Angel Invest Boston
By Sal Daher
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Through the Angel Invest Boston Podcast we seek to learn more about the creation of world-changing startups. Boston’s unique concentration of academic talent and entrepreneurial culture offer bountiful opportunities for conversations with people who have funded and built innovative companies. By recounting engaging stories, angels and founders convey lessons they have learned. These narratives illustrate the rewards of helping founders commercialize transformative technologies. We hope you too will find our dialogues entertaining and instructive. I’m Sal Daher, host of the Angel Invest Boston Podcast. After immigrating to Boston as a child and attending Belmont High School, I studied engineering at MIT and Stanford. Decades of work in international finance followed. During that time, I invested in a handful of ventures founded by friends and acquaintances. Now, I’m a member of Walnut Ventures and MIT Angels and spend most of my time as an angel investor taking stakes in about a dozen startups per year.
||CleanMatt Singer, Musician, Founder & Thought Leader on Digital Communication "Music Moves Him" Ep. 27||A Passion for Music & Its Power to Connect Led Matt Singer to Start Videolicious that Is Changing How Enterprises Interact with their Customers||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBettina Hein, Exemplary Repeat Founder in "Fearless Founder" - Ep. 26||Founder of Pixability, One of Massachusetts' Fastest-growing Companies, Co-founder of SVOX, Bought by Nuance Com.||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSal Daher is Interviewed by Martin Aboitiz, Engineer, Founder & Angel in "Every Startup Is a Folly"||Sal sounds off on the startup scene in Boston, the Bay Area, biotech, founders, angels, VCs & lots more.||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMartin Aboitiz, Repeat Founder & Angel in "Healthcare & Paella" - Ep.24||MIT Grad Martin Aboitiz Built a Startup Against the Odds in the Healthcare Records Space||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuper Angel Michael Mark & Marketing Wiz Kathryn Roy in "Ask an Angel Investor" Ep. 23||What do Angels Want? Find Out in This Fun Episode Recorded at Babson College, a University Dedicated to Entrepreneurship||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEd Roberts, Founder, Angel Investor & Pioneering Scholar of Entrepreneurship, "Startup Prof" Ep. 22||Scholar of Early Stage Companies, Startup Boston Founder & Angel Investor||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristopher Mirabile & Ham Lord, Super Angels Leading Launchpad Venture Group in "Winning Collaboration" Ep. 21||Hugely Consequential Early Stage Investors in Boston Startup Scene - AI, biotech, enterprise software||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHambleton "Ham" Lord, Super Angel Investor & Startup Founder, "Launchpad Founder", Ep. 20||Loves to Write Software, Passionate about Artificial Intelligence & Early Stage Startups in Boston||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWan Li Zhu, Early Stage VC & Angel Investor, Co-founder of MIT Angels, "Wise VC" Ep. 19||Bullish on AI Startups Particularly in Self-driving Cars, Big on Web Security & Digital Advertising||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKeith Hearon & Matthew Stellmaker, Greentech Co-founders & Friends - "Good Chemistry" Ep. 18||Poly6 Promises to Make a Benign Plastic from Citrus Rinds - Can It Be Done?||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTivan Amour, Young Repeat Founder & Growth Hacker, "Growth Rider" Ep. 17||Fortified Bike Is Reinventing How Urban Bikes Are Designed & Sold||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArmon Sharei, Young MIT Scientist & Biotech Founder - "Biotech Rockstar" - Ep. 16||At Age 29 He Cut a $500 MM Deal with Pharma Giant Roche to Work on Cancer||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Chang. Founder & Angel, Ex-PayPal & Goldman Sachs, Early Stage Maven, Startup Boston Guru, Ep. 15||Sal Daher Interviews Repeat Founder & Angel Investor David Chang||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJay Batson, Software Pioneer, Founder & Angel, "Open Source Dude" - Ep. 14||It is rare that we hear reports from the frontiers of technology expressed so lucidly and accessibly by a real insider. This gem of an interview rewards the listener with Jay Batson’s sensible and eloquently expressed explanations of the...||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArrigo Bodda, Executive & Angel Investor - "European Angel" - Episode 13||Growing up in Northern Italy, Arrigo Bodda dreamed of becoming an architect. He chose instead to study law, a handy pre-requisite for a career in human resources in a country where staffing involves a lot of legal work. His corporate career neatly...