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In the Decade of Biotech when there will be myriad opportunities to invest in angel-scale biotech startups. After decades of angel investing, I am focusing on the life science side of my portfolio and invite other angels to do the same. Here's why: https://www.labcoatventures.com/why-we-are-focused-on-early-stage-biotech/ I’m Sal Daher, host of the Angel Invest Boston Podcast. After immigrating to Boston as a child and attending Belmont High School, I studied engineering at MIT and Stanford. ...
 
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Why Sal's Bullish on Angel-Scale Biotech: Learn More Sponsored by Purdue University entrepreneurship and peter Fasse, patent attorney at Fish & Richardson Founder Matt Breen of Rahoo Baby is back to update us on the progress of the company and on their new product, Walk Block. This startup is building a brand around helping parents support the cogn…
 
When Semyon Dukach’s family came to America as refugees from the Soviet Union, they had a hundred dollars to their name. Semyon is now one of Boston’s most consequential VCs. Along the way he founded a couple of startups himself and made some remarkable angel investments that put him in a position to be helping founders with money and time. He has …
 
Join Sal's Investment Syndicate: Click to Join Listener Robert Nagle is a mathy software guy and an angel investor. We had a great chat which included his perceptions of the risks in biotech investing and also discussed some of the companies in his portfolio. This is an instructive conversation with a thoughtful angel investor. Sponsored by: Purdue…
 
When Sid Satish saw his first surgery he was struck by the contrast between the advanced technologies in use side by side with ancient practices such as the negotiation over how much patient blood has been lost. He saw an opportunity to apply technology to create an informed calculation of blood loss. This was in 2011, now this technology runs on i…
 
Join Sal's Investment Syndicate: Click to Join Salvatore Viscomi, MD founded his own startup and is now with GoodCell which isolates and stores cells of healthy patients who may need them for future cell therapies. The startup is founded by David Scadden, MD of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. A truly informative interview. Sponsored by Purdue Univ…
 
Sal's Syndicate: Click to Join Virtual visits & robotics to improve greatly the recovery of stroke patients. Chrissy Glover & her startup, Imago Rehab, are taking to market technology from Harvard's Biodesign Lab informed by deep experience in how stroke rehabilitation is done now. Highlights: Sal Daher Introduces Chrissy Glover, Co-Founder of Imag…
 
Sal's Investment Syndicate: Click to Join Harvard’s Tom Eisenmann is the author of Why Startups Fail: A New Roadmap for Entrepreneurial Success. We discussed valuable lessons from the book and how they might apply to biotech startups. Highlights: Sal Daher Introduces Prof. Tom Eisenmann of the Harvard Business School, Author of Why Startups Fail Ho…
 
Join Sal's Syndicate: Click to Join Genius founder Sam Bogoch of Axle.ai returns to the podcast to tells us the secrets of equity crowdfunding. Axle.ai helps enterprises with massive video files make them usable. The startup has found great success on Republic and Sam has wisdom to share. Highlights: Sal Daher Introduces Sam Bogoch Founder of Axle.…
 
Join Sal's Syndicate: https://www.angelinvestboston.com/our-syndicates Sponsored by Purdue University entrepreneurship and Peter Fasse, patent attorney at Fish & Richardson Hesitant about investing in biotech startups? Founder Çağrı Savran and I discuss the unique opportunities and requirements of angel-scale life science startups. This is the firs…
 
Sal' Syndicate: Click to Join Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is the whole ball game. Whoever gets it first will rule. Who’s ahead and how to bet on them; this is only part of the excellent second chat with AI wiz Gil Syswerda. Highlights: Sal Daher Introduces Second Installment of Interview – AI and the Future Sponsors: Purdue University ent…
 
Sponsors: Purdue University entrepreneurship Peter Fasse, patent attorney at Fish & Richardson Mostly diagnosed in late stages, ovarian cancer is a silent killer of women. Oriana Papin-Zoghbi of AOA Dx aims to defeat this threat. Fresh out of Y Combinator, the team is making impressive headway in commercializing a promising technology from McGill U…
 
Sal's Syndicate: https://www.angelinvestboston.com/our-syndicates Sponsored by: Purdue University Entrepreneurship Peter Fasse, patent attorney at Fish & Richardson The best measure of a founder is how much she can get done with limited resources. By this metric, Bryanne Leeming is an outstanding founder. Two years before she had a paper prototype …
 
