EPISODE 16: ask an angel- fundraising advice for female founders- with angela lee, founder of 37 angels
EPISODE 16: ASK AN ANGEL- FUNDRAISING ADVICE FOR FEMALE FOUNDERS- WITH ANGELA LEE, FOUNDER OF 37 ANGELS
You won't want to miss this brilliant episode with Angela Lee, Founder of the New York based angel network 37 Angels. Angela Lee is Professor of Practice and the Chief Innovation Officer at Columbia Business School, where she teaches venture capital and leadership courses. Angela started 4 startups and is the founder of 37 Angels, an investing network that has evaluated over 15000 startups, invested in 60+, and activates new investors through a startup investment bootcamp. This episode is packed with incredible advice, answers to live questions and more! Enjoy!
About our Guest:
Angela Lee is a Professor of Practice and the Chief Innovation Officer at Columbia Business School where she teaches venture capital and leadership courses. Angela started her career in product management and then moved to consulting at McKinsey. She has started 4 startups and is also the founder of 37 Angels, an investing network that has evaluated over 15000 startups, invested in 60+, and activates new investors through a startup investment bootcamp.
Angela has spoken at the White House and NASA and is an expert in teaching online and making learning scalable. She is a sought-after expert on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, MSNBC and Fox Business. She was recognized by Inc. as one of 17 Inspiring Women to Watch in 2017, by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of 6 Innovative Women to Watch in 2015, and by Crain’s as a Notable Women in Tech in 2019. In 2020, she was awarded the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence at Columbia Business School. She serves on the boards of Fresco Fund and Cariclub.
Learn more about Angela here.
EPISODE 15: Building the 3rd Reconstruction and restructuring Capital, with Julianne Zimmerman and Ed Dugger III, Reinventure Capital
EPISODE 15: BUILDING THE 3RD RECONSTRUCTION AND RESTRUCTURING CAPITAL, WITH JULIANNE ZIMMERMAN AND ED DUGGER III, REINVENTURE CAPITAL
Never has this podcast episode been more timely than now. The Black Lives Matter movement is finally getting the recognition it deserves and I really wanted to showcase 2 incredible investors, who are on a mission to truly change funding for Black diverse founders. In this episode you'll hear from Ed Dugger III and Julianne Zimmerman, Managing Directors at Reinventure Capital, about the 3rd Reconstruction, what it means for all of us, and how their new fund is building on over 30 years of incredible financial results from Ed Dugger III, from investing in black founders. The time is now. Let's all help make the change happen, that America and the world needs, to heal and grow together. You'll get great resources in the shownotes below too. So Listen up, and please leave a Review on Apple or Spotify, so others can learn about us! We'd really appreciate it.
Welcome to our latest first LIVE PODCAST, where you, the listeners, get to ask your questions live to our podcast guest and enjoy listening back later! As part of our series of resources to help founders on the fundraise during the Covid-19 crisis, we are delighted to have special guest, Bedy Yang, Managing Partner, Global from 500 Startups, to share her take on the impact the pandemic is having on fundraising now, and how 500 Startups is helping, for the past 10 years. Get a great list of resources at the end of these shownotes too. Listen up, and please leave a Review on Apple or Spotify, so others can learn about us!
About our Guest:
Bedy Yang is a Managing Partner at 500 Startups. She oversees 500’s ecosystem development programs including investor education courses (in partnership with top institutions such as Stanford, Berkeley and INSEAD), has helped launch strategic partnerships and accelerator programs across the globe, and leads 500’s corporate startup innovation and consultancy.
Bedy joined 500 Startups in 2011 to pilot international investments before expanding her role to Managing Partner and ecosystems development.
Previously, she founded +INNOVATORS, an organization that has become the epicenter and resource for Brazilian tech founders with a network of over 10,000 people. Prior to starting her career in tech, she worked with income generation for women in tribes in Brazil and Southwest China and consulted for global companies on go-to-market strategies for Brazil.
Bedy obtained her BA at Fundação Getúlio Vargas and holds an MLA from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of Class 17 of the Kauffman Fellowship Program and fluent in four languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese
Learn more about Bedy here and Read her Blog here
Episode 13: LIVE PODCAST - How to Fundraise During Covid-19, with Laura Connell, Principal at Balderton Capital
Welcome to our very first LIVE PODCAST, where you, the listeners, get to ask your questions live to our podcast guest and enjoy listening back later! As part of our series of resources to help founders on the fundraise during the Covid-19 crisis, we are delighted to be joined by Laura Connell, Principal at Europe's Leading Tech VC - Balderton Capital - to share her take on the impact the pandemic is having on fundraising now, and what founders can do to keep going and navigate this black swan event. Seize the opportunities available to you now! Learn more from Laura in this episode and if you like what you hear, please leave a review here!
About our Guest:
Laura joined Balderton's investment team in 2018. She spent the previous three years advising early stage technology startups across sectors on topics ranging from fundraising to product launch strategies. She was also CFO of a D2C womenswear brand. Prior to this, Laura was an Assistant Researcher at Imperial College undertaking neuroscience research in the Brain Sciences Department of Imperial College's Faculty of Medicine. She started her career at Goldman Sachs for five years, first in the Investment Management Division and subsequently the Financial Institutions Group in M&A. She was a Fulbright Scholar and gained her MBA from Harvard, and she studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Oxford. She speaks fluent English and French.
