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Raising Business Capital 2015
Startup & Growth-Stage Firms
Mike Segal, Co-Founder, New York Private Equity Forums
Charles Albanese, President, Keiretsu Forum, New York
Pascal Nigen, Managing Partner, Alpha Bronze

The stock market is at an all-time high and economic reports are favorable. Yet, entrepreneurs across the country are asking - will this have a positive impact on the funding market for startups and growth-stage firms? Will angel, venture capital, and private equity investors collectively be more willing to open their checkbooks to entrepreneurial companies? The event will provide an assessment of the current funding climate in the U.S. for domestic and foreign-based firms, and provide perspectives on where the funding market is headed.

Event topics will include, among others:
- Has the rise in the stock market translated into a better funding market?
- Where can reliable data be found that tracks investments made in the sector?
- Are there sectors which currently are "in" or "out", and which ones are they?
- What is the most efficient way to find funding sources that view your industry favorably?
- What are the current trends in organizing and conducting a funding campaign?
- Is it advisable or necessary to have outside firms run your campaign?

Mike Segal is a Founder of New York Private Equity Forums, the preeminent angel, venture capital, and private equity   funding conference in the northeast. He is also a member of the screening committee of Tri-State Private Investors Network, one of the area's leading Angel groups. Further, he is Founder of the boutique investment banking firm M.J. Segal Associates, which was formed to address funding problems faced by emerging and growth companies.

Charles Albanese is President of the Keiretsu Forum, New York Chapter. Keiretsu is a global investment community of accredited angel, venture capital, private equity, and institutional investors. Forum members provide early-stage capital in the range of $250k to $2 million, with approximately 70% of investments in technology firms and 30% in non-tech companies. Members collaborate on due diligence, but make individual investment decisions.    

Pascal Nigen is Founder and Managing Partner of the financial advisory firm Alpha Bronze, and an expert in understanding the investment strategies of institutional investors. Alpha helps corporate and startup firms in the areas of market intelligence, investor targeting, and tactical support. Previously, Pascal worked at two Investment Banks, where he built strong relationships with the buy-side investment community. He is an independent angel investor.  

The next  New York Private Equity Forum will take place on Thursday, March 5, 2015. To learn more about the meeting, please go to the event website at  http://www.privateequityforums.com.


Thursday, January 22, 2015
Check-in: 5:30 to 6:00
Presentations: 6:00 to 7:00
Group Q&A: 7:00 to 7:30
Networking: 7:30 to 8:15


Lee Hecht Harrison
230 Park Avenue
6th Floor (Suite 600)
Elevator Bank 3C-34
New York, NY 10017


Entrepreneur Forum
Angen Advisors LLC

Cost: There is a nominal fee of $20 to attend, payable at the door. Regrets but we are unable to accept credit cards.

To RSVP: Please click on the registration link below, then input basic data on the next screen. If you have difficulty, please register by email: Events@AngenAdvisors.com.

Directions: Entrances for the Helmsley Building at 230 Park Avenue are on 45th and 46th Streets. Please use elevator bank 3C-34 for the 6th Floor.
Refreshments: Coffee, tea, and snacks will be served.

Cancellations: If you register but need to cancel for whatever reason, kindly notify us at: Events@AngenAdvisors.com.