Wayne C. Larocque is an independent angel investor, and the Founder and Principal of Larocque & Associates, LLC., a consulting firm that specializes in fundraising and business development strategy for early stage companies. Mr. Larocque's consulting clients include not only a wide variety of young companies in the technology and clean tech sectors, but also companies on the funding and advisory side of the business, such as Acuity Ventures, LLC, a Silicon Valley venture capital fund, Balestra Capital, LLC, a New York City investment advisory firm, and Hedge Fund Advisors, LLC, a Florida investment advisory service that specializes in risk-adjusted, alternative investment vehicles. Wayne's professional experience began with large-company sales and marketing positions at Combe, Inc. and Neutrogena UK, Ltd., where he worked on European product launches for both companies. He then began working independently as a contract marketing agent with various British and American marketing firms, including Paine-Williams, Inc., which was the American marketing agency of record for the launch of the World League of American Football. Wayne was subsequently the co-founder of Professional Sports Services, Inc., a sports management and marketing company, and the co-founder of Fogel, Nuremberg & Larocque, a New York merchant banking group that provided capital and strategic services to early stage companies. Wayne has also devoted a considerable part-time effort to several non-profit environmental, humanitarian and international relief organizations while serving on the board of three non-profit groups based in the US, Japan and Africa, including Asian Rural Institute, the Cape Town International Film Festival and the American Chestnut Foundation. Wayne's education includes a B.A. in Anthropology from Stanford University and executive training programs at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.
Angel Investing; Energy
General Business Management; Marketing; Venture Capital; Angel Investing; Energy
Universities Mentored For
Rice University, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, NYU