Sal's Investment Syndicate: Click to Join Sponsored by: Purdue University entrepreneurship Peter Fasse, patent attorney at Fish & Richardson I invested in Savran Tech back in 2017 around the time of the first part of this interview. Recently I sat down with Cagri Savran to review the progress of his remarkable biotech startup in the last four years…
 
Sponsored by: Purdue University entrepreneurship Peter Fasse, patent attorney at Fish & Richardson In December of 2017 I interviewed Çağrı Savran, Ph.D. about plans for his startup in which I had just invested. Almost four years later I interviewed him again to review the progress of the company which is changing the way breast cancer is followed u…
 
Sponsored by: Purdue University Entrepreneurship Peter Fasse, Patent Attorney at Fish & Richardson AI wiz, founder and angel investor Gil Syswerda on building algorithms and companies. This episode focuses on Gil’s biography and his startups. It’s the first in-studio interview since spring 2020. We had a blast! Highlights: Sal Daher Introduces Gil …
 
Sponsored by: Purdue University Entrepreneurship Peter Fasse, Patent Attorney at Fish & Richardson Medical records are way less informative to doctors than patients imagine. Electronic health records (EHRs) have failed to deliver on their promise to improve health care for forty years. Ryan Hess, founder of Connective Health, means to change that. …
 
A curious but orderly mind prepared to take advantage of serendipity has taken Adam de Sola Pool on a remarkable journey during his career. His father, Ithiel de Sola Pool, the brilliant political scientist (look up Six Degrees of Separation or Convergence) took young Adam to many different countries. These travels sparked in Adam an interest in ge…
 
Sal's Syndicate: Click to Join Podcast Sponsored by: Purdue University's Entrepreneurship Center Peter Fasse, Patent Attorney at Fish & Richardson Greg Raiz founded app-building colossus Raizlabs and sold it in 2017. He’s now the head of Techstars Boston and has big ideas in mind. Be you founder or angel, listen to this luminous interview for pract…
 
Want to get rich and to pass money to your kids? Listen closely to Howard Stevenson. Here’s condensed wisdom from the heart of the investing world delivered with dry humor and charm. Professor Stevenson was a co-founder of storied Baupost Group and helped hire its legendary manager Seth Klarman. He began the study of entrepreneurship at Harvard Bus…
 
Sal's Investment Syndicate List: Click to Join Sponsors: Purdue University Entrepreneurship Peter Fasse, patent attorney at Fish & Richardson Thrice-exited founder Jon Hirschtick of SolidWorks and Onshape fame, talks about the promise of cloud-based technologies and how to build successful businesses in the space. Jon’s a good sport and a fun guest…
 
Sponsors: Purdue University Entrepreneurship Peter Fasse, patent attorney at Fish & Richardson Sal's Syndicate: Click to Join Ty Danco is an outlier in a population of outliers. His interests are varied and pursued passionately. He’s founded two fintech companies, he’s invested in a gazillion startups and he’s been a hugely generous advisor to comp…
 
Join Sal Daher's Syndicate List: Click to Join Sponsored by Peter Fasse, Patent Attorney at Fish & Richardson Born out of COVID in 2020, TBD Angels is Boston’s newest angel group. In its first seventeen months it has already invested in forty startups. Members David Chang and Yael deCapo spoke about what TBD offers startups and investors. Highlight…
 
Join Sal's Investment Syndicate: Click to Join This podcast is brought to you by Peter Fasse, patent attorney at Fish & Richardson: https://www.fr.com/team/j-peter-fasse/ While in prep school Matt Singer performed at a religious ceremony and became fascinated with the impact his music had on the congregants. This fascination led Matt Singer to majo…
 
Join Sal Daher's Investment Syndicate: Click to Join Sponsored by Peter Fasse, patent attorney at Fish & Richardson Brad Feld and Dave Jilk bring the wisdom of modernity's most unsettling thinker to entrepreneurship. Like the ancient Stoics, Nietzsche has much to add to the thought of people disrupting existing assumptions today. Brief excerpts fro…
 
