Posted August 28, 2013 By Frank
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
Posted August 14, 2013 By Frank
He’s the 2013 EBAN Business Angel of the Year. Meet True Global Ventures‘ Dusan Stojanovic.
I caught up with Dusan while he was on vacation a few weeks ago in the south of France.
There’s no such thing more local than angel investing.
That’s what skeptics told Dusan as he began TGV. He’s worked hard and enjoyed some good luck, to prove his critics wrong.
Dusan introduced me to Bountysource‘s Warren Konkel last month; listen to that interview here.
Show #423 Stream, flash player or iTunes
Posted August 7, 2013 By Frank
She’s an attorney turned early-stage investor. We met at the recent EBAN Congress in Vienna. Signe runs the almost brand new Estonia Business Angels Network in Tallinn, Estonia.
Many of us come from well-established, mature angel groups, so I was thinking we may forget the issues related to starting out fresh.
It’s early going, but as of the interview she has 41 members, but what’s deal-flow like?
She’s the first point of contact when entrepreneurs apply — she’s the meeting organizer, the accountant — she’s doing it all.
Show #422 Stream, flash player or iTunes
Posted July 31, 2013 By Frank
Listen #421 Amy Cortese
Locavesting’s Amy Cortese
Micro breweries as economic development?
Back to the theme started by my recent interview with Paul Silva, President of Click Workspace, a Coworking space in relatively small Northampton, MA then followed by my interview with Impactory founder, Hedda Pahlson-Moller in Luxembourg, today we loop back to New York Times writer and Locavesting author, Amy Cortese to catch up on where she’s been and what she’s seeing in many small cities across the country.
My audience tends to be a lot of economic developers lately, they’re all competing with one another to attract entrepreneurial talent, so they’re thinking a lot about — What do young people want?
Today’s show is all about building sustainable communities through Makerspaces, Coworking sites, accelerators and Impactories.
Show #421 Stream, flash player or iTunes
Posted July 3, 2013 By Frank
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