Pitch the Company, Not the Product – Angela Lee, Angel Investor with 37 Angels

Angela+Cropped+130x180On this episode of The Pitch Deck, we welcome Angela Lee. Angela is an educator, investor, and entrepreneur.  She is the founder of 37 Angels, a network that invests in early stage startups and trains women to invest in start-ups.  Angela is also the Assistant Dean of Teaching Excellence at Columbia Business School and teaches on the topics of Leadership, Innovation and Strategy.  She is extremely passionate about entrepreneurship and has founded a number of companies.

Angela’s corporate career has largely been in marketing innovation, both on the product development side and the consulting side during her stint at McKinsey.  She is an occasional speaker on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business and MSNBC and she is a regular conference keynote/panelist on topics such as leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

I invited Angela to share her experiences and perspective as an educator, angel investor and a leader and founder of an angel group. Angela shared some phenomenal insights and gave excellent advice on the biggest dos and dont’s of fundraising in the form of real-world examples. You don’t want to miss this value-packed episode!

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What You’ll Learn From This Episode:

  • How Angela became an educator and angel investor.
  • The importance of taking your company to meaningful revenue without taking investors’ capital.
  • Why going into business with your friends or a spouse can set off red flags.
  • Angela’s phenomenal advice about due diligence.
  • What every entrepreneur needs to know before they start their business.

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