ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in the "Shark Tank” investor
process? Do you have clients that could benefit from your knowledge about the
process? Do you know people that are looking for venture capital to build a
business? Do you wish you could get involved in the angel investing process as
a consultant but don’t know where to begin? If you answered "yes” to any of
these questions, you do not want to miss this event!
Goulka, Managing Director of the Arizona Technology Investor Forum, will be
sharing his knowledge about the angel investing process in Arizona. Topics that
he will cover include:
How do they
think about investing in companies with no revenue and no profits?
Why do they
What do they
the consulting opportunities?
- 8:00am – Networking and Breakfast
- 8:15am – Announcements
- 9:30am – Shark Tank program (including question/answer)
– 10:00am - Review of member benefits, report on the national convention, organization
Cost: Members $30, Non-members $40
(Includes a hot buffet breakfast — eggs,
bacon, sausage, fruit plate, muffins, juice, coffee, tea.)
University Club, 39 E Monte Vista Rd, Phoenix AZ (602) 254-5408 (across the street from Heard Museum)
Goulka is the Managing Director of ATIF—Arizona Technology Investor Forum--a
group of individuals who make investments in early stage technology companies
in the Southwest. Since May 2007,
members have invested over $7.2 million in 29 companies, making it the most
active early stage technology investor in Phoenix. In addition to his role at
ATIF, Mr. Goulka serves as CEO of JumpStart Solutions LLC, an early stage
business intelligence software company, and as President of Lone Mountain
Associates, LLC, a boutique consulting firm.
previously served as CEO of software companies NetSelector Inc. (sold to Apple
Inc.) and bid4real.com; the National Technology Transfer Center; the Frank
Lloyd Wright Foundation; and Taliesin Preservation Inc. He was also COO and CFO of Encyclopedia
Britannica Inc. and its worldwide subsidiaries where he led its transformation
into digital publishing. He began his career in corporate finance, focused on
financing private equity transactions and global finance at units of JPMorgan
Chase and Citibank.
holds both an M.B.A. and a BA from Yale. He has been a guest speaker at the
business schools at Harvard, Yale, Thunderbird, Ohio State and Marquette. He
has served on many nonprofit boards, including Steppenwolf Theater, Chicago
Shakespeare, the Dallas Zoological Society, and the Associate Board of the Cox
School of Business at SMU.