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Tech Coast Angels: Power of Angel Investing

March 26, 2015

Program Overview:This full-day definitive seminar provides an overview of the angel investing process including the details of finding, evaluating, and structuring deals. It will also go into depth on how to develop angel-entrepreneur relationships that lead to success. This highly interactive program provides attendees with practical information on best practices in angel investing through a balance of expert presentations, panel discussions and small group case studies. A faculty of experienced angel investors, serial entrepreneurs and expert service providers delivers the seminar.

This program was designed for angel investors, but entrepreneurs are welcome. In fact, we have discovered that the seminar is really helpful for entrepreneurs to understand the investor’s side of this process. The content has been consistently rated 4.5 out of 5 and based on the experiences and best practices of the Angel Capital Association’s (ACA) 190 member groups that represent approximately 9,000 individual investors. Program attendees have the confidence that this content is vetted and solid.

Subjects Covered in the Curriculum:

• How angel funding fits in?
• Is angel investing right for you?
• Angel portfolio strategy
• Due diligence
• Structuring the deal
• Valuation
• The post investment relationship

Date: Thursday, March 26, 2015
Time: 8am–6pm (Registration begins at 7:30am)
Location: Office of Knobbe Martens, 12790 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130
General Admission: $370
Discounts offered to (Early Bird ends 2/20): SDTCA Members, TCA Networks, TCA Sponsors, TCA Companies – contact Linda Wells,, for Discount Codes


About the Presenter:
Bill Payne is an active angel investor, board member, and advisor to entrepreneurs. He assisted 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). Over the course of three decades, Bill Payne has successfully founded or invested in over 50 start-up companies.

From 1995 to 2007, in his role with as an Entrepreneur in Residence with the Kauffman Foundation (Kansas City), Bill 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 graduated with BS and MS degrees in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Illinois, where he has also served on the Dean’s Board of Visitors of the College of Engineering. Bill has over 20 years of experience in 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 through his website at


March 26, 2015
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