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An Experienced Team of Investors and Founders


David Prichard

Managing Director

David Prichard moved to Denver, Colorado, in 2004. David serves as the President of Teegarden Financial Corporation, a specialty finance and investment firm that partners with high net worth business owners, families, and executives throughout the country. Also a serial entrepreneur, David can well relate to the needs of an entrepreneur. He has founded multiple businesses, from consumer products to retail establishments.


Paul Foley

Managing Director

Paul was born in Boulder and grew up in Louisville, Colorado, with a mission to incubate and grow industry-changing companies here in the state. Paul is the Co-Founder and CEO of SmartCapital, a software to help Angel Groups and Accelerators syndicate deals. Prior to SmartCapital Paul founded the AdTech company Augur which merged with BounceX and is now Wunderkind.


Amy Brandenburg


Amy is a connector and community leader with a passion for economic growth in Denver. Amy's been running Angel groups for 10+ years, starting in college as an associate for Baylor Angels. Her experience includes investor relations at a hedge fund focusing on small to mid-cap companies, business development at a technology unicorn, and building out the entrepreneurial hub, the Commons on Champa here in Denver.

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Kyle Williams


Kyle has a passion for people and technology. Volunteering his time where he can with community outreach as well as assisting non-profits with tech efforts. When he’s not growing his personal real estate portfolio with affordable housing projects, you can find Kyle helping small to medium sized businesses across the US automate and grow in their internal technology processes. 


Kalen Acquisto


Kalen is an entrepreneurial community builder and a natural connector with a deep passion for sustainable economic growth in her hometown of Denver. Kalen has supported entrepreneurs and economic development efforts for over a decade by directing The Commons on Champa, working as a Program Manager at El Pomar Foundation, and running a startup in New Zealand for a few years. Kalen also is the founder of Kalen Jesse Photography and specializes in business and personal branding photography. 


Julian Busch


Julian is an experienced grower of communities and builder of innovative products with a track record of success throughout his various roles in sales, angel investing, and corporate innovation. Julian moved to Denver in 2019 and is excited to invest in and help the local Colorado startup ecosystem as he believes startups are the leaders in economical and social change.


Kenneth Monfort


Kenneth Monfort is the owner and EVP of Monfort Companies, which invests in ventures and develops commercial properties in the Colorado region. He began his career working on projects in rural communities, and in 2017 started expanding the company’s portfolio to include properties near Coors Field to create a world-class stadium district. He currently serves on several local and national boards and committees, viewable via LinkedIn.


Zachary May


Zachary May grew up in Littleton, Colorado, where he owns and operates La Vaca Trading. La Vaca Trading is a commodity brokerage that specializes in agricultural risk management for producers of livestock and grain. When Zach is not trading, he enjoys diversifying his personal portfolio by investing in business ventures, feeding cattle, and developing real estate.


Jackson Killion

General Counsel

Jackson Killion grew up in Illinois and spent time in St. Louis and the Ozarks before moving to Colorado. Jackson counsels early-stage companies, accelerators, and VC firms located primarily in the Front Range to drive growth and innovation in the state. In his free time, Jackson enjoys golfing and fishing.

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Equity Capital Groupe is an exclusive member-based network of top business and community leaders with broad expertise. Membership shares a dedication to the community and is committed to growth and prosperity throughout the state of Colorado.


SmartCapital is an operating system that allows investment groups to manage their investor networks, offer investment opportunities, and facilitate investments.



Colorado Startups provides a starting place and a growing place for entrepreneurs building the next generation of BIG companies here in Colorado. The community provides two support areas: Connections and Capital to help entrepreneurs ranging from first-time founders to seasoned executives.

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The Rutt Bridges Venture Fund (RBVF) is an early stage, micro investment fund operated by a cross-disciplinary team of University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) students under the supervision of faculty members and professional advisors.



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