Women 2.0 profiles women angel investors in our weekly “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 Eva Ho is currently a VP of Marketing and Operations at Factual. A tech founder herself, she co-founded Navigating Cancer in 2008 to empower cancer patients in navigating their best care options.
Eva has been angel investing and serving as an advisor for startups the past few years. She serves as an advisor for WebFWD, Mucker Lab, Common Crawl and newMe Accelerator.Eva is also active in the non-profit sector, founding Whole Child LA in 2008, a community pediatric pain clinic, and sits on the board of First Descents and Iridescent.
Previously, she worked at Google and YouTube. Before Google, Eva was the head of marketing for Applied Semantics, a startup acquired by Google in 2003. You can follow angel investor Eva on Twitter at @eva_ho.
Meet Angel Investor Eva Ho
How and why did you decide to become an angel investor?
“I decided six months ago because I found great like-minded partners who wanted to be real enablers for innovation.”
What investments have you made in female-founded startups?
Founder(s): Abram Clark & Cara Bucciferro*
Range of initial investments?
Number of investments a year?
What types of industries do you invest in?
“We invest in startups that use data as an unfair advantage to create world-changing products.”
What is your investment style?
“Depends on the needs of the company.”
How has your background played (or not) a role in your angel investing?
“As a serial entrepreneur, I really understand what founders and startups go through. That enables me to be very empathetic to their needs.”
One piece of advice to an angel-in-training?
“Understand the risks and be prepared to lose all your money.”
One piece of advice to entrepreneurs looking for capital?
“Be courageous, persistent – find investors who will stay with you for the long haul.”
What is an investment dealbreaker for you?
“No road is long with good company.”
“Grew up in Mozambique.”
Angie Chang is Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Women 2.0, a media company offering content, community and conferences for aspiring and current women innovators in technology. Our mission is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups with inspiration, information and education through our platform. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.