Angel Investing Overview #SmartMoneySV

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Last week we had a fabulous 4 days of incredible speakers @Smart Money Silicon Valley which I coordinated.  It was an amazing education about investing & I wanted to share 2 talks about Angel Investing.

Marya Stark is a Co-Founder of The Angel Fund, which brings key women in technology together to invest in Bay Area technology companies.  She is also a Co-Founder and the Founding Executive Director of Emerge America, the premier national leadership program for women who want to run for public office.  Emerge America, which now serves twelve states, is known as a “game-changer” on the national political scene.  Marya began her career in corporate finance with Smith Barney and continued doing M&A transactions for a French telecom company in Paris and for a small boutique that she started with a colleague.  Subsequently, she was the SVP of Marketing and Strategy for Urban Box Office Networks. She is a Board member of UC Berkeley’s Alumni Association.  Marya holds a finance degree from UC Berkeley and a Masters in Applied Statistics from Georgetown University.  You can find Marya on Twitter @maryastark

Gwen Edwards, Managing Director of Golden Seeds is an accomplished executive with 30 plus years of experience from the technology/telecommunications industry.  From  Stanford Research Institute to operating executive running a $400M business unit of SBC/now AT&T, to CEO of a venture backed company.  The constant thread in her career – from R&D to Sales VP and General manager, is one of commercializing innovation, and turning customer needs into revenue opportunities.   Gwen now consults and advises both early stage and F500 companies on the art of innovation, and relishes opportunities to engage key customers, front line employees, and other stakeholders in defining next stage opportunities.   She is an avid supporter of engaging women in the angel and venture investment community, and in associated leadership opportunities with new ventures.  You can find Gwen on Twitter  @GwenEdwards

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Pemo Theodore is a Media Publisher & Event Producer and a great people connector.. She is Founder/CEO Silicon Valley TV which has served the San Francisco Bay Area for 11 years! She has produced Silicon Valley Events for Investors & Startups for 9 years. Pemo loves to video interview venture capitalists & founders to engage the human behind the success stories.. She has been Executive Producer of FinTech Silicon Valley for 5 years, organizing twice monthly FinTech talks & panels in San Francisco & Palo Alto. She believes in learning through a great discussion with experts in the domains. Pemo has a talent to bring the right people together and is an incredible networker. Pemo's events have been seen as supporting Venture Capitalists & Angels in sourcing great deal flow from startups who attend her events. Many founders have received funding through meeting investors at her events. Her favored medium is audio & visual media and she has built up a great body of work of podcasts & videos of panels & interviews in Silicon Valley.startup ecosystem.

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