One of the key pillars of GoBeyond is our global investor community. We have reached out to some of the members with a brief 10-question interview to understand the drivers behind their investments, their deal breakers and what they think are the next big trends. Here are the answers of Isabelle de Melo, a GoBeyond member since 2009.
Isabelle has been an Angel Investor since 2010
Number of investments made: 25
Number of exits: 5
Sectors she invests in: Agnostic
Why did you get involved in angel investing?
Wanted to share my experience, be in close contact with innovation, learn, develop my network
What are the key things you look for in a startup?
- Solution to a problem
What are your deal-breakers (red flags)?
- Lack of exit potential
Your advice to novice Angel Investors
You will learn, you will enjoy, you should make money but be ready to lose it too
Sectors to watch as an investor in 2021?
Agritech, biotech, fintech and everything that has impact. I live in Africa so this applies here as well
What do you predict 2021 will bring for early-stage investing?
It is a real asset class. Hopefully, specific frameworks will be set up to facilitate safe entry into this asset class
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