Episode 20: Empowering Female Angel Investors With Suzanne Andrews

Episode 20: Empowering Female Angel Investors With Suzanne Andrews

Suzanne Andrews is an angel investor and an ecosystem builder in the finance innovation space, with a particular focus on women and money. In this episode, Suzanne shares her mission to empower women and teach them to shift their mindsets so they can see themselves as investors. 

Interview

Suzanne Andrews

Company

Montcalm, Principal for Connections

Bio: 

Suzanne’s areas of focus at Montcalm are education, communication, and connections. She develops our educational programs for clients and the broader community, to support people in reaching a deeper understanding of their relationship with money and how to invest for their future from a place of positive engagement. Through strategic communications, she articulates our unique services and approach, so that people looking for holistic, transparent, and expert financial services will connect with us.

Previously, Suzanne was a software engineer at Apple and a midwife’s assistant, and she is a proud mom. She has a BA in Computer Science from Brown University. She co-authored the historic first book for women about angel investing, Impact With Wings.

Get In Touch:

suzanneandrews@montcalmtcr.com

1083 Mission Street, 2nd floor, San Francisco, CA 94103

Montcalmtcr.com
Portfolia.co

link to Wingpact book on Amazon:

Montcalm: https://www.linkedin.com/company/2893480/admin/

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Episode 19: Compliance in Regulation Crowdfunding with Securities Lawyer Elizabeth Carter

Episode 19: Compliance in Regulation Crowdfunding with Securities Lawyer Elizabeth Carter

In this episode, hosts Jenny and Michelle are joined by fellow securities lawyer Elizabeth Carter as they spill the tea on regulation crowdfunding platform missteps they have witnessed as well as the first major compliance action against a crowdfunding platform. They discuss why this is a serious issue for small businesses gaining access to funding, and how crowdfunding platforms could work more collaboratively with lawyers who represent small businesses so that everyone wins.

 

Interview

Elizabeth L. Carter, Esq.

 

Company

Elizabeth L. Carter, Esq., LLC

 

Bio: 

Elizabeth L. Carter is a crowdfunding securities attorney who is passionate about restorative economics and community development.

Elizabeth assists investment funds, businesses, cooperatives, and nonprofits with the legal strategy and compliance of raising capital from both accredited and non-accredited investors (i.e. crowdfunding). Through Elizabeth L. Carter, Esq., LLC, she helps to democratize business capital and the securities legal space through the provision of accessible legal services to entities owned and controlled by Black and Afro-Latinx entrepreneurs.

Elizabeth has significant experience working on behalf of nonprofits. Most notably, she founded the Urban Cooperative Enterprise Legal Center, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit with a mission to create and support cooperative enterprises within marginalized communities in order to promote local sustainability.
 

Get In Touch:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethlcarteresq
LinkedIn Company Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/elcesq
Company Website: elcesq.com  

 

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Episode 18: Investing in People: The Importance of Community & Relationship Based Investing with Babbie Jacobs

Episode 18: Investing in People: The Importance of Community & Relationship Based Investing with Babbie Jacobs

Babbie Jacobs is an experienced angel investor based in New York. In this episode, Babbie shares how and why she has centered her investing strategy around community and relationships.

Interview

Babbie Jacobs

Company

Outreach Engagement Coordinator at Triskeles Foundation

Bio: 

Babbie Jacobs is a resourceful, self-motivated professional with extensive experience in community development, project planning and coordination ranging from developing philanthropic dialogues, to building relationships with key community leaders, to being an integral member of the team for a successful U.S. Senate political campaign to market new business start-ups. She has the ability to engage, connect, and form relationships with diverse individuals and groups, from individuals living in houseless encampments to corporate executives and high-net-worth donors. She is also adept at translating ideas into opportunities from inception through delivery.

Get In Touch:

linkedin.com/in/babbie-jacobs-45197319

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Episode 17: Investing & The Slow Money Movement with Claude Arpels

Episode 17: Investing & The Slow Money Movement with Claude Arpels

In this episode, Claude shares the story of how he became an angel investor. When Claude sold his last business, he vowed not to go back into another luxury venture, instead deciding to seek out something that felt more meaningful to him personally — which turned out to be angel investing and the slow money movement.

Interview

Claude Arpels

Company

Slow Money NYC

Social Venture Circle

Bio:

After spending 20 years in fashion and luxury businesses, Claude chose to dedicate himself to his interests in food, the environment, social enterprise, and the arts. He has become an avid impact angel investor, particularly in businesses with a sustainable food and agriculture mission. Claude is the Co-Chair of Slow Money NYC and a founding member of Foodshed Investors New York, which recently merged with Investors Circle. He also serves as Board President of International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), the nation’s preeminent contemporary music ensemble.

Get In Touch:

https://www.slowmoneynyc.org/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/slow-money-nyc/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/claude-arpels-4280a8a/

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Episode 16: How to Attract the Socially Conscious Investor with Mickey Wiles

Episode 16: How to Attract the Socially Conscious Investor with Mickey Wiles

Mickey began to raise capital for his first business with an investment crowdfunding offering on a Vermont-based platform called Milk Money. About a year ago, Mickey and his team wanted to grow the business and needed capital to do so, but realized the mainstream method of startup fundraising wasn’t appealing to them. That led them to seek out investors who were much more geared toward social impact investing. 

Interview

Mickey Wiles

Company

Working Fields

Bio: 

CEO and founder Mickey Wiles is in long-term recovery and benefited from a second chance after his own struggles with substance use, addiction, and incarceration. Since 2004, Mickey has dedicated his career to helping others gain their second chance through similar opportunities.

Mickey has worked as Executive Director of a recovery center, Turning Point Center in Chittenden County, where he developed a Recovery Coaching model for the state of Vermont. Founding Working Fields was a natural next step, combining these experiences with over 30 years of business leadership at companies including Ben & Jerry’s, Burlington Labs, and Seventh Generation.

Get In Touch:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mickey-wiles-working-fields/

workingfields.com  (Company Website)

Mickeywiles

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