3 February, 2021

E108 – Suse Reynolds, Angel Association New Zealand

Suse Reynolds is a pillar of the New Zealand startup ecosystem and a passionate believer in the power of angel investment. She is the Executive Chair of Angel Association New Zealand and sits on the board of Angel HQ, the Wellington region’s angel network which she founded in 2006. Since its founding, AngelHQ has invested over $30m in 100+ New Zealand companies.
In this chat with Phaedon, Suse shares…-Her personal angel investing philosophy-How she sources and evaluates deals-Her advice for founders seeking angel investment-What gets her excited to invest-Why she’s focused on founder wellbeing
Quickfire Round Recommendations-Book: Stalin’s Wine Cellar and Upside of Stress-Podcast: Dare to Lead Bren√© Brown episode with Barack Obama-News Source: Newsroom, Business Desk, New York Times, BBC-Holiday Location: Palau and Tonga-Favorite Founder: Ben Gleisner (CoGo)-Productivity Tool: Spend 10 minutes everyday setting 3 goals-Ted Talk Topic: Why Open Borders Are a Good Thing
Innovation Bay is holding AI and health tech-focused pitch events this May for Horizon, our community of experienced angel investors. If you are the founder of an AI or health tech startup looking to network with angels who can offer advice, connections and capital, apply to pitch here: https://bit.ly/PitchHorizonMay
Women-led startups in Victoria, apply to connect with Horizon: https://bit.ly/VictorianFemaleFounders

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