Marina’s work with startups across industries from healthcare to finance, fashion, ecommerce and data analytics, as well being co-founder of members only investment club HoxTech Angels mean that angel investors regularly seek out her opinion on whether a particular startup is a promising investment. She has always taken care to manage the expectations of startups, ensuring that only top performing founders are introduced to her network of investor contacts.

“Investors are understandably wary about funding early stage tech because of the high failure rate, but at the same time angel investors are being highly incentivised by the government to do so. At Dreamstake we use a clearly defined process to carefully evaluate which companies are investment ready. We also provide further mentoring and guidance before they are ready to pitch in front of a roomful of expectant investors.”