I’m extremely excited to welcome our today’s guest, Esther Dyson, who had been a huge influence in my life as I got into angel investing. Esther is the chairman of EDVenture Holdings and founder of Health Initiative Coordinating Council (HICCup), dedicated to fostering and measuring the impact of critical-density health programs. HICCup’s first project is the Way to Wellville, a five-year, five-metric challenge to five US communities to dramatically improve the health of their residents. Overall, Esther is fascinated by new business models, new technologies and new markets (both economic and political).
We invited Esther to the show to share her amazing journey of becoming an angel investor as well as her experience with international startups that have literally changed the world. Listen in as she imparts phenomenal advice to international companies about seeking funding, what investors to look for, what they should focus on as a business and much, much more. Don’t miss the interview with this influential investor who over the course of her career has touched so many lives and inspired them to greatness.
Listen To The Full Interview:
What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
- Esther’s story of becoming a prolific angel investor.
- The unique qualities Esther looks for in emerging markets startups.
- What foreign companies should understand about American investors.
- Why foreign companies shouldn’t look for American investors.
- Why Esther chose to hire a CEO for HICCup.
- The importance of having a strong connection and understanding between the founder and the market.
- Aesther’s advice for international founders.
Featured On The Show:
- Connect with Esther Dyson on Twitter: @edyson
- Follow Way to Wellville on twitter: @WaytoWellville
- Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
If you have questions about investing, early-stage capital raising, investor relationship and/or due diligence, tweet your question to @the_pitch_deck. In our future episodes, we will read your questions and get feedback from our featured guests.