5:30-6pm: Cocktails & Networking
6-6:30pm: Introduction to Angel and Venture Capital Investing
6:30-7pm: Introducing Seraph Group’s North Fulton Angel Investment Group
5:30-6pm: Cocktails & Networking
2972 Webb Bridge Rd.
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Tuff Yen is the founder Seraph Research Foundation and invested over 130 companies throughout his career. Prior to that, Mr. Yen founded Seraph Group, an investment firm that brings together successful individuals to create wealth through ownership of private enterprises. Mr. Yen started his career in the biotechnology industry with a degree in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of California Berkeley. He worked at Genentech and Amgen, two leading biotechnology companies in northern and southern California. After graduating from the Yale School of Management in New Haven Connecticut, Mr. Yen began his venture capital career at Chemical Venture Partner, the private equity and venture capital arm of Chemical Bank, then managing $8 Billion in New York City. Chemical Bank later merged with Chase Manhattan Bank and then JPMorgan Bank, and the group became JPMorgan Partners which then managed close to $20 Billion. Mr. Yen subsequently joined a Hambrecht & Quist’s affiliated $1.6billion fund in San Francisco.
With an extensive venture capital background on both coasts, Mr. Yen saw an opportunity to deliver a new investment platform for accredited investors and launched Seraph Group in 2004. He introduced Structured Angel Fund™, a venture capital fund designed specifically for angel investors and family offices to gain access to a diversified portfolio of seed stage startups and with the right to co-invest on a deal-by-deal basis. This GP-managed and LP-curated fund attracted close to 400 investors from 120+ cities in north America, Europe and Asia, many of them Fortune 500 C-level executives, entrepreneurs, technologists, innovators, investment and operating professionals. Mr. Yen led Seraph Group and invested north of $120 million into 130+ companies. He reviewed between 300 and 400 investment proposals each year and was responsible for all aspects of an investment, from sourcing, investigating, conducting due diligence, and structuring. Mr. Yen has gained experience in investing in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, entertainment, publishing, information technology, Internet, enterprise software, cybersecurity, aerospace, medical and life sciences.
This presentation will deliver an overview of venture capital investment. Accredited investors who are interested in becoming founding members of the Seraph North Fulton angel investment group are welcome.
Seraph Research Foundation in partnership with Seraph Group is creating an angel investment group in the North Fulton area in Georgia. Only SEC accredited investors will be eligible to participate. See definition below.
For more information contact Katy Sharp at [email protected]
Qualifications: You must be an accredited investor under the SEC rule in order to receive education and training from Seraph Research Foundation. To be an accredited investor, a person must have an annual income exceeding $200,000 ($300,000 for joint income) for the last two years with the expectation of earning the same or a higher income in the current year. A person is also considered an accredited investor if they have a net-worth exceeding $1 million, excluding real estate holdings, either individually or jointly with their spouse. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis. Please contact [email protected] to request waiver of qualification.