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Importance of Investing in Diverse Founders with Marcia Dawood [Ep 25]

Importance of Investing in Diverse Founders with Marcia Dawood [Ep 25]

In this episode, Colin and Harry talk with Marcia Dawood.  Marcia is an investor in many early-stage private companies and funds.  In addition to her own investing, she is a Venture Partner with Mindshift Capital and a part of the investment committee for Next Wave Impact Fund. 

She is also a member of Golden Seeds, one of the largest angel groups in the US.  Mindshift Capital and Golden Seeds focus on investing in women-led companies. 

She currently serves on the Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee to the Securities and Exchange Commission. She was the Chair of the Board of the Angel Capital Association (ACA) from 2021 until 2023. She is the founder and host of The Angel Next Door Podcast about why and how people become angel investors.

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0:00 - Intro

2:25 - Marcia’s angel investing journey.

6:10 - Discussion of accredited investor

9:55 - Angel Capital Association initiatives in Congress.

11:13 - What are the biggest opportunities for angel investors?

14:59 - Advice for the everyday angel investor

19:36 - Investing in diverse founders.

24:07 - Trending Twitter Thread 1 -Is it ok to accept a check from someone who invested in a direct competitor? 

26:43 - Trending Twitter Thread 2 - Can founders be solo or do they need a cofounder?

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Marcia Dawood

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/marciadawood/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/marciadawood

Podcast - https://www.marciadawood.com/the-angel-next-door-podcast

Website - https://www.marciadawood.com/

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About Colin: 

Colin Gardiner has spent over a decade building startups focusing on online marketplaces. Most recently, he worked for Outdoorsy as Chief Revenue Officer. He advises marketplace/platform startups on growth, analytics, monetization, fundraising, and strategy. He also runs the rapidly growing syndicate Yonder Ventures, which invests in marketplaces and platforms and the SaaS, Fintech, Insurtech, and the technology enabling them.

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. He’s an active angel investor having invested over $500k of personal funds in 30+ companies and funds over the past few years, still trying to figure it all out though! Harry also has a $500k mini-fund that invests in early stage mobility, logistics, marketplaces and his network.

Interested in learning about some of the companies Harry is angel investing in and read his deal memos, for FREE - just fill out this form - https://forms.gle/eYwtDE7p9K2bepnF8\

Harry LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/harrygcampbell/

Harry Twitter - https://twitter.com/TheRideshareGuy

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