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  1. 1. 1 Confidential Raising Capital: It's About You and More Jim Goulka, AZ Tech Investors (ATI) Nathan Mortensen, Tallwave Capital Scott Wallace, Arizona Founders Fund Mary Juetten, Traklight, Inc & Evolve Law - @maryjuetten
  2. 2. • 41 Arizona Companies • >$13,000,000 • 97 Investors • IT + Life Science Arizona Tech Investors (ATI)
  3. 3. tallwavecapital.com Fund - $13M+ Founded - 2014 Focus - Southwest Portfolio - 14 Companies Investments - B2B Software Check Size - $200k-$500k
  4. 4. Focus: Seed Stage, Technology, Arizona Based Fund Size: $5 million* Current Investments: eVisit, Shelfspace Investment Rate: 1 deal per month Who we are: Highly Engaged Arizona Tech Founders Why us: High touch. Provide mentorship & leadership
  5. 5. 5 Confidential Raising Capital: It's About You and More - THE STORY • Having a clear, succinct, well-articulated value proposition is important. • What is the problem and how are you uniquely positioned to solve that problem? • The "so what" or "now what" conclusion of the impact/disruption you will create.
  6. 6. 6 Confidential Raising Capital: It's About You and More - THE FOUNDER Look for: Soulful Individuality, Creative Hustle, Agile Problem Solving Founders who: 1) Understand technology at a level that is deeper than an abstract level (i.e. Can they code? Do they understand technology architect?) 2) Can sell the business to customers, investors, and the press/public, and 3) Demonstrated ability to overcome business obstacles such as solving “chicken-or-the-egg” type business issues.
  7. 7. 7 Confidential Raising Capital: It's About You and More: CONTACT Jim Goulka, AZ Tech Investors (ATI): http://arizonatechinvestors.com/contact-us/ - jegoulka@arizonatechinvestors.com Nathan Mortensen, Tallwave Capital: Send us an email (info@tallwavecapital.com) with your deck or executive summary and a short note on why you would like to meet. Scott Wallace, Arizona Founders Fund: Contact me at: scott@1926partners.com or mobile at 480- 225-7954 or contact Romi Dhillon, head of AZFF directly: romi@azff.co

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