Join Sal's Investment Syndicate List: Click to Join Bettina Hein is the founder of Pixability, one of the fastest-growing companies in Massachusetts. She was also co-founder of SVOX, a profitable Swiss startup sold to Nuance Communications for $125MM. This record may make her success seem easier to achieve than it was. Bettina Hein overcame numerou…
 
Join Sal's Investment Syndicate List: Click to Join Repeat biotech founder Todd Zion on SmartCells (acquired by Merck for $500MM) and his current venture Akston Bio which is doing cool things with proteins. Todd has valuable insights on VC funding, angel investing and founding teams. This interview’s a peach! Intro of Todd Zion, PhD Co-Founder of S…
 
Sal's Investment Syndicate List: Click to Join Sponsored by Peter fasse, patent attorney: https://www.fr.com/team/j-peter-fasse/ Angel investor Paul Silva has an idea about how to help startups after they exit accelerators. Launch413 is taking the friction out of getting and giving advice to founders. Great chat with a fun guest who is also a liste…
 
Join Sal's Investment Syndicate List: Click to Join In 2013*, my brother-in-law Martin Aboitiz sat in my dining room and sketched out a business he planned to start. I thought “majnun” which is Arabic for crazy! How would this guy who had built software companies in Argentina found a startup to help Americans have better access to their healthcare …
 
Join Sal's Investment Syndicate List: Click to Join Purdue is going all out to be Innovation U. Professor Wayne Chen and I spoke of the various initiatives to that end including evaluating faculty on the patents they get and what startups they found. Highlights: Sal Daher Introduces Professor Wayne Chen Who Leads Innovation at Purdue’s School of En…
 
Join Sal's Investment Syndicate: Click to Join Federico Cismondi, co-founder of Sal’s portfolio company doDoc, is back on the podcast to talk about the company’s acquisition and the lessons he learned from the initial raise to the exit. A charming and instructive conversation with a thoughtful founder. Why Getting the Best Patent Advice is Indispen…
 
Sponsored by Peter Fasse, Patent Attorney at Fish & Richardson: https://www.fr.com/team/j-peter-fasse/ Join Sal's Syndicate: Click Here Two brilliant scholarship kids became friends at Georgia Tech and went on to found a company that could change the world. This is the story of Matthew Stellmaker and Keith Hearon and of the good chemistry manifeste…
 
Sponsored by Peter Fasse of Fish & Richardson: https://www.fr.com/team/j-peter-fasse/ To Join Sal's Syndicate: Click Here A terrible error in a lab led Tim Spong to start a company to improve the reliability and efficiency of pathology labs; big industry players are noticing. This interview was part of my due diligence on Tim’s startup, VistaPath B…
 
Sponsored by Peter Fasse, Patent Attorney at Fish & Richardson: https://www.fr.com/team/j-peter-fasse/ Sal's Syndicate List: Click to Join Writing software never seemed like work to young Ham Lord. In high school and then in college, coding is what got him rolling with his other courses; he loved it. This passion, and the happy coincidence of being…
 
Sponsored by Peter Fasse, Patent Attorney at Fish & Richardson: https://www.fr.com/team/j-peter-fasse/ Sal's Syndicate List: Click to Join 4,000 people per year die in the US from uncontrolled epilepsy, many of them young. Vivek Ganesh and Jay Shah started Neurava to build sensors and algorithms to prevent such deaths. Here’s my chat with these doc…
 
Ed Roberts started the scholarly study of startups. Learn from this brilliant academic pioneer and seasoned investor in Sohu.com and HubSpot about the keys to success in founding a tech company. Along the way you will be entertained and charmed by his most engaging narrative style. He grew up in working-class Chelsea, Massachusetts. At Chelsea High…
 
Sponsored by Peter Fasse, Patent Attorney at Fish & Richardson: https://www.fr.com/team/j-peter-fasse/ Italy, an advanced country of 60 million people, gets 20 times less startup money than Boston. My angel investing buddy Arrigo Bodda thinks there’s ample room for growth. He is working with 42N, a consultancy focused on bringing Italian startups t…
 
The family of Wan Li Zhu emigrated to America seeking new opportunities. Wan Li benefited from high-quality public education at Bronx High School of Science and went on to a perfect grade-point average at MIT. He studied under renowned quant wiz Andrew Lo and was poised for a career on Wall Street but was lured away by the prospect of hands-on resp…
 
