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

February 27 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm


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.

Raza Shaikh

Raza Shaikh

Angel Investor at Launchpad Venture Group & Sky 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 Group and Sky Ventures. Raza’s expertise include the range from software, robotics, life science, mobility and ML/AI.


Sheila Narayan

Sheila Narayan

Managing Director at Golden Seeds

Sheila Narayan is a Managing Director at Golden Seeds where she manages their Office Hours Program and assists with deal flow activities.  She is active in Boston’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, mentoring entrepreneurs and judging business competitions.  She has over 20 years of experience in the payments and financial technology industries. Previously, Sheila held executive leadership roles at Online Resources, Inc. and was a Partner at First Annapolis Consulting.


Sal Daher

Sal Daher

Angel Investor at Walnut Ventures & MIT Angels, Founder of Angel Invest Boston Podcast

Sal Daher is an Angel Investor with Walnut Ventures and MIT Angels and takes stakes in about a dozen startups every year.  He is also the founder of Angel Invest Boston, a podcast that seeks to learn more about the creation of world-changing startups through dialogues with founders and angel investors.


Lisa Frusztajer

Lisa Frusztajer

Investment Committee at Portfolia, Angel Investor at Pipeline Angels and Next Wave Ventures, Partner at Converge Venture Partners

Lisa Frusztajer is in the Investment Committee at Portfolia, Angel Investor at Pipeline Angels and Next Wave Ventures and a Venture Partner at Converge Venture Partners.  She started her career with Sun Microsystems, then helped grow a small software startup called KYOS, and then joining Avid Technology, the leading provider of audio and video technology for media organizations and independent professionals.  Lisa’s background is an eclectic blend of marketing, engineering and project management, as well as of technology, manufacturing, higher education and finance.


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February 27
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Blue Sky Lounge, Suffolk University
120 Tremont Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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