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Here are the Investor speakers you will get to meet at our Phoenix Investor Roundtable, sponsored by Black Dog Venture Partners, Hool Coury Law. The event is in UAT on Thursday October 11, 2018.

Photo of Scott Kelly, Black Dog Venture Partners Scott Kelly
Black Dog Venture Partners
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.

Photo of Michael Hool, Hool Coury Law Michael Hool
Managing Partner
Hool Coury Law
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.

Mark Hagar - Regional Angel Investment Network Mark Hagar - Regional Angel Investment Network

Mark Hagar is the Managing Member of the Regional Angel Investment Network based in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

One of today’s most experienced and knowledgeable business consultants, speakers and expert witnesses he’s a prolific entrepreneur who’s founded, bought and sold multiple firms. His experience and education in the area of financially distressed businesses has positioned Hagar as one of the foremost authorities on the issues faced by business owners and he is regularly interviewed by and quoted in media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Fiscal Times Magazine, CFO Magazine and the Associated Press.

Mark is a Doctoral Candidate at the prestigious Cranfield University School of Management in Bedford England, a Faculty Lecturer at numerous US-based universities and a featured speaker on the Results Junkies North American Tech Tour. He has recently been named Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Newcastle School of Business at Northumbria University in Newcastle England and is a member of the Small Business Charter of England.

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