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Here are the Investor speakers you will get to meet at our Las Vegas Investor Roundtable, sponsored by Black Dog Venture Partners, Hool Coury Law. The event is in Las Vegas, NV on Thursday June 22, 2017.

Scott Kelly, Black Dog Venture Partners Scott Kelly, Black Dog Venture Partners

Scott Kelly Founder and CEO of Black Dog Venture Partners, is a 25 year fundraising, marketing, sales, training and publicity veteran. Scott has raised millions of dollars in capital for disruptive companies, garnered national media coverage for hundreds of regional and national brands and generated millions of dollars in revenues for the companies he has represented. He has also trained over 1,000 sales people and has taught marketing at the university level in the United States and Europe. When not making his clients famous, Scott spends his time in countless sporting events with his wife and two boys. He loves a good craft beer and playing with his “Black Dog” Shamus.

Michael Hool, Hool Coury Law Michael Hool, Hool Coury Law

Michael Hool is our founding Partner. Michael works with select companies as an advisor, legal counsel and periodically serves in executive and board capacities. Michael practice is focused primarily on corporate and commercial representation, securities, finance and venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters, and all aspects of counseling emerging companies. He represents both issuing companies and investors in a large variety of financing transactions. Michael broad merger and acquisition experience ranges from very large transactions such as the acquisition and financing of an NHL hockey franchise, several roll-up acquisitions combined with a public offering of the acquirer, the sale of health care systems, consolidation of 71 franchise operations, to acquisition and sale of a variety of closely-held and emerging enterprises. Michael has assisted clients in structuring many different types of venture relationships, including: (i) a joint venture of seven health care systems; (ii) creating an intellectual property consortium whose members included the U.S. Army, universities and fortune 500 companies, and (iii) creating manufacturing and research joint ventures between U.S. companies and those in Mexico and India. Michael acts as general counsel to private equity funds, high net-worth investors and emerging companies. Michael represents or advises accelerators, incubators, and has formed angel investment groups. Michael has chaired or served on the board of Arizona Venture Capital Conference, BioAccel, AzTech Investors, and the Indus Entrepreneurs. Mr. Hool is highly sought after as a speaker, blogger and author of papers on a broad variety of topics. Michael is active as an investor in a growing portfolio of emerging companies

Ruminder Dhillion of The Arizona Founders Fund Ruminder Dhillion of The Arizona Founders Fund

Romi founded The Arizona Founders Fund, the state's first true seed fund for software, IT, and mobile applications in the Summer of 2016. Prior to AFF, he worked with Infusionsoft, vSpring Capital, and Kickstart Seed Fund. He holds degrees from Thunderbird, Columbia University, and Emory University.

David Gold, Access Venture Partners David Gold, Access Venture Partners



William Botts - Serial Investor in a variety of early stage companies William Botts - Serial Investor in a variety of early stage companies

Over the last 15 years Mr. Botts has become a serial investor in a variety of early-stage companies, both high tech, manufacturing and consumer products related. He has been on both sides of the startup, business plan development and financing processes. He was part of a team that delivered a certificate course at UNLV on: “Early Stage Investing" under the auspices of the Lee Business School's Center for Entrepreneurship and he lectures on corporate governance appropriated for early stage and private corporations. Mr. Botts has BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, CA and did graduate work in Nuclear Engineering at UCLA. He moved to Henderson, Nevada in mid-2003.

Francis Pollara Startup Investor + Entrepreneur Francis Pollara Startup Investor + Entrepreneur

The startup venture guy at Luma, dedicated to future proofing and diversifying the company and identifying the most notable founders. Founding team member at The Future Party, an ever-growing creative community. Previously I worked at a number of ad agencies including KesselsKramer, Mistress and Digital Kitchen. Before that I produced film with a roster of directors and quickly our work became recognized around the world. In between I advised a handful of startups, raised capital and launched a few highly successful crowdfunded projects.

Stephen Bulfer Angel Investor, Berkeley Angel Network and 500 Startups (Alumni) Stephen Bulfer Angel Investor, Berkeley Angel Network and 500 Startups (Alumni)



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