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  • Here are the Investor speakers from our Sold-Out Atlanta VC & Angel Event, sponsored by Chamber of Eco Commerce. This event was in Atlanta on Thursday, March 28, 2013.

    Photo of Sig Mosley, Managing Partner, Mosley Ventures Sig Mosley
    Managing Partner
    Mosley Ventures
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    Mosley Ventures
    I am I. Sigmund Mosley, Jr., the unwitting godfather of early-stage technology investing in Atlanta. More officially I am the President of Imlay Investments, Inc. Imlay Investments, Inc. is the personal investment company of John P. Imlay, Jr. You may have may have heard of John. He was the CEO of Management Science America (MSA). Once took a sledgehammer on stage to a keypunch machine in a presentation. Sold MSA to Dun and Bradstreet in 1990 for $330 million. Made a fortune and I ain't talking small. John hired me to invest the portion he can afford to put at risk. We wanted to give back to the community and make money at the same time. Investing in stuff like technology startups and the Atlanta Falcons. I met John when I a staff accountant at MSA in 1969. I was the only guy that knew anything that was going on in the accounting department so John fired the rest of the staff and made me Secretary-Treasurer. I ended up a VP at MSA. Heard of Internet Security Systems? I was the angel investor. Got there about the time Tom maxed out his credit cards. Went public, sold to IBM. Witness Systems, yeah, I was the angel there too. Went public. Market cap over $500 million I funded TRADEX which we sold to Ariba for $5.6 billion. Yeah, that's a "b". I bet I have invested in over 100 tech startups. Don't want to talk about the losers. But I would fund some of the entrepreneurs again. Right now with all the money I have under my control and investing I do I sit on more company boards then I can count. Currently I serve on the board of Contract Packaging, Inc., eQuorum Corporation; Invistics Corporation; Kelly Registration, Inc.; Photobooks, Inc.; Pramana, Inc.; Rotunda Corporation; SciHealth, Inc.; Skyway Software Inc; and USBA Holdings, Inc. I may have missed one or two. All these not for profits want money too so I am also a director of Georgia Advanced Technology Ventures, The Imlay Foundation, Inc., Techbridge, the Technology Association of Georgia, and Entrepreneurs Foundation of the Southeast. It's enough to keep a guy in meetings all the time. I was born in 1946 and am getting a little old. But I am not tired. No, not at all. People keep talking about when I am going to stop working but I think I will keep at it for a while. I have six children. Besides making babies my hobbies include golf, coin collecting, reading and a glass of fine wine from time to time.

    Photo of Andrew G Morgan (Gil), Co-Founder, Propeller Investments Andrew Morgan
    Co-Founder
    Propeller Investments
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    Propeller Investments
    Gil Co-founded Propeller Investments, a private equity firm focused on aerospace and transportation in 2008 and currently serves as a Managing Director. In 2010 Gil was loaned out to one of Propeller’s portfolio companies; VCT, a high tech, start-up aerospace engineering firm which Propeller provided seed capital for and continues to fund, in the capacity of its CEO. Gil has more than 30 years of experience in the aerospace sector; serving as President & Chief Operating Officer of World Airways, Chief Operations Officer of Eos Airlines, and other various leadership positions at ValuJet, AirTran, Delta and Southern Airways. He was also a co-founder of the consulting firm Aviation Science & Commerce.

    With a long history of giving back to the community Gil has served in many volunteer leadership positions at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Rotary Club, The United Way, CEO Netweavers, Georgia State University Mentoring Program and the Woodward Academy Alumni Association. A graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with Highest Honors, Gil earned a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering degree and then continued his education at Georgia State University where he received a Masters of Business Administration. Born in Miami, Florida, Gil was raised in Metro Atlanta where he and his wife Susan and their three children currently live.

    As a point of interest, you may recall the attempted second airport initiative last year at Briscoe Field. Gil was instrumental in Propeller’s attempt to privatize that airport in an effort to provide an alternative option to Hartsfield. Atlanta continues to be the only top ten U.S. city that is served by one airport, the result of which is limited competition, higher ticket prices and an inconvenient experience, especially for those that live north of the perimeter.

