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Mark Easley

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Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 088: A Conversation about Investment Crowdfunding with Will McGuire and Mark Easley of CrowdfundNC.com

Charlotte Angel Connection

Today we welcome Will McGuire and Mark Easley to the Podcast.  Will and Mark are building CrowdfundNC – an investment crowdfunding ecosystem in North Carolina.  North Carolina is one of 38 states who have enacted legislation allowing for anyone to become an angel investor.Will McGuire has been an investment crowdfunding investor and advisor since 2016. Mark Easley has been an active advocate, advisor, and investor in the investment crowdfunding space since 2012. Mark was the leader of the NC PACES Act Team which was recently honored with the 2017 WRAL Techwire Editor’s Choice Award for their work in getting the NC PACES investment crowdfunding law passed. Will was introduced to Mark by Lewis Sheats knowing they were both interested in helping grow the NC Investment Crowdfunding space.  Over the last year or more, the two of them have been building relationships and talking with startups and local businesses aiming to raise capital to grow their companies while providing returns for investors who support them.In today’s podcast, we talk with Mark and Will about their backgrounds and how they came to be investors, how CrowdfundNC helps companies become investible and what it’s like for a company who wants to crowdfund using CrowdfundNC.As part of this, we realize there are really two ways to invest through their platform.  One is for non-accredited investors and the other is for accredited investors.  I was surprised to learn the platform and business model supported both but learned it’s a perfect combination.I was also surprised to learn their view on traditional angel funds and groups.  Listen to the podcast to learn where they believe these traditional sources of capital will be in 10 years plus lots of other great details on investment crowdfunding.Enjoy!William Bissett is the owner of and an Investment Advisor Representative of Portus Wealth Advisors, a Registered Investment Adviser. Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training. Opinions expressed on this program do not necessarily reflect those of Portus Wealth Advisors. The topics discussed and opinions given are not intended to address the specific needs of any listener. Portus Wealth Advisors does not offer legal or tax advice, listeners are encouraged to discuss their financial needs with the appropriate professional regarding your individual circumstance. Investments described herein may be speculative and may involve a substantial risk of loss. Interests may be offered only to persons who qualify as accredited investors under the Securities Act, and a Qualified Purchaser as defined in Section 2(a)(51)(A) under the Company Act or an eligible employee of the management company. There generally is no public market for the Interests. Prospective investors should particularly note that many factors affect performance, including changes in market conditions and interest rates, and other economic, political or financial developments. Past performance is not, and should not be construed as, indicative of future results.

1hr 8mins

12 Jul 2019

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Episode 011: It Takes a Village: Why Education, Collaboration, and Support are Vital to IoT Outcomes with Mark Easley from Texas Instruments

First Things First - Stories from IoT Implementers

In this episode of First Things First, I chat with Mark Easley from Texas Instruments to talk about the TI University program. We explore the latest university topics to come up in ioT, why a singular organization can’t ‘own’ everything in IoT, and the value of self-paced learning opportunities. Visit the FirstThingsFirst episode page for show notes and more!

33mins

10 Oct 2018

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#4 The Fortuitous Moment - with Mark Easley

Scaling with Data

Most successful entrepreneurs will tell you that timing and a bit of luck were the biggest factors to their success. Not many can point to the exact moment their trajectory was changed. In this episode, Sean Steigerwald sits down with Mark Easley who tells us about his career, how it started, and his various run-ins with famous Silicon Valley tech moguls like Steve Jobs, Masayoshi Son, and John Chambers.

31mins

21 Mar 2018

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#4 The Fortuitous Moment - with Mark Easley

Scaling with Data

Most successful entrepreneurs will tell you that timing and a bit of luck were the biggest factors to their success. Not many can point to the exact moment their trajectory was changed. In this episode, Sean Steigerwald sits down with Mark Easley who tells us about his career, how it started, and his various run-ins with famous Silicon Valley tech moguls like Steve Jobs, Masayoshi Son, and John Chambers. 

31mins

26 Feb 2018

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#25-Mark Easley, Angel Investor and Crowdfunding Expert

The Scott Barstow Show

My guest for this show is Mark Easley. Mark is a startup advisor and angel investor in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina. Previously Mark had a 20+ year technology career in engineering, marketing, sales, and executive management in the semiconductor industry in Silicon Valley. Mark has been on the executive board of a Raleigh/Durham area angel investor group and is a member of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. Mark provides mentoring to startups and potential entrepreneurs in the areas of investment crowdfunding, lean startup methods, marketing strategies, investor presentations, and management skills. Mark has previously held engineering, sales, marketing, and executive VP management positions in the semiconductor industry at PLX Technology, Adaptec, Intel, and HP. In this show, Mark and I talk about the early days of Silicon Valley and what it was like to work for giants such as HP and Intel. We talk about how the landscape of startup investing has evolved and where it's headed, particularly as it relates to angel investing and crowdfunding.  I also quiz Mark on what makes a business investable as an angel, and who he looks up to in the investing world. Grab a cup of your favorite beverage, pull up a chair and listen to my conversation with Mark Easley.

56mins

19 Nov 2016

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Medical Minute: Mark Easley, MD

Patient Education - Audio

1min

24 Sep 2009