Month: April 2011

Listen to the Ask the Experts Call!

The Angel Network team of Greg Writer, Paul Hoyt, and Ed Bracken recorded a call on Thursday, April 21st   providing valuable information on raising capital.

And we’ll be doing another call on April 28th,

We had a lot listeners on the phone and over the Internet, and we spent an hour answering your questions.
We covered topics such as  “Should I get a patent” and talked about the Shark Tank episode that aired on April 15th.

For the next seven days, you can listen to the replay at:
http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=19092180
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And we will be doing another call next week at the same time!

Here’s the link for the next call on April 28th:
http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=19222716
Be sure to dial in a few minutes early in order to secure your spot!

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If you would like to submit a question for next week’s call, use this link:
http://sharktanktvshow.com/ask-the-expert-webinar/

Thanks!  We’ll see you next week!

Angel Investors Gather In San Diego / Southern California

There is an amazng conference coming for companies in search of Capital and to showcase their company, idea or product to this premier platform of investors.

San Diego Investment Conference (SDIC) is the premier investment conference organization throughout Southern California. Through a series of conferences scheduled every quarter, SDIC provides an extraordinary platform for companies desiring capital to share information and showcase their investment opportunity.

There is going to be a ton of opportunities out there and you get to be in San Diego.

Here is one of the testimonials:

“Patrick,
I am impressed. Hands down, the San Diego Conference was, without a doubt, the best return we have experienced to date… the network you have created enabled us to make more quality contacts, meet a larger number of real investors with an interest, and achieve our goals with the upmost effectiveness. On top of that, we received over a dozen mail orders, several partnership and Franchisee inquiries, a future employee of a high caliber, and most importantly, a productive business relationship and friendship with you, that, I know will both last a long time, and create prosperity for each of us, as well as our new friends and investors. I had a great time, and could not be more pleased with your efforts. I look forward to our next trip to San Diego.””

-W. Jason Ford, CEO/President, Texas Hill Country Barbecue, SDIC Presenting Company

LA JOLLA, Calif., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The San Diego Investment Conference (SDIC) will hold its second quarter conference on May 6th and 7th at the Hyatt Regency, La Jolla Aventine, in San Diego, California.

SDIC (www.sandiegoinvestmentconference.com) Executive Director and founder, Patrick A. Howell, explains the capital market’s conference theme as, “Green means, of course, clean technology and alternative energy but also, it signifies information technology, biotechnology, as in health, and America’s economic renewal in Spring of 2011 with innovative companies. However, most of all, it symbolizes, Capitalism, capital formation and the almighty dollar in a global economy.”

The keynote speaker will be Doug Smith, Founder and CEO of Village Green Global www.villagegreenglobal.com, recipient of OC Metro’s Green Team Award. He will speak on the provisions of online monitoring and verification tools for demand side efficiency, GHG reduction and environmental behavioral change process. Doug Smith is a semi-finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2011 Award in Orange County. Mr. Smith’s keynote will be timely as California is at the forefront of the national global green renaissance with having recently passed the highest clean energy mandate in the nation.

Already in 2011’s first quarter, the DOW, NASDAQ and S&P 500 show significant gains of approximately 5% YTD, Stock Mutual Funds have had their best quarter since 2006 and natural resources funds have soared. SDIC is seeing increased funding activity in the capital markets mirroring overall optimism and turnaround in the American economy.

SDIC expects a full capacity crowd with an investor community of broker dealers, angel investors, private equity funds from around the nation including San Francisco, Miami, Portland Oregon, Dallas, New York City, Los Angeles, the Inland Empire California, Orange County and Las Vegas.

Platinum Level Sponsor and Presenter Best Choice Software (www.bestchoicesoftware.com) returns from March’s Miami International Investment Conference (www.miamiinvestorclub.com) with a ‘dog and pony’ luncheon and investor seminar on May 6th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 p.m. A partial list of the other presenting companies include:

Earth Wind and Solar whose mission is to develop its Solar Energy Producing Locations and innovative products into a profitable and ecologically friendly venture that will provide the Company and its shareholders with a steady stream of income from renewable energy production services, products, and a national network of electric vehicle recharging stations.

Golden Phoenix Minerals (OTCBB: GPXM) (golden-phoenix.com) will be presenting on both May 6th and 7th at the Hyatt La Jolla Aventine. Golden Phoenix is focused on Royalty Mining in the Americas with gold, silver and strategic metals projects in the United States, Canada and Peru.

American Motor Products (www.american-motor-products.com) is a clean technology sales and marketing driven company providing automotive fleets with a “total solution” to affordably achieve their environmental impact goals and mandates.

Ovagene Oncology is a molecular level diagnostic research lab that with a tenured team of executives and physicians having worked together on from previous firm that won 7X earnings for investors. Ovagene recently opened a state of the art research lab in Orange County as well as secured a government grant for their research efforts.