||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristopher Mirabile, Super Angel Investor - "Angel with a Plan" - Episode 12||Co-managing Director of Launchpad Venture Group - Co-founder of Seraf||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeter Fasse. Patent Attorney & Angel Investor - "Patents in His Blood" - Episode 11||Peter Fasse has patents in his blood. He comes from a family of patent attorneys. He is a highly respected partner at Fish & Richardson, the storied Boston-based (now global) firm that represented Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and the...||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGong Ke Gouldstone - Startup Founder & Software Engineer - "Software & Bubble Tea" - Ep. 10||Gong Ke came to America at age 13 with little English. Yet, barely a decade later she had graduated in computer science from MIT and was working at one of America’s iconic startups. Later she started her own consumer company which achieved...||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKathryn Roy - Tech Executive, Strategic Thinker & Angel - Angel Invest Boston - "Knowledge Can Be a Problem" Ep. 9||Whenever I speak with Kathryn Roy I learn something. I learned a lot when I spent an hour talking to this remarkably incisive thinker. Kathryn has advised some of the most dynamic technology companies of our time including Lotus, Kronos, Phase...||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEd Belove, Software Pioneer, Startup Founder & Angel Investor "Harvard Goes Tech" Ep.8||He Buiilt Software with Visionary Mitch Kapor, now He Helps Early-stage Companies||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrank Ferguson - Tech Executive, Startup Founder & Angel Investor in "Practical Dreamer" Ep. 7||President of Bose Corporation, Co-founder of Curriculum Associates and Active Philanthropist||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPatrick Rivelli - Startup Founder, Angel Investor - "Love & Biotech Exits" Ep.6||Two Biotech Exits & Family Life Too - Learn How He Did It||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFred Bamber “The Perfect Startup Portfolio” Ep. 5 Experienced Venture Capitalist and Wise Angel Investor||As a VC He Invested in Interleaf, Q1 Labs and Volt Server, As an Angel He's In SQZ, Pixability, ViralGains & Streamroot||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeth Marcus "Startupdoc Is In The House" Ep.4 Startup Founder, Inventor, Advisor and Angel Investor||Her Inventions Are In Millions of Hands, She Has Hard-learned Lessons for Aspiring Entrepreneurs||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBen Littauer, Founder, Angel & Advisor - "#1 Fundraising Mistake" - Ep. 3||Conversations with Boston's Most Interesting Angels & Startup Founders||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRalph Wagner, Executive, Founder & Angel - "Flunk Calculus, Ace Life" - Ep. 2||Conversations with Boston's Most Interesting Angels & Founders of Startups||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Mark, Super Angel & Founder - "The Best Pivots Ever?" - Ep. 1||Conversations with Boston's most interesting angels and founders of startups||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaser of Episode 3 - Ben Littauer - #1 Fundraising Mistake||This is a teaser of the full, hour-long episode which is still in production. The full episode will be published on January 11th, 2017. Ben Littauer traveled an unlikely path from philosophy to communications technology. He brings to life the exciting..||12/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaser for Episode 2 - Ralph Wagner - Flunk Calculus, Ace Life||Full Hour-long Episode Will Be Published on January 11th, 2017||12/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaser for Episode 1 - Michael Mark - Best Pivots Ever? - Full Episode coming 1/11/17||Super Angel Michael Mark Recounts His Stellar Career As Founder & Angel||12/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAngel Invest Boston Episode 0 - Brief Intro to Angel Investing & Boston Startup Scene||Conversations with Boston's most interesting angel investors and founders of startups.||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
I had a preview of the interview with Michael Marks. Honest, insightful, and surprising would be three words to describe. Have a listen!
I was fortunate enough to receive an advance copy of Episode 1, and I’m very pleased with this podcast! Sal and Michael give informative accounts of their ventures that will surely help both investors and entrepreneurs alike. This is definitely something you don’t want to miss!
Fantastic insights & viewpoints
This series is jsut what the Boston entrepreneurial ecosystem needs, honest advice & relevant war stories. Bravo, hope they keep them coming.