joe’s a Partner in the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, where he focuses his practice on startups and growth stage companies.

We cross paths each year at the NW Regional Angel Conference hosted by Dan Rosen and the Alliance of Angels.

Check out Joe’s very timely post, “The changing SEC rules on fundraising and what they mean for startups” at PandoDaily and follow his frequent musings at StartupLawBlog.


Show #424 Stream, flash player or iTunes


ACA Chair, David Verrill

Posted July 10, 2013 By Frank

David Verrill

David Verrill

He’s the founder and Managing Partner of the Hub Angels in Boston and he’s the Chairman of the Angel Capital Association.

Today we have a wide ranging discussion of the state of angel investing, in Boston and across the country.


Show #418 Stream, flash player or iTunes


Basil Peters, Early Exits

Posted July 3, 2013 By Frank

Basil Peters

Basil Peters

Welcome to a rebroadcast from April 2009 with author and angel investor Basil Peters.

It was a breakout year for Basil; his book, Early Exits, was about to turn angel investing on its head. I met Basil in Seattle that February at the NW Regional Angel Summit then he spoke at the SW Regional a month later in Tucson then to a larger audience in Atlanta for the ACA Summit.


Show #227 Stream, flash player or iTunes