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AOA EDUCATIONAL WEBINARS
BEST PRACTICES & ARTICLES
AoA Webinar: Investing in Canada in 2024
Join us for an insightful webinar on doing business in Canada and the state of the BC startup economy. Co-organized by BC Trade and Invest, the Alliance of Angels, and the Consulate General of Canada in Seattle. This session is designed for investors and entrepreneurs looking to explore and understand the dynamics of entering and thriving in the Canadian market, particularly in British Columbia.
Angel-backed Exits: What Every Founder and Investor Should Know
Join Lowell Ricklefs, a SaaS veteran with experience selling/buying more than 30 businesses for this webinar on angel backed exits. Lowell will cover: What metrics matter What drives valuation What companies are truly sellable and what are the keys Strategic or financial buyer - pros and cons? How about a tax-free gain - QSBS? What's a waterfall? Cap table % vs % of payout Common deal structure components
Angel Investing 101
Whether you are ready to start now or planning for the future this interactive session is designed to provide a framework for thinking about angel investing, how to make your first deal, and how to engage as an ongoing investor. Join AoA member Lowell Ricklefs and learn about:  How to think about the different stages of start-ups and build a portfolio  How many deals you need to be in, liquidity of your investments, timing, and deal flow  Due diligence: the basics of evaluating start-ups  How deals are structured and legal basics
Investing in Life Science Startups
The complexities and nuances of life science startup companies can often be a black box to traditional tech investors. Not only do their life cycles tend to be longer, but the specific domain expertise and regulatory hurdles that are required to navigate the waters have often been barriers for investors not familiar with the industry. Come learn about the primary factors that differentiate life science startups from traditional tech investment opportunities from IntuitiveX, the leading life science consultancy and incubator based in Seattle.
The Importance of IP/Patents for Angel Investors and Angel-Backed Companies
Join Hugh Matsubayashi and Pam Jacobson of K&L Gates for an interactive session on what entrepreneurs & investors need to know about patents & intellectual property, including a discussion on how to identify and protect startups’ technology innovations to secure value.
Understanding the 5G Investment Opportunity
Future 5G network roll outs will enable the next wave of enterprise innovation. This session will provide a baseline investment perspective related to 5G, edge, and AI enterprise opportunities. It will also highlight areas where a new generation of enterprise startups in pursuit of Industry 4.0 opportunities is expected. The session is presented by Jim Brisimitzis who is the Founder/CEO of the 5G Open Innovation Lab.
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