February 27th 2019

How to Become an Angel Investor

Who should become an angel investor and what are the risks and benefits? Learn more from the professionals

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Trish Costello

Trish Costello

Trish founded Portfolia in 2014 with a vision for a new model of entrepreneurial investing designed for women. Her goal is over 100,000 women (and their colleagues and friends) investing in Portfolia Funds in five years.

Trish is globally recognized for her pioneering work in preparing the next generation of general partners in venture capital. As the co-founder, long-time CEO and now CEO Emeritus of the Kauffman Fellows Program, the premier global leadership program for venture capitalists, she mentored hundreds of the world's top VCs, and was referred to as the venture capitalist's 'godmother.' She also served at Founding President of CVE Capital Corp, the holding company of a $1B+ venture capital fund of funds. Trish was on the start-up team of the Kauffman Foundation’s entrepreneurship center, led the Commercialization Sub-Committee of the National Science Foundation, and directed the Arthur Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at the globally-ranked Babson College.

Trish’s lifelong passion has been in two areas: supporting and investing in innovative entrepreneurs and unlocking the personal and professional talents of women. She knows that women will be both highly successful entrepreneurial investors and bring along an entrepreneurial renaissance when they back the companies they want in the marketplace.

Angela Lee

Angela Lee

Angela Lee is an educator & entrepreneur. As Chief Innovation Officer and Associate Dean at Columbia Business School, she is focused on fostering teaching excellence and innovation across faculty. Angela teaches top-rated courses in leadership and entrepreneurship and was voted top three faculty by students in 2018. She started her career in product management and then was a strategy consultant at McKinsey. Angela has started 4 startups and is also the founder of 37 Angels, an investing network that has invested in 50 startups and activates new investors through an investment bootcamp.

Angela has spoken at the White House and is regularly invited to advise decision-makers at the highest levels, including Prime Minister Trudeau. 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 has been named by Alley Watch as one of 100 NYC Tech Influencers You Need to Know. She serves on the boards of Fresco Education Fund, Alice App, and Cariclub.

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Questions we will answer:

Who should become an investor and who should not?
What kind of monetary commitment is it upfront? How do I know if I’m qualified?
How do I know if I’m willing to take that kind of risk?
Why should I invest in women-founded companies? What are the benefits?
Can you give some examples of women who dipped their toes in: how did they do it? What happened?
How have women like me made money by angel/VC investing?
What are the downsides?

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8:00 pm

Introduction

8:10 pm

Interview with Trish & Angela

8:40 pm

Q&A with audience

9:00 pm

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