Is Angel investing more like buying a lottery ticket or adopting a puppy? Learn the answer and more interesting facts about Angel investing in Episode 67 of Accredited Investor Markets Radio. In this episode, host Christopher Cahill spoke with Josh Maher, a Seattle-based Angel investor, investor educator, and author of Startup Wealth: How the Best Angel Investors Make Money in Startups, which features interviews with 23 exemplary early stage investors. Josh has also helped found Seattle Angel, Seattle Angel Conference, and the Seattle Angel Fund, each with distinct roles in fostering able early investing. Some other topics covered are: What due diligence issues are most important for Angels?; and how are diverse Angel investment methods and styles related to the personality of the investor?
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Josh Maher is the author of Startup Wealth: How the Best Angel Investors Make Money in Startups. Startup Wealth delivers engaging interviews with early-stage investors in Google, Invisalign, ZipCar, Uber, Twilio, Localytics, and other successful and not so successful companies. You can learn more about the book and get additional material on the Startup Wealth website.
He’s a passionate supporter of the Seattle startup community, President of Seattle Angel, a non-profit focused on education at the intersection of startups and angel investing. Seattle Angel launched the highly successful Seattle Angel Conference and recently launched the Seattle Angel Fund. Josh, an angel investor himself, has been consulting, mentoring, and advising startups since 2007 and has recently been working to help individuals with strategies for including early stage investments in their overall portfolio. If you are a family office or need the services of a family office, Josh has some interesting projects in the works to help you.
Mr. Cahill is counsel with Lowis & Gellen LLP, in Chicago, Illinois. He guides secured lenders, creditors, debtors, creditors’ committees, potential purchasers and others through bankruptcy cases, out-of-court workouts, assignments for the benefit of creditors, and receiverships. Mr. Cahill has substantial mega-case experience at national law firms representing very large debtors, and has counseled and…
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