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HAE-Denver: Raising Capital for Your Business

  • TBD Downtown Denver Denver, CO USE (map)

Learn how to raise startup money in Colorado and the investment criteria used by 3 local Harvard fund managers.  This event will help entrepreneurs seeking capital understand the investment criteria and other considerations that nanciers are looking for in companies at various stages of development.

Panelists:  Brian Abrams (AB ’00), Ibex Investors; Kyle Klopcic (AB ’06), Colorado Impact Fund; Craig Jones (JD ’82), Ticonderoga Private Equity. Moderator, Colin Barclay (AB ’07), Delta-v Capital

Our panelists will share their insights on:

  • The types of companies that their funds invest in
  • The do’s, dont’s, and best practices when approaching their funds
  • How they use their Harvard connections and network to attract deal ow, and how you can use your Harvard connec- tions to attract capital 

5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Cocktails/Networking
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Presentation

Tickets: $40     RSVP

This event is sponsored by Kutak Rock LLP

About our panelist:

Brian T. Abrams (AB ‘00), President Ibex Investors.                                                              Brian is President of Ibex Investors (formerly known as Lazarus), a $300 million Denver-based fund management company with several niche investment strategies focused on behavioral nance, Israeli companies, driverless cars, and microcaps. Previously, he was Managing Partner at Row Capital, advising hedge funds, venture capital rms, family o ces, and Fortune 500 companies on their investments in emerging markets such as India. Prior to that, Brian founded and sold G2 Analytics, a corporate intelligence rm with operations in the U.S. and India. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the United States Presidential Scholars Foundation, of which he was previously Chairman and President. Brian received his AB from Harvard College.

Kyle Klopcic (AB ‘06), Vice President Colorado Impact Fund                                               Kyle is a Vice President at the Colorado Impact Fund, a Denver-based venture capital rm that invests in Colorado companies with high-growth, scalable business models and a commitment to make their community better in areas such as healthcare, education, and the environment. Prior to CIF, he was the Director of Operations at Excellence Boys Charter School, an a liate of Uncommon Schools. Before that, Kyle worked at Lehman Brothers in investment banking and at Disney in their corporate strategy and business development group. Kyle earned an AB in economics from Harvard College and his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Craig A. T. Jones (JD ‘82), Managing Partner Ticonderoga Private Equity                           Craig Jones was a venture capitalist from 1984-2010, which included serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Venture Capital Association, and since then has run Ticonderoga Private Equity (TPE). He has invested extensively in software businesses, leading investments in over 60 companies in healthcare IT and services, SaaS, and cloud and internet-based companies. Prior to founding TPE, Mr. Jones was Managing Director at Dillon, Read & Co. and head of its venture capital partnerships, Vice President at Advent International, Associate at Centennial Ventures and a consultant with Bain & Co. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Harvard Law School.