Subject Matter Experts:
John Brock, Angel Investor, Queen City Angels (Cincinnati)
Geoff Robinson, Fund Manager The Lighthouse Fund
Grady Vanderhoofven, President/CEO Three Roots Capital
Host: Chris Miller, CFO Three Roots Capital
This session focuses on answering questions about equity investment such as “how do you attract equity investment”; “what is due diligence”; “how long does it take to get an equity investment”; “is there a bad fit for equity investment”, among others.
The video player below contains the full-session video followed by the same content edited into smaller videos for viewing convenience.
Geoff Robson Responsible for day to day operations of an angel investor fund called, The Lighthouse Fund, in Knoxville, TN. His duties include investor relations/management, sourcing/vetting potential investments, and portfolio management. Geoff has Big Four audit experience with Ernst and Young, was a member of the management team at CSI where the company IPO’d on the NASDAQ in 1995 and sold to Emerson Electric in 1998 driving a 15X return to investors. He has lots of private industry financial and fundraising experience.
Grady Vanderhoofven Founder and CEO of Three Roots Capital, has more than 20 years of experience in venture capital and private equity, including debt and equity investing in predominantly low income and/or rural areas of the southeastern US.
John Bruck is an angel investor with Queen City Angels in Cincinnati and currently the Entrepreneur-In-Residence at the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Business Accelerator in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. His strengths in mentoring new companies are strategic and business planning, supporting and developing leadership and teams, and connecting to resources, including investment capital, necessary for high growth. A specialty is preparing appropriate startups for private investment.