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– Brand new FrameWorks workshop series focused on preparing start-ups to pitch for capital –

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 3, 2016) – CONNECT, a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that helps create and scale companies in the technology and life sciences sectors, has announced the start of its FrameWorks CapitalMatch education track. The FrameWorks CapitalMatch series will provide opportunities for entrepreneurs and their mentors to learn more about the fundamentals of executing early stage investment deals. The introductory workshop, Angel Investing Basics for the Start-up Community, will provide content essential for start-ups seeking capital by the Angel Resource Institute and will be held on Wednesday, February 24 at CONNECT’s headquarters in University City.

“Presenting this new education series is a natural next step for us as we work to identify and create ways to support the fundraising efforts of start-ups in San Diego,” said Shawn Richardson, Senior Director, Match Programs at CONNECT. “So many of our Springboard companies, mentors, and entrepreneurs in residence (EIRs) are in the program getting ready to raise capital, so we are proud to be able to provide relevant and instructive information to prepare them for the discussions and issues they will experience in their capital raising efforts.”

Angel Investing Basics for the Start-up Community, presented by Troy Knauss and Susan Preston of the Angel Resource Institute, is designed for entrepreneurs and their mentors who want to be prepared for raising early-stage investment capital. This full-day seminar provides a sweeping overview of how the angel investing process works. The workshop is an interactive classroom style format that includes presentations, a panel discussion, and case studies.

Angel Investing Basics for the Start-up Community covers the following topics:

An overview of angel investing
Due diligence
Valuation of early stage companies
Term sheets
How to connect to angels

Event details are as follows:

When:
· Wednesday, February 24, 2016
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where:
CONNECT
4790 Eastgate Mall, Suite 125
San Diego, CA 92121

Cost:
· Pre-registration (available until February 22, 11:59pm): $500; $250 for current and graduated Springboard companies and current CONNECT ERIs
· Registration (after February 23): $500 for all

Additional topics that will be covered in the 2016 series include Pitching to Investors, Valuation of Early Stage Companies, Trends in Raising Capital, Due Diligence, Term Sheets, Capitalization Tables, Post Investment and Boardroom, and Early Stage Exits. All courses will be taught by the Angel Resource Institute, which was started by the Kaufman Foundation.

To register for the event, click here. For more information on CONNECT, please visit www.connect.org.

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ABOUT CONNECT
CONNECT is a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales great companies in the technology and life sciences sectors. By creating an environment in which entrepreneurs and C-suite executives have access to the people, capital, and technology resources they need for success, CONNECT has assisted in the formation and development of more than 3,000 companies since 1985. Widely regarded as one of the world’s most successful organizations linking entrepreneurs and C-suite executives with the resources they need for the commercialization of innovative products and services; our program has been modeled in more than 50 regions around the world.

ABOUT THE ANGEL RESOURCE INSTITUTE (ARI)
Founded in 2006 as part of the evolution of earlier efforts to encourage and support angel investing by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and leaders of angel groups across the United States. The real value of ARI’s content comes from the Kauffman Foundation and the collective experience and best practices of thousands of individual investors and angel investment groups. They also leverage our strong partnership with the Angel Capital Association (ACA) and their 190 members who represent 8,000 individual investors.

Revestor_iPhone6_HOME_v.3.2Revestor, the leading name in investment-focused real estate searches, today announced the launch of its new and improved website for investors and consumers. This complete redesign is intended to provide added ease of use for all users and incorporates the following new key features:

– Improved aesthetics for a clean, streamlined look and improved navigation
– An in-depth investment calculator that does all the work for you—all you have to do is “slide to decide.”
– Enhanced accessibility and more features to appeal to a broader audience that includes:
o first-time investors and home buyers
o families moving up or down in size
o professional investors looking for the best deals and highest returns on rental properties
– New key learning tools for beginning investors and an invaluable resource for those already in the real estate investment marketplace looking to maximize their cap rate, cash flow and return on investment.
– Increased listings and nationwide property data —up to 10,000 – 20,000 new homes for sale daily.
– An expected 1.7 million listings when the site goes live—that’s instant access to over 70% of the active MLS listings in the country.

The revamped Revestor website will also erase the separation between premium and free content; instead, users will be able to access all features through a secure email login. According to Bill Lyons, the co-founder and CEO of Revestor, “We’ve processed a lot of feedback over the past couple years to improve the platform and appeal more to first time real estate investors. Our goal is to be the starting point for real estate investing.” Revestor’s new website is a first step toward that goal.

Revestor.com will also be completely responsive and mobile-friendly to ensure portability for this valuable real estate investment tool wherever users happen to be—no longer will users have to download an app. “More than 50% of our users were mobile. So it was important for us to make the site available to them regardless of the device or browser they were on,” Lyons said. By going mobile, Revestor hopes to provide even greater convenience and practical utility for its users in the investment community.

About Revestor
Revestor is the only real estate search engine that can run investment calculations over live listings. The platform provides in-depth analysis tools to help both beginning and experienced real estate investors find investments nationwide and estimate the likely return on their financial investments for various properties under consideration. This can ensure the most profitable use of available funds and can help homebuyers determine the projected resale value of their properties over time.