Startup and investment community leader Doug Johnson to chair the expansion
NEW YORK, October 28, 2015 – TIGER 21, the peer-to-peer learning network for high-net-worth entrepreneurs, announced its expansion into Colorado today, with its first group to be based in Denver. The new TIGER 21 group will be led by veteran startup and investment community leader Doug Johnson. The exclusive group of successful entrepreneurs chose Denver for its booming technology and start-up industry as well as the growing number of investment opportunities the area presents.
“In 2015, multiple technology companies selected Denver as their headquarters, demonstrating how companies are taking advantage of the city’s highly intelligent workforce,” said Jonathan Kempner, President of TIGER 21. “We noticed these expansions and the booming Colorado economy, and we knew Denver was the next logical expansion for TIGER 21.”
Mr. Kempner added, “Doug Johnson has deep roots in Colorado’s business industry. His experience assisting entrepreneurs building successful companies with a plan for early exit, along with his work developing the startup investment community, directly aligns with the goals of TIGER 21 and its Members, making him an ideal candidate to guide discussions during group meetings.”
TIGER 21 acts as a personal board of advisors for its Members and provides an informal, confidential setting via its group meetings. Discussions during group meetings often center on the personal and professional challenges that come with entrepreneurship and success.
“Forbes recently ranked Denver at the top of its ‘Best Places for Business and Careers’ list. I’ve been involved with several Colorado start-ups and business initiatives and am excited that TIGER 21 has expanded to this city,” added Mr. Johnson. “TIGER 21’s confidential learning network is exactly what many entrepreneurs need when they have nowhere to turn for advice. Many of these individuals have built their businesses from the ground up and might not have the personal support network they need. I’m looking forward to many fruitful discussions on philanthropy, wealth preservations, estate and succession planning, and much more. These intimate conversations are a key reason why TIGER 21’s Members join the group, and I’m honored to guide these discussions.”
For the past three years, Mr. Johnson has led investor relations and coordinated fundraising activity for Innosphere, a Colorado-based nonprofit technology incubator for start-ups in Cleantech, software, biosciences and digital health. Mr. Johnson has substantial experience in start-up finance and has consulted with over 400 start-ups during the finance process. He also co-founded Actuator and currently serves on the Regional Development Committee for the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado.
Mr. Johnson holds a B.A. in General Studies and Humanities from Colorado State University.
About TIGER 21
TIGER 21 (The Investment Group for Enhanced Results in the 21st Century) is North America’s premier peer-to-peer learning network for high-net-worth entrepreneurs. TIGER 21’s over 360 Members collectively manage more than $35 billion in personal assets and are entrepreneurs, inventors and top executives. TIGER 21 focuses on improving investment acumen as well as exploring common issues of wealth preservation, estate planning and family dynamics. Founded in 1999, TIGER 21 is headquartered in New York City and has groups in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newport Beach, CA, Palm Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, San Juan, PR, Seattle, Tysons Corner, VA, and Washington, DC as well as Canadian groups in Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. More information can be found at www.tiger21.com.