Investors' Bootcamp


Angela Lee

CEO, 37 Angels
United States
She serves as Professor of Practice and Chief Innovation Officer at Columbia Business school where she teaches top-rated courses in venture capital and leadership. She was voted top three faculty by students in 2018. Angela started her career in product management and then was a strategy consultant at McKinsey. She has started 4 startups and is also the founder of 37 Angels, an investing network that has evaluated 12000+ startups, invested in 55, and activates new investors through a startup investment boot camp.
Angela has spoken at the White House and is regularly invited to advise decision-makers at the highest levels, including Prime Minister Trudeau. She is a sought-after expert on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, MSNBCand Fox Business. She was recognized by Inc. as one of 17 Inspiring Women to Watch in 2017, by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of 6 Innovative Women to Watch in 2015, and by Craine’s as a Notable Women in Tech in 2019. She serves on the boards of Fresco Education Fund and Cariclub.

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John Harbison

Chairman Emeritus, Tech Coast Angels
United States
John Harbison is Chairman Emeritus of Tech Coast Angels – the largest Angel investor group, where he has led 14 deals and invested in over 60 startups. He is also an active investor in public companies and has realized returns from 100x – 1000x in five companies (Microsoft, Apple, Abbott Labs, Nucor, and McGraw-Hill).
He currently serves on the ACA Board, and has served as a Director on Boards of many early-stage companies -- John enjoys mentoring and helping these companies succeed. Previously he co-founded Next Autoworks – a disruptive new American car company backed by investors such as Kleiner Perkins and Google Ventures. Before that, he served as CEO of network security software SilentRunner Inc., and as President of Raytheon Commercial Ventures Inc. where he launched four businesses in two years leading to two successful exits and a third company which achieved $700 million in annual revenue within eight years.

Earlier in his career, he was a strategy consultant and partner at Booz•Allen Hamilton where he led the firm’s Aerospace/Defense Practice, it’s Strategic Alliances functional practice, and opened its Los Angeles office. He has a BA cum laude from Harvard College, an MS in accounting from NYU Stern, and an MBA from Harvard Business School with first-year honors.

John participated in the FundingPost event: Orange County VCs, Angels, Crypto, and ICOs Event on Thursday, October 11, 2018, in CA, Sponsored by McCarter & English, Crowded.com, ICOHolder.com, LDJ Capital.

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