Boston Angel Forum – Special Guests

  • Written by CIA
  • June 12, 2012 at 10:11 PM
    • Ben Littauer

      Ben Littauer Angel InvestorBoston Harbor Angels

      Ben Littauer is a business and technology management consultant with expertise in Internet and communications technologies, as well as healthcare IT.  Currently he spends his time as an active angel investor, member of Boston Harbor Angels, Walnut Venture Associates, and Launchpad Venture Group. He is a mentor for Mass Challenge and The Capital Network, and is on the advisory board at TCN. Recently Mr. Littauer is a judge for Mass Challenge, MITX Innovation Awards, and various academic competitions. Mr. Littauer was Technology Strategist for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, whe...

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    • Kartik Shah

      Kartik Shah Angel / Deal ScreeningTiE Angels Boston

      Kartik is a founding partner of Skyscape and after helping to grow the business the past 10 years, assisted in its sale to a New York private equity group Perseus, LLC. Kartik now serves as the Chief Technology Officer of Physicians Interactive Holding, an aggregate of three healthcare technology companies, including Skyscape. Kartik has more than 20 years experience in cutting-edge technology development, financial management, G&A/logistics and business development activities. Prior to joining Skyscape, Kartik served at Cornerstone Software as Vice President of Software Development where ...

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    • Phil Cooper

      Phil Cooper Angel InvestorBoston Harbor Angels

      J. Phillip Cooper (“Phil”), a member of Boston Harbor Angels, is a seasoned entrepreneurial leader with strengths in marketing and business development, deal structuring / negotiation, acquisition / strategic partnering, and financial engineering. In June, 2006, he retired from CRA International, where he was Vice Chairman & Executive Vice President. CRA (NASDAQ: CRAI) is a leading provider of economic and financial expertise and management consulting services. At CRA, while leading the corporate development function, Dr. Cooper was responsible for the successful identification, negotiati...

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    • Michel Brûlé

      Michel Brûlé Board MemberInvestissement Québec

      Mr. Brûlé obtained both his Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa. For close to 20 years, he has concurrently pursued careers in both academia and business. In both cases, this has involved the development and management of R&D projects with high commercial potential. Along his academic track, Mr. Brûlé has held positions of full professor, Acting Research Dean and Research Laboratory Director at the École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS) of the University of Québec. In the business sector Mr. Brûlé has been involve...

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    • Bill McPhee

      Bill McPhee Angel InvestorBoston Harbor Angels

      William D. McPhee (Bill) is the Founder and Managing Director of Praxis Advisors LLC, a partnership of senior executives that helps early stage medtech businesses develop and execute the strategies and tactics needed to reach commercialization and exit. Mr. McPhee has 30 years of experience in strategy and operations consulting, fund raising, transactions and venture capital. He has worked with the senior management teams of a wide range of organizations in the healthcare, consumer products, information services, manufacturing and retail sectors. Prior to starting Praxis, Mr. McPhee created t...

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    • Mic (Michael) Williams

      Mic (Michael) Williams Angel InvestorBoston Harbor Angels

      Mic (Michael) Williams has been an investor for over 34 years. Whereas his primary investments and have been in commercial real estate; his previous private investments have included manufacturing, mining, movies, lumber products, ships and a television enterprise. Since he founded the Boston chapter of Keiretsu Forum in 2004 and then Boston Harbor Angels in 2006. He has invested in eleven of the "portfolio" companies. He has served on many, public, private, and charitable boards including United Way (a past Campaign Chairman, Tucson) Boy Scouts, YMCA and the International Boys Club (NYC). H...

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    • Henry Kay

      Henry Kay Vice President of New Market Development / Strategic PlanningBoston Harbor Angels

      Henry Kay is the U.S. Partner of Medica Venture Partners, a healthcare dedicated VC based in Israel and is an active member of two Angel Investing Groups ( Boston Harbor Angels and Launchpad). He retired from Boston Scientific in 2006, where he was Group Vice President of New Market Development / Strategic Planning, Endosurgery Boston Scientific Corporation (BSC). Prior to joining BSC, Henry was based in the UK for five years as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Allergan Europe, a global eye care company He has 35 years of experience in the medical industry in roles which inclu...

