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Episode Summary

In this interview we meet Allison Long Pettine, founder of Seed San Diego and Crescent Ridge Partners. Allison delves into her early life as a female early-stage angel investor, as well as why she decided to plant her business in San Diego. She explains the difference in mindset when you’re an early-stage investor and why it’s more key to hone in on someone’s potential instead of numbers or data. As a female investor, she is motivated to work with both male and female investors as complementary partners rather than just creating an environment for only female investors.

What We Covered

  • 02:40 – Allison’s experiences being a female VC
  • 06:35 – Allison explains how to get started with being an investor
  • 08:20 – Why Allison decided on San Diego as her business location
  • 16:20 – Recent early-stage wins in San Diego
  • 19:15 – The future of San Diego in the early-stage startup world
  • 22:40 – Syndication in the early-stage investing VC world
  • 26:10 – How to sell a deal
  • 32:35 – Final thoughts on being an early-stage angel investor
  • 39:10 – Rapid-fire final four questions

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Links Mentioned

Viscogliosi Brothers, LLC
Techstars
UCSD
The Basement
EvoNexus
Hera Venture Summit
Nirvana Systems
Qualcomm
Intel
Human Longevity
Cypher Genomics
Lymber
Mindbody
QuickFire
Craig Lee – LinkedIn
San Diego Venture Group
MIT Enterprise Forum
Tech Coast Angels
Pipeline Fellowship
SeedInvest
Paul Graham
Y Combinator
Daniel Kahneman

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