Early-stage Startup Investment - Insights from Experts

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Early-stage Startup Investment - Insights from Experts

Join us this Friday at 2pm for a roundtable discussion featuring experts from the world of VC and Angel investing. Hear invaluable advice about how to identify, pursue and close early-stage investments in your start-up. Paul Cushman, mHUB's Entrepreneur in Residence, will lead the discussion along with leading Chicago investors, followed by 10-15 mins for Q+A.

Friday January 13, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Central Standard Time)
mHUB's Classroom
Business Viability Classes Curriculum Growth

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Paul Cushman

Paul is an experienced entrepreneurial generalist with a wealth of experience in Sales, Business Development, Customer Success and Marketing. Prior to joining mHub, Paul has led B2B sales strategy at 5 Silicon Valley start-ups, achieving 3 exits to Google, LinkedIn and Verisign. He brings expertise in leadership, building successful teams, optimizing sales and operations, B2B marketing, and customer success.

Over his career he has helped companies in FinTech, AdTech, Transportation, Sharing Economy/Marketplaces, AI/ML/Data and Brand Marketing (B2C). Additionally, he brings a deep, extensive global professional and personal network, having lived and worked in 6 countries across 3 continents. 

Suzanne Reade

Suzanne Reade is founder and president of Chicago ArchAngels, a local angel group.  The Chicago ArchAngels presents three companies per month to members, covering a wide array of industries, and from locations around the country.  Of the 36 companies presenting each year, members typically invest in 6-8 companies.  Since 2015, we invested into 52 companies, and of those 46 are still operating.  We have had several exits, with more on the way.  

Suzanne is also an angel investor.  Several years ago, she joined with two Chicago ArchAngels members to form a cross border fund, Chicago Poland Ventures, which is now wrapping up its final investments, and she is now working with people both here and in Poland to identify next steps.  

Prior to founding the Chicago ArchAngels, she was president of the Urban Insurance Partners Institute and also was the public affairs manager at CNA Financial, which was one of the largest multi-lines insurers in the country. 

Early-stage Startup Investment - Insights from Experts

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