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Summer Angel / Entrepreneur Panel – Registration Open! 07/06/2015

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Pitfalls, Perspectives and Possibilities of Angel Investments – Register Today!

With the proliferation of angel groups in the Boston area over the past several years, it has become increasingly challenging for entrepreneurs to navigate the process of raising money from angel investors. Better understanding the angel network and process can be extremely helpful to entrepreneurs as they go through this process.

Please join us for a lively discussion with our distinguished panel of angel investors and entrepreneurs which will address:

  • What criteria do angels use when considering an investment in portfolio companies?   How do they evaluate startup business plans? 
  • How should entrepreneurs prepare when targeting various angel groups? 
  • What common mistakes do companies make during the due diligence process?  
  • How can angels add value to their portfolio companies? 

Monica Brady-Myerov, Founder ListenCurrent
Paul Liberman, Co-founder, DraftKings
Ryan Moore, Partner, Accomplice (f/k/a Atlas Ventures) 
Vinit Nijhawan, Co-founder & Board Member, LearnLaunch

Get details here.

MBBP to Sponsor Upcoming TiE Startup Con 04/28/2015

Posted by Morse, Barnes-Brown Pendleton in Events, M&A, MBBP news, Nonprofit, Public Companies, Telecommunications & Networking, Venture Capital & Private Equity.
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2015-04-23_9-30-48MBBP is proud to sponsor TiE Startup Con, taking place at the Cambridge Marriott on Friday, May 1st. The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) is a non-profit, global community supporting entrepreneurs all over the world by offering education, mentorship, networking, and funding opportunities. TiE’s upcoming conference seeks to help early-stage entrepreneurs along their journey to launch and build their own companies. It will provide several companies with the opportunity to negotiate with some of Boston’s top angel investors for access to valuable capital. With upwards of 600 annual attendees, the conference boasts three tracks focusing on the “Entrepreneur’s Journey”, “Tales from the Start-up Trenches”, along with traditional insight into “What’s Hot in Tech and Pharma in 2015″.

Find out what all the excitement is about, learn more and register for TiE Startup Con!

MBBP Welcomes New Member John Hession 02/24/2015

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hessionMBBP is pleased to announce that veteran venture capital, technology, and life sciences attorney John Hession has joined the firm as a Member. John represents emerging-growth companies in the medical device, life sciences, software and digital media fields, as well as angels and venture capital funds in the investment process in these areas. His practice includes both start-up and later-stage company work; equity-based compensation strategies; public offerings, representing either underwriters or companies; mergers and acquisitions, representing either buyers or sellers; corporate partnering, joint ventures and other strategic alliances involving technology transfers; license and distribution arrangements for medical devices and biotechnology, software and hardware companies; and venture capital or angel financings of technology companies.

Prior to joining MBBP, John was Of Counsel in the Venture Financings and Emerging Companies practice groups and a member of the Cooley, LLP Business department. He started his legal career at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault LLP, where he practiced for more than twenty years as one of Testa’s lead attorneys, representing venture-backed technology companies in all stages of financings.


The full press release is available here.  Please feel free to contact John Hession directly.


MBBP Sponsors BU New Venture Competition 04/03/2013

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Boston UniversityOn Thursday, April 4th Boston University School of Management is hosting the final phase of its accelerator program “New Venture Competition“. Thursday will be an opportunity for finalists to pitch their business to angel investors. Winners will receive a guaranteed spot in BU’s Venture Start-up Camp and a legal start-up package worth $5,000 for each of the top three winners of the Competition. Plus, all 6 teams get the opportunity to compete for a $1,000 People’s Choice Award presented by event sponsor, Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

To learn more about the New Venture Competition event, please visit BU.

Angel Investors Share Their Wealth… of Information 09/12/2012

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On Thursday, September 27th, MBBP is hosting a VC event at the Cambridge Innovation Center which will include a lively panel discussion of angel investors as well as a presentation of Q2 2012 Series “A” venture capital deals.

The angel panel will answer/discuss:

  • What criteria do angels use to review deals?
  • What is the due diligence process for angel groups?
  • What do angels add to their portfolio companies?
  • Term sheets – What are the critical elements in an angel deal?
  • Exit strategies – When do angels typically exit a deal?

Kyle Alspach, Startups and VC Editor, Boston Business Journal

Joe Caruso, The Bantam Group
Jean Hammond, Golden Seeds, Launchpad, HubAngels
Chris Sheehan, CommonAngels

For more information, directions, or to register, please visit the event page: Angel Investors Share Their Wealth… of Information.


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