Cap Flow Funding (www.capflowfunding.com) has been providing innovative financing solutions across the nation for small cap companies staffed with a tenured Wall Street team and successfully presented their fund at Private Equity Forum in March at the Yale Club.

TAEG’s Plasma Arc Waste Management (www.trinityaeg.com) is returning from SDICs 21st Century Energy Conference in February as well as a recent trip to Ohio State by CEO Jim Quinlin who will disclose new developments.

Colombia Crest (TSXV: CLB; Frankfurt: EAT) (www.colombiacrestgold.com) is focused on the exploration and acquisition of large-scale porphyry-gold properties in Colombia, South America.

SDIC wants to thank its annual sponsors, Seale and Beers and Trinity Alternative Energy Group (TAEG). Athena Capital Partners will host the VIP Cocktail Reception at Michael’s Lounge at the Hyatt La Jolla Aventine on Friday evening. Athena Capital Partners is a professional partner with pre-IPO investments in growth industries.

“We are also excited about the participation of Green Diamond Investment Relations (www.gdgonline.net), Financial Strategies Group (www.fsgconsulting.biz) and veteran Wall Street Analyst Howard Stillman. SDIC’s strategic partners will add significant value to the conference by providing third-person independent reports and prepping presenting company CEOs for their pitch,” said Howell.

Howell concludes, “We also believe the utilization of PR Newswire offers a significant value add for our national investor community as the IR news service provides a one stop shop solution for total shareholder engagement and their online retail investor conferences are a significant complement to the traditional brick and mortar conference as SDIC and MIIC.”

Door prizes are sponsored by Orbital Enterprises (OBLR. PK), Eaton Hill Winery, Best Choice Software and Charles D. Vollmer – best seller author of Jobenomics (www.jobenomics.com).

Brokers, Venture Capitalists and Accredited Investors Are Encouraged to Register to Attend the San Diego Investment Conference on Friday & Saturday, May 6th and 7th at their website www.sandiegoinvestmentconference.com.

  

What is Regulation D?

In 1982, the SEC adopted Regulation D, which set forth objectives and quantifiable rules for exemptions from federal registration. Offerings exempt under these rules 504,505 and 506 have become the most common cost and time saving methods for small and growing businesses to raise capital from private investors.

Rule 506 : Provides an exemption for limited offers and sales without regard to the dollar amount of the offering. This exemption does not limit the number of accredited investors, but the number of nonaccredited investors may not exceed 35 investors. (An accredited investor is any one investor with a certain net worth and or experience in the purchase of stocks.) All nonaccredited purchasers, either alone or together with a designated representative must be sophisticated enough (i.e., have the knowledge and experience necessary) to evaluate the merits and risks of the investment. (An offering company typically determines the sophistication of its investors with a questionnaire subscription agreement.) Rule 506 requires detailed disclosure of relevant information to potential investors; the extent of disclosure depends on the dollar size of the offering.

Rule 505 : Offerings may not exceed $5 million, less the total dollar amount of securities sold during the preceding 12 month period under Rule 504, Rule 505 or Section 3 of the act. This exemption limits the number of nonaccredited investors to 35 but has no investor sophistication standards. Rule 505 requires disclosure similar to that required for Rule 506 offerings, under $7.5 million.

Rule 504 : Offerings allow a business to raise a maximum of $1 million, less the total dollar amount of securities sold during the preceding 12 month period, under Rule 504, Rule 505 or Section 3 of the act. However, a business can raise only $500,000 by the sale of securities to persons residing in the states of Montana and Alaska, which have no disclosure laws applicable to the offering. For the states that do have disclosure laws, which are 48 out of the 50 states, a business can raise up to $1,000,000. Rule 504 has no prescribed disclosure requirements, no limit on the number of purchasers, and no investor sophistication standards. Rule 504 is the most commonly used Regulation D exemption.

Offerings that are exempt under Rule 504 are relatively simple to prepare, which reduces cost and delay and can generally be underwritten by the offering company (the securities being sold by the company’s own officers, directors and employees).

Listen to the Ask the Experts Call!

The Angel Network team of Greg Writer, Paul Hoyt, and Ed Bracken recorded a call on Thursday, April 14th providing valuable information on raising capital.

We had a lot listeners on the phone and over the Internet, and we spent an hour answering your questions.
We covered topics such as:

– “How much of my company do I have to sell?”,

– “I have a patent – what do I do now?”, and

– “How do I find investors?”

For the next seven days, you can listen to the replay at:
http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=18946524
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And we will be doing another call next week at the same time!

Here’s the link for the next call:
http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=19092180
Be sure to dial in a few minutes early in order to secure your spot!

**************************************
If you would like to submit a question for next week’s call, use this link:
http://sharktanktvshow.com/ask-the-expert-webinar/

Thanks!  We’ll see you next week!

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