Tech Coast Angels: Angel Investing 101
November 14th, 2016 @ 8:00am PST

Knobbe Martens

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Program Overview

This workshop is designed to prepare new investors with background information, strategies, tools and resources to succeed in angel investing. Multiple topics will be covered including:
  • Introduction to Angel Investing
  • Valuation of early-stage startup companies
  • Deal Structure & Term Sheets
  • Due Diligence Process
  • Exit Strategy
  • Syndication among Angel Networks
  • Follow-on Rounds
  • AngelList & Crowdfunding

This is an interactive workshop with guest speakers, panel discussions, interviews, and more. Breakfast, lunch, cocktails and plenty of networking opportunities are included.

Who Should Attend

The target audience includes:

  • High net-worth individuals with entrepreneurial and investing experience
  • Entrepreneurs running early stage innovation companies.
  • Entrepreneurial support professionals and service providers.

About the Presenter:
Bill Payne is an active angel investor, board member, and advisor to entrepreneurs. He was invovled in founding four angel groups: the Frontier Angel Fund (2006), Vegas Valley Angels (2003), Tech Coast Angels (San Diego – 2000) and Aztec Venture Network (1999). For three decades, Bill Payne has successfully founded or invested in over 50 start-up companies.

From 1995 to 2007, in his role as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence with the Kauffman Foundation (Kansas City), he worked on educational programs for entrepreneurs and their investors, including the development of the Power of Angel Investing seminar series. Since 2001, Bill has served as the lead instructor for over 100 of these angel investing seminars and workshops. He has also been actively engaged in the formation and startup of the Angel Capital Education Foundation and the Angel Capital Association (ACA). Bill was awarded ACA's prestigious 2009 Hans Severiens Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Angel Investing.

Bill served as the 2010 BNZ University of Auckland Entrepreneur-in-Residence in New Zealand from February through June 2010. In November 2010, Bill was named an Arch Angel of New Zealand for "remarkable contributions to angel investing."

Bill graduated with BS and MS degrees in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Illinois, where he has served on the Dean's Board of Visitors of the College of Engineering. Bill has over 120 years of Board service for private companies and not-for-profit organizations. He currently serves as advisor to several start-up companies. His eBook, The Definitive Guide to Raising Money from Angels is available on his website at

Monday, November 14, 2016

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location and Sponsor:
Knobbe Martens
12790 El Camino Real Ste. 100
San Diego, CA 92130

General Admission: $195
*Note: Breakfast, lunch and networking reception will be provided.

Ashok Kamal