Angel Investing with Tatyana Gray
About This Show
Tatyana Gray is on a mission to assemble an elite group of angel investors. If you love nurturing break-through ideas, discovering cutting-edge technologies, and meeting fascinating people, then you're in. If you believe that putting your money where your mouth is will improve your community, your country, and the world, you're in. And since they don’t teach angel investing in college, Tatyana will help you learn how to invest in startups by interviewing many of the top-notch angel investors on this show.
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AI028: How to Build a Successful Investment Thesis with Shane Spencer
Jul 4 16
Shane Spencer is an independent fund manager and capital formation consultant. As an independent fund manager, Shane assists management teams and founding partners in developing their investment thesis and strategy, capital formation, and much more. Today, Shane and Tatyana discuss his personal investment thesis and the various investing options that are available to new and upcoming angel investors. Show Highlights 01:55 - How did Shane get started? 04:50 - What is Shane's investment thesis? 06:40 - What is your risk tolerance? 08:15 - How does Shane define passive vs. active investment? 11:50 - Why is it harder to be passive in the early investment stage for an angel investor? 12:15 - It takes a core group of champions for a startup to succeed. 13:45 - Shane and his team take an active role in promoting those champions. 13:55 - What does Shane recommend as an investment thesis to newer angels? 14:30 - How can angels increase their social capital and become a value investor? 15:45 - It seems to Tat that marketing is the biggest thing that startups are struggling with. 16:10 - Why you need to find out who are the core champions of the startup you're investing in. 16:50 - Let's talk risk tolerance. 20:35 - Be prepared for a long investment game. 22:00 - Shane firmly believes diversification is needed in an early stage investment portfolio. 23:15 - Learn from other people's investment thesis and determine what's a good portfolio mix for yourself. 23:50 - Tat encourages new angels to join a local angel group to get guidance from those who are more experienced. 25:55 - Shane recommends reading a lot of books such as The Lean Startup. 28:55 - Shane gives shout outs to some of his favorite startups. FULL SHOW NOTES: http://angelinvestingpodcast.com/028 Share the Show Did you enjoy the show? We would love it if you subscribed today and left us a 5-star review! Click this link - Angel Investing Podcast Click on the ‘Subscribe’ button below the artwork Go to the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ section Click on ‘Write a Review’
Rated 5 out of
Great Content So Far
Although this is an early review, I've have the opportunity to listen to several episodes ahead of time. Tatyana is a great host, and she really gets the most out of her guests. If you're looking to get into angel investing, or have started already, I highly recommend this show to you, as each episode is chock full of relevant and educational soundbites!
Date published: 2015-10-25
Rated 5 out of
Gary Allen LeanLaw
Great insight for angels
These are really interesting podcasts if you want to better your community through angel investing. Great guests and a unique perspective.
Date published: 2015-11-08
Rated 5 out of
Really Interesting and Informative
Loved the guest and your interview style. Learned a ton.
Date published: 2015-10-26