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The Vegas Valley Angels (VVA) are a group of accredited investors dedicated to providing equity capital to early and mid-stage entrepreneurial companies. Our primary focus is on companies based in Southern Nevada.
Members of VVA have extensive experience in founding, building, managing and/or financing companies in a wide variety of industries. We mentor and coach the entrepreneurs in whom we invest, serve on their boards, provide contacts and assist with team building, strategic planning and fundraising.
VVA also works closely with other angel groups throughout the country as well as regional and national venture firms.
We welcome you to browse through this site to learn more about us, and about how you can work with us; as an entrepreneur to be funded, a professional industry sponsor, or as prospective angel investor yourself.
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Mr. Botts has over 40 years of management experience having been President, CEO, Director and/or Chairman of the Board of more than 30 public and private companies since 1978. His early focus was in the high tech arena including software, computer systems, semiconductors and services. Mr. Botts spent the first 19 years of his career with Rockwell International where, in the early 70s, he became Vice President of the Environmental, Utility and Energy Systems Division. He added substantial experience in consumer products in the1990s through working with Buck Knives, Hard Candy, Impact Sports, Sara Happ LLC and other consumer products companies. He has been active in recent years with companies requiring turnaround help in both the high tech and consumer products segments. Botts has served in director roles for public and private corporations as well as charitable and non-profit boards. He was recently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Project.net (project execution software) and Astute Networks (network acceleration semiconductors) and is an outside director for HK Plastics (manufacturing), Buck Knives (consumer products), Quality Systems Inc., (software) and for four years was on the board of SmartConnect (video security systems). He serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), Mendenhall Innovation Center. Additionally he was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Desert Research Institute Foundation. Mr. Botts is an active angel investor and is Chairman and Treasurer of the Vegas Valley Angels. He has BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from California Polytechnic University and did graduate work in Nuclear Engineering at UCLA.
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