35 episodes

This is the show where we highlight the growing number of female angel investors, the real unicorns. My mission is to equip female angel investors with more knowledge about how to invest, finding their tribe, and collaborating. From deal flow to exits, women have been gaining experience. Let's learn from each other. We can only improve our representation around the venture table by truly sitting at it and having a voice.

She Invests! Silvia Mah

    • Investing
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

This is the show where we highlight the growing number of female angel investors, the real unicorns. My mission is to equip female angel investors with more knowledge about how to invest, finding their tribe, and collaborating. From deal flow to exits, women have been gaining experience. Let's learn from each other. We can only improve our representation around the venture table by truly sitting at it and having a voice.

    032 Maria Gonzalez-Blanch - Values-Based Investing

    032 Maria Gonzalez-Blanch - Values-Based Investing

    Welcome to She Invests, where you’ll hear from existing female angel investors, venture capitalists and fund managers on their investment thesis. From deal flow to exits, they will share the best practices that contribute to their success.
    In this episode, Dr. Silvia Mah welcomes to the podcast Vice President of Crescent Ridge Partners, Maria Gonzalez-Blanch. CRP is a female-led venture capital and private equity firm that invests in early stage companies and growth equity for more mature and proven businesses. Prior to CRP, Maria held senior roles in Operations, Sales and Strategy at Red Bull and Altamont Capital. Dr. Silvia and Maria talk all about investing in values-aligned founders, the impact COVID-19 has had on entrepreneurs and examples of innovative companies Maria and CRP have recently invested in.
    03:34 – Dr. Silvia Mah introduces today’s guest, Maria Gonzalez-Blanch who shares her origin story, the work she does at Crescent Ridge Partners and the respect she has for entrepreneurs 11:04 – Maria speaks to her career transition from private equity to venture capital and the investment criteria that Crescent Ridge Partners utilizes 17:27 – Maria identifies some examples of innovative entrepreneurs CRP has invested in 20:40 – How Maria and CRP adapted and pivoted during COVID-19 23:53 – The work Maria is doing with Ad Astra Ventures 28:45 – Maria speaks to yet another company that is doing tremendous work and earned an investment from CRP 31:07 – Maria shares what having an abundance mindset means to her Full show notes: http://www.sheinvests.com/32

    • 36 min
    031 Sonia Steinway - It Takes a Village

    031 Sonia Steinway - It Takes a Village

    Welcome to She Invests, where you’ll hear from existing female angel investors, venture capitalists and fund managers on their investment thesis. From deal flow to exits, they will share the best practices that contribute to their success.
    In this episode, Dr. Silvia Mah welcomes strategic advisor, entrepreneur, and investor Sonia Steinway to discuss the work she’s doing with Village Up. Sonia has a wide array of experience helping startups and entrepreneurs achieve their goals. Most recently, she has focused on helping companies with underrepresented founders, specifically women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Dr. Silvia and Sonia discuss investing during COVID-19, the exciting future of Femtech and what abundance mindset means to Sonia.
    03:38 – Dr. Silvia Mah introduces today’s guest, Sonia Steinway who shares the exciting work she’s doing with Village Up and the importance of supporting aspiring entrepreneurs from all walks of life 08:14 – Sonia opens up about barriers that LGBTQIA entrepreneurs and founders continue to face 15:55 – Sonia highlights a specific company she’s extremely excited about 21:10 – Sonia shares her investment criteria and the importance of promoting and fostering true diversity 27:14 – Sonia shares her excitement for the future of Femtech 33:30 – Sonia discusses what having an abundance mindset means to her Full show notes: http://www.sheinvests.com/31

    • 35 min
    030 Maisha Cobb - Servant Leadership & Returning to Your Authentic Self

