Betty Arkell


Venture Capital Authority Board Member

Betty Arkell is a Shareholder in the Denver law firm of Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C.  

She 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.

Betty previously was a Partner at Holland & Hart and a Partner at Kirkland & Ellis.  She received her BA degree with Honors in Political Science from Northwestern University and her JD and MA (Political Science) degrees from the University of Colorado.