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  • Here are the Investor speakers from our Sold-Out Miami Venture Capital Event, sponsored by FundingPost. This event was in Miami, Florida on Wed., May 21, 2008.

    Joe Collard, Angel Investor, New World Angels Joe Collard, Angel Investor, New World Angels

    Joe Collard is the Co-Founder of Sumpraxis LLC, in addition to being the Founder of numerous companies, notably Technisource Chairman and CEO), which emerged as an international NASDAQ firm, reaching peak annual sales of 250 million dollars in 2002. Currently employed with Angel and VC groups, Joe has made a few select investments including in the Offshore led BPO space. His current interests include investments in software and technologies developed in Asia, especially Japan. He strongly addressing verticals such as: Financial Services, Healthcare, Insurance, ePublishing, HR BPO and Engineering BPO services.

    Bob Williamson, Angel Investor, New World Angels Bob Williamson, Angel Investor, New World Angels

    Bob Williamson is the CFO of Therapy Review Systems, a company providing rehabilitation therapy cost savings to health insurance companies. He has extensive IT experience as a CFO and Director of emerging public and private technology companies. He was the Founder of Data Net Corp. and Chairman & Co-founder of CityMerch Corp, and has Raised and placed both venture and angel capital and is qualified under NYSE and NASDAQ rules to be chair of audit committee. He served as CFO and director of vFinance, Inc.; as VP Finance, CFO, Secretary and Treasurer of Equinox Systems, Inc; as a Director of Disctec Corporation, and has held other similar positions in his long and distinguished career. He has also served on numerous non-profit civic, government and education boards. Bob is a Published mystery writer. His first novel, The Seriously Pink V, was published in 2001 and is under option. He is an active member of the Mystery Writers of America, Treasurer and a Member of its Board of Directors, and President of its Florida chapter. Bob is Married with two grown sons and has a B.S. degree in Engineering, with Distinction in 1966 and an MBA in 1968 from Stanford University.

    Photo of Matthew E. Cole, Managing Partner, North Bay Equity Partners Matthew E. Cole
    Managing Partner
    North Bay Equity Partners
    Read the full profile for Matthew E. here!
    North Bay Equity Partners
    Experience: More than fifteen years of private equity and investment banking experience in Latin America. Former Principal at Newbridge Latin America, a $300 million private equity fund sponsored by Texas Pacific Group and Richard C. Blum & Associates. Former investment banker with J.P. Morgan in New York, Chile, and Brazil with particular experience in private equity, mergers & acquisitions, and equity capital markets transactions.

    Johnathan Robertson, Managing Director, TG Capital Corp Johnathan Robertson, Managing Director, TG Capital Corp

    Johnathan Robertson is the Managing Director of TG Capital Corp. Prior to joining TG in 1999, Johnathan was a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Johnathan received his graduate degree from Harvard and his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina. While at UNC, Johnathan played varsity football and was named to the USA Today All-Academic Team and was a Peach Bowl Scholar Athlete Award Recipient. Johnathan is the proud husband of Shannon Robertson and father of three children. Shannon is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and has served as a Trustee on the Stanford Alumni Board of Trustees. In his role with TG, Johnathan serves on the Board of Directors for multiple TG portfolio companies.

    Jonathan Cole, Angel Investor, New World Angels Jonathan Cole, Angel Investor, New World Angels

    Jon has 36 years of experience with venture capital, leveraged acquisitions, and emerging technology companies, particularly in optical and wireless networks, software, biotech and life sciences and information technology. He is a frequent lecturer at national and international conferences on entrepreneurial venture finance, the venture capital industry and the life sciences capital markets and related transaction structures, strategic alliances and mergers and acquisitions. Notable Experience * Jon has recently represented a start-up company, financed by an experienced early stage biotech investor, which has outlicensed some intellectual property from The Scripps Research Institute, through its new campus in Palm Beach County, Florida. * Jon often counsels early-stage and start-up enterprises and management teams on organization, structure, equity incentive planning and financing strategies as well as capitalization structures in fields as varied as new drug development, wireless broadband access; pharmaceutical therapeutics and diagnostics; machine-to-machine (M2M) database information collection, communication and analysis; electronic transmission, tracking and filing of legal process documentation; environmental monitoring services; electronic diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for vision impairment. * Jon is regularly involved in the representation of both Angel investors and professional venture capital funds in investment transactions as well as single purpose and institutional fund formation matters.

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