Built by Angels: Road to Venture Capital

Innovating at the Speed of the Crisis: Opening remarks by Claudio Rojas

May 08, 2020 National Angel Capital Organization Season 1 Episode 36
Built by Angels: Road to Venture Capital
Innovating at the Speed of the Crisis: Opening remarks by Claudio Rojas
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Built by Angels: Road to Venture Capital
Innovating at the Speed of the Crisis: Opening remarks by Claudio Rojas
May 08, 2020 Season 1 Episode 36
National Angel Capital Organization

Innovating at the speed of the crisis is a concept that speaks to the importance of angel investing in early-stage start-ups and scale-ups, as well as the government’s decisive response to supporting the ecosystem. “We’ve already seen our government lead the way innovating at the speed of the crisis with unprecedented collaboration to catalyze and harness the power of the private sector. This level of speed and a willingness to take bold steps to support the economy can and will usher in a new era of inclusive economic prosperity,” said Claudio Rojas, CEO of NACO. “Many successful companies emerged after the 2008/2009 recession—WhatsApp, Slack, Airbnb, Uber and Waymo, for example—and grew to global success. It’s critical that angels continue to invest during the crisis. We cannot afford to leave any entrepreneur behind.” 

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Innovating at the speed of the crisis is a concept that speaks to the importance of angel investing in early-stage start-ups and scale-ups, as well as the government’s decisive response to supporting the ecosystem. “We’ve already seen our government lead the way innovating at the speed of the crisis with unprecedented collaboration to catalyze and harness the power of the private sector. This level of speed and a willingness to take bold steps to support the economy can and will usher in a new era of inclusive economic prosperity,” said Claudio Rojas, CEO of NACO. “Many successful companies emerged after the 2008/2009 recession—WhatsApp, Slack, Airbnb, Uber and Waymo, for example—and grew to global success. It’s critical that angels continue to invest during the crisis. We cannot afford to leave any entrepreneur behind.”