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Podcast: From Entrepreneur to Investor Featuring Zach Coelius

May 7, 2019 by Saxon Baum 0 Comments

Podcast

Podcast: From Entrepreneur to Investor Featuring Zach Coelius

May 7, 2019 by Saxon Baum in Podcast

Investing in your first business can be incredibly daunting. There are so many questions buzzing around during the startup process. Entrepreneurs and investors alike have a goal in mind—and both parties need support to accomplish that goal.

Zach Coelius has worked on both sides of the story. He is a four-time entrepreneur and had a $1 billion exit when GM bought his Cruise Automation syndicate in 2016. He’s now shifting to full-time angel investing. As Zach puts it in his Twitter bio, he is a “Hopelessly addicted entrepreneur. Currently emancipated and investing in other great entrepreneurs.”

This episode of the Investing in Florida Tech podcast explores Zach’s experience of getting started in investing, his strategies, and how he has become so successful.

Listen to Episode 2 “From Entrepreneur to Investor” to hear about Zach’s journey.

We Cover:

  • The dark and light sides of entrepreneurship and investing (2:07)
  • How Zach got involved in angel investing (3:34)
  • How Zach transitioned from entrepreneurship to angel investing (3:38)
  • Where Zach gets his deal flow in (7:10)
  • How Zach's “lazy-helpful” work with Silicon Valley changed the course of his career (7:14)
  • The current tech opportunities catching his eye (14:57)
  • Why he thinks pitch competitions are ineffective and inefficient (24:12)

 

 

 

 

Listen to the Full Episode

Listen to the previous episode of Investing in Florida Tech featuring former Chief Financial Officer for the state of Florida and savvy investor Alex Sink.

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Saxon Baum
Saxon Baum

Saxon Baum is the Director of Business Development. Saxon helps develop, coordinate, and implement sales and marketing plans to meet company growth objectives. He works directly with both new and current investors to raise investment funds for the Florida Funders portfolio companies and the investment fund. Saxon grew up in Pittsburgh and has a double major in Entrepreneurship and Political Science from Miami of Ohio.