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Angel Investing Episodes

January 04, 2022

Startup Investing: Trace Cohen of New York Venture Partners on How to Manage Deal Flow, Evaluate Startups, and Partner with Great Founders

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Trace Cohen (@Trace_Cohen), Managing Director of New York Venture Partners where he manages over 50 direct early stage startup investments.

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December 28, 2021

Angel Investing: Sequoia Scout Ellen DaSilva on Deal Sourcing Via Twitter and Leveraging Your Value Add Beyond Capital as an Investor

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Ellen DaSilva (@ellenjdasilva), who is an active angel investor and scout with Sequoia Capital, focusing on Seed and Series A consumer tech companies.

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December 21, 2021

Angel Investing: Alexandra Zatarain, Co-Founder of Eight Sleep, on Brand Repositioning, Storytelling as a Growth Strategy, and Angel Investing as a Way of Giving Back

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Alexandra Zatarain (@a_zatarain), co-founder and VP of Brand and Marketing at Eight Sleep, the world's first sleep fitness company. Eight Sleep designs tech-enabled products, content and services that make peopl

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December 19, 2021

Startup Investing: From VC-Backed Founder to Partner at Gradient Ventures with Wen-Wen Lam

In this episode of The Vitalize Podcast, Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Wen-Wen Lam ((@wenwen)) Partner at Gradient Ventures. Former CEO and co-founder of NexTravel (YC15)- acquired by Travelperk in 2020. Advisor/Investor in awesome early-sta

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December 14, 2021

Startup Investing: Hunter Walk of Homebrew on Launching a Venture Fund, Supporting Underrepresented Emerging Managers, and the Benefits of Writing as an Investor

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Hunter Walk (@hunterwalk) Partner at Homebrew - Providing early-stage investment, assistance & love to entrepreneurs building companies for the Bottom Up Economy. Investments include ShieldAI, Plaid, Gusto, etc.

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December 09, 2021

Angel Investing: Insights from 70+ Investments with David Chang, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with David Chang (@changds) in this episode. David is an entrepreneur and angel investor who has held operating roles at six startups and invested in 70+ companies. He was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of

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November 30, 2021

Startup Investing: Launching a Rolling Fund, How to Find Investments, and Playing the Early-Stage Game with Andrew Gluck of IrrvrntVC

In this episode of The Vitalize Podcast, Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Andrew Gluck (@irrvrntVC) the GP of irrvrntVC, a firm focused on early-stage companies in the DTC, AdTech, and NextGen Commerce areas. He especially loves partnering with

Angel Investing Startup Investing Investors

November 24, 2021

Angel Investing: Creating Your Thesis, Building Conviction, and Investing in the Future of Work with Stella Garber, Former Head of Marketing at Trello

In this episode, Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Stella Garber (@startupstella) former Head of Marketing at Trello and Angel Investor. Stella invests in the Future of Work and serves as an advisor for Origin Ventures and OpenView. She has inve

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November 22, 2021

Angel Investing: Gale Wilkinson of Vitalize on Building a Portfolio, Identifying Strong Opportunities, and Increasing the Number of Women Investors

In this episode, Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Gale Wilkinson (@galeforceVC) Founder and Managing Partner of Vitalize Venture Capital, a $16M seed-stage fund, and 300+ member angel investing community called Vitalize Angels based in Chicago,

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November 16, 2021

Startup Investing: Leo Polovets of Susa Ventures on Getting Access to Deals, Moats for Startups, and Insights from 70 Angel Investments

In this episode, Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Leo Polovets (@lpolovets) a co-founder and General Partner at Susa Ventures. Leo invests across sectors but mostly focuses on b2b companies. A few specific sectors he's invested in heavily are e

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September 23, 2021

Introducing Vitalize Angels: Angel Investing for Everyone | Episode #013

Vitalize Angels offers "angel investing for everyone" and in this episode, we take you behind the scenes to tell you how we did it. Learn more and join here: https://vitalize.vc/vitalizeangels/

Angel Investing Startup Investing

July 08, 2021

Austen Allred, Co-Founder & CEO at Lambda School | Episode #010

Austen Allred is the Co-Founder & CEO of the Lambda School, an online coding school that invests in the students by offering free tuition. Founded in 2017, the Lambda School is currently helping graduates land jobs at Fortune 500 companies to some of the

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