The Colorado Capital Congress is currently led by Dan Taylor and Karl Dakin.

Dan Taylor

4542 Rawleigh Street

Denver, CO 80212

Phone: 720-280-3847

Email: dan@collaboration-lab.com

Website: http://www.collaboration-lab.com

Daniel Taylor has been involved in capital development for the majority of his career.   With a background in operations and management, logistics, franchising, business technology, and finance, a key theme in Dans’ career is entrepreneurship.  Some high points of Dan’s career:

  • Manager of  a 20 million dollar business unit with over 150 employees.
  • Implemented custom and semi-custom CRM systems for franchise systems up to 300 units and 500 seats.
  • Developed, implemented, and operated 3 businesses in the past 5 years
  • Helped business owners and entrepreneurs get financing for their businesses in one of the toughest capital markets.

Some of the things Dan believes strongly in,

  • Capital developed and deployed locally can have a tremendous impact .
  • Technology is one part of the answer to effective business operations, but it must be properly designed, implemented and stakeholders trained to have the utmost effectiveness.
  • Thinking local is important when think about the impact that you have on the world.

With his most recent experience with business financing with the Colorado Business Loan Agency and serving small business trough consulting at Collaboration Lab, it is apparent that Colorado needs the Local Money Marketplace now more than ever. 

Karl Dakin

7148 S. Andes Circle

Centennial, CO 80016

Phone: 720-296-0372

Email: kdakin@dakincapital.com

Website: http://www.dakincapitalguild.com

Karl Dakin has been involved in raising capital for his entire 38 year career.  He is an expert in new product,  business and economic development.  A licensed attorney, Mr. Dakin splits his time between Local Money Marketplace, the Dakin Capital Guild and Invest Local Colorado.  Some high points of Mr. Dakin's career:

  • Helped pass the Colorado Crowdfunding Act in 2015
  • Obtained a Phase I SBIR grant for Small Business Commercialization of Federal Technology
  • Designed and prototyped the Universal Entrepreneur Education System that received the Education Innovation of the Year Award at the DaVinci Institute
  • Certified as New Product Development Professional by the Product Development Management Association

    Some of the things that Karl believes strongly in:
  • Small businesses are the best advocates of innovation to make the quality of life better for everyone
  • Improving Colorado's capital ecosystem to remove 'access to capital' as an obstacle to small businesses
  • Collaboration is better than doing it by yourself
As a professional entrepreneur who has faced a large variety of challenges in raising money, the Local Money Marketplace represents a focal point for building new tools, systems and networks for working together. 

720 296 0372

7148 S. Andes Circle, Centennial, CO 80016

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