Investing in over 150 startups – Lessons from Angel Capital Association’s Marcia Dawood

Marcia Dawood has invested in over 150 companies (!!). She’s a Venture Partner at Mindshift Capital, and the future Board Chair of the Angel Capital Association. Today, Marcia shares tips for demystifying angel investing, overcoming the fear of writing your first check, how to get access to deal flow, and why angel investing can mean so much more than just a potential return on investment.

Links from some of the companies, events, and people Marcia mentions:
ACA 2021: The Summit of Angel Investing, May 4th-6th
Investors of Color
Eli Valasquez
Catherine Mott


Voiceover: Welcome to First Check, a podcast so you can learn how to be the next great venture capitalist or angel investor.

You’ve seen the Uber’s, Google’s, and Pendo’s of the world; the 10 X to 100 X returns. And you want to know how you can get in on the action. As a partner at Cofounders Capital, Host of First Check, Tim McLoughlin has invested over $43 million in startups. And on this podcast, he’s going to share with you what works and what doesn’t so you can be ready to write your first check.

On each episode, Tim brings on investors and founders so they can tell you the ups and downs of venture capital and what lessons they’ve learned along the way. Today’s guest is Marcia Dawood (DAH-wood, not DAY-wood), board member of the Angel Capital Association and partner at Mindshift Capital. On the show, Marcia shares tips for demystifying angel investing, overcoming the fear of writing your first check, and how to get access to deal flow. Here’s the host of First Check, Tim McLoughlin.

Tim McLoughlin: Marcia, thanks so much for joining us today.

Marcia Dawood: Happy to be here.

Tim McLoughlin: All right. So, I think I read somewhere, or I heard somewhere that you’re invested through funds or personally in like, 150 companies or something? Is that accurate?

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