Scott Caruso, Founder, HotShare Inc.
Successful investment entails more than writing a check. Successful early stage investors are routinely involved in helping the companies they invest in to make good decisions, make useful connections, and exercise discipline in working their business plan.
Scott Caruso, a New Mexico-based angel investor and business adviser will share his knowledge and practical experience with making the most of an investment once the investment decision has been made. Scott is a long time resident of New Mexico and a NMSU graduate who spent the early part of his career at Sun Microsystems as a systems engineer. In 1994, Scott left with several other Sun employees and founded an ISP/consulting business. The company was acquired by Verio in 1997, and then went through an IPO in 1998. Verio was ultimately bought by NTT at the peek of the dot com bubble. During this time, Scott took on various roles including managing the Verio Consulting Group and several IT projects. He operates Hotspare, Inc., a consulting practice that works in the arenas of information technology and business development.
Chuck Call, CEO, MesoSystems
MesoSystems is a market-leading biotechnology company specializing in the development and manufacture of systems for the assessment of environmental biological hazards. The company’s products enable its customers to determine if people are being threatened by or have been exposed to harmful and even life-threatening bio-organisms. MesoSystems has offices in Kennewick and Seattle, WA and Albuquerque, NM.