Amazing angels Joanne Wilson, Adeo Ressi, Gil Penchina & Naval Ravikant on innovative investment, diversity, deal competition, failures, founder relationships & what truly makes a product angel-ready
Joanne Wilson, Adeo Ressi, Gil Penchina, and Naval Ravikant are four of the leading angel investors in the country. Joanne “Gotham Gal” has over 40 angel investments (75% of which are with women founders), Adeo is the Founder/CEO of The Founder’s Institute, Gil is the leading angel investor using the AngelList Syndicates platform with over 12 syndicates, and Naval is the Cofounder/CEO of AngelList. They all join Jason for a compelling panel discussion during Launch Festival 2015 on how AngelList continues to disrupt early-stage investing (although it is still an early adopter product), why Gil chose to use the AngelList platform instead of joining a traditional VC firm, how The Founder’s Institute is investing in entrepreneurs all over the world (and why it’s okay if they aren’t aiming for billion dollar exits), the state of gender diversity and equality in venture capital, how Joanne is empowering women founders with her investments and “Women’s Entrepreneur Festival,” why it is likely that 7 out of 10 angel investments will fail, what is wrong and what is changing with the current venture capital model, why founder/angel investor relationships is like dating, and each of the panelists tell us the one thing founders can do to make their product more angel ready.
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