Testimonials received from conference participants include:
CEO & Co-founder, Koala Tools
First, let me thank you for putting on a spectacular event. We met a wide range of interesting (and hopefully 'interested') investors. We are following up with some really good leads and are optimistic that it will lead to successful funding.
Also, thank you for providing such a comprehensive and well-advised follow-up email to the event. The following are people that expressed the most interest in Koala Tools…. Donald Sussis - Structured Portfolio Management, J. Keith Yonkers - 41-North Advisors, J. Peter Foster - MacLean Wealth Management, Stephen M. Pelletier -Viacode, Alfredo Angel - Estrategias Moviles, Samuel Occhipinti -Venture Partners Capital, Alan Hirsch - Lion Partners, Stan Altschuler - Strategic Universal Advisors, John Zukowski - Charms Investments. Again, thank up for all of your assistance and advise
Dr. Ted Robinson,
Director, VaAsia Capital Corp.
On behalf of VanAsia Capital Corp, I wanted to thank you for inviting us today. It was more than interesting, and you had some really good presenters. Overall the summit was well-organized and high quality. Hopefully this session will result in future business for both of us!
Architecting The Future,
Managing Partner and CEO
Thanks again for accommodating us yesterday as we seek to provide support for Biosortia's very positive future. It was also a pleasure to finally be able to see one of your events in person - I have been getting your invitations for many years. It was good to meet everyone in person and recognize the value you provide in connecting investors to investment opportunities.
President and Founder
Thanks for this. I'm actually in touch with Palm Ventures…. already, but I didn't know that Lightship Partners was interested. I'll go ahead and reach out to him, following your advice. Thanks again for putting this great event together and working so hard to connect me with good people. I'll be sure to keep you posted on how my round comes together.
MJ Licensing Company, Counsel
I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic event at the Yale Club on February 27! As usual, you were charming and very funny, but more importantly, you put together a very-well organized event with more than 100 sources of capital and many very impressive companies that presented.
Your events are by far the best I've ever attended - having attended a very large number. I have invested (along with my colleagues) in companies which have presented at your events, and I always evangelize those companies I meet there that present a good return to potential investors in my substantial network. You are the best, and I so look forward to the next one!!
Dominion Lasercom Inc,
Bryan, I want to express my gratitude for your hard work & diligence in putting Dominion Lasercom, Inc. before potential investors. Over the past five years we have spent some $80,000 in retainers to professionals with the hopes of funding, but you have been the only one successful in doing so. And being that this is an especially difficult time for the telecom industry because of the collapse of so many of the industry leaders, it has made your efforts that much more appreciated. Thanks again for your help."
Advanced Reconnaissance Corp,
I want to thank you and Bryan for your efforts culminating in what looks to be a very positive set of meetings yesterday for ARC. We are, of course, already following up on our new contacts. As I mentioned yesterday, I never did manage to connect with Mark Holman. Please send me his contact information so I can follow up with him as well. Again I want to thank you and Bryan for a job well done.
It was a pleasure meeting you at the Yale Club. The forum was the first major event I've participated as part of my fund-raising efforts and I was impressed with its quality. Thank you and the whole team for an outstanding performance. Thank you for the tips and suggestions. These are really valuable. I've contacted the investors who expressed an interest in our company, and currently I'm following up with them to learn about the next steps.
My Partners and I thank you for a wonderful day at the Yale Club, which we believe was very positive for us and our efforts to raise money. It was perfectly managed and we appreciate the time and effort that was required to accomplish that…in the meantime, our sincere thanks again…
Dear Ellen, (Executive Director of the Tri-State Private Investors Network who referred the company) I want to thank you for making it possible for me and my team to be at [the] Yale Club Forum. We each found it exhilarating and the exposure which we got is very valuable.
Waterotor Energy Technologies,
I've already sent out follow-up emails to the people with whom I spoke at the conference and look forward to your suggestions on how to make the most of this information. This was the best event of its kind that I have attended.
