Startup Digest

Angel Investor

August 12, 2016

Hi everybody,

This week I have had my son (12) here in NYC and the balancing act when you have too much on your agenda and at the same time try to have some vacation can be challenging. The solution was to take him with me to a few meetings, and to my big surprise, it was a very inspiring experience for everybody. It made it all more informal, and even the investor lunch at The Yale Club took off because of the fact that the main guy at the meeting had a grandchild the same age.

Now let's all enjoy the weekend and keep on investing!

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