Angel Investment Explained is a part of the 4-week series for entrepreneurs planning to raise outside capital to get investor ready. This session is an overview of angel investing. Hear first hand from an angel investor and learn what angels are looking for.
This session will include a discussion of the following key topics:
Brodie Desimone is the newest member of the Executive-in-Residence team at Accelerate Okanagan. Brodie has a passion for digital disruption in niche markets and leveraging tech solutions to accelerate growth at the seed stage. He was the founder of three successful startups before he joined Microsoft Canada and spent the next 10 years developing technology strategy in mining, forestry, retail and telecommunications. He currently sits on multiple boards and is also extremely active in mentoring and supporting early stage companies.
He then moved to San Francisco with Microsoft as a Chief Technology Strategist focused on cloud strategies for healthcare and technology verticals. He returned to Canada in 2012 to become a partner of Anrias Capital Corp. Anrias is a boutique investment firm with investments in several hospitalities, technology and financial business.
Brodie has been an Investor in Residence for The Next Big thing. He is active in youth entrepreneurship and is supporting the growth of angel network. Brodie is an avid experience seeker, and can be found on caving expeditions, sailing trips, scuba diving and long-distance motorcycle adventures.
This event is powered by Accelerate Okanagan + Grant Thornton.
To increase the number of technology companies that start and grow in the Okanagan
We do this in two ways:
1. Helping to develop and support a vibrant entrepreneurial, creative and innovative technology community.
Our community ranges from students and aspiring entrepreneurs to startups and early stage companies; as well as established technology companies and the wide range of service providers who are critical to our industry
Our objective is to encourage people to start and grow technology companies!
2. Offering programs that support entrepreneurs and technology companies looking to start, accelerate and grow.
These programs combine elements such as needs assessments, hands on coaching, mentorship, and access to world class expertise - including connections provincially, nationally and internationally.
Our objective is to help entrepreneurs and companies accelerate their growth and maximize their opportunity