In this issue:
Educational Webinar: • Investing in Enterprise Blockchain: The Big Opportunity
Upcoming Syndication Call: • Cargo Chief
HBSAA Global Angels Volunteer Positions
Upcoming Virtual Events
Investing in Enterprise Blockchain: The Big Opportunity!
GLOBAL WEBINAR PRESENTATION: April 16th, 2020 I 10am PDT, 1pm EDT, 5pm London, 6pm Continental Europe
Presenter: Radhika Iyengar
Radhika Iyengar is a TEDx and keynote speaker, a Silicon Valley Woman of Influence, and a Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur. She is a Founding Partner at StarChain Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture studio focused on the convergence of advanced technologies. Radhika is an enterprise blockchain expert and sought-after speaker on blockchain & healthcare. She is a co-author of the critically acclaimed book Enterprise Blockchain Has Arrived, a member of the California GovOps Blockchain Working Group advising Governor Newsom & CA state legislature, and a member of the IEEE Blockchain Governance Standards P2145 Working Group. Radhika has been a guest speaker on Capitol Hill (Washington D.C.), Stanford, Google, UC Berkeley, and at top blockchain & healthcare conferences. She holds an AB from Bryn Mawr College, an MBA from Chapman University and is a Certified Network Engineer.
Techstars recently announced that it invested in more than 50 blockchain companies with a combined portfolio value greater than $600M. Gartner also stated that blockchain technology will create more than $175 billion dollars’ worth of business value by 2025 increasing to more than $3 trillion by 2030.
To illuminate the full potential of blockchain, and dispel some common myths around the technology, we feature Radhika Iyengar, author of the critically acclaimed book Enterprise Blockchain Has Arrived. Radhika will present how blockchain is transforming the enterprise and the consumer experience. Blockchain, often in combination with other advanced technologies, is generating real value from real deployments across multitrillion-dollar sectors like banking & financial services, healthcare & life sciences, and supply chain & logistics. She will also provide insights into how startups are becoming a valuable part of this ecosystem, creating compelling investment opportunities.
Whether you’re an investor who focuses on the enterprise space or an entrepreneur building a company, you won’t want to miss this webinar!
Cost: $25.00 for HBS AA Members
$35.00 for Non-Members
GLOBAL SYNDICATED INVESTMENT PRESENTATION: Cargo Chief
March 26th, 2020 I 9am PST, 12pm EDT, 4pm London, 5pm Continental Europe
Presenters: Russell Jones, (Cargo Chief CEO) and Etienne Daffarges (HBS Global Angels Syndication Deal Lead)
On behalf of the NorCal chapter, we would like to share a seed investment opportunity. Cargo Chief provides data and patented technology to buyers of truckload capacity enabling them to select the right trucking carrier out of 100,000s and is launching the industry's first real-time pricing engine.
In this era of concern for downturn in transportation, unlike airlines and sea shipping, trucking stays ‘recession resistant’ because consumers will still buy foundational goods and food. In the world of trucking, Cargo Chief is solving significant issues for 18,000+ brokers and 750,000+ carriers. Cargo Chief started as a rapidly growing tech-enabled $10Ms brokerage, then other 3PLs said our multi-patented technology was better than anything they could find. Cargo Chief sold the brokerage and now provides the underserved freight brokers (buying $200B of trucking services) C4 which helps them to improve profitability through better carrier selection. Soon we will launch LaneMaster, the industry’s first pricing engine based on real-time data, to help both brokers and carriers increase margins.
Our referenceable clients use C4 to save time and buy capacity better which enhances client profitability. Our services should generate a 5-10X ROI for our clients. The competition is either indirect or stale. We model the domestic TAM for our services being $4.7B. In 2020, we expect to exceed $1M in ARR and reach cash flow positive in 3 quarters. With SaaS pricing around $200/seat/month and being on the path to sell pricing data that we received for free, Cargo Chief will enjoy excellent profitability. The three founders have started 8 companies and enjoyed $10Ms in exits. Cargo Chief is already backed by BootstrapLabs, a seed level AI VC, and sophisticated industry investors. Cargo Chief is raising $750K in a convertible note with a valuation cap of $9M.
Cost: No fee to attend
VOLUNTEER ROLES IN THE GLOBAL ANGEL NETWORK
HBS Alumni Angels is looking for two incredible individuals to fill key positions at the global level. Chief Technology Officer VP, Portfolio Management Each of these positions will provide unique insights and experience in angel investing and mentoring. Come join our team!