Thanks very, very much for the follow-up email - as well as your initial invitation to the event. It certainly did not disappoint! My partner and I met many entrepreneurs and investors throughout the VC/PE and Angel realms.
Manager Special Projects
I appreciate this email you have distributed. I surely benefited from attending. I received cards from Westwind Investors, Landmark Angels, - Westwood Capital, GE Capital… still need to contact Vinart Corp Capital Mgmt. and Blackhorse Advisors. Thanks.
Starr Associates, Founder
Thank you for extending the courtesy for [two associates] and I at the June meeting. Kit, who did attend another NY meeting last week and also one in Dublin was very complimentary of the professional, courteous, and efficient meeting management compared to the others mentioned.
I attribute that to your team members. Kit is on the STAR due diligence team evaluating an Investment in DIIG, who presented at the last Summit. We are starting discussions with ImmunoPhotonics, Biosortia, Invoice Sharing and Detect Ready
Thank you - we sincerely appreciate all the phone calls and the outstanding feature introduction you provided at the conference for Turanto. I will follow up with the companies (investors) below and get you the contact info for all that we did speak with. Again, yours was the first event of its kind I have ever attended and I did get a lot out of it, thanks to the event format itself, your advice, and the process outlined in your initial emails.
I want to thanks you both very much for the opportunity to meet the people at the conference. I was very impressed with the quality of the people as well the overall organization of the event which was both productive and enjoyable.
One Number Solution,
Vice-President of Technology
I wanted to take a minute and give you my deepest THANKS for your assistance in making ONS, Inc’s participation in the Venture Capital West Forum possible. Without your help, we would not have been able to participate and meet so many great investors and presenters. Again Thank you.
Congratulations on a well done event and thank you again…for inviting Strutz to participate at the Private Equity Forum last week. The Forum was both helpful and informative. Our group was able to network with investors who expressed an interest in the investment opportunities offered by our company.
Also, we were able to meet and speak with other entrepreneurs about how they are funding and building their businesses. This week and next Paul and I will be contacting the individuals we met, particularly those that expressed interest in Strutz
Thanks for putting on a productive and well-run conference! I look forward to getting the list of folks (7 more investment groups) who expressed an interest in Acumera after you get a chance to compile the survey results. I have followed up with four of the people we met with yesterday, and I will let you know how that goes. Thanks again for your support and counsel on Acumera's inclusion in your conference.
I just wanted to thank you for all your help. You put on a first class event. I received amazing response from the attendees. I have already followed up on all the leads, 30 business cards. Everyone was very helpful, even if they couldn’t invest, they offered to refer potential investors. It was definitely worth doing the presentation. I look forward to receiving any information on interested parties from your survey. I hope you enjoyed the coffee!
Corporate Capital Group,
Joe Davids and his team were most impressed with the professionalism of the event and we have had a very gratifying level of interest from many attendees. We have had follow up discussions and meetings with several parties and have a number of conference calls scheduled. In addition to the parties on your list, the following are also interested in Galuku: Mindshare Holdings…Top-Hat Capital …Subsidy Insight … NJ Angels - Rewrap Ventures
Network of Business Angels & Investors, Founder and Managing Director
I have found that the capital community in NYC, Boston and the surrounding areas just want to look at good deals and don't seem to have a hard and fast "in my backyard" mentality. That is why the "National Angel-VC Summit & Capital Investment Forum" scheduled for Nov 30th is such a great opportunity for emerging growth and expansion stage companies to present to and interact with private and institutional investors who are actively seeking to put capital to work in the near future.
I have been attending this event for over 6 years and have never been disappointed ….. I have also found it to be a great event to meet new funding sources for future reference.
I really enjoyed the event yesterday. Definitely first-class. There was a lot of excitement about our technology. I hope I can turn that into checks fairly quickly!”
Thank you for the opportunity to participate in today's event. We made a number of great contacts and are looking forward to seeing what we can make of them.
It really was a great Forum last Thursday. You guys have a done a wonderful job of organizing it. I truly enjoyed it. I have about 4-5 potential investors had shown interest who we will be following up with.
