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ESIL Angel: Colin M. Donohue

Bio at a glance

Colin Donohue has a depth of experience from all walks of life, from working as a communications consultant to directing conservation-based development programmes to directing a network of forest practitioners. He’s the owner of a fair trade business called Bali Karma and is the founder of two other enterprises, Starpoint Consulting which help organizations increase their funding, capacity, and impact, and Georgian Ventures, which provides strategic advice for the development of startup companies and ecosystems.

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Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs.  It hosts monthly events in more than 350 cities in 120 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies, and supports entrepreneurs and investors alike through monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences.

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"In Georgia there is a lot of enthusiasm for early stage investing but there is not a lot of experience yet".

Early stage investing in Georgia today:

  • There is a lot of enthusiasm but not a lot of experience.
  • We are starting the conversation about what early stage investing looks like.
  • We are bringing in the Georgian diaspora, who can really help Georgia to develop in terms of investing

My goals in Georgia

  • Cultivate the angel investing movement
  • Connect local Georgian investors with investors across europe.
  • Engage key stakeholders
  • Make 2019 a breakout year for Georgia in terms of early stage investment.

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