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Angel Investing 101



April 20, 2023
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CDT


4201 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002


Join this informative presentation and Q&A regarding due diligence of angel investment opportunities.

Join the Urban Capital Network for an informative presentation and Q&A regarding due diligence of Angel investment opportunities.

As an angel investor, before investing in a startup, you might ask:

  • How do I know when I’ve found the right opportunity?
  • What are the risks involved?
  • How much time should I spend evaluating the opportunity?

Assessing and evaluating a company before it has revenue is a difficult task. There are no agreed-upon or standard approaches, unlike companies that have a longer track record with historical financial statements, assets, and revenue. There are numerous unknowns and risks.

Due diligence is not about eliminating risks but rather an exercise to spot and avoid the obvious pitfalls, understand the risks, gather information to support your valuation, and ultimately negotiate your terms.

In this session of the education series “Angel Investing 101,” the team at Urban Capital Network will present and discuss the role and principles of diligence and risk assessment when evaluating an early-stage company.

During the session, you can expect to learn the following:

  • Key diligence focus areas and principles
  • What to look for and ask during due diligence
  • How to avoid common mistakes
  • How to develop a process to improve your chances of success

About the speaker:

Lenny Saizan is co-founder and Managing Director of Urban Capital Network (UCN), an investment firm focused on democratizing premium investment opportunities for a broader pool of investors. In addition to his role at UCN, Lenny owns and operates Murphy Business Sales – Southwest Houston, where he helps business owners exit plans, maximize value, and sell their businesses. Lenny also works with buyers interested in business acquisition or franchising. Prior to launching UCN and his Business Brokerage, Lenny worked for 10 years in Oil and Gas, leading teams in Financial and Operational Controls and Audits.

Lenny started his career as an Electrical Engineer, specializing in automation and controls and systems integration. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from L.S.U. and his MBA from Tulane University.

Parking Instructions

Parking Instructions: Enter 4203 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to the red parking lot, located across the street from the Ion building.