Plains Angels / Sponsored by the BrownWinick Law Firm

Location: i2Iowa Investors and Innovators Forum / Community Choice Credit Union, Convention Center, Des Moines, Iowa


Plains Angels is a group of Midwest angel investors dedicated to providing outstanding financial returns to accredited angel investors while assisting early-stage growth companies by being an excellent source of funding and advice. Each investor, after the members collaborate on due diligence, make their own individual investment decisions.

This angel investor forum started in 2012 and is a program of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, sponsored by the BrownWinick law firm.

Plains Angels has implemented an investment training program. These training programs are a critical piece to educate the angels on due diligence and other key investing topics. These training programs are open to the public and invite all business interested people to attend as well as entrepreneurs, so they might better understand and prepare for raising funds.

Click here to find out more about the upcoming Plains Angels training programs, as well as complete video and handouts of the past training programs.

November 13, 2012 - Capitalization Tables / Basic
December 11, 2012 - Financial Models / Basic
January 23, 2013 - Management Team / Basic
February 28, 2013 - Negotiating Terms/Group Investing / Basic
March 28, 2013 - Intellectual Property / Basic
April 25, 2013 - Classes of Stock/Corporate Structure / Basic
May 23, 2013 - Exit Alternatives / Basic
August 22, 2013 - Capitalization Tables / Advanced
September 26, 2013 - Marketing Opportunity / Basic
October 24, 2013 - Valuation / Basic
April 9, 2014 - Accredited Investor Educational Training at i2Iowa Investors and Innovators Forum

BrownWinick attorneys, Chris Sackett, Joe Leo and Drew Larson, will provide the educational training for the Accredited Investors Educational Track at the i2Iowa Investors and Innovators Forum on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The educational training will include a start to finish discussion of the legal requirements of investing in Regulation D capital offerings, with particular focus on the newly adopted regulations associated with the 2012 JOBS Act. The training will address hot topics such as the new Rule 506(c) offerings which allow general solicitation of investors with a focus on what investors need to know.

Below is a list of topics that will be covered in the Accredited Investors educational training on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

  • Regulation D Exemptions - 504, 505 and 506
  • State Exemption Issues
  • Impact of the JOBS Act on State Exemptions
  • Accredited Investor Certification
  • Bad Actor Prohibition
  • Crowdfunding
  • Investment Company Issues
  • Investment Adviser issues