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Marya Stark is a Co-Founder of The Angel Fund, which brings key women in technology together to invest in Bay Area technology companies.  She is also a Co-Founder and the Founding Executive Director of Emerge America, the premier national leadership program for women who want to run for public office.  Emerge America, which now serves twelve states, is known as a “game-changer” on the national political scene.  Marya began her career in corporate finance with Smith Barney and continued doing M&A transactions for a French telecom company in Paris and for a small boutique that she started with a colleague.  Subsequently, she was the SVP of Marketing and Strategy for Urban Box Office Networks. She is a Board member of UC Berkeley’s Alumni Association.  Marya holds a finance degree from UC Berkeley and a Masters in Applied Statistics from Georgetown University.  You can contact Marya on Twitter @maryastark

Marya’s talk covers the main aspects of angel investing, including your objectives and value-add in finding the right investments.  She covers tips and considerations for generating deal flow, deal screening, due diligence and follow-on investing.  Lastly, she touches on crowdfunding and how this could impact early stage investing.  Video of her talk below:

and here are Marya’s slides from the talk below:Enhanced by Zemanta

Pemo Theodore

Pemo Theodore is a Media Publisher & Event Producer and a great people connector.. She is Founder/CEO Silicon Valley TV which has served the San Francisco Bay Area for 11 years! She has produced Silicon Valley Events for Investors & Startups for 9 years. Pemo loves to video interview venture capitalists & founders to engage the human behind the success stories.. She has been Executive Producer of FinTech Silicon Valley for 5 years, organizing twice monthly FinTech talks & panels in San Francisco & Palo Alto. She believes in learning through a great discussion with experts in the domains. Pemo has a talent to bring the right people together and is an incredible networker. Pemo's events have been seen as supporting Venture Capitalists & Angels in sourcing great deal flow from startups who attend her events. Many founders have received funding through meeting investors at her events. Her favored medium is visual media and she has built up a great body of work of videos of panels & interviews in Silicon Valley.startup ecosystem.

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