In this episode, Harry and Colin talk with Scott Paul. Scott is a long time angel investor based in Utah and focused in Utah, he is well known startup comedian, hair-influencer and general fun and irreverent personality. He is also a founder/partner of Convoi Ventures with Trent Mano which is a Utah focused pre-seed fund. In this episode, Scott discusses what he has learned over the last 9 years as an angel investor and advice for people starting out.
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0:00 - Intro
01:50 - Scott’s angel investing journey
04:10 - What % of your net worth have you put into angel investments?
05:39 - How does Scott decide where to invest?
07:32 - Why Scott likes the early stage, being the first check.
09:49 - Fastest one of Scott’s deals has gone out of business.
11:13 - How does Scott Handle company failure in terms of Angel Investing
14:05 - Should companies/entrepreneurs do better in communicating with investors?
18:52 - Scott’s advice to himself as a new angel investor.
21:06 - Scott’s transition to funds.
24:07 - Why does Scott focus on Utah in terms of Angel Investing?
27:58 - Trending Twitter threads
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About Colin: Colin Gardiner has spent a number of years in the tech startup space. He has worked in business to consumer tech for over a decade. Most recently, he worked for Outdoorsy as Chief Revenue Officer. He currently focuses on advising startups and guiding them through the fund raising process.
Colin LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/colingardiner/
Colin Twitter - https://twitter.com/ColinGardiner
About Harry: Harry Campbell runs The Rideshare Guy, a popular community for drivers and gig workers in the rideshare and delivery space. He’s an active angel investor having invested over $500k in 30+ companies and funds over the past few years, still trying to figure it all out though!
Harry LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/harrygcampbell/
Harry Twitter - https://twitter.com/TheRideshareGuy
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