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Angel Investor Ecosystem in California’s Silicon Valley and Strategies for Getting Angel Funding

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YEREVAN, Armenia – The American University of Armenia (AUA) College of Business and Economics (CBE) hosted on November 19 Dr. Ronald Weissman, Chairman of the Software SIG of the Band of Angels, which is Silicon Valley’s oldest angel group and a model for angel groups worldwide. The event was part of CBE’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Talk Series (Talk #4)

Dr. Ronald Weissman talked about the angel investor ecosystem in Silicon Valley and strategies for getting angel funding. An angel investor or angel is an affluent individual who provides capital for a business start-up.  He discussed angel investor’s operations in Silicon Valley today and the lessons learned from them and from entrepreneurs worldwide.

The speaker touched upon innovation economy, next generation Silicon Valley investment themes, venture capital in transition, angel groups in Europe and the US, and other global subjects. The Silicon Valley’s IP spinout model and a few current spinout networks were also discussed.

A Q&A session followed the presentation. Audience members asked about Dr. Weissman’s professional experience and his outlook on strategies for startups in regions with little income. The lecture featured a PowerPoint presentation and real-life examples.

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.

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