Sponsored by Peter Fasse of Fish & Richardson, Patent Attorney: https://www.fr.com/team/j-peter-fasse/ Austin-based super angel Hall Martin has an intriguing approach to investing in technology startups that can benefit investors and founders. He’s also done quite a bit of equity crowdfunding. This interview was rich in lessons for me. I recommend …
 
Sponsored by Peter Fasse, Patent Attorney at Fish & Richardson: https://www.fr.com/team/j-peter-fasse/ Tivan Amour, repeat founder, bristles with energy but is also capable of contemplation. He is a growth hacker familiar with the Socratic Dialogue. He is hugely ambitious yet generous with the less fortunate. It was great fun interviewing him and h…
 
Bill Arnold of Purdue University’s innovation center asked me to put together a panel discussion about what makes Boston’s startup ecosystem so strong and how these lessons might translate to other places. Naturally I invited my angel investing buddy Ben Littauer to participate and we had a productive chat which gives founders, and prospective ange…
 
Sponsored by Peter Fasse, Patent Attorney at Fish and Richardson: https://www.fr.com/team/j-peter-fasse/ David Chang seems to have a lifetime of achievement behind him. Six startup exits, stints with TripAdvisor, PayPal and Goldman Sachs as well as close connections in the world of VCs give David a most informed perspective on startups. In this can…
 
Sponsored by Peter Fasse of Fish and Richardson, Top Patent Attorney: https://www.fr.com/team/j-peter-fasse/ A successful founder who has become a respected angel investor in Boston, Raza Shaikh is a pleasure to speak to and to learn from. Raza also has a podcast called On Boards which is great for people who are on boards or would like to be. High…
 
Sponsored by Peter Fasse, Patent Attorney at Fish & Richardson: https://www.fr.com/team/j-peter-fasse/ Jay Batson is an angel investor’s angel investor. He’s the kind of guy who people like me, and lots of other people, go to ask really tough questions about angel investing. And, he always has really thoughtful ideas. Whenever I’m puzzling over som…
 
Patrocinado pelo Peter Fasse, advogado de patentes da Fish & Richardson: https://www.fr.com/team/j-peter-fasse/ José Falcão, Chefe de Finanças da Thrasio explica o que motiva esta companhia que adquire comércios na Amazon.com. Falamos também sobre a jornada de sua vida pela Africa, Asia e o Brasil.By Saleh Daher, CFA - Ange Invest Boston Podcast
 
Sponsored by Peter Fasse, Patent Attorney at Fish & Richardson: https://www.fr.com/team/j-peter-fasse/ Joe Falcão is the CFO of Boston-based unicorn Thrasio. Learn the secrets of this uniquely successful startup. Retrace my friend’s exciting journey which started in Kenya and led to Boston via Brazil and other interesting places. Highlights: Sal Da…
 
Sponsored by Peter Fasse, Prominent Patent Attorney at Fish & Richardson (https://www.fr.com/team/j-peter-fasse/) Growing up in Northern Italy, Arrigo Bodda dreamed of becoming an architect. He chose instead to study law, a handy pre-requisite for a career in human resources in a country where staffing involves a lot of legal work. His corporate ca…
 
Podcast Sponsored by Peter Fasse of Fish & Richardson Dropping prices for solar panels sank many American clean tech companies. PIKA Energy, however, was able to benefit from the trend by innovating. Generac acquired them in 2019 because of their uniquely efficient home energy storage system. Bill Hetzel, former COO, tells the compelling story of t…
 
Join Sal Daher's Investment Syndicate: Click to Join Peter Fasse comes from a family of patent attorneys. He is a highly respected partner at Fish & Richardson, the storied Boston-based (now global) firm that represented Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers. Peter’s work continues that tradition by representing some of the l…
 
Join Sal Daher's Investment Syndicate: Click to Join What if an injection could cure your diabetes? Meng Deng, PhD and Karen Wurster were on the podcast to talk about Adipo Therapeutics’ ambitious plan to remake the metabolism of diabetic people. Informative and accessible. Highlights include: Sal Daher Introduces the Founder and the CEO of Adipo T…
 
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