Executive Director, RVC
Peter Adams is the Executive Director of the Rockies Venture Club. His role includes creating deal flow of 500+ firms per year, screening for investable companies, developing best practices for due diligence and negotiation, and providing education for angel investors in the areas of valuation, term sheets, negotiation, syndication, and portfolio strategies. Adams has over twenty five years of business experience beginning in the 1980s with a technology company responsible for fulfilling a sole-source contract for all personal computers for the Colorado state government including universities, agencies and related offices. Adams is a serial entrepreneur, having founded five companies and he has also served over a dozen years as Economics Director and as CIO of an international professional services firm. Adams is also the CEO for BizGirls.org, a non-profit summer camp for high-school girls to learn entrepreneurship and Omniportraits, a for-profit e-commerce venture. Adams is a co-author of “Venture Capital for Dummies,” John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
Director of Operations, RVC
Dave Harris is the Director of Operations for Rockies Venture Club (RVC), and is a Managing Partner with the Rockies Venture Fund (RVF) and the new Rockies Impact Fund (RIF), a $50M non-concessionary venture Impact fund supporting social and environmental impact venture companies. RVC is the longest running angel investor group in the US and is a non-profit organization centered on furthering economic development in Colorado by connecting investors and entrepreneurs through conferences (Angel Capital Summit, and the Colorado Capital Conference), networking events, educational offerings and facilitation of Colorado’s largest angel investor groups. RVC has led investments totaling over $37M to Colorado start-ups since 2014. In addition, Dave is an active Board Member for the non-profit organizations, Biz Girls CEO Accelerator and LaunchNo.CO.
Prior to joining RVC, Dave worked with several dozen companies as a collaborative start-up consultant specializing in capital strategy and fund raising, business development, and marketing. He also has 7+ years experience in international finance and project management at Thomson Reuters and Lipper, covering the financial markets for Latin America, Europe, and Canada.
Dave is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, and he enjoys climbing 14ers, backpacking, mtn biking, and cooking; often all simultaneously, while still answering RVC emails.