Conference Focused On Training Women To Angel Invest

April 29, 2011

12:01 am

New-York based Pipeline Fund Fellowship (PFF) which trains women philanthropists to become angel investors is hosting its first annual conference this Saturday, April 30th with the goal of increasing the number of women who become investors or entrepreneurs.

“I launched the Pipeline Fund Fellowship for two reasons: to diversify the investor pool and to create a source of capital for women-led for-profit social ventures,” says CEO and founder of PFF, Natalia Oberti Noguera. “In order to expand the reach of PFF’s goals, and as part of the Fellows’ educational experience, we launched the PFF Conference, an all-day event on angel investing.”

The 2011 PFF Conference has an impressive lineup of seasoned investors from Golden Seeds, Astia, TechStars, Echoing Green, StarVest Partners, ARC Angel Fund and Fast Forward Fund among many others as well as serial entrepreneurs from Hashable, ThinkEco and AHAlife.

The conference is being sponsored by and hosted at Goodwin Procter (GP), one of the nation’s leading law firms. “As angel investing continues to increase its already important role in starting companies, having women ready to invest and trained to mentor start-ups has the potential to profoundly improve the chances of women-run businesses to be started and hopefully to succeed as viable, socially-conscious and environmentally-friendly commercial enterprises,” says Christopher Austin, partner at GP and an early PFF supporter.

“The New York entrepreneurial scene is flourishing, and I’m happy to help Natalia and PFF ensure that women are included and leading the way,” adds Nithya Das, an associate at GP and PFF champion.

Tech Cocktail was able to get a sneak peek at Saturday’s agenda, which includes sessions around:

  • Is Angel Investing Right For You
  • Angel Portfolio Strategy
  • Overview & Discussion around Due Diligence,
  • Structuring the Deal
  • Valuation Methodologies
  • Case Study Discussions
  • Post Investment Relationship

I am looking forward to covering this event for Tech Cocktail this Saturday and for anyone in NYC interested in attending, you can still register.

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Swathy is a guest blogger for Tech Cocktail and runs Corporate Development at Sonim Technologies. She is fascinated by startups, business and anything technology related. Follow her on Twitter at @swathyprithivi.

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