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Salon: Guide to Venture Investing (Part 1) with Erica Duignan Minnihan

In part one of a two-part series, Erica Duignan Minnihan—founder of 1000 Angels—begins her master class on the fundamentals of Venture Investing. This series covers the basics you need to know to build a solid portfolio as an angel investor. This informative podcast will get you up to speed on understanding the exciting opportunities in startup investing, and how it can launch your own third act.

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Salon: Guide to Venture Investing (Part 1) with Erica Duignan Minnihan

erica duignan minnihan

In part one of a two-part series, Erica Duignan Minnihan—founder of 1000 Angels—begins her master class on the fundamentals of Venture Investing. This series covers the basics you need to know to build a solid portfolio as an angel investor.

Dive into this primer on startup valuations, and what to look for in due diligence materials like investor decks, financial models, and the company’s cap table. Whether you’re a founder seeking funding or an investor who wants to add early-stage private equity to her portfolio, this informative podcast will get you up to speed on understanding the exciting opportunities in startup investing and how it can launch your own third act.

1:26 What is venture investing and what are the different categories within it?
5:09 Risks of venture investing
8:00 The fun reasons to get into venture investing
9:18 Why do companies go to 1000 Angels
16:04 Diversification in venture investing
18:58 Understanding portfolio returns
23:05 How to think about investing $100,000
28:47 Industry or sector differentiation?
32:20 What makes a company investable?
38:45 Evaluating the management team
40:20 Looking at addressable market
42:09 Why do women-led companies get less funding than their male counterparts?
45:43 Evaluating product market fit

To learn more about Erica Duignan Minnihan, click here. To find more information about 1000 Angels, click here.

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