April 9, 2017
Gale Bowman is the founding director of Irish Angels, an angel network dedicated to early stage investments in which a founder, board member, or active investor is a student, graduate, parent, or faculty member of the University of Notre Dame. After graduating from business school in 2012, Gale launched Irish Angels and has since grown the angel network to 150 investors and invested $10 million in seed and Series A investments.
In this episode, we discuss where Irish Angels sources their best deals, what the biggest mistake is that first time founders make, and what the future of university-affiliated angel networks/VC funds looks like. Plus, we delve deeper into what the benefits of an angel network over a venture capital fund are, and what an ideal founding team looks like, and what abilities the ideal CEO has. Finally, we talk a little bit about what a typical week looks like for VC/angel network director, how to land your first job at a startup, and how to build relationships in the startup community.
Don’t miss out on this interview, as it may give you the advice you need on how to land a job at a startup of your choice.
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