While some people can go years in the corporate world, working 9-5 jobs their entire lives. Others, like our guest today, could never even fathom being in that world and considers herself to be “allergic to corporate.” Elizabeth Crowell is a Brooklyn-based entrepreneur-turned-angel-investor with more than twenty years of experience building businesses, organizations and boards. A veteran of Web 1.0, she spent eight years, primarily in the digital music space before launching her own business. Elizabeth’s own positive experience as an entrepreneur has inspired her to help others start their own companies. Currently, Elizabeth is the Founding Market Lead of Astia Angels, an angel network of men and women who invest in high-growth, high-potential women-led ventures.
Elizabeth is on the show today because she has a deep desire, and some incredible insight to truly help founders achieve their dreams and make their businesses work. On today’s episode, we dive into what you need to do to be successful in the funding game. Elizabeth shares her tips on everything from how to show your passion while still being professional, to the best ways to spoon-feed your information to your investors to ensure they have everything they need at their fingertips. You do not want to miss this exciting episode that will help you find the perfect investor/VC for your team!
Listen To The Full Interview:
What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
- Why Elizabeth became interested in funding and financing.
- How Elizabeth got her start in the entrepreneurial world.
- The #1 thing that holds business owners back.
- Elizabeth’s advice to entrepreneurs.
- What you should keep in mind when raising capital.
- What investors and founders should be doing before agreeing to work together.
- Elizabeth’s 2 big must-haves in potential founders.
- What you need to know BEFORE you pitch.
Featured On The Show:
- Connect with Elizabeth Crowell: Twitter | Blog | Funding 101
- Astia Angels
- 37 Angels
- What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know by Brian Cohen
- Locavesting: The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit From It by Amy Cortese
- Drop Box
- Brad Feld
- Fred Wilson
- Mark Suster
- Joanne Wilson
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