Video Series: Strategies for Rural Angel Investing

VIDEO SERIES: Strategies for Rural Angel Investing

Introduction

Dr. Mark Edelman, ISU Economics Professor and Extension Economist, Iowa Rural Equity Project Facilitator

Opening Credits for Video Series

The Strategies for Rural Angel Investing video series is designed to provide an educational workshop series for potential investors who would like to learn about some of the basic fundamentals about angel investing and the institutional networks in Iowa that are interested in agricultural technology and rural innovation ventures. The first section includes three educational workshop presentations, a panel discussion, and more in-depth requirements and understandings to provide a foundation of understanding. The second section features different types of investing networks and funds focused on early stage startups. The third section features networks that focus on later stage startup companies with opportunities for scaling for rapid growth. The fourth section features networks that target other market segments including succession recapitalization, companies with growth and expansion opportunities, and private equity. Visit the resource page to connect with additional angel investing resources.


Introduction and Understanding Basics

Video 1: First Base Workshop Presentation

Dr. Mark Edelman, ISU Economics Professor and Extension Economist

 

Video 2: Second Base Workshop Presentation

Dr. Mark Edelman, ISU Economics Professor and Extension Economist

 

Video 3: Third Base Workshop Presentation

Dr. Mark Edelman, ISU Economics Professor and Extension Economist

 

Video 4: Rural Equity Capital and Innovation Panel Discussion

Bill Menner, Executive Director, Iowa Rural Development Council

Dr. Mark Edelman, ISU Extension Economist

Spencer Stensrude, Executive Director, Ag Ventures Alliance

John Hall, Senior Director Business Development, Ames Chamber of Commerce

Rural Development Symposium

For more information on the ISU Extension Rural Development Symposium videos see the Community Economic Development Conference website.

 

Video 5: Understanding Basics: Angel and Venture Investing

Jude Conway, retired Executive Director, Ag Ventures Alliance

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Video 6: Basic Legal Requirements for Angel Investing

Bill Hanigan, Attorney, Renewable Energy Team Leader, Davis Brown Law Firm

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Video 7: Legal Requirements for Organizing Angel Networks

Bill Hanigan, Attorney, Renewable Energy Team Leader, Davis Brown Law Firm

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Video 8: ISU’s Ag Entrepreneurship Initiative & Accelerator

Kevin Kimle, Director, Ag Entrepreneurship Initiative, ISU College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

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Early Stage Equity:

Video 9: Iowa Lakes Corridor Angel Fund and Network

Brian Dalziel, Senior Vice President, Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation 

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Video 10: Ag Ventures Alliance

Spencer Stensrude, Vice President for Investment, Ag Ventures Alliance

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Video 11: Ames Seed Capital

Ron Hallenbeck, Executive Vice President, Ames Chamber/Ames Economic Development Commission

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Video 12: FIN Capital

Megan Milligan, President & CEO, Iowa Center for Economic Success

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Later Stage Equity:

Video 13: Renew Rural Iowa and Farm Bureau’s Rural Vitality Funds

Adam Koppes, Investment Manager, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Rural Vitality Funds

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Video 14: Next Level Ventures

Scott Hoekman, Principal, Next Level Ventures

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Growth Opportunity, Succession Recapitalization & Private Equity:

Video 15: Iowa Corn Opportunities LLC

Brian Jones, COO, Iowa Corn Growers Association

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Video 16: Summit Ag Opportunities Fund

Justin Kirchhoff, Managing Director & Head of Private Equity, Summit Agriculture Group

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Video 17: Midwest Growth Partners

Mike Taylor & John Mickelson, Managing Partners, Midwest Growth Partners

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Resources

Visit the resource page to connect with additional networks, funds and educational resources.