The Upstate Carolina Angel Network (UCAN) officially launched in April 2008. Since then, the world has changed and capital markets have tightened.
Join us for our July lunch to learn more about our local angel investor group and how they are weathering the storm. Specifically, we’ll hear about shifts in the early-stage investing landscape, UCAN’s investment activities and what makes a company an attractive candidate for Angel Investment funding.
The Upstate Carolina Angel Network – What we’re investing in, how to engage us.
a GSATC Learning Lunch
with Guest Presenter: Matt Dunbar, Managing Director of the Upstate Carolina Angel Network
– July 11, 2012 –
11:30 – 11:55 Registration, Networking, Lunch
11:55 – 12:10 Announcements
12:10 – 12:50 Presentation
12:50 – 1:00 Door Prizes, Adjourn
This meeting features easy access from I-385, plenty of free parking, ample networking opportunities, a great presentation, and door prizes. Plan to attend.
Onsite registration is available. Lunch is $25 at the door.
About the Speaker
Matt Dunbar is Managing Director of the Upstate Carolina Angel Network, a group of accredited investors who support high-growth startup ventures in South Carolina and the Southeast. In his role as Managing Director, Matt is responsible for the day to day operations of the investor network, including the group’s efforts to screen, select, evaluate and structure early stage equity investments.
Matt graduated from Clemson University in 1999 with a BS in Chemical Engineering. While at Clemson, he had the opportunity to serve as Student Body President and to participate in the cooperative education program with Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, TN. Following graduation, Matt joined the company full-time as a manufacturing development engineer in the specialty polymers division. He later served as an applications development specialist, a role in which he worked with Eastman’s customers and scientists to develop new product enhancements and business line extensions.
In 2003, Matt left Eastman to enroll in the MBA program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was introduced to the Silicon Valley ethos of new venture formation and finance. While at Stanford, Matt also earned a Master of Arts in Education along with his MBA.
Upon graduation from the GSB, Matt joined the Boston Consulting Group in their Atlanta office. BCG is a global management consultancy, helping Fortune 500 companies develop and execute effective strategies to create and sustain competitive advantage. During his time with BCG, Matt helped world-class consumer goods, transportation, and energy organizations develop top-line growth strategies and bottom-line asset optimization programs.
After several years away, Matt is thrilled to be back in his home state, working alongside many others to help foster the growth of entrepreneurial activity and the knowledge economy in South Carolina.