Monday, November 11, 2013

Angel Group 2.0, Adapting to Changing Markets

Christopher Mirabile,  co-Managing Director of Launchpad Venture Group, recently  moderated a panel  on  ways angel groups may evolve to adapt to changing market conditions,  particularly crowdfunding platforms allowing for new kinds of less-traditional investing (i.e. less contact with the companies, potentially less value-add, larger, less-tightly integrated syndicates). Joining Mirabile on this panel were Maia Heyman of the Common Angels, Ralph Mayer of the Tech Coast Angels, and James Rhodes of the Central Texas Angel Network.

The panel took place last month at the Angel Capital Association Leadership Conference in Boston.  Mirabile, an active blogger, has posted his slides here.

Introducing Christopher Mirabile:

 Mirabile is the co-Managing Director of Launchpad Venture Group, a venture investment group focused on seed and early-stage investments in technology-oriented companies. Launchpad is the largest angel group in New England and top-three ranked group in the U.S. in both deal volume and dollars invested.

He is a full-time angel and an active member of the Boston-area angel investing community with more than sixty rounds of investment in start-up companies. He was named one of XConomy’s “Top Angel Investors in New England.”  Christopher is an adjunct lecturer in the MBA program at Babson’s Olin School of Business, a regular advisor and mentor to start-ups, and a frequent panelist and speaker.

He works out of a home office which is powered by a net-zero residential PV solar system.  For details on that project go here.

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