Angel Investing: Insights from 70+ Investments with David Chang, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor

Angel Investing: Insights from 70+ Investments with David Chang, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor

Justin Gordon talks with David Chang in this episode. David is an entrepreneur and angel investor who has held operating roles at six startups and invested in 70+ companies. He was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Gradifi, which was acquired by E*TRADE.

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with David Chang (@changds) in this episode. David is an entrepreneur and angel investor who has held operating roles at six startups and invested in 70+ companies. He was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Gradifi, which was acquired by E*TRADE. Previously, he was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School and Director of the Babson Summer Venture Program.

As a leader in the entrepreneurship community, David holds several advisor/board memberships. He is on the board at MITX, an advisor at Harvard Ventures, Nanigans, CO Everywhere, OpenFrame, and Linkwell Health. He has made 70+ angel investments in startups such as Crashlytics, clypd, Amino, Logz, Cuseum, CarePort Health, Dashfire, Mogul, Uncharted Play, through the Where Angel Fund and TBD Angels. David is a frequent speaker on the topics of startups, fundraising, and the Boston tech ecosystem, and he actively mentors students and founders.

Awards include Boston Business Journal's Power 50: Most Influential Bostonians, BostInno’s 50 on Fire: Education Winner / Investment Winner / Tech Finalist, and Finalist for NEVY Angel of the Year.

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David Chang’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/changds

Show Notes

  • Switching from entrepreneurship to investing
  • What makes David comfortable investing in more companies
  • How David chooses the amount to invest
  • David’s portfolio structure as an angel investor
  • The best investment David made
  • Investing with through an angel group
  • The structure of TBD Angels and tools used to manage it
  • What David is looking for as an angel investor
  • His thoughts about subconscious bias and underrepresented founders
  • Sourcing deals from universities

More About the Show

The VITALIZE Podcast, a show by VITALIZE Venture Capital (a seed-stage venture capital firm and pre-seed 400+ member angel community open to everyone), dives deep into the world of startup investing and the future of work.

Hosted by Justin Gordon, the Director of Marketing at VITALIZE Venture Capital, The VITALIZE Podcast features interviews with a variety of VCs, angel investors, and founders, with a particular focus on the future of work.

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