• Angel Investing and Job Creation

    As you know, I chair the Public Policy Committee of the Angel Capital Association (http://www.angelcapitalassociation.org/). In that regard, I’ve spent a bunch of time in Washington, DC, meeting with legislators and executive branch people. I thought it would be useful to post a simplified version of the story we tell. It still surprises me, being so immersed in Angel Investing,

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  • At the Clinton Global Initiative – CGI America

    I recently participated in the Clinton Global Initiative that was held in Chicago on June 7th and 8th. It really was a fascinating event in many respects. The agenda can be found at: http://www.cgiamerica.org/2012/agenda/. The basic thread was what specifically can be done to put America back to work. There were a slew of great speakers and breakouts. I was

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  • Northwest ACA Regional Meeting

    The Northwest ACA Regional meeting was held in Seattle on May 1-2. About 80 active angels from around the Northwest attended, from WA, OR, ID, BC, and Montana. A few guests from CA and even New Zealand were also there. Sponsored by the AoA (www.allianceofangels.com) and hosted by K&L Gates (http://www.klgates.com/), most attendees seemed to find the meeting both informative

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  • JOBS Act – What does it mean for angels

    I have been asked repeatedly over the last several weeks: “What does the JOBS Act mean for Angels?” In this and other future blog postings, I will give my perspective. First, what is the JOBS Act? It stands for Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act; it has nothing to do with earlier jobs stimulus efforts other than sharing an acronym. It

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  • Signing the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) at the White House

    It was much cooler than I thought – being in the Rose Garden at the White House for the signing of the JOBS Act. I was just a few feet from Obama. Surprised at how many people I knew there, including Tom Alberg (Madrona), Joe Schocken (Broadmark), Steve Case (former AOL), Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), Bill Carleton (McNaul Ebel), etc.

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