Seed and Angel Financing
Discover how Angel and Seed investors approach the problem of making a good investment. Go behind the scenes of the decision making to discover the process our panelist-investors use to choose and to invest in emerging and seed stage companies. Whether you are planning to launch a company or you are planning the next level, a Seed or Angel investor could be an excellent funding source. Unlike some other investment types, Angel and Seed investors are highly differentiated in their approaches.Â Our panel will share their approaches to sourcing their deals (that’s you); to lead flow (how you get to the front of the line); to review process (if you have your ducks in a row); to writing the check (this is where your partnership really begins).
Norman Meisner is an angel investor associated with Launchpad Venture Group (www.launchpadventuregroup.com/) and Beacon Angels of Boston (www.beaconangels.com/), making angel investments in high tech start ups in the Boston area.Â Norman is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of SepSensor, Inc., Member of the Board of Directors of IAM Technology and Board observer and adviser for Copiun.Â He is formerly Board observer for SmartCells, acquired by Merck, and has held Business Development and Sales Management positions at nine startups in security, enterprise software and telecommunications leading to five acquisitions and one IPO.
She recently served as Boston Forum Leader at Golden Seeds, a network of angel investors that provides early stage and growth capital to women-led businesses. Sheryl serves as a Board Director of Crimson Hexagon, a Harvard University spinout that delivers Social Intelligence from the billions of unsolicited opinions individuals are expressing online.Â She is also a board advisor for both The Capital Network, Boston's leading non-profit organization providing education and community to help early-stage entrepreneurs master the entire funding process, and Connect2 Communications, a NC-based PR firm supporting technology companies at all stages of growth.
5:15 PM Pre-meeting Self-pay Dinner Bertucci's Restaurant 475 Winter St., (exit 27B off Route 128), Waltham, MA ("pay-as-you-go")
7:00 - 10:00PM Meeting Presentation Note: Meeting at the Foley Hoag Emerging Enterprise Center, 1000 Winter Street, Suite 4000 (north entrance), Waltham, MA Directions to the EEC at Foley Hoag