Trends in Raising Capital Workshop

The Florida Venture Forum and the Angel Resource Institute are collaborating to bring you "Trends in Raising Capital" Workshop, taught by the Angel Resource Institute's lead instructor, Troy Knauss on May 18, 2017 from 2:30 P.M.- 5:30 P.M. at the Omni ChampionsGate Resort (National C Ballroom) in Orlando, Florida.

Fees: In combination with the following full day event: 2017 Early Stage Capital Conference the registration fee is $25.00 per person for registered attendees. The standalone registration fee is $55.00 for non registered Early Stage Conference attendees

Learning materials to be provided digitally, so be sure to bring a laptop or iPad to class.

Pre-Registration for the Workshop has ended.

Thursday ´╗┐May 18, 2017 Events ´╗┐Location
2:30 P.M. -
5:30 P.M.

"Trends in Raising Capital" Workshop

(pre-registration required)

Ballroom C
5:30 P.M. -
6:30 P.M.

Wine & Beer Mixer
Sponsored by Insperity

9:00 P.M. -

Pizza & Dessert Reception 
Hosted by Locke Lord

Villa 2506

Trends in Raising Capital  Workshop Sponsored By:

MAY 18, 2017 | 2:30 P.M. -  5:30 P.M.

Troy Knauss, Lead Instructor,
Angel Resource Institute

Troy is a partner in a number of angel funds and networks that invest in high-growth and turnaround companies. Troy has over 20 years of experience in family, growth, and start-up businesses. In addition to his fund activities, Troy is an exited entrepreneur with start-up and growth management experience in food processing, brand building, software development, and eCommerce sales channels. Troy is an active investor in multiple companies. On Twitter: @TroyKnauss

Workshop Overview:

Whether you are an early stage investor or an entrepreneur, having a strong understanding of the latest trends in the world of early stage equity investing can help ensure that your next deal is a good one.

There are many ways to do a deal. The key is to have the right data and knowledge to do the right deal.

The Angel Resource Institute has developed a fact-driven workshop, Trends in Raising Capital, that strips away the opinions and anecdotes and gets straight to the point.

Trends in Raising Capital presents the latest trends in angel investing and venture capital. This workshop covers the trends in best practices for analyzing the capital raising environment, meeting investor expectations, and current preferences in valuation methodologies and deal structuring.

Trends in Raising Capital also includes unique survey data from ACA member angel groups on what they really look for in business plans and presentations, how that compares to what they're actually receiving from entrepreneurs, and the best sources of deals.

Modules in Trends in Raising Capital include:
Current Environment for Raising Capital
Analysis of data from multiple industry leading sources provides a deep overview of the latest investment trends and investor preferences.

Analytic Methods & Tools
Walks through the basics of investment returns (home runs make up for strikeouts), such as the dynamics of angel investor & VC relationships, and examples of how a fund's size dictates its investment size.

Term Sheet Mechanics
A discussion of many key deal terms, concepts and approaches every angel investor will use such as liquidation preferences and anti-dilution clauses.

Meeting Investor Expectations
Uses survey data compiled from over 500 angel investors the Halo Report to set up discussions of best practices for company documents (i.e., executive summary, business plan, slide deck, financial model) as well as due diligence and governance.

Company Valuation
A review of current valuation data, particularly for pre-revenue companies, as well as primary methods used by experienced angel investors.