It is an oft repeated truism that angels and venture capital firms invest in
teams more than they invest in ideas and technologies. The team, Board, and
Advisory Board are extremely valuable. This roundtable will provide investors’
perspectives on this dilemma, along with a discussion of other team-related
topics, Board and Advisory Board building strategies and management, including:
• What is the purpose of the Board and Advisory Board, and how are they
• Can you use boards and advisory boards to fill in gaps in your
• What is a founder’s role on the management team?
• At what stage
of the company growth would it be appropriate to have a management reorg?
Robert Gervis, Launchpad Venture Group
Win Burke, CEO