As an angel investor, Donald Thompson has had some wins and some fantastic fiascos. On today's show, Don asks Tim what he looks for in a founder, what mistakes he's seen in pitch meetings, why an investor might choose venture capital over angel investing, and why he's decided to share his knowledge with other investors.
Donald Thompson is the CEO of Walk West and The Diversity Movement, and is the host of the Donald Thompson Podcast.
First Check is hosted by Cofounders Capital partner Tim McLoughlin, and is a production of Earfluence.
What is First Check, with Venture Capitalist Tim McLoughlin?
Welcome to First Check, a podcast so you can learn how to be the next great venture capitalist or angel investor.
As a partner at Cofounders Capital, host of First Check Tim McLoughlin has invested over $43 million in startups, and on this podcast, Tim shares what works and what doesn’t, so you can be ready to write your first check.