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American Chemical Society Webinar: A mid-year update on successful financing


WASHINGTON, - News media and others interested in the chemical sciences are invited to join the next in a series of American Chemical Society (ACS) Webinars™, focusing on building the right mix for successful financing.

Scheduled for Thursday, July 15, from 2 – 3 p.m. EDT, the free ACS Webinar™ will feature David Porter of Apposite Capital, a chemist and one of HealthInvestor’s 50 most influential people of 2009. Porter will speak on VC Talk: How to Sell Your Science & Get Investors.

ACS Webinars™ connect you with subject experts and global thought leaders in chemical sciences, management and business to address current topics of interest to scientific and engineering professionals. Each webinar includes a short presentation followed by a Q & A session.

News media and scientists can tune into the conference without charge, but must register in advance.

Porter’s topics will include:

* The importance of management — assessing whether you have a financeable management team
* How to present your science and technology without sounding geeky
* The importance of selling the commercial opportunity and how to do it
* Know your audience and where to look for money and where not to look

Porter is a leading figure in the healthcare sector, with a depth of experience investing in, and advising, a wide range of companies. A member of the United Kingdom Department of Health’s provider reform group, he combines sector knowledge with practical hands-on experience. Before joining Apposite, Porter founded Nomura International’s healthcare investment and corporate finance group. He has been CEO of a number of companies, including an authorized bank. A chemistry graduate from Oxford University, he has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of the investment and financial world. Visit for more information.


The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 161,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.


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