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From Startup to Publicly Traded Company: Story of Corbus Pharmaceuticals

The following post is from Antonette Ho, Group Operations Manager at Boston Harbor Angels.
Corbus Pharmaceuticals Wins Exit of the Year Award
Corbus Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage drug development company targeting rare, chronic, and serious inflammatory and fibrotic diseases with clear unmet needs. One of the great successes in the Boston Harbor Angels portfolio, Corbus was awarded Exit of the Year at the annual end-of-year general meeting in December 2017. Yuval Cohen, CEO of Corbus Pharmaceuticals and Mark Tepper, President […]

Go Write the Ad: Tips from David Friend, CEO and Co-founder of Wasabi

The following post is from Antonette Ho, Group Operations Manager at Boston Harbor Angels.
Wasabi Wins IT Startup of the Year
This past December, the Boston Harbor Angels hosted its annual end-of-year general meeting. During the meeting, Wasabi was honored as IT Startup of the Year. Wasabi is a new cloud storage company. After the awards, Mic Williams, President and Founder of Boston Harbor Angels, interviewed David Friend, CEO and co-founder of Wasabi. During the interview, Friend shared some history about […]

What Are Investors Looking For?

The following post is from Antonette Ho, Group Operations Manager at Boston Harbor Angels.
Original post can be found here >>
As fundraising is an area that entrepreneurs often have questions about, the Summer Venture Program invited three investors to share their side of the story. We were privileged to have Natalie Bartlett of General Catalyst/Rough Draft Ventures; Ziad Moukheiber, CEO of Boston Harbor Angels; and Jason Frishman, Founder of NetCapital provide their insights. The three panelists represented “Investors of […]

Caribbean Angel Ecosystem is in Motion

The following post is from Ziad Moukheiber, CEO of Boston Harbor Angels.
Last week I had the opportunity to visit Jamaica to attend the first Angel Forum for the Caribbean region.
The event was sponsored by many organizations including the Canadian Government and the World Bank.
I met some exceptional people and saw firsthand the energy of entrepreneurship in these markets. The ecosystem is taking shape and the collaboration among the different angel groups and nations will result in some interesting results. […]

Intellectual Property and Patent Law

The following post is from Antonette Ho, Group Operations Manager at Boston Harbor Angels.
David Powsner
Earlier in March, the Boston Harbor Angels held an Intellectual Property (IP) and Patent Law Workshop at Nutter, a sponsor of Boston Harbor Angels. David Powsner, a Partner in the Intellectual Property Department, and a member of Boston Harbor Angels, facilitated the session. Powsner shared the different types of intellectual property, questions to ask when it comes to IP and resources for further investigation.
Intellectual property […]

Getting to Screening

The following post is from Antonette Ho, Group Operations Manager at Boston Harbor Angels.
At Boston Harbor Angels, we oftentimes get asked what is the best way to secure angel investment. For someone who has never raised money before, it can be a daunting task. Who do you approach? What do you ask for? How much time do you need to spend? In summary: where do you start?
As Ziad Moukheiber, CEO of Boston Harbor Angels, shared, the first thing you […]

Always a Way to Get to a Smile!

The following post is from Ziad Moukheiber, CEO of Boston Harbor Angels.
BUILD
A few months ago I started mentoring young students through BUILD, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to use entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of youth from under-resourced communities and propel them to high school, college and career success.  At first the task was daunting: getting a bunch of teenagers focused on a topic is a challenge, especially when most of them did not chose to be in […]

The Angel Investor Portfolio

The following post is from Antonette Ho, Group Operations Manager at Boston Harbor Angels.
Original post can be found here >>
Boston Harbor Angels
I recently had the privilege to attend an Angel Portfolio Workshop, hosted by the Boston Harbor Angels, one of the top angel groups in the country. Attendees were members of the Boston Harbor Angels who had diverse portfolios and a variety of experiences as angel investors. It was a lively discussion where participants shared best practices based on […]