Resources: Strategies for Rural Angel Investing Video Series

Below is a listing of resources used for the Strategies for Rural Angel Investing video series.

Introduction and Basics

Introduction to Strategies for Rural Angel Investing, Dr. Mark Edelman, ISU Economics Professor & Extension Economist, Iowa Rural Equity Project Facilitator

Video 1: Understanding Some Basics About Angel and Venture Investing, Jude Conway, Executive Director, Ag Ventures Alliance and author, “The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Understanding Angel and Venture Investing

Video 2: Basic Legal Requirements for Angel Investing, Bill Hanigan, Attorney, Renewable Energy Team Leader, Davis Brown Law Firm

Video 3: Legal Requirements for Organizing Angel Networks, Bill Hanigan, Attorney, Renewable Energy Team Leader, Davis Brown Law Firm

Video 4: ISU’s Ag Entrepreneurship Initiative & Accelerator, Kevin Kimle, Director, Ag Entrepreneurship Initiative, ISU College of Agriculture & Life Sciences


Early Stage Equity Examples:

Video 5: Ag Ventures Alliance, Spencer Stensrude, V.P. for Investment, Ag Ventures Alliance

Video 6: Ames Seed Capital, Ron Hallenbeck, Executive Vice President, Ames Chamber/Ames Economic Development Commission

Video 7: FIN Capital, Megan Milligan, President & CEO, Iowa Center for Economic Success


Later Stage Equity:

Video 8: Renew Rural Iowa and Farm Bureau’s Rural Vitality Funds, Adam Koppes, Investment Manager, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Rural Vitality Funds

Video 9: Next Level Ventures, Scott Hoekman, Principal, Next Level Ventures


Growth Opportunity, Succession Recapitalization & Private Equity:

Video 10: Iowa Corn Opportunities LLC, Brian Jones, COO, Iowa Corn Growers

Video 11: Summit Ag Opportunities Fund, Justin Kirchhoff, Managing Director & Head of Private Equity, Summit Agriculture Group

Video 12: Midwest Growth Partners, Mike Taylor & John Mickelson, Managing Partners, Midwest Growth Partners


Selected Angel and Venture Capital Networks and Educational Resources:

Iowa Venture Capital Association

Angel Capital Association

Plains Angels – Des Moines

Corridor Angels – Cedar Rapids-Iowa City

River Bend Angels – Quad Cities

Red Cedar – Cedar Falls –Waterloo

37 Angels – New York

AgFunder - San Francisco

Central Illinois Angels – Peoria

Gopher Angels – Minneapolis

Nebraska Angels - Lincoln