The Colorado Capital Conference is an Exciting Way to Become Involved with Angel Investing.

What is an Angel Investor?

RVC Angel Investors

Rockies Venture Club Angel Investors

Angel Investors are “Accredited Investors” (individuals with a net worth exceeding $1million or with an annual income greater than $200,000 for the past two years with the expectation that it would continue at that rate.)  Angels invest small amounts in Early Stage Growth Companies.   These are companies that typically have their product or a beta version ready for market and may have initial revenues coming in.   Angel investments allow entrepreneurs to scale up their businesses to new markets, to continue to improve their products, to create new jobs by hiring staff and to create potential profits for Angels by working towards a profitable exit strategy, usually within three to five years.

RVC Angels include super-Angels who have done many deals, starter Angels who have only done one or two deals and also individuals who have never done an Angel deal and just want to sit on the sidelines to watch and learn what Angel investing is all about.   We welcome all of the above types of Angels to come and participate!   The RVC Angel groups are professionally facilitated by the Rockies Venture Club, a Colorado non-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate economic development in the state by connecting Angel Investors with tomorrow’s most promising entrepreneurs.

The Colorado Capital Conference is one of our two major recruiting events for the Angel forums, so this is a great time to join with a new group!  We have two groups in Boulder and Denver now and we are actively forming the 1820 Club for Women Angel Investors.  This is an active group and seventeen RVC companies have received investments so far this year!

Here’s Why You Should Attend

1)  It’s free!  The Angel Investor Forum meetings are all free, though the Colorado Capital Conference and other pitch events do have entry fees associated.  You do not need to attend the fee based events in order to attend the investor forums.   If you are attending the Colorado Capital Conference, please sign up separately for the investor forum following the event!
2)  It’s fun – the people are great and the sense of community is  reassuring.  We’re definitely not intimidating.
3)  There’s no commitment – no requirements to invest or commit.  You can just watch until you’re comfortable with investing.
4) It’s educational:  we will cover the key topics in Angel Investing and will have great guest speakers from around the state to share best practices with us.   Additionally, watching pitches from leading edge companies gives you the opportunity to learn how these companies are solving problems and creating opportunities.
5)  See the “inside track”.  Participate in discussions about the presenting entrepreneurs and which companies present the best investment opportunities.
6) Share in due diligence and syndication.  Everyone in the group has different expertise.  Since we look at a wide variety of types of companies, it’s great to get input from everyone so that as a group we can make smart investment decisions.
7)  If you have a traditional portfolio, this is your chance to carve out a small portion for “alternative investments”.  We look at all kinds of companies ranging from technology to life science and medical to consumer products and social enterprises.   According to the Kaufman Foundation, the average Angel portfolio returns The study’s  2.6 times the invested capital in 3.5 years from investment to exit.
8) It’s convenient.  You can watch the monthly pitches and attend Angel group meetings in Boulder or Denver and we even have a group for Women Investors!
9)  Rockies Venture Club has the best deal-flow in the state.  We present you with 100 companies every year.  These companies are highly vetted and are trained to present the information in an easy to understand format with all the information Angel Investors need.
10) RVC Investors are helping Colorado’s Economic Development by investing in the companies that are creating tomorrow’s jobs.  Many investors consider their investments to be philanthropic and profitable at the same time.  Consider joining RVC Investor Groups and “do well by doing good.”

Sign Up!

There are three investor events following the Colorado Capital Conference.  You do not need to attend the conference to attend these events, though it helps if you have watched the entrepreneur pitches which are a part of the Tuesday conference agenda.

RVC Denver Investor Forum
Location Tech Center:  CBiz/MHM Offices at 8181 E. Tufts Ave. Denver
Thursday, October 11th 7:00-9:00 am
Cost: Free
Register Here

RVC Boulder Investor Forum
Location Boulder:  Boulder Public Library Meadows Branch
4800 Baseline Road, Boulder, CO 80303 | located behind Safeway
Friday, October 12, 10:30-12:30 pm
Cost: Free
Register Here

1820 Club: RVC Women’s Investment Forum
Location Denver: Downtown TBD
Thursday 5:00pm
Wine and Cheese Reception for Women only
Non-Accredited Investors Welcome!
Cost: Free
Register Here

1820 Club Introductory Offer for Colorado Capital Conference
We have a special offer for women who are interested in attending ONLY the seminar on Women’s Angel Investing, the Keynote by John Hickenlooper and the Lunch on Tuesday.    If you want to watch the pitches, you will need to sign up for the full day registration or full conference, but this will provide you with a quick overview.  Attendance is not required in order to participate in the 1820 Club Wine and Cheese Reception.

Find out more about the RVC 1820 Club for Women Investors.