Team

Peter Adams – Managing Partner

Peter Adams Venture Capital

  • Managing Partner – Rockies Impact Fund, L.P., Oct 2017-Present
  • Managing Partner – Rockies Venture Fund I, L.P., July 2015–Present 
  • Executive Director – Rockies Venture Club, Dec 2011-Present
  • Adjunct Professor – EMBA Capstone Class, Colorado State University
    Jan 2014– Jan 2017
  • Executive DirectorBiz Girls CEO Development Program
  • Co-Author – Venture Capital for Dummies (John Wiley & Sons)

EDUCATION

 

Dave Harris – Managing Partner

JOSIE HOSMER – Partner

  • Co-Director – Startup Fuse, Aug 2017-Present
  • Senior Analyst and Women’s Investor Network Program Manager – Rockies Venture Club, Jan 2017-Present
  • Summer Associate – AngelList, May-Aug 2016
  • Senior Associate – University Venture Fund (Salt Lake City, UT), Dec 2014-July 2016
  • Research Asst. – S.J. Quinney College of Law (Dean Christian Johnson), Jan-June 2015
  • Law Clerk – United States Attorney’s Office (Salt Lake City, UT – National Security Section), May-Aug 2014
  • Financial Litigation Paralegal – United States Attorney’s Office (Salt Lake City, UT), July 2010-May 2013

EDUCATION

University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
S.J. Quinney College of Law August 2013-July 2016  Juris Doctor
Alternative Methods of Capital Raising: The Impact of Crowdfunding on the Securities Laws and the Traditional Venture Model
University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
B.S. Political Science and International Studies August 2009-May 2013
Certificate of International Affairs
University of Cambridge Cambridge, UK
Coursework: Economics and International Relations June-August 2012

BARBARA T. BAUER – Partner

Professional Positions
November 2016 to Present Rockies Venture Club (RVC) Denver, Colorado
Director, Women Investor’s Initiative (WIN)
2013 to 2016 Partnership for Change (PFC) Inle Lake, Myanmar
Executive Director, Myanmar
2012-2013 Princeton In Asia Senior Fellow Chiang Mai, Thailand
Co-led a strategic review of Myanmar centers for migrants and refugees in northern Thailand
2011-2012 U of Denver ABLE Women’s Entrepreneurship Denver, CO
Director of a Center for the design and implementation of entrepreneurship programs
2006 -2012 Silk and Stones Travel Denver, CO Founder and President of a boutique travel company specializing in custom designed travel in Southeast Asia. Clients include NGO organizations, commercial businesses, families and individuals.
2006 to Present GlobalSight Partners Denver, CO
Founder and President of a consulting practice supporting international partnerships, markets and globally distributed development teams.
2004-2006 Sun Microsystems/StorageTek Denver, CO
VP-Software Development at Sun Microsystems 9/2005 to 6/2006
VP-Software Engineering and Development at StorageTek 4/2004 to 9/2005
2000-2004 BTB Associates, Inc. Denver, CO
Executive consultant providing specialized management, project and operations consulting. Engagements included:
1994-2000 U S WEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Denver, CO
Executive Director, Retail Markets (2000)
1991-1994 RAYNET CORPORATION Menlo Park, CA
Vice President & General Manager, RIDES Business Unit
1986-1991 US WEST, INC. Denver, CO
1972-1986 ATT BELL LABS Piscataway, NJ
1968-1969 IBM Corporation Kansas City, MO

EDUCATION
1966 B.S., Physics, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
1968 M. S., Physics, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
1972 Completed coursework and examinations toward M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
1992 Stanford Executive Program, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
2002 Denver University Daniels School of Business, Graduate classes in international business, economics, and finance

