Portland Entrepreneurs to Meet Active Investors at FundingPost's VC and Angel Event on Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Deal-seeking VCs and Angel Investors slated to speak at "Portland Venture Capital and Angel Event"

For Immediate Release:

Portland, OR – On May 23, 2012, FundingPost (www.FundingPost.com) will host a panel discussion with local Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists, and Corporate VCs at its "Portland VC and Angel Event,” sponsored by Perkins Coie and OAF.  FundingPost has organized 200+ sold-out venture events over the past 11 years. The FundingPost Event registration and information are online at: www.fundingpost.com/breakfast/reg1.asp?event=199&refer=PR

Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors will gather at FundingPost's upcoming event to discuss the trends in Early-Stage Investing, hot sectors, sectors that these Angels and VCs look at, things that are most important to them when they are considering an Investment, the best and worst things an entrepreneur can do to get their attention, give additional advice to entrepreneurs, current events such as deal terms and crowdfunding, and, of course, the best ways to reach these and other Investors.

Rick Gibson, Angel Investor, Desert Angels

Scott Sandler, Angel Investor, Oregon Angel Fund

Angela Jackson, Managing Director, Portland Seed Fund

Matt Miller, Managing Director, Walden Venture Capital

Peter Weiss, Angel Investor


“We are excited about our first event in the Portland area. It’s a fantastic opportunity for an early-stage company to meet face to face with investors,” said Joe Rubin, Director, FundingPost. “Early-stage VCs are always on the lookout for great ideas, and FundingPost is proud to provide a forum for these investors to locate promising new ventures.”

As with all FundingPost events, there will also be pitching and plenty of networking time for the entrepreneurs to meet the investors during the cocktail party! There is still space available, but the seating is limited! To register to attend, visit: www.FundingPost.com/breakfast/reg1.asp?event=199&refer=PR


ABOUT FUNDINGPOST: With over 11,000 CEOs and 750 Venture Capital Funds attending events in 22 cities nationwide; a Printed Dealflow Magazine; and a deal-exchange website with over 7,800 VC & Angel Investor members and over 150,000 companies, that has, on average, made an introduction of an Investor to an Entrepreneur every business day since its inception; FundingPost believes that it is important to reach investors in every medium possible - both online and offline. For more information, please visit: www.fundingpost.com


ABOUT PERKINS COIE: Founded in 1912 in Seattle, Perkins Coie has more than 850 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia. The firm is celebrating its 100th anniversary of representing great companies ranging in size from start-ups to FORTUNE 100 corporations.  Attorneys in our Emerging Companies group represent clients in a variety of fast-moving industry sectors, including, among others, life sciences, Internet, software, digital media, retail, telecommunications and cleantech. Perkins Coie has handled thousands of venture financings over the years and has significant experience handling a variety of private debt and equity financing transactions for both emerging company and venture capital clients.  U.S. News Best Lawyers ranked Perkins Coie as 2011-2012 "Law Firm of the Year" in Venture Capital. For more information, please visit: www.Perkinscoie.com


ABOUT OREGON ANGEL FUND (OAF)– Founded in 2007, OAF is a community supported, professionally managed, investor driven angel fund backed by the leaders of Oregon’s business and technology community, the Oregon Growth Account, and the Oregon Community Foundation.  OAF invests $5 million annually in the most promising startups and early-stage growth companies in Oregon and SW Washington.  Over 700 jobs have been created by the 24 companies in the portfolio.  For more information, please visit: www.OregonAngelFund.com





Heather Coull