Jeffrey talks to Galen Udell on why he invests in startups, how he ventured into being an angel investor, his favorite part of investing, his investing goals, and the one factor that he sees could define how successful the startup is going to be.
Galen also looked into his crystal ball and has expressed his interesting investment marketing insights post COVID era.
As the Executive Director of YAI, Galen is focused on creating lasting value for our four stakeholders: our members, our partners, our ecosystem members and the amazing startups we encounter on a daily basis. Galen brings a highly diversified view to York Angel Investors (YAI). After a highly successful 25+ years with IBM Canada, IBM Corp (US), and Belden in the areas of new business development, marketing, and sales, Galen retired to start a second career as an entrepreneur, mentor and angel investor. In 2015, Galen founded Bark ‘n Yapp, a marketplace start-up that connects dog lovers to the businesses that love dogs. He also runs Novate Technologies, a consulting practice that assists startups with the development and execution of their go-to-market strategy.