Venture Capital and Tech: Indiana Gets in on the Action

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Date(s) - May 7, 2018
11:15 am - 1:00 pm

Location
Newfields (Indianapolis Museum of Art)

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Venture Capital and Tech:  Indiana Gets in on the Action

Please join us for a luncheon Featuring Don Aquilano, Founder/CEO of Allos Ventures and Haley Altman, Founder/CEO of Doxly, Inc.

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Don Aquilano, Founder/CEO, Allos Ventures – Don co-founded Allos in 2010, but he did some pretty cool stuff before that, too.

Don’s tenacity and entrepreneurial drive exhibited itself early in his career, when he was so frustrated that Hewlett Packard had come on campus his senior year solely to recruit electrical engineers (as a production and operations management major, he was more of an industrial engineer) that he accosted the recruiter in the hallway and refused to let him leave until he’d managed to secure a job offer.

After working as an operations manager in HP’s ASIC manufacturing group, serving on the corporate-wide team responsible for the selection of a new ERP system, and having co-founded two small software companies along the way, Don left HP for business school at Harvard University.

He first moved into the venture capital world with the Fox Group in New York, where he participated in the early funding of companies including WebMD, before being recruited to join Gazelle TechVentures as its second managing director in April 2000. He became the sole managing director four months later, upon the departure of the founding managing director (no worries, they’re still close friends). Gazelle is ranked in the top 10% of venture funds nationally for its 2000 vintage, and Don participated in all of the firm’s successful investments, including Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN), a Russell 2000 company, where he serves as executive chairman. And five years after meeting John, who was serving on the executive committee at Gazelle, Don agreed to join Blue Chip as a managing director, where he managed investments in software and services companies Aprimo and Knowlagent.

Don is the chairman of the advisory board for Indiana University’s School of Informatics and Computing, serves on the advisory boards of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centers for IU and Ball State, and teaches the Entrepreneurship capstone course at Purdue University.

Haley Altman, Founder/CEO, Doxly, Inc. –  Haley has over a decade of experience working on complicated transactions in the corporate, private equity, and venture capital verticals. Her practice has extended from the Midwest at Ice Miller to the West Coast at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Over the years, she has completed thousands of transactions from small debt transactions to $800M public-private mergers opposite attorneys from around the world. The idea for Doxly was born at 1 A.M. while Haley and her colleague, Elizabeth Brier, sat surrounded by hundreds of manila closing folders, hunting through thousands of pieces of paper for one missing signature page. A multi-million dollar closing scheduled for the next day hinged on that one page. In that moment, they realized there had to be a better way. In 2016, Haley left Ice Miller to start Doxly and transform the legal transaction management process. Doxly is backed by seasoned software executives and High Alpha, an enterprise cloud venture studio.

 

Monday, May 7, 2018

11:15 AM – 1:00 PM

Newfields (Indianapolis Museum of Art)

4000 Michigan Road

Indianapolis, IN 46208

Members:  FREE

Guests:  $40

 

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