Founder and President, Capital Growth, Inc and Founder of the Angel Venture Forum
Valerie Gaydos is an angel investor and business development expert. She is the founder and president of Capital Growth, Inc. (CGI) an investment company which was established in 1994 as a venture capital data and information publishing company. She is the founder of the Angel Venture Forum, a consortium of Angel Investors in the mid-Atlantic Region. For more than 20 years, Valerie has been involved with start-up companies in the areas of operational development, strategic planning and venture investing. From 2004-2007 Valerie served as President of the HYPERLINK "http://www.paangelnetwork.org/" t "_blank"Pennsylvania Angel Network. She also served as director of the Private Investors Forum (PIF) (Philadelphia) and the annual Angel Venture Fair. She is a member of the Lancaster Angel Network, is a founding director of the HYPERLINK "http://www.newtechenterprise.org/" t "_blank"Center for New Technology Enterprise and serves on the Policy Committee of the HYPERLINK "http://www.angelcapitalassociation.org/" t "_blank"Angel Capital Association (ACA). Additionally, Valerie is also president and owner of HYPERLINK "http://www.51st.com/" t "_blank"Fifty-First Associates, LLC, an association management and government relations firm in Pennsylvania. She is a board member of the HYPERLINK "http://www.pegweb.org/" t "_blank"Pennsylvania Business Council Political Action Committee (PEG PAC) and serves as Chairman & Treasurer of HYPERLINK "http://www.pipacusa.org/" t "_blank" PiPAC which is a Federal Political Action Committee established to preserve and encourage the stability and growth of American emerging businesses. Valerie previously served as a Director of the Greater Baltimore Committee Technology Council and Analyst for the Pennsylvania State Senate under Senate leadership. She also served as Staff Assistant for Pennsylvania U.S. Senator H. John Heinz,III. In her spare time, she races sailboats on the Chesapeake Bay.
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