Angels, Pitches, and Beers is Back!

Angels Pitches and BeerAngel Investor Gary Rubens and Seattle attorney Joe Wallin of DWT are collaborating on this event.

If you are an angel investor, or if you are a company looking for angel funds, you might like to come to this event.

Event: “Angels, Pitches & Beers”

When: Wednesday, November 19th, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where: SURF Incubator, 999 Third Avenue, Seattle, 7th Floor

Pitch format: Private room, 10 minutes (total, including setup)

Cost: Free


The Idea behind the Event: Connecting Angels With Companies Seeking Funding

Companies seeking funding spend a lot of time trying to meet angels. Similarly, angels spend a lot of time meeting with companies, shepherding deals to other angels, etc. The whole process is fraught with inefficiency, and is very time consuming.

At this event, we will try to connect entrepreneurs with active Angel Investors. We hope to have a good crowd of active angel investors (13 at the last event). We also hope to have a bunch of companies seeking angel funds in attendance (40 at the last event).

What to expect:

Show up on time, sign in, get your name tag, red solo beer cup, and please enjoy the networking opportunities, drinks and some snacks while you wait.

There is no guarantee you will get to pitch if time runs out; it depends on how many companies show up.

Companies will be selected on a first come, first served basis. However, if you do not come with the requirements listed below or if you pitched recently, you will not be allowed to pitch again until you show significant changes in your business status.

The list of companies pitching will then be posted outside the pitch room. Please arrive and wait outside the pitch room in advance of your pitch slot. You will be called in when it’s your turn.

Pitch Format:

10 minutes total, this includes set up, handing out your executive summary, your presentation/PowerPoint and QA. You will not be allowed to run over the allotted time. Angels will be able to follow up with you later if they wish to.

Pitches will be in a private room, not in front of the crowd.

If you expect to watch other companies pitch to a crowd, this is not the event for you. We want the undivided attention of the Angels focused on the Companies who are pitching. We have a large TV and projector for your presentation, so bring your own device to connect with all associated adapters.


You must bring the following if you wish to pitch, no exceptions:

1-Presentation/PowerPoint – (Angels love demo’s)

2-Executive summary sheet to hand out (15 copies)

3-Your own device and dongles

4- Business cards (optional)

It should be a fun event. Please tell folks about it. I hope to see you there.

Bonus: Practice Pitch

There will be opportunities to practice your pitch to seasoned entrepreneurs in private rooms.

Protect Angel Funding

PAFThe pool of accredited angel investors is about to shrink if the entire startup community doesn’t chime in!

Protect Angel Funding

The Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 requires the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) to review the investor accreditation requirements. Some people are advocating extreme increases in the financial thresholds, which would significantly shrink the number of investors.

My friends at the Angel Capital Association (ACA) and I believe that it is urgent to tell the SEC now to make no adjustments to the current standards, as well as review the possibility of easing standards to raise the pool of investors.

Send A Letter! Or Submit a Comment on the SEC’s Website!

The ACA has prewritten the letters, so if you are a concerned party or an investor, choose the appropriate letter, fill in the blanks, save it to your computer, and upload it to the SEC. Thanks!

General Accredited Investor Letter to SEC 5-18-14

Investor Angel Investment SEC Letter 5-18-14

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