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LUNCH & LEARN | ‘The Basics of Angel Investing’ (Seedfunders)

August 26, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

FREE Lunch & Learn to support startups, entrepreneurs, and professionals through education within our South Florida tech community.


Angel investing can be risky, but the potential for high financial returns and the satisfaction of nurturing and growing a startup during their early stages can be very rewarding for many.

In this Lunch & Learn, Dave Chitester, Founder of successful investment firms, Florida Funders and Seedfunders, will give us the insiders view.

Attendees can expect to learn:

  • how to become an angel investor
  • what to expect when investing
  • common risks to watch out for
  • best practices for portfolio diversification
  • returns that might be expected
  • how to get involved in helping startups succeed


Dave Chitester is the Founder of investment firms Florida Funders and Seedfunders. He is also the recipient of multiple awards and has been named one of the 500 most influential business leaders in the state by Florida Trend. Florida Funders, founded in 2013, is the first and only online platform in Florida to use equity crowdfunding to invest in startups. To date the company has invested more than 60 early stage companies and has raised two committed capital funds to invest alongside more than 1,100 accredited investors.

Mr. Chitester also founded, and is CEO, of another investment company, Seedfunders. While Florida Funders is focused on companies who have a proven concept and paying customers, Seedfunders concentrates on identifying pre-revenue technical concepts and supplying mentoring and funding to assist the founders in bringing their concept to market.  Seedfunders has 60 partners statewide and has invested in a significant number of Florida startups.

Before Florida Funders and Seedfunders, Mr. Chitester started several companies from scratch with a number of successful exits. He sold his first company, Chitester Management Systems, to Hill International, a public company headquartered in Philadelphia. Hill is a global leader in construction management and construction litigation support. He sold his second company, RedVector.com, to a group led by the Tampa venture capital firm, Stonehenge. The company (now called Vector Solutions) has since been sold to a private equity firm, but remains headquartered in Tampa with more than 300 employees.

Mr. Chitester has a Bachelors in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Northern Michigan University.


Led by a group of leading visionaries, Seedfunders is paving the way for technology startups throughout the state. With a unique focus on pre-revenue stage concepts, Seedfunders brings a different approach with mentoring and guidance for developing an MVP and bringing your concept to market. Seedfunders provides funding and mentoring for pre-revenue technology concepts. Share your great idea and let us help guide you in maximizing your success.

Visit http://www.seedfunders.com/ for more info.


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