Women Investing in Women with Angel Investor Silvia Mah

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Funding. A small word that means a big difference in the success or failure of your dream. It used to be that family. friends and banks were the most common method to fund a new business venture. Now there is crowd funding as well. But what about Angel Investors? What do they bring to the table that you need to be thinking about? Why should you be looking at them or better yet, why should they be looking at you?

Today’s show will give you a leg up on the competition speaking to investors. By the end of our show you will know, what angels look for, where to find them, how to prepare and how to present to them. My guest, Silvia Mah is the CEO of Hera Labs and co-founder of Hera Funds an angel fund for female angels investing in female founders.

Join us on the All Business Radio Network on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 5pm Eastern, 2 pm Pacific and 22 GMT as Silvia and I discuss Angel Investing.  If you can’t catch us live, join us on iTunes and Stitcher for the podcast replay.

Dr. Silvia Mah is the CEO of Hera-Labs, a business accelerator for women-owned small businesses, co-founder of Hera Fund, an angel fund for female angels investing in female founders, and an angel investor herself in Hera Hub, a spa-inspired co-working space for female entrepreneurs, The Sash Bag and Hera Therapeutics.

Dr. Mah’s primary focus is in on (1) empowering, nurturing, and launching women-owned businesses globally, (2) investing in socially relevant new ventures that will allow women to break through barriers in order to excel and for the next generation of women entrepreneurs to have excellent examples of success, and (3) help accelerate university discoveries through the commercialization pipeline.  

Prior to her current endeavors, Silvia was Director of the Teams in Engineering Service program at the Jacobs School of Engineering and an instructor to over 200 students on social entrepreneurship, project management, and leadership as well as commercialization analyst at the von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement – UC San Diego.  Dr. Silvia Mah holds a Ph.D. in Marine Molecular Biology from UC San Diego – Scripps Institution of Oceanography, an M.B.A. from UC San Diego – Rady School of Management, and a B.S. in Biology with Honors from Pepperdine University.

She is originally from Caracas, Venezuela, is an advocate for special needs children focusing on ability awareness and advocacy for mitochondrial disease and childhood cancer.  She enjoys traveling with her husband, and delights in beach days with her 3 children.