Kevin Morningstar – Partner

Rockies Venture Fund I, Denver, CO 2016 –Present
General Partner
3Lines Fund, Denver, CO 2016 –Present
Venture Partner
AQ Biomed, Boulder, CO 2016 –Present
Member, Board of Directors
TiE Rockies, Denver, CO 2015 –Present
Charter Member
Morningstar Consulting Group LLC, Denver, CO 2014 –Present
Manager and Senior Consultant
Rockies Venture Club, Denver, CO 2013 –Present
Keystone Member, Investor, Mentorship Chair
Angel Investor, Denver, CO 2010 –Present
ValveXchange, Inc., Greenwood Village, CO 2010 – 2014
Senior Director Regulatory, Quality and Clinical Affairs
Silverglide Surgical Technologies, Inc., Boulder, CO 1999 – 2006
Co-Founder and Vice President
Morningstar Consulting Group, Inc., Morrison, CO 1997 – 2002
President and Senior Consultant
Tomtec Imaging Systems, Inc., Boulder, CO 1995 – 1997
Director, Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance
Ohmeda Medical Systems Division, Louisville, CO 1988 – 1995
Quality Engineer, Regulatory Affairs Engineer, Senior Compliance Engineer
Telectronics Pacing Systems, Englewood, CO 1985 – 1988
Product Assurance Engineer
Cobe Laboratories, Lakewood, CO 1983 – 1985
Quality Engineer

Denny Otsuga – Partner

Former Executive Officer of venture capital investment firm with total assets under management of approximately $150M, 9 months; founder of four Colorado businesses, 2 years; Community Development Director for Rockies Venture Club angel investment group, 2 years to expand educational programs to smaller cities in Colorado. Agriculture biotechnology startup in California, 2 years.

Executive Officer, Future Venture Capital Co., Ltd. (Kyoto, Japan) 2/17 – 6/17
Direct Reports: 5 (1 CFO, 1 Director) Budget: ~$38M (For the company 2017-18)
Publicly traded in Japan JASDAQ (8462) market capitalization value ~$120M
Venture capital investment and co-working space operator, assets under management ~$200M
Parent company of FVCA Holdings, FVC Americas, FVC Mesh
Established and operated US subsidiaries (see below) as CEO
Founding President and CEO, FVC Americas (Fort Collins, CO) 10/16 – 5/17
Asset Under Management: ~$6M (including FVCA Holdings and FVC Mesh)
Co-managed $4.6M venture capital fund as a general partner
Led investments in two venture companies totaling $1.4M from the Japanese parent company
Founder and President, FVCA Holdings (Fort Collins, CO) 2/17 – 5/17
Strategically established to create investment efficiency based on the international tax treaties
Holding entity for US operations of Future Venture Capital Co., Ltd.
Founding President and CEO, FVC Mesh (Fort Collins, CO) 1/17 – 5/17
Negotiated lease transition with Galvanize and Blue Ocean Enterprise ~$3.5M deal
Business unit of FVC Americas now operates 15,000 Sq. Ft. venture startup co-working space

President and Co-Founder, EnConnect Holdings, LLC (Fort Collins, CO) 7/15 – 10/16
Colorado based startup company
Quickly established the business with nearly $200k in revenue in 1.5 years as a two-person company. Purchased by Future Venture Capital Co., Ltd. (over 20x in return on the investment exit value)

Manager of Technology Acquisition and Licensing, Ceres, Inc. (Thousand Oaks, CA) 1/06 –2/08
Direct Reports: 2 (0.5 FTE each in Legal and Business Development departments)
Newly established position to source, license, manage intellectual properties from external partners
Worked with researchers to educate, identify, evaluate intellectual properties developed internally
Established 20+ (a company record) sponsored research agreements with land grant universities in one year to develop a new feed stock crop to create wealth in rural area communities and crop producers

Director, Venture Community Development, Rockies Venture Club (Denver, CO)
Working to develop program to engage and increase participation by the community members through education programs and events

2015 – Present

City of Fort Collins Economic Advisory Commission (Fort Collins, CO)
Engaging community especially in developing innovative STEAM venture economy

2014 – Present
US Department of Agriculture, SBIR reviewer Phase I, Phase II 2013 and 2015