Session 1: Ten Ways a VC Fund Will Fail

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Raising a fund is all the rage these days. If managed by inexperienced partners, the fund will likely fail to return an ROI to investors. Learn from experts the various ways a fund fails, and how to avoid them.


Dan Loague
President, Washington DC ArchAngels
Dan Loague has an extensive background in venture capital and early stage investments. Over the past twenty-five years he has built, and now works with a national network of exceptionally active angels, professional investors, corporate, business development professionals, technology enterprise executives and government officials. Read full profile…


Ed Harrell
Advisor to Entrepreneurs of All Ages | Mentor | Investor | Board Member
Ed Harrell founded Harrell Capitol Partners, a family-owned business that was founded in 2001 to invest in early-stage companies in the security, online video, CRM, e-commerce, mobile, and big data/cloud platform markets, primarily in the Mid-Atlantic, New England, and Silicon Valley regions. HCP has invested in 16 portfolio companies with 6 successful exits to date. Read full profile…

Pleurat Hundozi MBA
Director of Business Development, Crimson Capitol Corporate
Pleurat Hundozi is the Director of Business Development for Crimson Capitol Corporate, which invests in leading innovation development and implementation of projects with impact. He is also a highly successful investor in companies developing mobile apps, IoT platforms, and natural gas distribution. Read full profile…

Hugo Jimenez
Managing Partner at Bethlehem Technologies
Mr. Jimenez has spent the last 20 years in Corporate and Business Development for a variety of clients in telecommunications, interactive media and health care. He specializes in working with emergent companies that have an evolutionary product or service, to develop and execute on capitalization and strategic business development plans. Read full profile…

Steven J. Kubisen, Ph.D.
President, InnoComm, LLC
Steve is a serial entrepreneur, corporate executive and university technology commercialization executive. He started his career in research and then moved to research management and general management for Union Carbide, Akzo Coatings, GE and Alcoa. As an entrepreneur, Steve was CEO of a revolutionary composites venture and a medical device venture, in addition to serving on boards of a number of early stage ventures. Read full profile…