Below is a totally non-comprehensive list of resources that I have found helpful as I navigate from institutional investor turned CPG founder to angel investor and aspiring VC.
Hi, I'm Jamie 👋🏼. I've got a thing for investing and spent most of my career as a fundamental research analyst investing in public and private credits and equities. I was most recently the founder and CEO of a plant-based jerky company, Watermelon Road where I earned a crash course in all things food/retail/DTC and got to meet some amazing founders along the way. I am currently angel investing while I learn the ins and outs of the venture capital industry. My focus is on early-stage stage companies (pre-seed through Series A) but ideally post-product with some signs of early traction. I will look at anything that ultimately touches the consumer, including consumer brands and marketplaces, consumer tech, and health & wellness. I have a strong preference for investing in female founders (because <3% is not only outrageous but an overlooked opportunity to generate above-market returns), with a secondary desire to get more women onto cap tables and investing roles across the board.
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In no particular order aside from where they were located in my inbox... These are all fantastic and this entire Notion could have turned into a Substack reading list. This can also be used as a handy "who to follow on Twitter" list.