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The Purse Podcast

92 EpisodesProduced by Jana HlistovaWebsite

We are changing the conversation for women about money and investing.We focus on how women can manage and invest their money in the public and private markets and how they are the driving force behind the change we want to see in the world.We talk to change makers, financial experts, wealth managers… read more


#2: Angel investing: how more women can invest in start-ups with Sarah Turner

Sarah is a technologist, entrepreneur and angel investor. In 2014 she co-founded the fast-growing and award-winning angel network, Angel Academe. Their mission is to introduce more women to angel investing and to invest in women founded and co-founded technology startups with high growth potential. Investments include: Provenance, which uses the blockchain to provide supply chain transparency; Raremark which uses AI to help patients with rare diseases make informed choices about treatment; and Fiskl, a fintech for micro-businesses. 

Sarah is also on the board of the UK Business Angels Association.

We cover the following questions in the podcast:

  • What sparked the idea to start an angel network aimed at women?
  • Why do we need angel networks aimed at women, like Angel Academe? 
  • What makes Angel Academe a unique proposition in the market?
  • What is an angel investor?
  • How do you become an angel investor? 
  • What is the criteria & where do you start?
  • What is the process for investing in a start-up and what does an angel investor have to do?
  • At a very high level, how does the maths work?
  • What is Sarah excited about in the world of investing?
  • How do we encourage more women to become angel investors?

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