ANGEL INVESTORS PANEL

 January 18, 2023
 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
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Welcome

Connect With Top Angel Investors

We are bringing together leading angel investors to offer practical and valuable insight for tech founders raising early stage capital and fellow angels. The panel will cover investment strategies, what angels seek in a startup, deal structures, opportunities, and more.

 January 18, 2023
 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Panelists

Previous Panelists

Dr. Allan Mink
Co-founder and Deputy Director
LinkedIn

Dr. Allan Mink is the Managing Director of Systems Spirit, a boutique consulting firm influential in shaping strategies for technology companies to serve the evolving needs of the Department of Defense (DoD).

He’s held several leadership positions in industry, to include CTO & COO of the Systems and Software Consortium, VP of Defense and Intelligence for Unisys Corporation, and business growth lead for SRA International’s largest business unit.

Al retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel and decorated combat pilot. His final assignment was at Headquarters Air Force, leading the USAF’s portfolio of thirteen technology initiatives, a role similar to today’s CTIO for the US Space Force.
He’s Past President of the Armed Forces Electronics Association (AFCEA Northern Virginia) and currently serves on the Board of AFCEA International.

Dr. Mink co-founded the MIT Alumni Angels of DC, which helps drive investment into the region’s technology start-ups. He serves on the boards of several of these technology firms. He’s also an Adjunct Professor teaching a graduate course in technology strategy for American University and has served USAF’s senior leadership directly as a USAF Adjunct Contract Professor. Al is an avid cyclist and rides with the Air Force Cycling Team.

Robert Willson

Web3 Investor

Robert Willson since stumbling upon Bitcoin in 2016, Robert has been dedicated to the future of finance by building a diversified portfolio of companies that are disrupting tradfi and building the foundation of what we call Web 3 today. He has watched many startups grow to become multi-billion dollar unicorns such as Coinbase, Kraken, Robinhood & Abra.

Robert believes the true promise of Web 3 technologies has yet to be realized and that we have just scratched the surface. The future will be more decentralized and users can get rewarded financially for participating and contributing to the protocols, without giving up their data. Our digital footprint must create revenue for us, not companies.

Andrew Romans
General Partner
LinkedIn

Andrew Romans is a successful, consistently top quartile performing VC, VC-backed entrepreneur, former tech VC and M&A investment banker, cofounder of an angel group, CEO and General Partner of 7BC Venture Capital and previously the founder and General Partner of Rubicon Venture Capital. He is a university professor and 3x published author on VC and technology. Romans also advises large corporations and governments on policies about Venture Capital and Corporate Venture Capital (CVC). Romans raised over $48m for tech startups he founded by the age of 28. Romans founded numerous startups and raised hundreds of millions of dollars in VC funding and led startups to exits. He is also a frequent guest speaker on MSNBC, CNBC, and ABC. Fluent in English, French and German he holds an MBA in finance from Georgetown University, which he completed on scholarship.

Hall T. Martin
FOUNDER & CEO
LinkedIn

(PANEL MODERATOR)

Hall T. Martin launched TEN Capital as the Texas Entrepreneur Networks in 2009. Today, the firm has over 12,000 investors in its network, and has helped startups raise over $700M and counting. He serves as the Vice-Chair of the Baylor Angel Network. He previously led the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) as its first Executive Director, where he achieved over a 40X return for the investors.

He is the founder and director of the Texas Open Angel Network, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to the education of angel investors. As a part of that program, he hosts the Investor Connect podcast series. He is also a Founder and initial Managing Director of SKU (Incubation Station), a consumer product goods accelerator based in Austin, Texas, and the former Managing Director of AccelerateNFC, an accelerator based in Dallas, Texas, focusing on Near Field Communication. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Texas, leading the Idea to IP program, which fosters startups from the engineering program.

*Panelists are being confirmed
Presenters

Previous Presenters

Uzrad Lew
Uzrad Lew
CEO & Founder
Julie Scarcella
Julie Scarcella
CEO
Dr. Gordon Jones
Dr. Gordon Jones
CEO & Co-Founder
Aldo Petruzzelli
Aldo Petruzzelli
CEO
Wajid Hassan
Wajid Hassan
Founder
Stephan Morris
Stephan Morris
Founder
*Presenters are being confirmed
Agenda

Agenda

January 18, 2023

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
2:00 PM - 2:05 PM

Check In & Welcome Note

2:05 PM - 2:10 PM

KiwiTech Introduction

2:10 PM - 2:55 PM

Panel Discussion

2:55 PM - 3:30 PM

Startup Presentations

Partner

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Faqs

Faqs

Angel investors are individuals who finance a company or firms in the form of convertible debt or equity in return for the promise of a future financial return.

Angel Investors take a company’s evaluation into consideration to decide the percentage of ownership they take. They are then paid back in relation to the ownership they have in the company they invested in.

Angel Investors usually inquire about a company’s business idea, what big problem does it solve, what is unique about the company, market opportunities, competitors, key members, relevant experience of the core team and so on.

Silent investors are individuals who invest in a company without being part of any of the business activities. They don’t make decisions or attend meetings.

There are many ways to attract angel investors. You need to network a lot and send out your business idea out there loud. One of the best ways to find and meet investors is to join a startup accelerator or a startup ecosystem.

Angel Investors rely on multiple of things to find a suitable startup to invest in. They find startups through personal networks, startup pitch competitions, events, demo days, and certain platforms that allow them to find startups of their interest.

Find angel investors of your niche, show them your business idea, state accurate numbers pertaining to your business and convince them to invest in your company. Another way to find angel investors is to join a startup ecosystem.