Not all angel groups are created equal. Hear from the leaders of the top angel groups in Boston on where to begin when you are approaching angel groups. Learn what to expect, what they like to see, and how to make your application and pitch stand out.
Questions answered will include:
How do you approach angel groups?
What documents do you need to have ready?
How do you get a Champion?
What are the most important parts of the application? What aspects of my company will Angels care most about?
What is the best way to prepare for your pitch to an angel group?
Lunch will be provided.
Angel Investor at Walnut Ventures & MIT Angels, Founder of Angel Invest Boston Podcast
Sal Daher is an Angel Investor with Walnut Ventures and MIT Angels and takes stakes in about a dozen startups every year. He is also the founder of Angel Invest Boston, a podcast that seeks to learn more about the creation of world-changing startups through dialogues with founders and angel investors.
Angel Investor at Launchpad Venture Group
Christine is an angel investor focused on investing in early stage companies in the Greater Boston area. She is an active investor and board member of Launchpad Venture Group, the most active angel investment group in the Northeast. Christine began her career at Wellington Management. For the initial 10 years there, she was an equity analyst and sector fund manager, responsible for $2.0 billion in assets (specialty: consumer staples globally). Eventually, she became the Associate Director of Global Industry Research and led a team of nearly 100 investment professionals and served on the firm’s management committees, including the Compensation Committee and the Equity Review Committee. At age 39, she retired from the investment management industry to found and successfully run her own company. In recent years, she has leveraged her expertise in analyzing companies to invest in start-up companies in the Greater Boston area.
Investment Committee at Portfolia, Angel Investor at Pipeline Angels and Next Wave Ventures, Partner at Converge Venture Partners
Lisa Frusztajer is on the Investment Committee at Portfolia, an Angel Investor at Pipeline Angels and Next Wave Ventures and a Venture Partner at Converge Venture Partners. She started her career with Sun Microsystems, then helped grow a small software startup called KYOS, then joined Avid Technology, the leading provider of audio and video technology for media organizations and independent professionals. Lisa’s background is an eclectic blend of marketing, engineering and project management, as well as of technology, manufacturing, higher education and finance.
Angel Investor at Golden Seeds
Lucy is an angel investor at Golden Seeds. She spent over 20 years consulting for Fortune 500 companies and governments while working for IBM and PriceWaterhouseCoopers where she led large multi-functional teams implementing new technology as well as classic strategy work. While she was at IBM she was the director of Innovation for EMEA. Her passion for innovation led her to early-stage investing and mentoring of early-stage companies. Previously, she worked for Fidelity Investments where she did equity and portfolio analysis.