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Angel Investing: Is an LLC Right for Me?

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Citrine Angels hosted its first event of 2024 on January 23 at HeraHub DC. Members and their guests connected for an informative session on the benefits and drawbacks of forming an LLC for investment purposes. The panel was moderated by member Lisa Conners, an executive coach and owner of Ever Better Coaching and Consulting. Featured panelists included Susan Velasco, vice president of product management at Capital One; Sarah Moore Johnson, founding partner of estate planning firm Birchstone Moor…

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Citrine Angels: The 2023 Year in Review

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2023 was a banner year for Citrine Angels! So many exciting opportunities have come our way, and we couldn’t have done it without all of you – members, sponsors, community supporters, and entrepreneurs alike.

We gained more than 25 new members, with our membership total surpassing 60 women. Our members come from as far away as Oregon and as close by as Washington, DC. Each and every one is a dynamic woman investor who contributes to our network by participating in pitch meetings and social even…

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"SHOW HER THE MONEY"

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Citrine Angels is included in a new groundbreaking documentary highlighting the need to support female founded startups!

In the realm of angel investing, where emerging entrepreneurs seek financial support from experienced backers, there's frequently an aspiration to unearth the next groundbreaking venture. Angel investors play an essential part in fostering startups, and within the domain of angel investing, an increasing awareness has emerged that diversity and inclusivity are vital elements …

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Citrine Angels Invests $1,000,000 in Female Founded Startups,

CITRINE ANGELS INVESTS $1,000,000 IN FEMALE FOUNDED STARTUPS

WASHINGTON, DC – October 19, 2023 - Citrine Angels (Citrine), the premiere female-focused angel investment nonprofit organization in the Washington, D.C. region, announced today the organization has invested more than $1 million USD in female founded companies since its inception in 2019. The investments, averaging more than $50,000 each, were made in 18 startups by more than 40 women, many of whom were first-time investors. 

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Catch Citrine Angels at DC Startup Week

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Citrine is excited to once again partner with DC Startup Week, connecting investors, innovators, entrepreneurs, and changemakers in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Join us on Thursday, October 19 for an afternoon focused on Female Founders and Funders, featuring a panel on Women Investing in Women, coordinated by us! There will be a happy hour immediately following the panel.

Event Details:
📅 Oct. 19, 2023
⏰ 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET
📍 International Square Conference Center, Washington, D.C.
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Assessing Entrepreneurial Leadership: A Crash Course in Understanding the Traits that Make a Successful Founder

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On July 18, Citrine Angels hosted a happy hour and educational workshop at Hera Hub DC. Over 30 members and guests joined for an informative workshop from Dr. Louise Klein on “Assessing Entrepreneurial Leaders.”

Citrine co-founder Allyson Redpath opened the event with a brief introduction to the history of Citrine Angels. Having moved here from New York and noticed women were sidelined in venture-backable angel investing, she created Citrine to give female founders and funders a space to grow a…

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Citrine Angels July 18th Workshop - Assessing Entrepreneurial Leaders: Best Practices to Invest Smarter in People

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Please join Citrine Angels for a workshop on July 18 featuring business psychologist Dr. Louise Yochee Klein. This event is open to members and those interested in learning more about Citrine Angels! Members are automatically registered, and others in the angel investment ecosystem can request an invitation by registering at this link.

Assessing Entrepreneurial Leaders: Best Practices to Invest Smarter in People

Ever wish you could better predict how successful entrepreneurs will be? Business …

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Your Check Has Been Cashed: Now What? Life After Investment

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On April 19th, Citrine Angels, in partnership with Blu Venture Investors, held a happy hour and panel discussion at Refraction DC. Members gathered to learn more about the intricate processes that occur after an angel investment is made, including how to optimize taxes and how to stay engaged in follow-on rounds. The event was moderated by Citrine Board Member Dr. Kimberly Lumpkins, Chief of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Featured panelists included Kim Nguye…

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Meet Our Members: Kristalee Montemayor Overdahl

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Kristalee Montemayor Overdahl joined Citrine Angels as one its founding members in 2019 and currently co-chairs our governance committee. An avid traveler and an entrepreneur herself as the founder of Virescent Group LLC, learn why she chooses to make time to invest in the next generation of female founders. 

When did you join Citrine Angels?
I joined Citrine Angels at the launch in 2019 after meeting Allyson Redpath at a Chicago Booth Women’s luncheon a couple years before. She was passionate t…

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