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Marcia Dawood TEDx Speaker/Author/Podcaster

Marcia Dawood is an early-stage investor who serves on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee, is a venture partner with Mindshift Capital, a member of Golden Seeds, and the chair emeritus of the Angel Capital Association (ACA), a global professional society for angel investors.
She is also an associate producer on the award-winning documentary Show Her the Money.
A TEDx speaker and the host of The Angel Next Door podcast, Marcia walks the talk and holds investments in over fifty early-stage companies and funds. She is committed to expanding support for diverse companies that overcome the world’s biggest problems and accelerate positive change. She is passionate about bridging the gap from early-stage inception to building thriving, profitable companies.
She is a founding member and chair of the ACA’s Growing Women’s Capital Group, which is building syndication and collaboration among US investment groups focused on women-led companies.
She is also a co-author of the book You Can, You Will, which was an Amazon bestseller in thirty-nine categories in four countries.
Prior to that, Marcia worked in sales, marketing, and operations for Kaplan Education for over sixteen years. Marcia received an MBA from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Marcia currently lives in North Carolina with her husband, Izzy, and she feels lucky to be the stepmom to three amazing sons.

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The Sec'S Role In Empowering Entrepreneurs And Angel Investors &Raquo; The Angel Next Door Graphics 63
The SEC's Role in Empowering Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur looking to navigate the complex world of small business capital formation, aka raising money? In the latest episode of The Angel Next Door Podcast, host Marcia Dawood …

Are you an aspiring …

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur looking to navigate the complex world of small business capital formation, aka raising money? In the latest episode of The Angel Next Door Podcast, host Marcia Dawood engages in an insightful conversation with Stacey Bowers, Director of the Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation at the Securities and Exchange Commission. Stacey shares her extensive experience, ranging from working in securities law to representing founders and small businesses in raising capital, eventually leading her back to the SEC in a significant role. The episode goes…

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Demystifying Family Offices &Raquo; The Angel Next Door Graphics 66
Demystifying Family Offices

Are you confident in the way the younger generation is approaching entrepreneurship and investment?In this episode of The Angel Next Door Podcast, host Marcia Dawood sits down for an intriguing conver…

Are you confident in…

Are you confident in the way the younger generation is approaching entrepreneurship and investment?In this episode of The Angel Next Door Podcast, host Marcia Dawood sits down for an intriguing conversation with Sal Buscemi, an expert in family offices and investing. Sal shares his journey into the world of investing and demystifies the concept of family offices, shedding light on their unique perspectives and approaches. As the founder of a boutique multi-family office, Sal unveils invaluable insights into the world of family offices, offers advice for early stage investors, and discusses the…

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Rethinking Wine: How One Entrepreneur Revolutionized The Market With Archer Roose &Raquo; The Angel Next Door Graphics 58
Rethinking Wine: How One Entrepreneur Revolutionized the Market with Archer Roose

Are female entrepreneurs facing different challenges compared to their male counterparts?In this episode of The Angel Next Door Podcast, host Marcia Dawood sits down with Marian Leitner-Waldman, the f…

Are female entrepren…

Are female entrepreneurs facing different challenges compared to their male counterparts?In this episode of The Angel Next Door Podcast, host Marcia Dawood sits down with Marian Leitner-Waldman, the founder of Archer Roose, a brand challenging the traditional wine industry by offering premium quality wine in cans. Marian shares her journey of building a successful brand in a predominantly male-dominated industry, her innovative approach to packaging and marketing, and the hurdles she faced as a female founder in the world of entrepreneurship. From her experiences navigating the wine industry t…

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Prioritizing Health For Business Success: Insights From A Peloton Instructor Turned Entrepreneur &Raquo; The Angel Next Door Graphics 57
Prioritizing Health for Business Success: Insights from a Peloton Instructor Turned Entrepreneur

Do you ever think about how our heart's work leads us to our heart's people? In the latest episode of The Angel Next Door Podcast, host Marcia Dawood dives into the world of entrepreneurship and the p…

Do you ever think ab…

Do you ever think about how our heart's work leads us to our heart's people? In the latest episode of The Angel Next Door Podcast, host Marcia Dawood dives into the world of entrepreneurship and the profound impact it can have on our lives. Joining her is the inspiring entrepreneur and wellness advocate, Nicole Meline, who shares her journey from being a Peloton instructor to becoming a successful entrepreneur with her platform, Alter Together.Nicole Meline's captivating storytelling takes listeners through her transformative entrepreneurial journey. From her initial foray into the world of fi…

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Navigating Fundraising In Women'S Health Tech &Raquo; The Angel Next Door Graphics 55
Navigating Fundraising in Women's Health Tech

Have you ever wondered what it takes to succeed as an underrepresented founder in the world of entrepreneurship? In this episode of The Angel Next Door Podcast, host Marcia Dawood engages in a rivetin…

Have you ever wonder…

Have you ever wondered what it takes to succeed as an underrepresented founder in the world of entrepreneurship? In this episode of The Angel Next Door Podcast, host Marcia Dawood engages in a riveting conversation with guest Alison Greenberg, the co-founder of Ruth Health, a virtual care platform for pregnancy and beyond. Alison shares her journey as an entrepreneur and her mission to revolutionize the healthcare space by making maternity care more accessible and affordable as well as caring for all. She discusses the challenges of raising capital as an underrepresented founder and provides i…

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