Peter Adams

Peter Adams Venture Capital

Executive Director at Rockies Venture Club, Managing Director at Rockies Venture Fund I, L.P., Co-Author of Venture Capital for Dummies (John Wiley & Sons)

Managing Partner – Rockies Impact Fund, L.P. October, 2017 – Present
Managing Partner – Rockies Venture Fund I, L.P.  July 2015 – Present 
Executive Director – Rockies Venture Club  December 2011 – Present
Adjunct Professor – EMBA Capstone Class, Colorado State University
January 2014 – 2017
Executive DirectorBiz Girls CEO Development Program

Regis University  MBA, 2004-2006
University of Colorado Business Administration 1985 – 1986
University of Colorado, Boulder ABD, Philosophy 1982 – 1985
Colorado College  BA, Philosophy 1977 – 1981

Dave Harris

Managing Director – Rockies Impact Fund, L.P. October 2017 – Present
Managing Director – Rockies Venture Fund I, L.P.  July 2015 – Present  Director of Operations – Rockies Venture Club  November 2014 – Present
 Board Member – Biz Girls CEO Accelerator June 2015 – Present 
Board Member – LaunchNo.CO June 2017 – Present
Business Development & Planning Consultant – Early-Stage Consulting  May 2013 – Nov 2014 
 International Content SpecialistThomson Reuters  January 2011 – April 2014
Analyst & Project Manager, Latin America – Thomson Reuters  August 2007 – January 2011 Denver, CO
Product Management – Lipper  January 2007 – August 2007  Denver, CO



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

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


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:
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

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

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

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


Women’s Investor Network, Denver, CO June 2017- Present

Goltra Castings Company, OwnerGolden, CO
September 2013- July 2017

Gaslight Square LLC, Owner Minocqua, WI January 2011- Present

Core Innovation Capital, 2011 Summer Associate New York, NY

Endometriosis Foundation of America, Development Coordinator New York, NY
October 2009 – August 2010

Weill Cornell Medical College/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Major Gifts Associate New York, NY
February 2005- August 2007


New York University, M.A. Social Enterprise, 2010 – December 2013
New York University, M.S. Philanthropy & Fundraising, 2007 – 2009
Princeton University, B.A. Art History, 2003

Venerable Order of St. John, 2010 – Present, US Chapter board Washington, D.C.
Medicomp Systems, 2015 – Present, Board Member Chantilly, VA
Foothills Animal Shelter Foundation, 2014 – 2016, Board of Governors Golden, CO
Princeton Club of New York , 2008 – 2013, Board of Governors New York, NY
New York Academy of Art, 2008 – 2009, Trustee New York, NY
Princeton University, 2007 – 2008, Special Gifts Chair for the class of 2003 5th reunion. New York, NY
Highest participation record at 77.1%, raised $221,904
Giving Opportunities To Others, 2006 – 2009, Events Chair New York, NY