Tag Archive: Tech Coast Angels

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    by Angie Chang

    This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like – Sara Weinheimer

    Women 2.0 profiles women angel investors in our “This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like” series.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Los Angeles-based angel investor Sara Weinheimer finances women-led startups, with a keen interest in social media and cleantech. She has invested in about a dozen women-led companies through her participation in the Golden Seeds angel investor network and is an LP in the Golden Seeds Fund II.

    She established the southern California chapter for the Golden Seeds angel investor network investing exclusively in women-led early stage companies. At Golden Seeds, she manages deal flow, mentors and advises female-led startups, leads deals, finances

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    by Angie Chang

    Entrepreneurial Drive Cannot Be Taught But Everything Else Can Be

    “We raised seed funding from Tech Coast Angels as the youngest team they have ever invested in and still managed to graduate college a semester early.”

    By Anna Sergeeva (Co-Founder, Planana)

    I never thought I would be an entrepreneur.

    Growing up, I didn’t operate a lemonade stand or lawn mowing business like the entrepreneurs who are “born with it.” My parents and I immigrated to America from the Ukraine and, like in most immigrant families, it was understood that I would get good grades to get into a good college to land a good, stable job.

    But my life paradigm completely changed when I found myself in a community of Western entrepreneurs who were trying to build their lives and fortunes. They were passionate, tenacious,

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    by Angie Chang

    Women Founders Of Orange County, It’s Time To Sit At The Table.

    Sheryl Sandberg’s TED talk rings through women’s heads – “Sit at the table.”

    By Shaheen Sheik-Sadhal (Attorney, Esse Law Group)

    My passion is entrepreneurship. Nothing beats the feeling of taking the risk to follow your passion and make an impact on the world on your own terms. So when I was invited to join Tech Coast Venture Network, a non-profit committed to empowering entrepreneurs, as a Board Member, of course I was excited. And then I went to the first meeting.

    When I arrived, I was the only woman amongst 15 older Caucasian men. I wanted to run out the door, intimidated that my voice would go unheard in a setting like that. But a line from Sheryl Sandberg’s TED talk rang in my head: “Sit at the table.” And so I did.