Lucinda Linde is an angel investor Presentation
Sheryl Schultz is an active member of Golden Seeds Presentation
Ralph Sheridan is a member and active deal screener for Launchpad Venture Group Presentation
The investor presentation is your primary vehicle for conveying an organized thought process to investors about your business, team, and pathway to success. Entrepreneurs need well-conceived investor presentations and executive summaries to get the attention of investors and build interest in their business. Our panel consists of three successful investors who have looked at many early stage companies. They will provide advice on how to put an investor presentation together, tell you what works and doesn’t work in today’s investment climate, network with you, and answer your questions.
Panel:Lucinda Linde is an angel investor - including many years, until recently, as a member of Walnut Venture Associates, www.WalnutVentures.com
, and several years with First Light Capital. She also consults to IT start-ups. She recently has focused on ad tech, consulting to and investing in Nanigans. Lucinda has invested in, and consulted with, many early stage IT companies, including KESI (acquired by Cambrium Learning Group), Strong Numbers (now part of Intuit), HubX (acquired by SynXis), Visualization Technologies (acquired by GE Medical Systems), Viveca (acquired by Open Pages, then IBM), and Collego (acquired by MRO Systems). Lucinda co-authored the VSS Project: Report on Angel Investors for the MIT Entrepreneurship Center and HBS.
Sheryl Schultz is an active member of Golden Seeds, www.GoldenSeeds.com
, a network of angels that provides early stage and growth capital to women-led businesses. She most recently ran deal flow for Golden Seeds’ Boston Forum office and served as the Boston Forum’s Co-Leader for two years. Previously, Sheryl spent over 20 years as President of SRS Associates,where she helped launch dozens of companies, 20 of which engaged her from inception through successful exit by IPO or acquisition. Sheryl is also the founder of CabinetM (a beta-stage startup that has built a discovery platform for the marketing industry), a Board Director for The Capital Network, and a Board Observer for angel-backed Crowdly and Playrific.
Ralph Sheridan is a member and active deal screener for Launchpad Venture Group, www.LaunchpadVentureGroup.com
, Boston’s largest angel investment group, focused on early-stage technology-driven startup companies. He is also Managing Partner for Value Management, LLC, an early-stage technology investing and advisory firm. For 7 years he was an Investor through Common Angels (www.CommonAngels.com
), where he was a member of the screening committee. He was also the Board Director for World Energy Solutions (sold on 1/5/15 to Enernoc) and CEO for 5 years for Good Harbor Partners Acquisition Corp. (which invested in IT Security and homeland defense sectors).
Alan Silver has been the part-time Chief Financial Officer (www.PartimeCFO.com)
for over 60 technology start-ups over the last 19+ years. At Andover.net he was the part-time CFO from when the company had fewer than 10 employees until just 5 months before the company went public; it was later acquired. He has an MSM degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management, is Treasurer of Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network, and has been a panelist at MIT Enterprise Forum Start-Up Clinics.