Part II of our three part series on Angel Investing digs deeper in to the operations of the Atlanta Technology Angels, and examines the various stages of the process that an entrepreneur goes through to present to investors. Joining us for this discussion are Mike Eckert and returning guest from Part I, Ed Brown. Mike shares his experience and expertise as a founding team member of The Weather Channel, which was responsible for the company’s successful launch in to a real time, 24 hour weather information channel. The discussion also includes mentoring tips and advice for entrepreneurs on how to be best prepared to have a successful meeting with an investor.
Mike Eckert served as the President and CEO of Pathfire Inc. from 1999 to 2007. Mr. Eckert spent 14 years as the Chief Executive Officer of The Weather Channel. During his tenure at The Weather Channel, he also served as Vice President of Advertising Sales & Marketing, President and Chief Operating Officer. He serves on the Board of Directors of The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). Mike can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ed Brown is Vice-Chair of Burr & Forman LLP’s Business section and a partner in the firm’s Corporate law practice group focusing on taxation and estate planning. He has over twenty-four years of experience in franchise law, mergers and acquisitions and personal planning, specifically with federal estate and gift taxation. Ed represents venture capital companies and investors in funding early-stage and start-up companies and also represents both buyers and sellers in the purchase or sale of businesses, through tax-free mergers, stock purchase arrangements, and asset acquisitions. Ed can be reached at email@example.com.