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De-risking the Deal: Angel Investing in Science & Tech Startups


A live webchat featuring Marcia Dawood, a startup investment expert, who will answer your questions about how Angel investors can provide funding and also help with product development, market research, building a management team and developing a viable business model.

Startups in the science and technology space represent an opportunity for exciting innovations to transfer from just a “cool invention” to a life-changing solution for customers. However, quite often founders are not able to bring their capital-intensive product to market without financing from early-stage investors, such as Angels.


Join the TechConnect if you’re an entrepreneur and are seeking to learn:

  • Types of early-stage investors in emerging economy countries
  • What to look for in your potential investor
  • How to de-risk your business model such that it is attractive to an Angel investor


Join the TechConnect if you’re an Angel investor and are seeking to learn:

  • What to look for when assessing the startup’s risk level
  • How to get connected with potential deal flow within the GIST global community of entrepreneurs

Meet your Expert:

Marcia Dawood is a Managing Partner at BlueTree Capital Group where she is responsible for investment strategy and diligence research. She is a lead investor of Next Wave Impact Fund I, an impact-focused fund designed to increase women’s participation in angel investing. Marcia is also an active member at Golden Seeds, an investment firm focused on women-led businesses. She serves on the Board of the Angel Capital Association with a chair position on the membership committee.

She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from the Global Executive program at UNC’s Kenan Flagler’s School of Business. In addition to the US, the program studies included business learning in the Netherlands, Turkey, Brazil, Mexico, Hong Kong and India.