The Demand Efficiency Podcast



Demand Generation


Angela Jackson on her approach to investing through empirical evidence and diversity at the decision-making table

In this episode, Elias Rubel is joined by Angela Jackson from Portland Seed Fund. Portland Seed Fund invests in the most talented entrepreneurs in the region, those capable of building high-growth, capital-efficient companies in a variety of sectors. They operate a non-resident business accelerator program designed to connect entrepreneurs with Oregon’s growing startup ecosystem, from mentors and advisers to capital, customers and employees. They are committed to supporting their portfolio companies and helping them reach their potential.

Episode Outline

[04:39] Angela’s background

[07:16] How does sales and marketing operationalize their work

[10:13] The ability to be more creative and more agile with more of your execution moving forward.

[11:18] Early risk taking that you can model

[12:04] Technical founders who are creating product to solve kind of niche-y problems

[14:34] To be a good investor, you have to be willing to be wrong

[16:35] How to embrace a more diverse set of perspectives at the decision-making table

[17:04] Will she invest in purely technical co-founders?

[19:22] Use empirical evidence to decide what, what the best option is moving forward

Anglea's Inspirations:

Lucille Ball

Carol Burnett

her parents

Connect with Angela:

Portland Seed Fund



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Episode Outline

[01:21] Rich’s background

[03:35] Lessons and strategies

[05:34] Approaching conversations and measuring success

[08:54] Grain

[11:44] Testing and hiring

[12:46] Interesting and new things that Rich wants to tinker with

[16:53] Know your fundamentals

[21:21] Rich’s influential people

Rich’s Inspirations

Jeff Wiss

Zack Urlocker

Rich’s brothers

Connect with Rich



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