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Golden Seeds
Golden Seeds is an angel investment group founded in 2004 by Stephanie Hanbury-Brown. Ms. Brown is currently the director of the managing team, together with Erica Duignan as Executive Director, Lisa Marie Casey as the co-director and Mirella Cicio as Head of the Entrepreneur Liaison Administration. This group was created in utmost support of women entrepreneurs in realizing their full potentials and capabilities in the business arena and use them to achieve the greatest success.

Members of the Golden Seeds are not only women, but also includes men, who are accredited investors in accordance to the SEC regulations. Each member invests a minimum of $25,000 per deal and $100,000 within 18 months.

As an investment group for women, the Golden Seeds looks for prospective companies that are headed or owned by women that has a very strong and experienced management team, has a huge market potential that can generate a minimum of $1 billion, a viable product and business plan, has a second stage developed product with market consideration, having at least two paying clients, has an actual and concrete barrier for competition, and most importantly, a precise exit strategy.

Any women-owned company who are interested to apply for funding and has met the Golden Seeds' qualifications can submit their applications online together with an executive summary. A screening committee shall evaluate the applications. After which, two or three companies shall be invited to present in a forum. Those who were not given the chance to present shall be given some advice for improvement to make future investments possible. Presentation of the each of the chosen companies shall be within 15 minutes, followed by a 10-minute question-and-answer panel discussion. Within 24 hours, a company that has incited interest from the investment group members will be invited for a meeting. This meeting shall decide whether a due diligence process shall follow. Due diligence evaluation is carried out within four weeks and shall determine if the group will move further to an actual investment. If so, the terms and agreements will be finally negotiated.

The Golden Seeds investments include the Carnegie Speech Company, International Strategies, Artemis Woman, Design2Launch, Saladax Biomedical, Star Farm Productions, Proto, RedPath Integrated Pathology, Chromis Fiberoptics, DRY Soda Co., New Century Brewing Company, Solidware Technologies, Inc. and eJamming, Inc. Golden Seeds is also a partner of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge, LLP and affiliated with New York Angels, Angel Capital Association, Count-Me-In and the Women's Association of Venture & Equity, Inc.

Golden Seeds Website

Golden Seeds has a highly informative website. It provides the background and statistics in support to its drive in supporting women entrepreneurs. A thoroughly explained mission vision, statement of values and outstanding differences among other angel groups are all cited as a part of the company overview. The management team and their profiles, as well as partnerships and affiliations, completes the vital company information.

An online application can also be found in the website. Companies that are interested in investment funding from Golden Seeds can readily submit their applications and executive summaries. The investment process and criteria are also provided for proper guidance.

Interested company co-investors who seek the necessary information can view the investment process and investor forum in a page from the website. A list of the forum advisers and investors and their profiles can also be seen on the same page. Bonafide members of the Golden Seeds are provided with a Members page where they can log on.

A separate page exclusively for the angel groups investment portfolio is also available. The company profiles of each and a link to their respective websites are provided for your further review. Very helpful resource links about business and websites of women-owned companies are all collated for easy access, as well as the latest news in the business and angel investment world. In order to contact the group, a blank form is also provided online.

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