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Angel Investing Basics
These 90-minute courses from the Ann and Bill Payne ACA Angel University explore the following topics:
1. Fundamentals of Angel Investing
2. Risks in Angel Investing
3. Due Diligence Workshop
4. Term Sheet Basics
5. Valuation Workshop
6. Angel Returns and Portfolio Strategy

These courses are for accredited or soon-to-be accredited angel investors.
The criteria to be accredited includes "as defined under Rule 501 of the SEC regulations: "Any natural person whose individual net worth or joint net worth with that person's spouse at the time of his purchase exceeds $1,000,000 excluding the value of the primary residence"; OR "Any natural person who had an individual income in excess of $200,000 in each of the two most recent years or joint income with that person's spouse in excess of $300,000 in each of those years and has a reasonable expectation of reaching the same income level in the current year;"
Sep 14, 2022 06:00 PM
Sep 21, 2022 06:00 PM
Sep 28, 2022 06:00 PM
Oct 5, 2022 06:00 PM
Oct 12, 2022 06:00 PM
Oct 19, 2022 06:00 PM
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Angela Jackson (Instructor)
Co-Founder, Managing Director, GP @Portland Seed Fund
A dynamic, entrepreneurial achiever with a track record of creating and growing jobs and wealth through entrepreneurial innovation and investment, Angela is a starter, a believer in people, and a grower of talent. She is motivated by helping others unleash their potential.
Juliana Garaizar (Instructor)
Lead Investor Rising America Fund @Portfolia
Experienced General Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the venture capital and private equity industry. Skilled in Business Planning, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Venture Capital, and Strategic Partnerships. Strong business development professional with a Kauffman Fellowship focused in VC from Kauffman Fellows.
Christopher Mirabile (Instructor)
Senior Managing Director & Board Member @Launchpad Venture Group
Christopher is a full-time angel and an active member of the Boston-area angel investing community with investments in more than 65 start-up companies. He was named one of XConomy's "Top Angel Investors in New England" for 2012. Christopher is the Chair Emeritus of the Angel Capital Association, an adjunct lecturer in the MBA program at Babson College, a regular advisor and mentor to start-ups, and a frequent panelist and speaker. He regularly publishes articles and eBooks on all aspects of early stage investing and has co-authored several books. Christopher is a member of the Board of Directors or Board of Advisors of numerous start-up companies as well as several non-profits. In addition to his role as a Co-Founder of Seraf, Christopher is a general partner and Managing Director of early stage funds Race Point Capital Fund I & II. Christopher has served as a public company CFO with IONA Technologies PLC, a corporate and securities lawyer with Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault and as a man
Rick Timmins (Instructor)
Partner @Mid-City Development
Rick is heavily involved in the Austin, Texas startup community. He is the former Board Chairman (six years) and a member of the Central Texas Angel Network county. He has personally invested in 44 startups since 2009 and has assisted many entrepreneurs with insight and recommendations through mentoring and formal participation on Boards, accelerators, and incubators. Rick is also one of the two partners in Mid-City Development, a development and construction business in Austin. He brings 35 years of experience in financial management and strategic guidance from two Fortune 50 technology companies.
Bill Payne (Instructor)
Angel Investor @Frontier Angel Fund; Vegas Valley Angels
Engineer and entrepreneur. Angel investor since 1980. Invest in seed/start-up companies. Mentor and board service for portfolio companies. Help start angel organizations. Teach best practices using Power of Angel Investing series to angels honing their skills and entrepreneurs seeking capital.
Jim Connor (Instructor)
Executive Director and Board Director @Learn to Read (a non-profit)
Jim Connor currently serves as the Executive Director and Board Director of Learn to Read, a non-profit reading program, Treasurer and Board member of KMVT15 Silicon Valley Community Media (public access television), and a Board Member of Startup Learning, which hosts the podcasts and video shows about startup innovation, see https://gamechangers.tv/shows/. Jim has been an early stage startup investor for the past 16 years with the Sand Hill Angels, he has served on the Board of Directors 2008-2013, and held the offices of President in 2009 and Treasurer 2011-2013. He has mentored companies in the educational space and participated as an advisor to early-stage companies from New Zealand, Korea, Brazil, Austria, and the Netherlands.
Susan Austin (Moderator)
Managing Member @FIN Capital
Practicing CDFA (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst) primarily in Arizona, Iowa and Minnesota. Managing Member of FIN Capital Iowa's only Female Angel Investor Network. Instructor of Fundamentals of Angel Investing for ACA (Angel Capital Association). Economic Consultant for small family foundation. Launched several small businesses and non-profits. Experience in small business, corporate, and emerging business communities. MBA (Finance, Marketing, Policy), BA Economics and Quantitative Methods.
Mark Friedman (Moderator)
Portfolio Manager @The Launch Place
Experienced businessperson with expertise in a variety of industries and company sizes. Comprehensive Board and C-level experience for companies ranging from startup through mid-sized as well as volunteer board roles with non-profit organizations. Also, significant experience as an early-stage investor, having co-founded RTP Capital Associates, Inc. and currently serving as its president, as well as serving as Portfolio Manager for The Launch Place.
Raza Shaikh (Moderator)
Fund Co-Manager @Beacon Venture Partners Fund
Raza Shaikh is an active angel investor in early-stage companies and has been investing with Launchpad Venture Group. He co-manages the Beacon Venture Partners Fund, which invests in a diversified basket of local early-stage companies including the Launchpad portfolio. Raza has a software and technology background. He mentors and advises several Boston-based companies and loves teaching classes for angels and entrepreneurs including due diligence and start-up boards.
John Harbison (Moderator)
Board Member @Angel Capital Association
John Harbison is an ACA Board Member and Chairman Emeritus of Tech Coast Angels where he has invested in over 60 startups. He has realized returns from 100x – 1100x in five public companies (Microsoft, Apple, Abbott Labs, Nucor, and McGraw-Hill). He co-founded Next Autoworks, and earlier launched the world’s first blind spot detection radar for cars which achieved $700 million in annual revenue within eight years.