Charles Sidman
Charles Sidman

Dr. Sidman’s background includes over 50 years of experience as an entrepreneur (in computers, biomedicine and the arts) and academic (as a researcher and teacher in biological sciences, business and ethics), and founding membership in the American Angel Capital Association.  ECS-CP is a proud member and regular participant in EBAN.

Two current initiatives of ECS-CP and Dr. Sidman are active advocacy of broader access for everyone (not just the most financially privileged) to the asset class of early-stage entrepreneurial finance (he was a founding leader of the Crowdfunding movement, and continues active participation in legislative, regulatory and educational fora worldwide), and the inclusion of ethical awareness and impact in the investing endeavor.

Like everyone in this necessarily high-risk but also high-return sector, he has had his share of complete wipe-outs and losses, but on balance is positive in terms of financial returns, having had successes including 10x profits ranging from early-stage Angel investments to publicly traded securities.