Education Series: Preparing to Raise Capital from Investors – And Pitfalls to Avoid

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017

6:00 - 8:00 PM @ Impact Hub




To continue providing education for real world situations (“where the rubber hits the road…”) we present our ongoing Education Series. Learn from experts how to succeed with your business.

Topic: Preparing to Raise Capital from Investors and Pitfalls to Avoid

When: February 23, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Where: Impact Hub, Boulder (1877 Broadway #100)


Attracting capital from outside investors requires more than just a great product. Forming your company, issuing equity, assigning intellectual property, classifying employees and contractors and entering into major supplier and contractor relationships are all key items that a sophisticated investor (and the investor’s legal counsel!) will review to make sure they were done properly before the investment is made. Duane Primozich, a Managing Partner of BIGR Ventures, and Jennifer Rosenthal, a Corporate Partner at KO Firm, will provide advice and expertise on these key issues, point out common pitfalls to avoid and answer any questions about the capital raising process that you may have.

Learn from the Experts

Duane Primozich, Managing Partner at BIGR Ventures
Jennifer Rosenthal, Corporate Partner at KO Firm

Duane began his career in natural foods over 16 years ago. In that time he has served in management positions for several prominent natural foods companies, including Frontier Natural Products Co-op and WhiteWave. In 2004 Duane co-founded Pixie Mate, a specialty tea business, and from 2007 to 2015 he held several senior management positions for Boulder Brands, ultimately serving as the Executive Vice President of the Balance segment for Boulder Brands, responsible for 3 of the 6 businesses in the portfolio. Concurrent to this, Duane was the Managing Director of the Boulder Brands Investment Group from 2013 to 2015.  Duane currently sits or has sat on the Board of Directors of Suja Juice, EPIC, Temple Turmeric, Primizie, Live Soda, Bonafide Provisions, Rebbl and Thorne Nature Experience, a Boulder-based environmental education non-profit.

Jennifer Rosenthal is a corporate partner in the Boulder office of KO. Jennifer’s practice focuses on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity investments, company formations and general corporate representation.  Jennifer works with clients ranging from startups to public companies and has an emphasis on the consumer products and natural foods industries.  Jennifer is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado Law School where she teaches Venture Capital Drafting and serves on the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board for the Silicon Flatirons Center.


Register by February 19:  Members: $25, Non-members $35 (Includes catered snacks)
Register after February 19:  Members: $35, Non-members $45

Event Sponsor

We thank our generous Event Sponsor, KO.