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Guide to Raising an Angel Seed Round – Part 1: Angels Perspective

January 16 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm

Free – $35

Not all angel groups are created equal. Hear from the leaders of the top angel groups in Boston on where to begin when you are approaching angel groups. Learn what to expect, what they like to see, and how to make your application and pitch stand out.

Questions answered will include:

  • How do you approach angel groups?
  • How do you get a Champion?
  • What are the most important parts of the application? What aspects of my company will Angels care most about?
  • What is the best way to prepare for your pitch to an angel group?
  • What about the JOBs act – how has that changed the landscape?

Lunch is provided.


Christine Fuchs

Christine Fuchs

Angel Investor at Launchpad Venture Group

Christine is an angel investor focused on investing in early stage companies in the Greater Boston area. She is an active investor and board member of Launchpad Venture Group, the most active angel investment group in the Northeast. Christine began her career at Wellington Management. For the initial 10 years there, she was an equity analyst and sector fund manager, responsible for $2.0 billion in assets (specialty: consumer staples globally). Eventually, she became the Associate Director of Global Industry Research and led a team of nearly 100 investment professionals and served on the firm’s management committees, including the Compensation Committee and the Equity Review Committee. At age 39, she retired from the investment management industry to found and successfully run her own company. In recent years, she has leveraged her expertise in analyzing companies to invest in start-up companies in the Greater Boston area.
Raza Shaikh

Raza Shaikh

Angel Investor at Launchpad Venture Group, Sky Ventures, Walnut Ventures

Raza Shaikh is an entrepreneur and active angel investor in the Boston area. He invests as an individual angel and also as a member of Launchpad Venture GroupSky Ventures and Walnut Ventures. Raza’s expertise include the range from software, robotics, life science, mobility and ML/AI.


Vicky Wu Davis

Vicky Wu Davis

Investor at Beacon Angels, Mentor at MIT Venture Mentoring Service, Executive Director & Founder & Youth CITIES

Vicky is a member of Beacon Angels, a Boston-based angel group that makes investments in the $50k to $400k range in early-stage, fast-growing companies. Vicky cares deeply about education equity. Inspired by the birth of her older son, she founded Youth CITIES, an education nonprofit, to teach innovative and entrepreneurial thinking for middle and high school students…to democratize access to that education, and help kids realize that there’s room for different personalities, backgrounds, interests, and abilities to make an impact in this world.


Eric Evans

Eric Evans

Angel Investor at Mass Medical Angels

Eric Evans is part of the executive committee at Mass Medical Angels (MA2), a seed stage investor group exclusively focused on life science and healthcare investments. Their mission is to bring more clinical tools to the marketplace, while attaining superior returns for their investors through financing and mentoring early-stage life-science companies so that they can obtain further funding, reach positive cash-flows or get acquired. MA2 invests in medical devices, therapeutics, diagnostics, health services, health information technologies, and relevant research-related tools including laboratory equipment. Eric is also a consultant and interim CEO of Growth Analytics, which provides advice to Fortune 500 companies on issues of business growth – specializing in commercial opportunity assessments; finding and negotiating in-licensing and alliance agreements.

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120 Tremont Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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