OtherAngel Investing and CleanTech – A Match Made in Heaven?

Contributed by Barry Woods, Oregon State Bar Sustainable Future Section

Angel investing is a new investment model, pooling the resources of individuals to assist start-ups by making capital available, taking the long view toward return on investment (ROI) and often with a more local focus on economic growth and business development.

Why have clean technology startups have been the beneficiary of this new form of investing, allowing private investment to fund sustainable business models? Join speakers from the Oregon Angel Fund (OAF) and the CleanTech Open for a brown bag lunch on Tuesday, March 5, 12-1:15 pm to learn more about the angel investing strategy, what constitutes an attractive business model, and how angel goals and clean tech might be uniquely suited for one another.

Scott Sandler is the Fund Manager of the Oregon Angel Fund (OAF), which launches a $5 million funding cycle every calendar year and seeks to invest in 4 to 7 early stage companies seeking $150,000-800,000. OAF has enjoyed a nearly flawless record in providing investor returns and picking viable northwest startups.

Morgan Rider is the National Sustainability Chair for the CleanTech Open (CTO). CTO is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping great ideas become viable clean tech businesses. The organization’s mission is to serve as an innovation catalyst, providing the infrastructure and processes to develop and motivate entrepreneurs and early stage companies creating clean, environmentally sustainable technologies. CTO’s goal is to find, fund and foster the most promising clean tech companies on the planet.

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 12-1:15 pm
Location: Perkins Coie, Tenth Floor, 1120 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: Free to Sustainable Future Section members; $10 for non-Section members (cash or check to OSB at the door)
Food: Bring your own Brown Bag Lunch
CLE: 1 General CLE credit (Applied for)
Register: Email msteinhilb@gordon-polscer.com

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