Renata Marino joins Karen Rands on the Compassionate Capitalist Show to discuss her unique perspective as a Latina navigating the challenges of startups raising capital, bringing products to market, raising capital, and finally becoming an angel investor herself.

Key discussion points are:

  • Expectations that Women, and specifically brown and black women, face and the challenges they routinely must over come to break into the board room and into venture capital.
  • Why is it that more women haven’t made that same crossover to angel investing and even in the VC realm?
  • What are some of the best practices for female founders to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams, and specifically to raise capital?

Renata Merino’s professional experience with innovation in sports tech product development gave her a passion for entrepreneurism, launching 3 startups and serving as CMO in the 4th.  This success led her to the world of venture as an angel investor and currently serving as a Venture Investment Scout for Going VC Partners. She is the Founder, Chairman for Blazin Babes, a women’s professional network group, and an active member of the Chicago tech/startup community.

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Karen Rands, is the leader of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement and author of the best selling financial investment primer: Inside Secrets to Angel Investing:  Step-by-Step Strategies to Leverage Private Equity Investment for Passive Wealth Creation.
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