The Triune Initiative, Founder
Thank you for a great conference” - Dear Bryan, “Thank you for co-sponsoring the Private Equity Conference at the Yale Club New York in September. As a former educator turned recent entrepreneur, I was hesitant to attend an event of this magnitude because I was in the initial stages of product development, and I feared that the aspirant nature of my business repertoire would be perceived as a detriment. However, to my surprise it was just the opposite.
Attending the Private Equity Conference has proven to be one of the best decisions I have made to date. The aggregative demographic of your attendees afforded me the opportunity to network with potential clients and investors while increasing my awareness of the business perspective. Both entrepreneurs and investors, alike, offered industry insights, constructive feedback and potential resources that will ultimately improve my product and my executive efficacies. My original goal was to obtain funding, but I walked away with so much more: experience, knowledge, leads and four mentors who have agreed to assist me in navigating the start-up process.
Again, I want to thank you, Starlight Investments and [co-host] for this amazing opportunity. For new entrepreneurs, the business world can be intimidating and very overwhelming, but I left your event feeling confident and encouraged. Even though most participants were further along in their endeavors, there were significant benefits for those in the seed and start-up phases, too. Thus, I hope that others who find themselves at the onset of corporate development realize the value of your Private Equity Conferences.”
Cahaba River Camera Solutions,
We enjoyed our time at the forum… it was all you represented it to be plus.
Energy Independence Partners,
Just wanted to thank you for having (us) at the event. I thought it was really well put together and will be recommending some folks to come to your upcoming conferences as well.
I thought the event we participated in was very good, very well run, and worth our time and investment.
Milton Capital Holdings, Managing Partner Representative of Presenting Company, Alquimi Solar
I thought that the PE Forum was extremely well done. Both of you put together a great event with good speakers, high-end investors, and other attendees. All of the Alquimi Solar guys and I found it to be an excellent venue to network and make valuable contacts with investors. Peter and I look forward to attending the next one in NYC.
I wanted to follow up on our discussion about your willingness to make selective introductions to VC firms or other investors where [co-host] or you have contacts. Such introduction(s) would greatly facilitate my ability to talk directly with a partner/principal about their interest in the two renewable energy deals on which our firm is raising equity growth capital….Thanks in advance for your help and support.
President & CEO
The event went well for us and I will keep you posted on who we get traction with. I will call everyone! This was our first time at this event…I plan to pass this on to others. Thank you.
I appreciate you inviting me to your conference. It was very worthwhile and I will do as you suggest with my follow ups. Also, don't hesitate to use me as a reference if you ever need that.
CEO & Founder
The event was very well done. We found a lot of interest from investors of all stripes and even made connections outside the investing world in the education space. Thanks so much for your help in getting us there and for all your efforts putting on the event.
Advisor to Protectus Medical Devices (Reporting back to company.)
Good morning. What a wonderful Forum on Thursday, hands down, the best fund raising and networking opportunity I have ever attended, ever! [Co-host] has something very special in the Angel and VC Forum. Just read the email I have forwarded and you will get a sense of what I am talking about. This is how it should be done, this is this is the way to do it!
I have attached a handful of Business Cards of Individuals and Funds that I personally talked with that would like a follow up today. As well in [co-host]'s email you will see a list consisting of Angels and Funds that acknowledged in the questionnaire they filled out that they have an interest in Protectus and would like a follow up. I will follow up with everyone today with the aim of setting up a conference call with you and the interested parties this week……Thanks, talk with you later. Regards
President & CEO
Bryan, Thank you for your detailed reports and follow up suggestions. I have already contacted all people you have suggested in your e mail and they asked I send them information via e mail…We actually have quite a few more people interested that are not on the list and as you asked to be informed about them so you can follow up as well I will list them below.
CEO & Founder
Thanks for sending me more helpful information. I have been speaking with interested investors & plan to meet with some of them next week. The event was wonderful. I am glad I had a prototype sample with me.