Learn the best ways to achieve a round of funding—from pre-seed to first institutional raise—from some of the top fundraising advisors in Arizona (and get to ask your burning questions!)
Gary Heath, Advising Partner at 33 North Partners
Mr. Heath is a Phoenix-based serial entrepreneur who recently had a very successful exit of Informative Graphics Corporation to Opentext, a $2B Canadian company that develops and sells enterprise information management (EIM) software. Mr. Heath has a strong interest in helping Arizona technology entrepreneurs obtain business growth success. He is focused on doing early stage technology angel investing with a “hands on” mentoring approach in strategy, focus discipline, company/market positioning, and product definition.
James Goulka, Managing Director at Arizona Tech Investors
Mr. Goulka is the Managing Director of Arizona Tech Investors, a group over 80 men and women who invest their own capital in early stage technology companies in the Southwest. Since May 2007, members have invested just over $14 million in over 50 companies, making it the most active early stage technology investor in Phoenix. In addition to his role at ATI, Mr. Goulka serves as CEO and President of Lone Mountain Associates, LLC, a boutique consulting firm.
Armando Viteri, Partner 33 North Partners and Chair of MIT Enterprise Forum of Phoenix
Mr. Viteri brings to 33 North Partners more than 25 years of executive management and expertise in the enterprise computing, software, networking and services market. He has been involved in two public offerings and has raised more than $150m in angel and institutional capital for various companies. As Chair of MIT Enterprise Forum, he works to inform, connect, and coach technology entrepreneurs—enabling them to rapidly transform ideas into world-changing companies.
12:15pm – 12:30pm – Doors open & food/drinks
12:30pm – 1:00pm – Panel Discussion
Street and lot parking available around campus.