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Ever wonder what it’s like to be an angel investor? In our ongoing series with Pipeline Fellowship, we get to know some of the graduates of their angel investing bootcamp for women.
By Jenn Viane Riese (Founder, Modern Humanity)
I’m no techie. I’m the Executive Director of a non-profit and I own a consulting company. I thought Ruby on Rails was a strip club. Admit it, it’s a great name for one. I didn’t think I had any right to attend Startup Weekend but I did have an idea, my passion project. Seeing it fail before even getting the chance to try — that was scarier than trying to find common ground in a room full of engineers.
Still I felt I’d be an alien, a fish out of water, a dork trying to fit in. Would everyone think my pitch was lame? Yes, I was convinced. I’d have to go home on Friday night because no one would want to help build my team and no one would find me valuable to theirs.