Angel Investing from First Cheque to Exit - Sept. 21
Have you been wondering whether Angel Investing is something for you as an investor or are you thinking of raising an angel round as an entrepreneur?
Regardless of where you are in your decision making process there are basics you need to be aware of and be familiar with.
For a good start join us for this workshop. More experienced investors and entrepreneurs are also welcome as there will be new insights for them as well as and an opportunity to get a sense of the current market overall.
Registration is free for members. Aspiring, non-member Angel Investors get a $100 discount on an annual Angel Forum Membership if they register for this webinar and join us as a member after. A link to the presentation will be made available to registrants.
In this workshop, Pieter Dorsman will take attendees through the journey of making investments from start to finish in this 3-hour session:
- Introduction to Early Stage Investing
- Deal Evaluation & Due Diligence
- Valuation & Deal Structuring
- Close the Deal & Portfolio Management
- Exit and Returns
The course is a mixture of theory and a number of case studies, some great successes and some horror stories and the lessons learned from them. A selection of questions and issues that will be discussed are among others:
- What valuation methods are there ?
- What should an angel portfolio look like ?
- What investment trends are there ?
- What are terms sheets and what is commonly used in the current market ?
- How to evaluate deals ?
- What to look for during due diligence ?
- How do I work with the company after the investment is made ?
And many more. The workshop will take a good 3 hours in total and there is lots of time for questions and discussion
Pieter Dorsman, is a seasoned advisor, investor and mentor who is President & CEO of Redpeaks Management Inc., a consulting firm focused on advising technology companies on capital raising, M&A and restructuring activities. He has also taken on interim management roles at a number of Canadian tech companies.
Pieter is director and CFO at eFund, a Vancouver-based seed stage investment fund. He is also chairman of Lambda Solutions Inc., a cloud-based learning company and director of Interpodia Technology and VitaminLabs. Previously, he co-founded and invested in Actenum Corporation and structured the start, financing and exit of ClearVision Technologies. Since 2018 he is an owner and director of Vancouver’s Angel Forum.
For Canada’s National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) Pieter has been conducting workshops on term sheets, valuation and angel funds across Canada and internationally since 2015. He also co-created NACO’s common document project, setting a national standard for common, preferred, convertible and SAFE term sheets. In 2021 Pieter started teaching the ‘Financing the Venture’ course for graduate students at Simon Fraser University (SFU).
Pieter is a regular speaker and panelist and also regularly does talks and workshops in Europe.
Prior to relocating to Vancouver, Pieter held a number of senior positions in the project and corporate finance divisions of UBS in Hong Kong where he was responsible for financial advisory, arranging and restructuring mandates in Asia. Prior to joining UBS, he worked for Barclays Bank in Hong Kong and London.
Pieter holds a Master’s degree in Economic and Social History from the Erasmus Universiteit in The Netherlands where he also studied law.