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Event Registration - Meet Up: Angel Investing-Life at the Start of the Entrepreneurial Food-Chain

Tuesday, October 01, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Meet Up: Angel Investing-Life at the Start of the Entrepreneurial Food-Chain

The show "Shark Tank" may make for high drama and great reality TV, but in real life, over 200,000 so-called "angel investors" invest some $25 billion a year in early stage/start-up companies. These high net worth individuals, often entrepreneurs themselves, typically fund more than 70,000 startup deals a year. They provide 90% of outside equity for startups and play a critical part in the success of high-growth companies. The majority of angel investments do not typically earn a positive return but angel-backed businesses that did include Google, Amazon, Starbucks, Facebook, Costco, and PayPal. Is this an asset class for you or your clients?

Join early-stage investors and angel group members, Sheila Narayan and Anne Estabrook, for an introduction to angel investing and discussion of issues such as:
  • What it takes to be an angel investor?
  • What are the risk/rewards of angel investing?
  • What is the investment process and what do angels look for in a deal?
  • How are deals valued and exited?
  • How do angel investing groups work?

Sheila Narayan is the Leadership Chair for Golden Seeds, Boston Chapter. Golden Seeds is a national angel investment organization that invests in early-stage women-led companies. Sheila leads deal flow, membership, education, and operations. She is an active early-stage investor, mentor to entrepreneurs, and advisor to several start-up companies. Previously, Sheila held executive leadership roles at Online Resources, Inc., a SaaS-based online banking/ bill payment processing company and was a Partner at First Annapolis Consulting, a payments industry consulting and mergers/acquisition advisory firm. She has an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Finance from Bryant College.

Anne Estabrook is a Golden Seeds Managing Director and former Membership Chair of the Boston's chapter. She has over 20 years of experience in high technology. She served as VP, Marketing & Corporate Strategy for NetGenesis Corporation, a Boston-based web analytics company, which IPO'ed in 2000 and was subsequently acquired in 2002. Anne also served as both Director of Professional Services at Firefly Network, Inc, a Boston-based start-up, as well as a senior associate with Mercer Management Consulting in New York. She started her career with engineering positions at Digital Equipment Corporation and Bell Laboratories. Anne has an M.B.A. from the Wharton School and a B.S. and M.Eng. in electrical engineering from Cornell University.

Please note, attendees are asked to bring their own lunches. There is no charge for Members for this event, however registration is required since space is limited to the first 50 registrants.

Wells Fargo Connections
125 High Street
14th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Description:Registration is complimentary for members.
Non-Members: $10.00

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