The University of Arizona.  
The Business/Law Exchange.
James E. Rogers College of Law.Eller College of Management.McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship.
A partner program of the Eller College of Management, McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship, and James E. Rogers College of Law.

Guest Speaker Series

University Technology from an Angel Investor's Point of View

Luis Villalobos

A presentation and open panel discussion
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building : Room 103

The University of Arizona

Lecture: 4:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion: 5:00 p.m.

Hosted by:

  • James E. Rogers College of Law
  • McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Office of Technology Transfer
  • BIO5 Institute
  • Institute for the Study of the Planet Earth
  • The Desert Angels

The Business / Law Exchange is pleased to announce an annual lecture series featuring leaders from the business and academic communities and focusing on elements at the intersection of business and law.

The first lecture: “University Technology from an Angel Investor’s point of view” will be delivered by Luis Villalobos. Luis Villalobos is the founder of the Tech Coast Angels, the largest angel group in the country, and is founding board member of the Angel Capital Association, and holds degrees from Harvard Business School and MIT.  Additional bio information on Mr. Villalobos is below.

Villalobos’ lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with perspectives Arizona’s Patrick Jones, Director of the Office of Technology Transfer, Robert Morrison of the Desert Angels, Destech, and the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship.


Please join us for this timely event. RSVPs welcome:

For additional information, please call 520.621.4823

About Luis Villalobos

Luis Villalobos is the founder of the Tech Coast Angels, the largest angel group in the country, with ~270 members in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Westlake. In the 7 years since its founding, TCA members have invested $55 million of personal capital in 85 Southern California ventures, coupled with $536 million from co-investors. Villalobos has a strong technology background and a proven track record as direct investor in 52 early-stage ventures; with 4 IPOs, 8 mergers, and 23 remaining active. He formed, headed and sold two ventures; and has mentored about a dozen CEOs. He selectively coaches CEOs and consults on patents; he holds several patents as lead inventor and as technology consultant helped two ventures obtain blocking patents. He conducts workshops for angels, entrepreneurs and MBAs, on early-stage funding, valuations, business plans, term sheets, deal structures, due diligence and entrepreneurship. Villalobos is frequently quoted in the press regarding angel investing, and has been an invited speaker at more than sixty events.

Villalobos  is a founding Board member of the Angel Capital Association — an organization that lists 120 angel groups, and has earned degrees at Harvard Business School and MIT where he was a National Merit Scholar.

For further information, please contact us.



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