Maverick Angels is a very different kind of angel investor network. We take an entrepreneurial approach to angel investing to
create win-win results with portfolio companies.
Entrepreneurs need much more than just capital. They need coaching, training, relationships and other resources which will
dramatically increase their chances for success. While we are active angel investors like any other early-stage investment
network, we also realize that entrepreneurs need more support when getting started. If they are more strategic in how they
position their company business model, they will prove to be better investments for our members, ultimately reducing our
financial risk and increasing our upside in the future. If we work hard to make introductions to prospective customers, team
members, partners and other investors, we all win in the end. This open win-win philosophy defines who we are and creates the
foundation for our success. Visit us at www.maverickangels.com to learn more.
The United Inventors Association of America
As the largest inventor organization in the world, The United Inventors Association of America
is the leading educational foundation for inventor programs. Our focus is to take the experience and contacts of our members and leadership
to create free educational programs that can be distributed within the inventor community.
Through online programs, educational resources, and discounted tradeshow opportunities, inventors at every level are able to find
the guidance they need to succeed on their journey of invention.
Our relationship with good companies like FundaGeek, enable us to bring you the inventor the latest set of tools you need for
commercialization. By educating yourself and using the resources the UI has developed you greatly increase your chances of success.
The United inventors Association of America is your safe harbor on the road to inventing. You can become a member of the UIA at
www.uiausa.org - it's simple, it's fast, and it's free. All inventors are invited to enter FundaGeek through our own Partner Portal page,
which provides substantial additional support for inventors, at www.fundageek.com/inventors.
upStart.LA is a startup accelerator based in Los Angeles that helps tech entrepreneurs get their
business up and going. We offer an intensive three-month program and provide up to $18,000 of seed
capital, extensive mentorship and a shared work environment to help entrepreneurs go from idea to product to fundable business.
Joey Tamer (www.joeytamer.com) is a “shadow CEO,” extending her entrepreneur-clients’ bandwidth. She consults to product and service companies, and to consultancies. She has worked in the U.S., Europe, China and Qatar.
Successes include the 1st Internet B2B IPO with $30M to each of the founders in year 5; the sale of a husband/wife software company for $50M in year 4; the raising of $2.2M in seed capital with no equity out, for a software venture she built in China; the sale of a start-up Internet company within 8 months of writing their first investment pitch piece, and the sale of a leading market intelligence company for $95M in 2010.
Her Fortune 500 clients retain her to start in-house new business unit initiatives; these have included J.P. Morgan Capital, Sony, IBM, Apple, Hearst, Blockbuster, Technicolor, Harper Collins, Discovery Channel, Time-Warner, Agfa and Scitex. Among her many early stage ventures, she includes Earthweb (IPO 1998) and iSuppli (sold 2010).
She speaks and publishes widely on entrepreneurship. Her published credits include 5 books, 60 published articles, and a weblog with hundreds of blog posts of advice to entrepreneurs. She can be reached through her website at www.joeytamer.com.
John Shiple (www.FreelanceCTO.com) is an acclaimed technology consultant to CEOs throughout the U.S. John creates success for his clients by building companies and products for businesses and investors. He architects award-winning technologies that scale businesses while concurrently building, training, and mentoring development teams. John’s work brings forth new products, optimizes business processes, lowers operating costs, and enables operational scalability. He has a special expertise in working with emerging and disruptive technologies.