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On August 2nd - 4th, Founder Institute hosted the FounderX 2022 global summit, where the FI network gathered over 3 days for a series of fun virtual networking events, group workshops, and engaging talks from top keynote speakers across the tech and startup global ecosystem. 

The goal of FounderX was to facilitate meaningful connections and learning between the entrepreneurs, investors, advisors and leaders in our network—and the tremendous conference turnout achieved that goal, with attendees joining live from across more than 110+ countries and all 6 continents. Watch Founder Institute CEO Jonathan Greechan's conversation with a group of prolific angel investors, including Martin Tobias, Peter Adams, and Alejandro Galvez—hear them answer questions about deal sourcing, diligence, and more!

Ask an Angel: Investor Panelist Q&A

Martin Tobias is the Founder of Incisive Ventures. Martin has raised over $500M in equity, project finance, and working capital, and has personally invested in over 70 startups and led about half a dozen through venture funds. 

Peter Adams is the Co-Author of “Venture Capital for Dummies”, Managing Partner at Rockies Venture Fund, and Executive Director at Rockies Venture Club, one of the longest-running angel groups in the US. 

Alejandro Galvez is Managing Partner at 99 Startups, a seed capital fund that invests in Fintech, healthcare, and logistics companies in Latin America, including into Clara, Fintual, Torre, Aplazo, Beek, and many more.

Angel Investor Panelist Insights: 

  • Why many angels do not prefer SAFE Notes as investment instruments, especially pre-money
  • Pendulum swings between founders' vs investors' favor during changing market conditions
  • Learnings in investor due diligence, startup exit strategies, and fraud in the board room
  • What angel investors do look for in early-stage founding teams + their red flags
  • Why founders should come to their investors when their business is struggling

The next FounderX global conference is already in its very early planning phases, most likely to take place in mid-2023, and possibly as an in-person event. To learn more about the FounderX global summit, visit


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