Kevin Learned, a Partner in Loon Creek Capital, and a leader in the Boise angel investing community, has been elected to the national board of the Angel Capital Association (ACA) effective July 1, 2016.
The ACA offers professional development, public policy advocacy and significant benefits and resources to its membership of more than 13,000 accredited investors, who invest individually or through 240 angel groups, accredited platforms and family offices.
Learned has extensive experience as an entrepreneur, academic, manager and angel investor. Throughout his career, he has been passionate about entrepreneurial ventures and financing. He has been an active angel investor, is past president of the Boise Angel Alliance, an investor in and administrator of its three angel funds, and a partner in Loon Creek Capital Group, which assists communities in creating angel funds. He has been involved with angel funding of more than 30 companies, which have created more than 375 jobs in the Treasure Valley.
“Kevin’s election to the ACA board is recognition of the national reputation he and the Boise Angel Alliance have developed,“ said Mark Roberts, President of the Boise Angel Alliance.
Trained as a certified public accountant, Learned is a co-founder of Learned-Mahn, a Boise software company that supplied software nationwide to the banking and hospital industries. The company was the first Idaho software company to scale nationally and successfully exited in 1994.
At mid-career Learned earned a doctorate in entrepreneurship, was a college professor and later associate dean of the business school at Boise State University, and was the president of the College of Idaho. He served as a counselor in the Idaho Small Business Development Center in the Boise State College of Business and Economics for six years. He is the Founding Director of Venture College at Boise State, a co-curricular program in entrepreneurship for students of all disciplines.
He has served in a variety of civic leadership positions including Rotary International District Governor for Southern Idaho and Eastern Oregon where he was responsible for 42 Rotary Clubs and approximately 2000 Rotarians.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Yale, a master’s of business administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate from Texas Tech University.