Pre-Seed Angel Investor to Startups in SF & MENA. Social Impact Program Lead for UNDP, Connector for Multi-Cultural Startups Globally. I deliver programs for Stanford, UC Berkeley IAG and MITEF PanArab Globally.
I have trained, mentored and invested in companies that were accepted to world's best Accelerators like Techstars, Hax and 500 Startups. I designed and operated Accelerators in Silicon Valley and MENA & built partnerships with Draper University, UC Berkeley and KAUST. I designed and operated Social Impact Focused Startup Accelerators for UNDP funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and World Food Program.
There are rookie mistakes that you can make when you are getting ready to pitch to angel investors and one of them is not understanding the WIIFM (What's in it for me). Angel Investors don't only look for multiples of return like VC's are mandated to. They are looking for deeper connections and want to offer more to the hearing ear and carefull eye. My advice is not going to teach you how you can 'trick' the investors, go find a con-man for this. I'll guide to genuinely build a relation and keep it with Angels even if they don't fund this idea.