John May is the founder of New Vantage Group, a Vienna, Virginia firm that mobilizes private equity into early-stage companies and develops innovative venture funds. Prior to co-founding and organizing hundreds of angel investors into The Dinner Clubs, he was a partner or advisor to Calvert Social Venture Partners, Solstice Capital, Women's Growth Capital Fund, and the Maryland Enterprise Fund. He is an acknowledged authority on angel investing, has started two angel networks, and sits on the boards of First Tuesday Washington and the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association.

Cal Simmons is a long-time angel investor with extensive experience in early-stage private equity. He has invested in more than 30 early-stage companies and is co-founder and manager of several angel investing clubs, including The Dinner Club, eMedia Club, and Washington Dinner Club-all of which are early-stage venture funds that leverage the capital, expertise, and relationships of angel investors to identify, invest in, and grow promising young companies. Prior to his angel investing career, he was a successful entrepreneur, having founded Cal Simmons Travel, which he sold to a public company, and he recently founded ASAP Ventures, a small business incubator. He is a current member and past Chairman of the Washington area chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).

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