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OEN Workshop - Investor Expectations: Everything You Need to Know about Raising Seed Capital in Oregon, But Were Afraid to Ask

Miller Nash
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Suite 3400
Portland, Oregon 97204-3699, US (map)



If you’re an entrepreneur seeking funding or work with entrepreneurs seeking funding, then this 2-hour interactive program is for you.

OEN Workshop: "Investor Expectations - Everything You Need to Know about Raising Seed Capital in Oregon, But Were Afraid to Ask."

This OEN workshop is targeted toward early-stage entrepreneurs who are considering raising capital from individual angels, angel groups, or venture funds. The investor panel discussion will focus on sources of seed capital for Oregon entrepreneurs; the due diligence and investment selection process; investor expectations & motivations; and valuations, deal terms, and what it means to accept other people’s money. There will be substantial time for Q&A and discussion.

Space limited to 50 people.

Speakers: Eric Pozzo – Manager, Oregon Angel Fund A veteran of several Oregon startups and an experienced angel investor, Eric manages the Oregon Angel Fund, which invests $3M/year in local startups. Eric left Intel in the early 1980s to found and run Microcosm. He rejoined his key team-mates in 1998 as VP of operations for First Silicon Solutions, acquired by MIPS in 2005. Eric has chaired Angel Oregon, OEN’s Entrepreneurial Services, and the OEN board.

Irving Levin – CEO, Genesis Financial Solutions Irving is one of the most active and well-respected angel investors in Oregon. A veteran of the retail financial services industry, Irving founded and served as chairman of Renaissance Holdings and its Orchard Bank subsidiary, which were purchased by Household International. He also founded the country's first single-purpose credit card bank, First Consumers National Bank.

Gordon Hoffman – Managing director, Northwest Technology Ventures A leader in the Oregon technology and venture community, Gordon has founded and headed 5 successful technology-based startups, including Eagle Design Automation. Earlier in his career, Gordon performed some of the pioneering work on application-specific integrated circuits and dynamic random access memory. Northwest Technology Ventures is a formation-stage venture fund focused on opportunities arising from the state’s universities, research institutions, and corporate research laboratories.

Terry Beard – Investor and entrepreneur Terry was the owner and founder of Beard Frame Shops and Frame Central Stores, the largest chain of full spectrum frame stores in the Northwest. After selling Beard’s in 1999, Terry co-founded and now chairs TheBigDay.com and mentors and invests in other startups. Terry is a member of the Portland Angel Network and the Portland Venture Group.

Eric Rosenfeld – Managing Partner, Capybara Ventures (moderator) Capybara Ventures is seed capital fund launched in 2004 and focused on growing early-stage technology-based businesses in Oregon. In addition to running Capybara Ventures with Bob Ward, Eric co-founded and helps run the Oregon Angel Fund. He has chaired the Angel Oregon conference and is the 2009 OEN board chair.

Member Registration: $30.00

Non-member Registration (Includes a one year membership to OEN and the workshop fee is waived): $125

Location: Miller Nash 3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower 111 S.W. Fifth Avenue Portland, OR 97204-3699