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Angel Investing: Keynote Panel

Angel Investing – The Inside Scoop

Angel investments are as old as the world yet not often the first in mind when it comes to finding the funds to start your business. Angels - the word kind of says it all - can be a match made in heaven. They often are Entrepreneurs themselves, having had some/considerable success - and they now want to pay it forward and assist business startups just like yours. Funding studies sponsored by Harvard Business School provide evidence that angel-funded companies have historically been less likely to fail and there is a good reason why...

We are going to share exactly why it can be great to have an Angel Investor in your business. And share all there is know about angel investments. We’ve invited a panel of key Angel Investors to help educate you on how to approach them, what they look for and how to get them to consider funding your venture. Before you launch your business idea, you must attend EFactor’s presentation on Angel Investing in Chicago.



  • Greg Grove, Principal, Much Shelist - raising capital from the legal perspective
Gregory D. Grove, a Principal in the firm's Business & Finance group, concentrates his practice on private equity, venture capital and corporate transactions and counseling. He advises funds, boards of directors, management teams, underwriters, and private and public companies at all stages of development, from entrepreneurial to established, operating in a wide range of industries.
  • Seyi Fabode, CEO & Co-Founder of Power2Switch - raising capital from the entrepreneur perspective

Seyi Fabode is the CEO/Co-founder of Power2Switch, a website that enables residential consumers to make responsible decisions about their energy usage and expenses. He was an operations analyst at EnergyQuote, an energy brokerage and management firm in London and commercial/operations analyst for Barking Power Station in London. Seyi has an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and an MSc in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Warwick University in the UK. Passionate about family, empowerment and the written word Seyi is the author of Alien #2102 (a short novel of intertwined immigrant stories set in Chicago).

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“This EFactor event was one of the best I’ve attended. The Angel Investment panel discussion was the highlight. The insights, wisdom and candid dialog from the top-flight investor groups was extremely valuable.”

Bob Lambert
Samurai Business Group


“Tonight’s EFactor event was fantastic, from start to finish. The presentations by Greg and Seyi were wonderful and informative. What an impressive and illustrious panel of angel investors (Karin, Larry, Ron, Gale and Craig) you assembled together. I greatly appreciated how generously and openly they shared their insight, experience, expectations and process for funding. As a woman business owner, I especially appreciated having two women angel investors on the panel too. I knew everyone attending (and the room was packed), learned a lot, ate and drank great food, and enjoyed the networking opportunity. THANKS!!!”

Marcia Schurer
President, Culinary Connections


EFactor members got an inside look at angel investing on Wednesday, August 21. The speakers included a venture attorney, an entrepreneur who raised capital, and five local angel groups. Each speaker provided insights into the world of angel investing. Attendees learned valuable lessons such as:

  • It is better to have revenue when approaching professional angel investors
  • It is important to get a warm introduction to an investor
  • It can be a full-time job raising capital
  • Your pitches will get better over time
  • Make sure to have good legal counsel when raising capital
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Note on Pricing:

Regular Price - $10

Start Time: 6:00 PM

End Time: 9:00 PM

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Ajay Prasad on Sep 1, 2013

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