Angela is a former business mentor to technology startups through TEDCO’s Rural Business Innovation Initiative, a former member on TEDCO’s Seed Team and now manages TEDCO’s new Builder Fund. The Builder Fund is a new approach to inclusivity that assembles executive management support in addition to funding to help founders operate their companies in high functioning teams in hopes that relationship-building directly tied to operational performance will lead to more conclusive steps forward toward access to smart capital.  Prior to joining TEDCO, Angela invented, patented and commercialized a footwear technology.  TEDCO was her first institutional investor.  The company was acquired by its largest investor in 2012.  Angela’s background also includes brand management on the MaxFactor and CoverGirl brands at consumer products giant Procter & Gamble and structuring fixed income derivative instruments on Wall Street at Sanford C. Bernstein.  Angela holds a B.S. from U.M.B.C., a B.S. from Cornell and a M.B.A. from Yale.