    030 Maisha Cobb - Servant Leadership & Returning to Your Authentic Self

    Welcome to She Invests, where you’ll hear from existing female angel investors, venture capitalists and fund managers on their investment thesis. From deal flow to exits, they will share the best practices that contribute to their success.
    In this episode, Dr. Silvia Mah welcomes inspiring global leader, strategist and advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion, Maisha Cobb. Maisha is committed to helping organizational visionaries bring their boldest aspirations to life. At her own core, Maisha believes we all have a unique vision that contributes to the great societal benefit. Dr. Silvia and Maisha explore the concept of leadership through servitude, the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and the value of having an abundance mindset.
    04:30 – Dr. Silvia Mah introduces today’s guest, Maisha Cobb who talks about her passion for giving back and empowering women of color, her career journey and the importance she places on servitude 11:00 – Maisha speaks to her book, Epiphany Marketing, and how she shifted her own career path 15:22 – Maisha speaks to how COVID-19 has impacted herself, our society and minority communities 19:10 – Maisha opens up about the tragedies of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd 22:13 – The importance of promoting and fostering true diversity and change in the workplace 26:17 – Maisha recalls a powerful seminar she attended recently and shares what she learned from it 29:44 – Maisha speaks to the value she places on her role as a mentor 32:42 – Dr. Silvia and Maisha share their thoughts on motherhood 36:47 – Maisha provides best practices and advice on returning to your authentic self 39:04 – Maisha discusses how her meditative practices focus on an abundance mindset Full show notes: http://www.sheinvests.com/30

    • 46 min
    029 - 2020 Year End Review - Persevering Through a Triple Pandemic

    029 - 2020 Year End Review - Persevering Through a Triple Pandemic

    At the end of what has been arguably one of the most challenging years ever, Host Silvia Mah recaps the year and highlights several key takeaways. She first talks about Impact, Innovation and Isolation and how we persevered through what she describes as a Triple Pandemic - Health uncertainty, Social injustice and Economic insecurity.
    She highlights shining examples of entrepreneurship, and how leaders demonstrated awareness, open communication resilience and problem solving skills. Truly inspiring.
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    • 28 min
    028 Teri Ijeoma - Investing, Lobbying for Social Change & Achieving Financial Freedom

    028 Teri Ijeoma - Investing, Lobbying for Social Change & Achieving Financial Freedom

    Welcome to She Invests, where you’ll hear from existing female angel investors, venture capitalists and fund managers on their investment thesis. From deal flow to exits, they will share the best practices that contribute to their success.
    In this episode, Dr. Silvia Mah welcomes Teri Ijeoma to the show to discuss Teri’s incredible transition from education to the stock market. Teri details the decision to quit her job, travel the world and begin trading full-time. She speaks to how she successfully parlayed her skills as a trader into an online curriculum that shares her investing strategies with people all over the world. Today, Teri is focused on investing, lobbying for social change, and helping all groups – primarily women and minorities – to gain financial freedom.
    01:12 – Dr. Silvia Mah introduces today’s guest, Teri Ijeoma who shares her journey from teacher to investment expert 10:28 – How Teri has been able to transform the lives of the African American community by helping them build their wealth 13:19 – Teri speaks to why COVID-19 impacted minority communities the hardest 23:06 – The value Teri places on traveling the world 25:18 – Teri provides insights on investing via the stock market 32:10 – The criteria Teri utilizes to identify companies to invest in 35:22 – Other tips and best practices for trading in the stock market and the importance of having confidence 38:42 – Teri provides final thoughts on everything that’s going on in our current social climate 41:08 – Teri talks about the value she places on having an abundance mindset 42:13 – Dr. Silvia thanks Teri for joining the show and recaps highlights from the episode Full show notes: http://www.sheinvests.com/28

    • 49 min
    027 Mysty Rusk - Doubling Down

    027 Mysty Rusk - Doubling Down

    Welcome to She Invests, where you’ll hear from existing female angel investors, venture capitalists and fund managers on their investment thesis. From deal flow to exits, they will share the best practices that contribute to their success.
    In this episode, Dr. Silvia Mah welcomes Mysty Rusk to the show to discuss the San Diego Angle Conference (SDAC), angel event funds, and the challenge of building networks during the Covid-19 crisis. Mysty shares her passion for creating dynamic angel investor ecosystems to help start-up entrepreneurs live out their dreams.
    00:45 – Dr. Silvia Mah introduces today’s guest, Mysty Rusk who speaks to her background in investing 08:05 – The San Diego Angel Conference and challenges of building networks during the Covid-19 crisis 13:28 – Mysty breaks down the different types of funds including an angel event fund 21:18 – How start-up entrepreneurs are curating Covid-19 response plans 23:56 – Mysty explains the investment term doubling down 29:02 – How has risk mitigation strategies have changed due to Covid-19 35:31 – Mysty speaks to her professional experience on why angel investors do what they do   42:42 – Strategies for how best to use funds and communicate financial projections to angel investors 44:12 – Mentorship programs for new angel investors 45:45 – How virtual online pitches differ from in-person pitches 49:11 – Dr. Silvia thanks Mysty for joining the show Full show notes: http://www.sheinvests.com/27

    • 40 min

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