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No More Blockchain Hype!
May 3, 2019

The hype was the realization that its original objective of supporting bitcoin was chump change compared to its disruptive potential to the global financial system. Now, with that transformative power well established, together with the struggles to provide enough computer power to manage the distributed ledgers and digital assets, the hype is over.
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April Investor Meeting Highlights
April 23, 2019

Last week we held our regular monthly Investor Meeting. Snapshots of the 3 presenting ventures are included below. Deeper dives with company principals are also scheduled as noted - details of location and dial-in to be provided separately, or on request.
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Digital Tools in Angel Investing
March 26, 2019

With the success of our alliance with Angel One and GTAN to simultaneously syndicate our deal flow, the demand is even greater for the best apps and workflows to help us from deal sourcing to collaborating to portfolio tracking.
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March Investor Meeting Highlights
March 22, 2019

On the first day of Spring this week we held our monthly Investor Meeting with 3 very different ventures. Excitement was generated with demonstrations of tangible products, including Chris Prendergast of Jamstack playing a rif through his attachable guitar amplifier - shown in the attached video.
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February Investor Meeting Highlights
February 22, 2019

Snapshots of the 3 ventures who presented this morning are included below. Deeper dives with company principals are also scheduled as noted - details of location and dial-in to be provided separately, or on request.
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London-based TopSpin wins NFL’s First and Future prize
February 5, 2019

SWO Angels Investee and London-based, TopSpin Technologies (TopSpin), has been selected out of thousands of other competitors for the NFL's First and Future prize.
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January Investor Meeting Highlights
January 24, 2019

Snapshots of the 3 ventures who presented this morning are included below. Deeper dives with company principals are also scheduled as noted - details of location and dial-in to be provided separately, or on request.
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FreePoint Doubles Down On Industrial IoT Growth In Manufacturing
January 9, 2019

Recently, one of our members' portfolio investments, Freepoint Technologies, was in the news announcing their acquisition of local software developer CoreSolutions. I tapped Freepoint's CEO and SWO Angels member Paul Hogendoorn and asked him about what threads in the transaction tie back to SWO Angels. Interestingly, CoreSolutions' Director of Sales, Al Mackinnon, is also a SWO Angels member.
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December Investor Meeting Highlights
December 20, 2018

Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the city, SWO Angels' members were stirring, even their spouses. Angel portfolios were hung by chimneys with care, in hopes that successful exits soon would be theirs. Their founders, nestled all snug in their labs while visions of product-market fit danced in their heads.
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Celebrating 10 Years for SWO Angels!
December 17, 2018

As we approach the holidays and end of the year, I have been reflecting on this anniversary year in preparation for an upcoming AGM that precedes a members-only Holiday Party. Here are the notable achievements from the past 12 months:
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