UNH VC Expert To Discuss Trends At National Venture Conference
Contact:  Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations
April 23, 2007

EDITORS AND REPORTERS: Reporters wanting to interview Jeffrey Sohl at the conference should contact Rob Caudle, CED public relations manager, 919-549-7500, ext. 107 or rcaudle@cednc.org.

DURHAM, N.H. -- Jeffrey Sohl, director of the University of New Hampshire Center for Venture Research and an internationally recognized expert on angel capital trends will provide featured remarks at the Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s Angel Investor Retreat Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club in Durham, N.C.

The Angel Investor Retreat, held during CED's 24th annual venture conference, will offer networking, deal-flow and educational opportunities for active angels and early-stage investors across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.

As director of the Center for Venture Research at the UNH Whittemore School of Business and Economics, Sohl conducts research on the angel and venture capital market, analyzing trends in the market and providing timely analysis of market conditions to entrepreneurs, investors and public policy makers. He has presented his angel research in academic and business forums in the United States, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa. He has appeared on CNBC, MSNBC and National Public Radio, and he is widely quoted in the U.S. and international press.

"Last year's Angel Investor Retreat was filled to capacity, and we look forward to yet another strong turnout this year from angels and other active investors who are actively seeking seed-stage deals," CED President Monica Doss said. "With Dr. Sohl joining us to speak about the state of angel capital, this year's retreat is a must for any early-stage investor who wants to learn more about angel capital trends."

The Center for Venture Research has been conducting research on the angel market since 1980. The center’s mission is to provide an understanding of the angel market and the critical role of angels in the early stage equity financing of high growth entrepreneurial ventures. Through the tenet of academic research in an applied area of study, the center is dedicated to providing reliable and timely information on the angel market to entrepreneurs, private investors and public policymakers.

The Center for Venture Research also provides seminars to angels and entrepreneurs, and research reports on aspects of the angel market are also available. For more information visit www.unh.edu/cvr or contact the center at 603-862-3341.

For more information on the venture conference, visit www.cednc.org/venture.