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About Aspen Capital Fund
At Aspen Capital Fund we connect our clients with capital by helping them understand the underlying process and requirements of building a successful capital raise strategy.
The customized capital raise strategy provides a modern approach and key resources to build a compelling and complete capital formation campaign. Get direct feedback and resources on how to improve your chances of meetings and deals. Incorporate investors into your network on all levels using successful marketing strategies that will reduce that friction and speed up your flywheel.
A Hispanic focus.
Aspen Capital Fund provides capital raise resources to help connect Hispanic startups and existing Hispanic businesses with investors.
We are uniquely positioned to lead the development of the nascent capital raise and investor relations strategy niche for Hispanic-owned businesses. Aspen Capital Fund provides unmatched levels of support for fundamentally strong, undervalued, small business and startups that lack the necessary resources for a successful capital raise. Aspen Capital Fund is also uniquely qualified to introduce its best deal flow candidates to direct investors (angels, early stage investors, venture capitalists, family offices). Aspen Capital Fund has established expertise and subject matter expertise on Hispanic Minority- Owned Ventures, Structures and (Hispanic Direct Investing) Investment Opportunities.
Gregory Tanner is our Founder & Manager. His ambitious vision has helped create Aspen Capital Fund. He has used his experience through mergers and acquisitions to build his business since 1991.
In his many years as an entrepreneur, he learned that there is a big gap in knowledge and experience in the capital raise / investor relations space. After reviewing hundreds, if not thousands of business plans and pitches, he saw the same errors and misconnections repeat themselves. The number one issue that kept repeating is the entrepreneurs lack of investor lead generation along with how to get their foot in the door. He learned to appreciate that he was fortunate enough to have learned how to do a successful capital raise strategy. Through formal education, work experience the venture capital industry, hundreds of meetings and contacts he assembled what worked.
The difficulty isn’t finding capital, it’s the lack of knowledge on the process of how to successfully get the capital. Much of the knowledge in the Investor Accelerator isn’t something you find or can learn in a single seminar or classroom. Gathering this knowledge can take a tremendous amount of time and trial and error.
Gregory is a leading expert in Hispanic marketing and strategy. Prior to creating Aspen Capital Fund he created and developed strategy and investment theory at Vydrogen and Thunderbolt Venture Co. He as led investments in Jupiternetwork and FitBeats.com. He currently manages TannerGonzalez a growing Hispanic Brand and a number of other companies.
Greg has worked as a member of senior management and along senior management on alternative strategic solutions from acquisitions, start up funding, new market strategy, and growth strategy.
Greg has an Executive Certificate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management and Studied Nuclear Engineering at University of New Mexico. He is also a Hoya Progam Graduate.
Jeffrey Campos has a rich history of developing partnerships with industry, community, and government leaders that drive revenue gains under strict market and budgetary restraints, he was appointed as the Executive Director for Global Chamber Denver in late 2015. Campos looks forward in connecting Denver’s leaders, companies and communities in more successful cross-border trade and investment to accelerate global business growth, increase community success to change the world.
Campos is also the current CEO of Elite Advantage LLC, a Consulting, Marketing & PR Firm created in 2011 with a multicultural view that covers the full spectrum of communications, marketing, public relations and community outreach for client companies operating across a diverse list of industries and economic sectors locally and globally.
Prior to starting his own marketing & consulting firm, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver Board of Directors selected Jeffrey Campos as the President & CEO in March 2005. Through his leadership, the chamber grew to be one of the largest Hispanic Chambers in the country and the second largest chamber in the State of Colorado. He was also instrumental in connecting Hispanic Businesses and leadership with the Metro Denver business community through public policy and business development initiatives.
A dedicated leader in business, civic and charitable organizations, Campos has previously served as a board member of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Museo De Las Americas, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Denver Hispanic Chamber, Denver Metro Chamber, Phoenix Chamber, Colorado Women’s Chamber, Rocky Mountain Junior Achievement, Shaka Franklin Foundation and the Urban League of Metro Denver. He also served as Chairman of the Denver Metro Chamber Foundation. During his tenure as the Hispanic Chamber President, Campos has also dedicated his time to assisting other community and non-profit organizations. He was a member of the Visit Denver Board of Directors, Colorado Boxing Commissioner, Denver Housing Authority Commissioner, Metro State President’s Advisory Committee, Live Well Colorado Board of Director and Co-Chaired both Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s transition team for Economic Development.
Currently serving as a Board Member for Innovative Health Solutions, Council Member for the US District Export Council and Advisory Counsel for US Global Leadership Coalition. Originally from Chicago, Illinois and a graduate of the city’s Loyola University, Campos relocated to Denver with his wife and two daughters. This dedicated leader also finds the time to enjoy Colorado’s abundant outdoor activities.
Charles McCaffrey is a product innovator and global business developer who is the founder of Fairfax Strategies and Development LLC (FSD). Charles has a deep background in translating complex technology trends into clear, measurable business strategies that grow operating income and provide services to enable their execution. Prior to founding FSD Charles was a member of the executive team at Kaplan. During his tenure he led product innovation and was a leading member of the M&A team that grew the business from 80M to 2.2B USD. While holding the position of VP Product Technology and Innovation he led the ‘mobile first” initiative for the higher education division. A global citizen, Charles finished his undergraduate degree in China and has broad executive experience in LATAM, Asia and Europe. He now lives in Denver with his wife and 3 children and is heavily involved with the local startup community.
Angelo Tanner is a Managing Director at Aspen Capital Fund |President of Midnight Oil Corporation.
As an entrepreneur Angelo has had first-hand experience in building businesses from the ground floor. Angelo has over 15+ years’ experience managing and directing technological operations relating to strategic technology planning, execution, and development. He has served as a senior team member to globally recognized brands. His roles have included CEO, COO, Sales and Business Development. Angelo is a Subject Matter Expert on the impact of digital technology in general and the sports, media, and technology sectors in particular. Angelo provides hands on development, support and strategy experience to clients of all sizes. Angelo has participated as a senior team member and consulted to business regarding technology issues, and implementation for short and long term business needs and has developed enterprise structure for growth and agility. He has moved companies from high cost, inefficient infrastructure systems to high value and highly efficient systems.
Angelo was instrumental in building and reviving the Jupiternetwork brand. Angelo was on the frontline when Jupiternet was started in 1999 as the first employee and facilitated the merger with 3T Systems in 2008. Angelo created the brand, team and network of people to create one of the most recognized businesses in the Rocky Mountain Region. He currently is the President of the Midnight Oil Corporation. He is heavily involved in music management and technology platforms and currently manages Halo Management .
Angelo is a graduate of the University of Denver.
ABOUT HISPANICS IN THE U.S.
There 4.4 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S. that contribute more than $700 billion to the economy annually as of 2019 (8th largest GDP in the world). Hispanics have the highest entrepreneurship rates of any US ethnic group creating 33,000 startups per year. Hispanic Americans run about 1 out of every 7 businesses in the United States today.
Hispanic businesses grew 40.2% from 2012 to 2018 – more than twice the 18.8% growth of other U.S. firms. There are 4.7 million Hispanic owned companies in the United States of the 33 million total U.S. businesses.