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Ross D. Blankenship
"#1 World's Leading Expert on Venture Capital and Angel Investing."
CEO & Chairman (Angel Kings Investment Group)
Ross D. Blankenship ("The Investing King") is a successful early investor, venture capital expert and author of several books on managing companies and investing smart capital in industries like cybersecurity and biotechnology. Ross is one of the world's leading experts on startups and is an active consultant and advisor to several top media outlets on topics such as stock investing, venture capital and angel investing. Ross Blankenship is also the inventor of the term "Populist Investing."
Ross Blankenship's angel investing and venture capital book provides a roadmap for how to successfully deploy private equity and venture capital in America's billion-dollar top startups.
Ross Blankenship also published a best-selling book on the cybersecurity industry, and how these cybersecurity startups are protecting the American economy.
Ross Blankenship has successfully raised private equity capital for startups and been featured in TechCrunch, Mashable and US News and World Report magazine. Ross Blankenship has made more investments in venture capital before the age of 30 than most venture capitalists have made in a lifetime.
As a venture capital expert and early investor in top startups, Ross Blankenship continues to advise media outlets on upcoming SEC rules, been a mentor for startups, and helped accredited investors make investments in the highest ranked startups. Ross Blankenship is also an expert on the JOBS Act of 2012, including how startups can raise money, what the new rules are, and ways investors can make startup investments.
Ross graduated from Cornell University (B.A.), Washington University School of Law (J.D.), and studied advanced cybersecurity studies at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
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RESEARCH DIRECTOR on Venture Capital
Melissa is the Research Director at Angel Kings, an angel investment group focused on investing in fast-growth startups. Prior to joining the Angel Kings team, Melissa worked as the project leader at an education company, where she managed the company's sales and marketing campaigns. She has also worked as an assistant supervisor at a healthcare consulting firm, where she managed and reviewed workers' compensation cases from Departments of Insurance across the United States.
Melissa continues to help with the publications of Angel Kings' books on angel investing, startups and industries like cyber security, biotech and healthcare.
Melissa graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.
Advisory Team: Venture Capital Events
... is on the advisory team for projects at Angel Kings, an angel investment group focused on investing in fast-growth startups. Romando worked as the senior project manager at HLS Construction. Prior to his current position, he was the president of R. Harrison Inc., a private consultant providing project management services to USPS-Office of Inspector General and private sector firms within the construction industry in Washington DC.
Romando received a NCAA Division 1 baseball scholarship at Virginia Military Institute.
Greg has been a practicing Intellectual Property Litigator for over 30 years having received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1975 and his B.S. Physics and M.S. Electrical Engineering degrees from University of Missouri - Rolla.
Greg is the founder and Director of Research at LegalMetric - an innovative platform helping companies save money in patent litigation. Greg is an Adjunct Professor at Washington University Law School; Author of Intellectual Property Litigation Guide: Patents and Trade Secrets (3 vol. Thompson West, 1995 to date), a practicing patent litigator and expert witness (computer and electronics based inventions and medical devices). He also serves on the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education as Vice-Chair.
Greg was one of the inspirations behind the Angel Kings CEO (Ross Blankenship) creating his first company. Ross gleaned tremendous amounts of knowledge about how to run a company while working for Greg's litigation analysis firm.
Angel Kings' Advisory Team
ROHIT GUPTA is a former director at High Line Ventures, an early stage investment fund based in New York City concentrating on investments in e-commerce, creative platforms, and disruptive infrastructure. Before his current gig he served as an associate at RBS Global Banking where he worked with innovative cross asset solutions covering exotic derivatives across interest rates, inflation, foreign exchange, equities and hybrids. He also served as an analyst at ABN AMRO working with large corporate on optimizing their hedging programs. He also took a semester off college to work at Goldman Sachs.
Rohit graduated from Cornell University where he received a Bachelors of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
MICHAEL J. BLANKENSHIP has extensive general corporate experience, including private equity funds, securities (public and private offerings), broker-dealer, and investment adviser representation. Specifically, Michael has advised private equity sponsors in their fundraising activities and investment managers in various structured finance transactions. In addition, Michael has counseled international clients on federal and state regulatory issues, including SEC, CFTC, FINRA and NFA rules.
Michael also has studied Chinese and lived in China.
Michael graduated from the University of Rochester, Syracuse University, and Rutgers University - Newark School of Law.
BRADFORD B. ROSSI is an advisor for Angel Kings. With over 10 years of military service, Brad has proven to be a transformative leader with significant experience in effecting organizational change that is necessary for corporate success. Brad is also an attorney with an international law firm where he advises clients on various transactional matters including mergers, acquisitions and financings and on a range of general corporate law matters. He has facilitated over $10 Billion worth of transactions and has worked with leading attorneys and professionals around the world.
Brad is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom where he facilitated over $200 Million in government contracts while serving with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Northern Afghanistan.
Brad graduated from Georgetown University and New York University School of Law.
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