Learn more about Laura here and Read her Medium Blog
episode 12: How to Network Effectively With Investors Before and During a Fundraise - With J. Kelly Hoey
Episode 12: How to Network Effectively With Investors, Before and During a Fundraise, with J. Kelly Hoey
How should you network with potential investors? What are the key don'ts you absolutely must avoid, if you want to successfully build your dream network to help your business and raise money?
Look no further! In this episode, you'll hear all the great truths on the matter from J. Kelly Hoey. Author of "Build Your Dream Network", Speaker, Networking expert and LP in a few funds, former lawyer and startup accelerator leader - you bet she's seen networking from all angles. We'll get you from hating 'schmoozing' with investors, to knowing exactly what to do and how, thanks to this episode.
Learn more about J. Kelly Hoey here:
Episode 11: How to Raise Capital in the U.S. Especially During Covid19 - Ed Zimmerman
How to raise capital in the U.S. during the Covid-19 Crisis? What are the key current trends coming out of New York when it comes to Angel and Venture Capital investing? What do entrepreneurs need to know, to navigate these uncertain times in how they should approach investors?
You will learn all of this and more, from our first male investor guest, Ed Zimmerman who is a Partner/Chair of the Tech Group at the law firm Lowenstein Sandler LLP, an angel investor in roughly 130 startups, LP in dozens of venture funds, and for the last 15 years, also an Adjunct Professor of Venture Capital at Columbia Business School. Get ready for some great advice and tips!
Learn more about Ed Zimmerman Here
EPisode 10: When women come together, the power of it is enormous! Learn how to harness that power with Delphine Remy-Boutang
Episode 10: When Women Come Together, The Power of it is Enormous! - Delphine Remy-Boutang
In this episode, recorded during Covid-19 lockdown, you'll hear from Delphine Remy-Boutang, founder of Digital Women's Day and The Bureau, is a key influencer in the European Women in Tech Ecosystem. An entrepreneur herself since 2012, Delphine founded the Bureau, a digital & communication group for digital trends, influence, social media and creative services in London and Paris. In 2013 she co-founded and directed Digital Women’s Day, an annual event dedicated to entrepreneurship and women, and a European and African community to inspire women to dare, innovate, undertake actions through digital technology, and to create a more just and creative world.
Delphine brings together thousands of participants, thought leaders, renowned digital entrepreneurs, through many initiatives: Les Margaret Award an annual prize that pays tribute to Margaret Hamilton, rewarding digital women entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs from Europe and Africa, committed to a better world.
Hear her advice to women entrepreneurs to network, network, network, especially during challenging times, her key tips for funding and how to continue to have fun and be resilient, through it all! Check out full show notes and links to her resources here below!
Learn more about our guest Delphine Remy-Boutang here.
EPISODE #9: BEYOND the billion: HOW WE MOBILIZED OVER $1 BILLION FOR FEMALE FOUNDERS - SHELLY PORGES
Beyond the Billion: How We Mobilized Over $1 Billion For Female Founders - Shelly Porges
In 2018, Shelly Porges successfully created a global consortium to build the Billion Dollar Fund for Women - getting investors to pledge over $1 Billion of investment in female founders. Now she's going even further, with her new initiative - Beyond the Billion. In this episode, you'll learn why and how Shelly created Beyond the Billion as a movement and a new way to mobilise key funding stakeholders to truly shift the funding landscape for women entrepreneurs. Get ready to be inspired by this 7 time women entrepreneur, who as a former Senior Advisor, set up the Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) at the U.S. State Department, a program she expanded to almost 150 countries, under Secretary Hillary Clinton. Get ready to be inspired!
Learn more about our guest Shelly Porges here.
Female-led Companies: The Rise of Female Management Teams
Women are behind some of the most crucial roles in emerging companies, even when these companies were founded by all-male teams. The weight of vital growth areas such as client sales, marketing, customer services and other strategic areas are entrusted to females and some VCs are beginning to back the new diverse and inclusive fabric of entrepreneurship. Could this be the catalyst for more female-founded business in the 2020 decade?
Episode #7 - How To Advance Gender Equality in Venture Capital - Siri Chilazi shares Latest Harvard Research
EP#7 - HOW TO ADVANCE GENDER EQUALITY IN VENTURE CAPITAL - SIRI CHILAZI SHARES LATEST HARVARD RESEARCH
What can the Venture Capital world learn from Corporates when it comes to increasing gender diversity? What needs to change at an organizational/systemic level, so that more women become venture partners, get funded or start new businesses?
In this episode, you'll get the latest research insights from Siri Chilazi, Gender and Organizations Researcher at the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School. She is a recognized expert in advancing women and promoting gender equality within organizations and shares key recommendations from her research, so that VC funds and entrepreneurs alike can be part of making the change. If ever you thought that research was boring, prepare to be surprised by her findings! You may even find yourself compelled to take your first steps to change things in venture capital - that's what we're aiming for here!