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Podcast: Investing in Startups - Featuring Steve MacDonald

January 21, 2020 by Saxon Baum 0 Comments

Podcast

Podcast: Investing in Startups - Featuring Steve MacDonald

January 21, 2020 by Saxon Baum in Podcast

Oftentimes you trust your gut when deciding to put your finances, effort, and time into a company. In the early stages, you partner up with friends and family, and you choose your investments based on whether you like those people or not. But, as you move further down the spectrum, it becomes more science.

In today’s episode, Tom Wallace (Florida Funders Managing Partner) and Steve MacDonald discuss how to choose the companies investors want to be engaged with, and also, some of the red flags for angel investing.  

Steven MacDonald is a serial entrepreneur who founded, among others, TechHealth and myMatrixx – the first web-enabled pharmacy benefits manager. The successful experiences in the entrepreneurial world led Steve into angel investing and now he is a Partner and a Board Member at Florida Funders and he helps find, fund, and build the next generation of technology companies in Florida.

So, listen to Episode 06 to learn from an expert in the field what are the rewards of angel investing and how you can actively be involved in the companies you want to support.

We Cover:

  • Steve’s background in the business world. (01:54)
  • The reasons angel investing is viewed as part art, part science. (06:03)
  • What to look for, when considering to invest in a company. (10:27)
  • Our processing power and Moore’s law – the two essential components that spin the wheel of technology advancement. (14:46)
  • Steve’s favorite companies that he has invested in. (20:00)

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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.