Arkell Appointed to Colorado Venture Capital Authority Board

Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C. (RWO) shareholder, Betty Arkell, was appointed by Governor Polis to Colorado’s 8-person Venture Capital Authority Board (VCA).

The VCA supports access to venture capital for Colorado’s entrepreneurs and startup businesses. The VCA was originally established by Colorado legislature as a funding program in 2004 to fill a gap in private capital markets and provide seed- and early-stage capital to Colorado companies. The Board partners with professional fund managers to deploy its capital.

Betty is a corporate and private securities lawyer specializing in venture capital and private equity investments, debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and corporate governance. Her clients include established and emerging growth companies as well as institutional and individual investors in those companies. She works with clients in a variety of industries, including software, technology, telecommunications, analytics, medical devices, healthcare, fintech, and manufacturing.

Betty is actively involved in community and nonprofit organizations. She serves on the Board of Advisors of the Ludeman Center for Women’s Health Research (CU Anschutz), and the Boards of Directors of DreamSpring, WorkLife Partnership, Rockies Venture Club, and Colorado Technology Association. She was counsel to the Venture Capital Association of Colorado at the time of its formation.


Established in 1977, Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio P.C. is a full-service law firm delivering exceptional representation to businesses and individuals. The firm’s lawyers serve clients throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Its comprehensive legal practice includes litigation, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, real estate, tax, franchise, and family law. Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio P.C. is a U.S. News Best Lawyers® 2021 Best Law Firm and is listed in the current edition of Chambers USA. The firm is also a member of TAGLaw, which has been identified by Chambers USA as an elite global alliance.  Visit for more information.


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