Friday, October 27, 2017

Seattle Angel Conference Tipping Point for 2016 Winner Hubb

As we look back at all the amazing things that have happened for Hubb over the past year, it's clear to us that winning Seattle Angel Conference IX was the tipping point.

The $155k in funding was awesome—it helped us to build out a marketing and sales team and gave us great PR—but even more important was the opportunity to work with and get to know the angel investors. As winners of the Seattle Angel Conference, we suddenly had credibility with other investors and potential clients. This is so crucial for a start-up to be able to grow and we’re incredibly thankful.

The actual act of preparing our presentation was also incredibly helpful because it forced us to really know our stuff and make sure we had a bulletproof business plan. Finding and addressing potential issues while preparing for the conference saved us a lot of stress further down the road. In addition, getting our plan and pitch airtight and winning the Seattle Angel Conference generated tremendous momentum for us—by the end of the year, we'd raised $4 million, won the Bend Venture Conference and the Tom Holce Startup Stage Award from the Oregon Entrepreneur Network, and doubled our revenue from the previous year.

Our growth has not slowed in 2017, and the quality of clients we've signed up and who continue to expand their contracts excites us the most; we're honored to count companies like Microsoft, Tableau, Atlassian, Intel, RedHat, TechCrunch, BIO, Citrix, TDAmeritrade, Linux, SaaSter, MongoDB, Mulesoft, and Nuntanix as clients.

It's been an exciting ride and it's only going to get better. The Seattle Angel Conference is where it all began and we’re so grateful for the opportunity they gave us.

Hubb gives event professionals a better way to manage meetings and tame the chaos of event content management. Created by veteran event managers, Hubb’s platform automates the complex workflows and tasks required to collect, manage, and market event content, and results in huge time savings, far less stress, and the ability to get event content to market a significantly faster. Built for the API economy, Hubb allows event professionals to build best-in-breed solutions with seamless integrations, customized for the specific needs of their events. Hubb is based in Vancouver, WA. Learn more at

Bonnie Foley-Wong - SAC XII Keynote Speaker: Angel Investing is a Marathon, Smart Angels Don't Sprint

 Our 12th Seattle Angel Conference is on November 15th, 2017. We are excited to have Bonnie Foley-Wong coming as our keynote presenter.

 After years of financing multi-million dollar transactions, working for European investment banks, investor and entrepreneur, Bonnie Foley-Wong returned to Canada, launched an angel fund called Pique Fund, and began investing in startups. She's learned a lot in the past five years including the value of experiential due diligence, how most relationships shouldn't be rushed, and the difference it made for herself and others to just get started and practice angel investing. She'll share some of her stories including how she invested in a jewelry designer-turned-tech CEO, why 2016 was the year of "no new deals", and how to get an investment done in 3 weeks, in her frank talk about angel investing and how she's in it for the long haul.

Bonnie is the founder of Pique Ventures and founding investor in Pique Fund. She is also the CFO of specialty financial services firm, Crown NorthCorp Inc., headquartered in Gig Harbor, WA, and author of Integrated Investing: Impact Investing with Head, Heart, Body, and Soul. Bonnie helps a diverse community of leaders pursue integrated investing. With over 19 years experience of mobilizing capital for entrepreneurial businesses as a financier, investor, and entrepreneur, Bonnie has financed over $1 billion dollars of alternative investments in Europe and North America. Bonnie is a CPA (Ontario), CA, and CFA charterholder. She has a Bachelor of Mathematics and Master of Accounting from the University of Waterloo. Bonnie presently resides in Vancouver, Canada, with her husband and young daughter.

Bonnie is at @BonnieOWong