If the answer was financial nurturing and astute business guidance, what would the question look like?🤔
If you ask Dr. Nina Vellani, she would tell you that it’s the role an angel investor plays in the life cycle of a start-up.
Join us on part 2 of our conversation with Dr. Nina Vellani, where we get to know more about how she ventured into angel investing, coursing her way through various hurdles in her professional life. Nina also highlights how important gender equality is in today’s start-up ecosystem, and how she is implementing the same in every business she invests in.
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1:25 - 6:40 - How Nina stepped into the role of an angel investor, courtesy of her prior experience of managing a metal fabrication company.
6:40 - 10:04 - Finding partners to work with who shared a similar passion towards science, and how workplace disadvantages for women in other fields worked for Nina to build her team.
10:05 - 12:40 - Taking start-ups from the angel investment incubator program to venture capitalists, through the “valley of death”.
12:40 - 18:31 - Nina highlights her role in helping out new start-ups to go from angel investing to venture capitalists, and the checklist these companies must fulfil.
18:31 - 20:48 - The first ever investments that Nina made in start-ups started by her professors at UBC, and how she made the decision to do so.
20:48 - 23:04 - Nina’s word of advice to up and coming pharmaceutical start-ups.
23:05 - 26:58 - The importance of having gender equality in the start-up space, and how women, when given equal opportunities, can prosper in the start-up world.