THIS IS WHAT AN ANGEL LOOKS LIKE - Kelly Hoey
Meet Pipeline Fellowship alumna Kelly Hoey
Title: Co-Founder & Managing Director
Affiliation: Women Innovate Mobile Accelerator
What investments have you made since graduating from the Pipeline Fellowship?
Founder(s): Sophia Chou* and Foy Savas
Company: SQL Vision
Founder(s): Roshan Hall* and Boris Kerbikov
Range of initial investments?
US$5,000 - US$50,000
What types of companies do you look to invest in?
For me, it starts with the entrepreneur and whether it is a person (or team) I want to work with.
How has your background played a role in your angel investing?
I have a diverse professional career (law, legal marketing, consulting) including not-for-profit board experience, and it has all influenced by journey into angel investing.
One piece of advice to an angel-in-training?
My advice to women would be to trust your gut and don’t wait till you are 46 to become an active participant in your wealth creation.
One piece of advice to an entrepreneur looking for capital?
Be smart about why you (really) need capital and who you want to share ownership in your company with.
What does impact investing mean to you?
Taking a real hard look at the big investment picture and asking, “Does this investment reflect my social values?”
How would you define a for-profit social venture?
A smarter, sustainable way to effect change.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. —Coco Chanel
I’m quite a good cook.
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