05/11/99 RMIUG Meeting
- Financing Net Startups: VC's, Angles,
and Platinum Cards!
The Tuesday, May 11th meeting of the Rocky
Mountain Internet Users Group (RMIUG) will
feature a panel discussion called "Financing
Net startups: VC's, Angels and Platinum
Cards." Each panelist will give a short
presentation, and then we will have group
- Perry Evans (firstname.lastname@example.org)
is President & CEO of netIgnite Incorporated.
Perry was previously founder and President
of the MapQuest Publishing Group, where
he created one of the web's most prominent
consumer brands and one of the most widely
licensed business services on the Internet.
(MapQuest.com just went public on 5-4-99,
NASDAQ: MQST). He will be speaking from
the entrepreneur's viewpoint, covering his
experience raising venture capital and angel
financing in addition to starting a company
that was acquired.
- Marcia Schirmer (email@example.com)
is President of the Colorado Capital Alliance
Inc., a Colorado-based angel network that
provides efficient and confidential connections
between angel investors seeking opportunities
and high growth companies seeking capital.
Marcia is also active as a member of the
Boulder Technology Incubator's Board of
Directors. She will talk about current interests
and preferences of angel investors and how
best to prepare to attract angel financing
for your venture.
What's an angel? From the CCA web site:
An angel is a multi-millionaire investor,
often self-made, who has cash and business
experience and is not ready to retire, and
can be a good source of seed and early stage
capital for startup ventures.
- Our third speaker will be a representative
of the Boulder office of the national high
tech law firm Cooley Godward. With more
than 400 attorneys, the firm specializes
in the legal representation of emerging
growth and public companies and the financial
institutions that serve their markets. Their
clients include leading entrepreneurs, venture
capitalists, financial service organizations,
noted research institutions and private
and public companies in all major technology
fields. The Boulder office is especially
active in assisting entrepreneurs in high
tech financings, and represents many Internet
companies in the state. Our Cooley speaker
will discuss venture financing deals - what
VC's look for, how these deals are typically
structured and what the entrepreneur should
look out for.
URL's of interest:
The meeting is Tuesday, May 11th from
7:00 - 9:00 pm (with optional 6:30 pm start
for refreshments and informal networking).
The meeting will be held at The National
Center for Atmospheric Research at 1850
Table Mesa Drive in Boulder, which is located
on the west end of Table Mesa Drive, up
the hill, right under the Flatirons. For
door-to-door driving direction, go to MapQuest
), click on Driving Directions, enter your
starting address, NCAR's address, and voila!
Park in the NCAR lot, go in the main door,
and ask the guard to point you to meeting,
which is held in the main auditorium, right
off the lobby. The meeting is free and open
to the public, but we may pass the hat to
help defray expenses.
Our meeting location seats about 120 people.
That is usually enough room to accommodate
all attendees, but it's impossible for us
to predict how many people will show up
for any given meeting. Seating is always
on a first-come, first serve basis, and
in the event of more attendees than seats,
we won't be able to admit additional people
into the auditorium after all seats are
RMIUG appreciates the ongoing support
from XOR Network Engineering ( http://www.xor.com/
) for administration of RMIUG's electronic
discussion lists & WWW site. Thanks also
to NDA ( http://www.nda.com/
) for sponsorship of refreshments for our
Consultants and companies are invited
to bring Internet-related product information,
brochures, and business cards which will
be displayed on an information table.
There are email mailing lists set up for
this group. To subscribe or unsubscribe,
You can also reach the RMIUG "Executive"
Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our web site is at http://www.rmiug.org/
Tentative schedule of upcoming 1999 RMIUG
- Jul - Coming Changes to Top Level Domains
Sep - Tips and Tools for Web Site Development
- Nov - Y2K Armageddon, The Coming Internet/World
(To suggest a topic, send your idea to