Archive for September 2007

Entrepreneurs Worshop Radio:

September 23, 2007

Listen to the podcast Show Me The Money! Guest: Karen Rands

Search for Angels:  By developing a new minority-focused angel fund, the Atlanta Urban League’s Lucy Holifield hopes to boost entrepreneurs to the next level of growth.  Lucy Holifield knows that hard work and sweat equity can fuel a company’s growth only to a certain point. To go farther and faster, you may need outside money. Joanna Soto Carabello, Contributing WriterLearn More

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LAUNCHfn Sets the Stage for Another NBA&I Angel Investor Event March 15th; Minority Business Enterprise Center Join In

September 23, 2007

Continuing the momentum set in 2005, LAUNCHfn, in conjunction with the Network of Business Angels and Investors (NBA&I), will host another Investor event on March 15th. The “Do the Deal” segment will be preceded by an Investor Luncheon Briefing, covering “The 5 Ways Angel Investors generate ROI”. This event is co-hosted by GA Tech’s Minority Business Enterprise Center.
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New Wealth Creation Strategy for Investors

September 23, 2007

With the Stock Market and Real Estate Market in flux, Investors join the Network of Business Angels & Investors as Private Equity Investment Rises as the New Wealth Creation Strategy.

With the real estate market softening and the stock market in turmoil, high net worth men and women are re-discovering the value of diversifying their portfolio with investments in private companies before they go public or get acquired. One organization, NBAI, is leading the way in this trend toward private equity investing by offering education for those new to angel investing and by providing a forum for wealth creators to consider qualified private equity investment opportunities. Two companies recently received funding Atlanta, GA, (PRWEB) August 14, 2007 — The Network of Business Angels & Investors (NBAI) has provided the Atlanta community of high net worth individuals a forum for making private equity investments for 14 years. Since 2005, under the management of Karen Rands, NBAI has partnered with the LAUNCH Funding Network to pre-screen companies and to help those companies syndicate with other angel investor groups. As a result, the members of NBAI have invested in 10 companies in 2 years, making NBAI the most active angel investor group in the south east (PRWEB news release). The latest companies to receive funding from the NBAI investors are ID Rank Security and Micro Technology Inc. ID Rank Security offers a suite of network security products that protects data at rest with encrypted hard-drives, military grade security on transmission of data at 10 Gb without any degradation of performance, and comprehensive management of the secure operation and use of computers, mobile devices and other devices connected to the network. Micro Technology Inc has successfully collaborated with eBay to bring their Brick-N-Click product to market. For the first time, small retailers can completely integrate their on-line e-business with their traditional storefront business, managing inventory, product promotions, accounts receivable and back office operations with one product. Both companies have growing revenues and are still open to private equity investment. Information on both companies can be found on the LAUNCHfn website under Portfolio Companies. NBAI hosts private equity forums every 6 weeks with 5-6 companies being approved to present to the audience of accredited and sophisticated investors. With a national focus, NBAI is expanding through syndication with other angel investor groups and establishing chapters in other areas of the country. Accredited investors are invited to visit the websites listed to learn more about joining or attending an upcoming forum. Sophisticated Investors wanting to plug into the Network of Business Angels & Investors exclusive community for high net worth individuals looking to get involved in the high stakes game of angel investing can RSVP to attend one private equity forum before becoming a member. The next Private Equity Investor Forum is August 15th in Atlanta. This event will be followed by forums on September 25th, and November 7th. Companies wishing to apply for consideration to present to this group of investors can register and complete an application at the LAUNCHfn website. Companies wishing to learn more about how to prepare for and attract investor money can subscribe at www.GetInvestorMoney.com. MORE ABOUT THE NBAI MEMBERS: The members of NBAI are walking billboards for Robert Kiyosaki’s right side quadrant (Cashflow Quadrant) of business owners and investors. By buying shares of many private companies that will someday go public or get bought at a higher valuation, they create passive income. With the softening of the real estate market for spec investment, private equity is returning as the darling of sophisticated investors that understand the value of buying at wholesale and selling at retail to create desired passive income. Sophisticated investors often use the stock market, with average returns over time of just 8% to 13%, to park their money until a better investment opportunity comes along. By putting a portion of their portfolio into private equity investment, although risky, NBAI Members anticipate returns of 4X to 10X the original investment. The risk associated with private equity investing has been the biggest obstacle for most potential high net worth investors. Having a community to learn, collaborate and prosper is imperative for those investors wishing to enter into the high stakes world of private equity investments and NBAI is proud to announce they have openings for new members and new chapters.

Podcast: Starting Up, Seeking Capital, Meeting Investors

September 23, 2007

Thu, 26 April 2007

PODCAST: Starting Up, Seeking Capital, Meeting Investors
From analyzing the hottest areas in which to launch a new business in today’s world, to finding ways to finance them – we cover a lot of valuable ground in this show.  We also look at the move towards making Atlanta a tech hub, or at least a recognized one.

Lee and Andy examine various ways in which to identify the hot new markets – running the spectrum from kids to tweens to boomers, and then addressing bigger issues and pet love, along with the other growing markets.

In our special episode on finding investors for any company seeking funding, we get to the heart of what you need to do.  No matter if you are a startup, an established company seeking 2nd or 3rd round funding, or a company with a new division to launch, we brought top talent to the studio to answer the questions that have been keeping you up at night. 

For “been there, done that” advice, we turned to Jeff Haynie, one of the founders of E-Hatchery, and Vocalocity, and now Hakano and Southern Fried Tech.  For those who also want to be investors, or find those investors, we were fortunate enough to have the expertise of Karen Rands, of Network of Business Angel Investors and Launchfn, to help you better understand and prepare for this journey.

Karen recommended checking out:
www.getinvestormoney.com – free ebooks and other raise money info
www.dothedeal.org

And Jeff suggested:

www.ycombinator.com
www.techstars.org
www.hitforge.com

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Uniqueness is Power is your business growth solutions show where each week you hear from professionals with ideas on saving your bottom line, on increasing sales, and on unique perspectives on new and original companies.  If you know of a company who’d be a good Business Booster (money saver/maker) or Unique of the Week (stands out from the crowd) – please drop Andy a line.  If you know someone who owns a business or works in marketing, please forward this on to them.

Direct download: UiP_April_26_2007.MP3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 9:59 AM

Company’s Raise Capital Presenting at Investor Events

September 23, 2007

The NBAI Private Equity Investor Forum is a premier invitation-only meeting for venture capitalists, angel investors, executives of early stage and emerging growth companies, investment bankers, successful entrepreneurs, premier service providers and industry leaders.

Five companies received private equity funding this year, who presented at the NBAI Private Equity Investor Forum events.  Since 1994, $24,120,000 has been invested from our NBAI organization.

If you are ready to meet with investors, click here.  If you are an investor, click here.

Brought to you by VC South, Action International, Stanford Financial Group, The Network of Business Angels & Investors, and Launch Funding Network.  This is an exclusive, private angel investor membership and networking organization founded in 1994.  Our members are active stock market, real estate or private equity investors, who accumulate income producing assets that rank in the top 10% of the American population.  Investing shares in private companies earns 4 times or more the investment far exceeding stock and real estate portfolios.