Oklahoma 'angel' investor group growing
SeedStep Angels provides sophisticated deal flow for members, critical capital for entrepreneurs.Published: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 By: Jim Stafford Source: The Oklahoman
As a serial entrepreneur with three previous life science companies to his credit, Craig Shimasaki raised millions of dollars of investment capital for his past ventures. He's successfully pitched business concepts to individual investors, venture capital groups and fund managers.
In May 2012, Shimasaki found himself standing before investors who comprise the SeedStep Angels investment group. It was his first time to pitch a concept to an organized angel investment group composed entirely of fellow Oklahomans.
Shimasaki had 15 minutes to make the case that his latest venture, Oklahoma City's Moleculera Labs, has an answer for the devastating challenges that families and health care providers have in diagnosing a neurological condition within the autism spectrum that afflicts thousands of children across the U.S. each year.