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    • exhibitor - Don Freeman

      Don Freeman Angel InvestorBoston Harbor Angels

      Donald C. Freeman, Jr., PhD, a member of Boston Harbor Angels, was president/CEO of HydroCision, Inc., a fluidjet-based medical device company, from 1996 to 2002, when he retired, remaining on the board. From 1996 until 2000, he was also Chairman, CEO and a Director of RadioMed Corporation, a developer of medical devices incorporating radioisotopes for inhibition of cellular proliferation. RadioMed was acquired by IBA in 2000. Prior to 1996, Dr. Freeman was a Principal of Grayson & Associates, an investment banking firm specializing in the healthcare field. Previously, he was president/CEO...

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    • Jessica McLear

      Jessica McLear Angel InvestorLaunchpad Venture Group

      Jess is an angel investor and member of Launchpad Venture Group.  Her family has been investing in and mentoring start up companies for over 20 years in both Canada and the US.  Her portfolio companies fall into many sectors including manufacturing, IT, medical devices and consumer goods.  She is an observer or serves on the board for various non-profits as well as portfolio companies.  She has served as an investor and mentor for several companies throughout the New England area.  Jess earned a BA from Williams College and MEd from Harvard University.

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    • Robert L. Douglas

      Robert L. Douglas PresidentGolden Triangle Angelnet

      A founding member and President of the Golden Triangle Angelnet, a not-for-profit corporation created to bring together angel investors and high potential companies in the Guelph/Waterloo region of southwestern Ontario. A chartered accountant by profession, Rob is distinguished by his strong entrepreneurial spirit and his wealth of experience in owning and managing private businesses. Rob’s business career spans more than three decades, with employment experience ranging from investment counselling with a major Canadian brokerage to senior financial management with a large, multi-plant manufa...

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    • John Ruffolo

      John Ruffolo Chief Executive OfficerOMERS Ventures

      In addition to his role as Chief Executive Officer of OMERS Ventures, John Ruffolo also serves as Senior Vice President and Head of Knowledge Investing, OMERS Strategic Investments, where he leads the build-out of OMERS Strategic Investments’ world-class Knowledge Investing management team. Prior to joining OMERS Ventures, John was a Partner at Deloitte, as well as the Global Thought Leader, the Global Tax Leader and the Canadian Industry Leader for Deloitte’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) practice. He was also a member of the firm’s Tax and TMT Global Leadership teams and a ...

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    • Laurie Davis

      Laurie Davis Angel InvestorPurple Angel / Capital Angel Network

      Laurie graduated from the University of Alberta with a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering. Upon graduation, he joined Bell-Northern Research (BNR), where he specialized in the development and introduction of new products. He held increasingly more senior positions within BNR, and later Nortel Networks, ultimately becoming Vice-President responsible for the development of a number of new products. Laurie was initially involved in the development of voice switching products. In the early 90's he took a leadership role in Nortel's entry into the optical networking business, holding positio...

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    • George Simmons

      George Simmons PartnerLaunchpad Venture Group / Cherrystone Angels

      George’s broad background in sales, finance, operations, organization, and Mergers and Acquisitions planning has allowed him to assist entrepreneurs and senior executives solve the most difficult business problems in a wide variety of industries.  With deep core experience in finance, analytics and in sales operations, George provides strategic planning processes for both our tech and non-tech customers. Prior to joining Derby Management¸ George’s experience included positions as CFO of Zoom Telephonics  when they grew profitably from $12M to $65M in three years.  George also served as the CF...

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    • Rainer L.C. Frost

      Rainer L.C. Frost DirectorMirus Growth Capital

      Rainer Frost brings over 25 years of fund-raising and transactional experience as an entrepreneur, businessman and lawyer, working with companies, entrepreneurs, angels, venture capital firms and strategic industry partners. In 2000 Rainer founded Clarity Consulting Group of Seattle, WA to provide funding, strategy and management advice to early-stage and growth-stage companies, and opened the Boston office in 2003. Clarity worked closely with clients to prepare the management teams and their business plans for presentation to, and introduced them to, potential investors, including angel, ven...

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    • Chris Sheehan

      Chris Sheehan Managing DirectorCommonAngels

      Chris is a managing director of CommonAngels, where he invests in technology startups.  Over the past 6 years, he has led CommonAngels investments in Carbonite (IPO: CARB), Linkable Networks, Practically Green, OwnerIQ, Xconomy, Insightix, Blaze Software, Offerpop, Yieldbot, Kibits, and Powerhouse Dynamics.   His investment focus is in Internet, digital media, and software sectors. Previously, was a venture partner at Industry Ventures where he was actively involved in the acquisition and management of secondary venture investment portfolios. Prior to Industry Ventures, Chris was a Director ...

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