Terri Mead is an angel investor and fellow podcaster based out of the San Francisco Bay area. She has been investing in digital health- specifically in FemTech (women’s healthcare) and PediaTech (pediatric healthcare) all while teaching others how to live their best life through her podcast, Piloting Your Life.
[2:24] How did you come to become an angel investor?
3.5 years ago Terri was chatting to a friend
She got into *SanHill Angles*
When she got involved 2 months later she realized that she had nothing to prove
Angel investor= own money
[4:7] What is the process an entrepreneur can expect to go through when finding an angel investor?
It’s not easy finding angel investors
Could join accelerator or incubator
Often it’s who you know not what you know
[11:5] Tell us some questions that you ask as an investor?
Usually there is a warm intro and a pitch deck
Terri ignores cold emails and calls
Angel investors have a huge amount of calls to get through so establishing that relationship is crucial
[16:59] What are some questions people should be asking you if considering partnering with an angel investor?
Typically in relationship for 7-10 years
Ask what additional value the investor can add other than a check
Value Link Round
[20:54] What is your saving or retirement plan?
Got to work on father’s personal stuff (he was a CPA)
[22:49] Do you have any other books or podcasts you can recommend?
Terri’s own podcast, Piloting Your Life
Book: Venture Deals
[25:33] Favorite Quote?
Go out on a limb, because that’s where the fruit is
[26:27] Parting piece of advice?
Invest early, invest often