    Photo of Roger Babb, Angel Investor Roger Babb

    Angel Investor
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    Angel Investor
    Roger A. Babb graduated from Georgia Tech in 1968 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and worked with General Electric Company and the Tennessee Valley Authority as an engineer and engineering department manager. Roger has been involved in the family lumber business all of his life and currently serves as President of Babb Lumber Company. Roger serves as President and lead developer at Operation Simulation Associates providing software and consulting services to the electric power industry.

    Roger also provides technical, management, infrastructure, and financial participation to early stage startup companies.

    Roger has been, and continues to be a leader in the development and introduction of new products and technologies in both the electric power industry and building materials industry. As noted above, he has been a founder and leader of several ventures. Roger is recognized for innovation and dedication to “getting it done”.

    Photo of Greg Smith, Angel Investor, Atlanta Technology Angels Greg Smith
    Individual & Institutional Membership Committee
    The Atlanta Technology Angels
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    The Atlanta Technology Angels
    Greg Smith serves as President of Blue Vista Ventures, LLC, and is an advisor and consultant to early-stage technology companies. Smith has personally invested in 11 start-up companies and funds. Smith formerly served as vice president and general manager of Xerox Mortgage Services. Prior to Xerox, Smith co-founded and served as CEO and Chairman of Advectis®, Inc., the exclusive provider of BlitzDocs® Collaboration Suite, one of the mortgage industry’s most widely-used solutions for electronic document collaboration. Advectis was acquired by Xerox in October of 2007. The BlitzDocs solution enables a network of mortgage participants to manage the process needed to underwrite, audit, collaborate, deliver and archive loan documents electronically via an on-demand web-based application. As of 2012, between 12% and 15% of the U.S. mortgage volume was processed through the BlitzDocs network.

    Before co-founding Advectis, Smith was instrumental in launching products in a number of vertical markets, including the insurance and commercial real estate industries with InterTech Information Management.

    He has obtained international experience having lived and worked in several European countries and is conversant in German. Smith holds a master’s degree in international business from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson University.

    Smith is a frequent speaker at various entrepreneurial forums including the ATDC, Technology Association of Georgia events, as well as MIT Forum entrepreneurial events in Atlanta. He currently serves on the advisory boards of GeoFeedia, Inc., NurseNav, Pretty In My Pocket, Inc., Workforce Resource, Inc., The Clemson University (Golf Paws) Program, and the immediate Past Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Arthur Spiro Institute for Entreprenurial Leadership at Clemson University. Smith is a board member of Social Growth Technologies, Inc., serves as Chariman of the Board of Verdeeco Inc., and Smith is also a board member and active investor with the Atlanta Technology Angels group.

    Photo of Michael Horten, Angel Investor, Atlanta Technology Angels Michael Horton
    Educational Programs Chair
    The Atlanta Technology Angels
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    The Atlanta Technology Angels
    Michael Horten is a US and European educated lawyer with 40 years’ experience as a practicing attorney. Mr. Horten began his legal career with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and Paris. He then spent 25 years with King & Spalding in Atlanta. At the end of 1999, he retired from the King & Spalding partnership to launch Horten CC, a virtual law firm that focuses on the needs of small to medium size companies, with particular emphasis on entrepreneurial growth companies.

    Mr. Horten’s experience covers a wide variety of corporate, commercial, technology and financial transactions, including domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, securities offerings, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Mr. Horten also has extensive experience in the establishment of private equity funds, including venture capital funds, hedge funds and real estate funds.

    Mr. Horten has written numerous professional papers and articles and is a frequent speaker on financial and legal issues. He is actively involved in a number of business and civic organizations, including Association for Corporate Growth, Angel Capital Association, Atlanta Technology Angels, Southern Capital Forum, and Technology Association of Georgia.

    Mr. Horten did his undergraduate studies at Washington State University. He received his law degree from the University of Copenhagen in 1970 and his graduate law degree from Columbia University in 1971. In 1974, he completed the course work for a doctorate in EU law at the University of Paris.

    A native of Copenhagen, Denmark, Mr. Horten speaks (at varying levels of fluency) Danish, French, German, Norwegian and Swedish.

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