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Why Is Angel Investing Hot in Tucson?

Why Is Angel Investing Hot in Tucson?
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Curtis Gunn
Curtis Gunn has split his career between racing bikes and starting and funding companies. He’s chairman of the Desert Angels, a group of angel investors in Tucson that’s one of the nation’s most active. In June, Gunn joined the board of the Angel Capital Association. I talked with him recently about his career and the tech community in Tucson. Here are edited excerpts.

How did you go from cycling to startup investing?