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ConnectNow Investor Q&A: Brad Greenwald Managing Partner of Hilltop Venture Partners
BIO: Over the past 25 years, Brad has successfully launched and operated innovative start-up and corporate businesses. He began his career at management consulting firm Bain & Co. Then he went on to management roles (sales/marketing and operations) in several successful businesses including Time Warner Cable, Loyalty Management Group, DLF Capital, and WildBlue Communications. He has helped raise over $250 million to fund start-ups including First To File, Springridge Development Corp, Flextrip and WildBlue. In 2010, Brad founded and currently serves on the Board of the marketing services firm Education Funding Partners (Regional Winner of the Harvard Business School New Venture Contest).
He is an Adjunct Professor of Executive MBA Strategy and Entrepreneurial programs at the University of Denver’s Daniels School of Business. Brad founded the Denver Angel Club in 2009, is a member of the Downtown Denver Partnership, and has served on the Board of Directors for several non-profits including Oxfam America, Food Bank of the Rockies, the Jewish Community Foundation and Operation Frontline. Brad was named a Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute in 2000 and received the 2006 SOS National Community Leader Award.
He received a B.A. in Economics from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He resides in Denver, CO with his wife and 3 children.
Connect Now is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs and the startup community to “get real” with investors and influencers in the world of startup capital. Each session features a leader in the investment community, with dialog that cuts to the chase and close-up opportunities to get straight answers to real world questions. Get a handle on the thought process from the other side of the table, with knowledge that empowers regarding key capital-raising topics:
• Clarity about what matters to investors- Insights on a case-by-case basis
• Best practices to get your round right
• Risk and return scenarios that actually happen
• What is true “value add” and how to get it
• Investor types and targeting in the real world
• Readiness – what it means in practical terms
The event is hosted by Murray Arenson, CEO of Pluribus Capital and Managing Director of ConnectNow. ConnectNow is a leading access to capital program from Innovation Pavilion, in partnership with BOLD Legal and Pluribus Capital.