Angel Bootcamp

Angel Bootcamp

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Shell Auditorium

Loop Road

Houston, TX 77005

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New to angel investing or want to brush up? Angel Bootcamp is for you. The day will be packed with education and networking!

About this event

For those interested in angel investing or with only a couple of deals under their belt, Angel Bootcamp is the right next step. Get up to speed with insights and practical advice through this crash course on angel investing. The presentations by Gordon Daugherty (bio below) will cover fundamentals of angel investing, like portfolio strategy, deal sourcing and evaluation, deal mechanics, along with an opportunity for you to ask questions and roll up your sleeves a bit. You’ll also get to immediately put your learning to the test via a pitch from a Texas-based startup that is actively raising an angel round of funding. Following the lectures, stay for a panel with Houston Tech Ecosystem Leaders to learn more about what is happening and how to get involved in the Houston entrepreneurial community. A reception will follow at Rice University.

Topics Covered:

  • The Startup Operating System: A day in the life of an entrepreneur
  • Various Motivations of Angel Investors
  • Basic Vocabulary of Angel Investing
  • Finding and Evaluating Startups
  • Seed Funding Vehicles and Terms
  • Workshop: Decoding a convertible note
  • Common Issues, Hints and Tips
  • Startup Pitch

About the Instructor:

Gordon Daugherty is co-founder and chairman at Capital Factory and is one of the most active investors in Texas, with more than 300 angel and VC investments under his belt. He is also the author of a bestselling book on early-stage fundraising called “Startup Success: Funding the Early Stages”.


11:00 - 11:45 PM: Guest Arrival + Lunch is Served

11:45 - 3:00 PM: Angel Academy Lectures by Gordon Daugherty

3:00 - 3:30 PM: Startup Pitches (10 min. pitch, 10 min. Q&A, 10 min. investor debrief)

3:30 - 4:30 PM: Houston Exponential Tech Panel

- Bryant Chan, Senior Director of Product at Houston Exponential

- Chris Howard, Founder CEO at Softeq

- Allison Piper Kimball, President of HAN, Founder of Wave 27 Ventures

4:30 - 6:00 PM: Reception

Parking included in the ticket price.

Investors who join HAN following this boot camp will have the cost of the ticket applied to their annual membership dues!

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