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ANGEL INVESTORS HELP BRING MEDICAL DEVICES TO MARKET

Knoxville, TN; September 8, 2016 – the Angel Capital Group Alliance of angel investors in 10 cities across nine states, has invested in Arkis Biosciences, Inc.  (www.arkisbiosciences.com/) as part of a $3.4M round of financing led by premier biosciences venture capital firm Innova Memphis.  This marks an expansion of the ACG portfolio of medical device […]

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Knoxville, TN; September 8, 2016 – the Angel Capital Group Alliance of angel investors in 10 cities across nine states, has invested in Arkis Biosciences, Inc.  (www.arkisbiosciences.com/) as part of a $3.4M round of financing led by premier biosciences venture capital firm Innova Memphis.  This marks an expansion of the ACG portfolio of medical device investments over the last 8 years.

“Our investment in Arkis confirms our belief that there are outstanding companies and investment opportunities across the heartland that can prosper with the support of angel funding and assistance,” said Eric Dobson, Chief Executive Officer of ACG(www.theangelcapitalgroup.com).  The company produces a suite of neurological tools and advanced implantable devices to address hypertension and conditions such as hydrocephalus.  “We feel this company is on the leading edge of its area of science and medicine.  And, we are thrilled to be part of this company’s future growth plan,” Dobson expanded.

Chad Seaver, CEO of Arkis BioSciences said, “The success of this financing round underscores the confidence in Arkis’ solutions to address the longstanding underserved needs of the market and the value of our strategy.” He continued, “Arkis’ next generation Endexo® lumens and streamlined surgical instrumentation are just the beginning of a pipeline of R&D innovations backed by strong investor support, positioning Arkis to become the clear innovator in patient care and provider efficiency for our market.”

ABOUT ARKIS BIOSCIENCES:

Arkis BioSciences is a medical device company, offering next generation surgical tools and implantables for advancing the neurosurgical treatments of intracranial hypertension arising from traumatic brain injury, hemorrhagic stroke, hydrocephalus, and similar disorders. The company’s Tunneling GuidewireTM allows for 1/3 less invasive ventriculoperitoneal shunt procedures while its Endexo® anti-thrombogenic catheters are slated for addressing prevailing catheter obstructions for more durable cerebrospinal fluid management. Further innovations within the company’s R&D pipeline are poised to overall transform the market for intracranial hypertension treatments.

ABOUT ANGEL CAPITAL GROUP:

The Angel Capital Group is a fully syndicated private equity network with operations in nine states. The network brings Angel investors and entrepreneurs together in an environment that celebrates innovation, rewards strategic risk-taking, and promotes performance.  Through membership in Angel Capital Group, once-solitary Angel investors, or even a single Angel Group, have access to the best deals (regardless of location or industry) without facing the pressure to fund an entire deal on their own.  A national brand presence allows ACG to source hundreds of quality investment opportunities, supported by a suite of investor services, to incentivize for true portfolio diversification.  ACG enjoys a 10-year history and has invested approximately $44M in 137 companies across a variety of market sectors.  The portfolio has created over 4500 jobs and $750M in follow-on capital investments by other funds.

For more information, visit www.thenangelcapitalgroup.com, info@angelcapitalgroup.com, @angelcapitalgr, www.linkedin.com/company/831505, or www.facebook.com/angelcapitalgroup.or 1-844-949-2622 x2012.

Source: https://theangelcapitalgroup.com/2018/09/10/angel-investors-help-bring-medical-devices-to-market-2/

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20VC: Sequoia’s Roelof Botha on His Biggest Lessons Working Alongside Don Valentine, Mike Moritz and Doug Leone, Leading Sequoia’s US Business and What Sequoia Do To Retain Their Edge at the Top & The Crucible Moments That Define Startup Success

Roleof Botha is a Partner @ Sequoia Capital, one of the world’s leading venture firms with a portfolio including the likes of Airbnb, Instacart, Stripe, UiPath, Zoom, the list goes on. As for Roelof, at Sequoia he has led rounds into the likes of YouTube, Instagram, Eventbrite, Square, MongoDB, 23andMe and Unity Technologies to name a few. Before joining the

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Roleof Botha is a Partner @ Sequoia Capital, one of the world’s leading venture firms with a portfolio including the likes of Airbnb, Instacart, Stripe, UiPath, Zoom, the list goes on. As for Roelof, at Sequoia he has led rounds into the likes of YouTube, Instagram, Eventbrite, Square, MongoDB, 23andMe and Unity Technologies to name a few. Before joining the world of venture, Roelof was the CFO @ Paypal playing a key role in their hyper-growth from 2000-2003.

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In Today’s Episode You Will Learn:

1.) How did Roelof go from actuary in South Africa to CFO @ Paypal? What were his biggest lessons from seeing Paypal burn $10M per month? How did Paypal lead to his joining Sequoia as a Partner?

2.) Market Evaluation: Does Roelof agree that the market is crazy today? How does today compare to prior vintages? How does Roelof assess the compression of fundraising timelines? With compressed timelines, how does he build relationships of trust with founders?

3.) Founder Evaluation: What were Roelof’s lessons on founder assessment from Don Valentine? What matrix did Don teach Roelof to assess founders on? How does Roelof feel about the rise of competitive rounds? When should founders take them vs remain heads down on execution?

4.) Investment Mentality: How did Roelof prevent becoming too confident when early investments went well? How does Roelof prevent relying on past failures as a reason for turning down opportunities today? What can investors do to retain a very flexible mind? Why does Roelof believe you are only as good as your next investment?

5.) Sequoia’s Edge: How does Roloef think about what it takes for Sequoia to retain it’s edge at the top? How does Roloef measure the success of the Sequoia scout program? How did they structure it? How has the structure changed? What do they plan to do moving forward?

6.) Board Membership: How would Roloef evaluate his current style of board membership? How has that style changed over time? What elements did he find challenging? What advice would Roelof give to new board members adopting their first board seats?

Items Mentioned In Today’s Show:

Roelof’s Favourite Book: Man’s Search For Meaning

Roelof’s Most Recent Investment: mmhmm

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Private equity investor Centerbridge Partners backs Syncapay’s acquisition of Wirecard North America

From: FinTech Global Syncapay has announced that it has bought Wirecard North America, marking another page in the story of the collapse of the scandal-ridden former FinTech giant. Wirecard imploded this summer after a suspected multi-billion dollar fraud was unearthed. Since then the company, which was once hailed as one of Germany’s biggest FinTech success […]

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Syncapay has announced that it has bought Wirecard North America, marking another page in the story

Source: https://www.altassets.net/private-equity-news/by-news-type/deal-news/private-equity-investor-centerbridge-partners-backs-syncapays-acquisition-of-wirecard-north-america.html

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Gulf Capital backs CWB as part of $60mln IP platform build

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