MADRINAS BY THE FAMILY

LET'S LEARN HOW TO INVEST IN STARTUPS.


It's OK to know nothing about angel investing.

50 years ago, women in Europe weren't even allowed to get a bank account without a man's consent!

Think of our grandmothers - our roles have changed so much, so fast. But there are still some important fields waiting to be seized. Angel investing is one of them.

The future is in the hands of those who act today. And startups are designing our society. Us women now have a responsibility: choosing the entrepreneurs we want to see building our tomorrow. 

 

WANT TO JOIN?

WELCOME TO MADRINAS

SO, WHAT DO YOU GET ACCESS TO?

 GET GOOD DEALS 

 LEARN FROM THE COMMUNITY 

 JOIN FANTASTIC WORKSHOPS 

Joining Madrinas means having access to a recurring dealflow of startups (men and women of course). It's an opportunity to get familiar with reading and analysing new companies. And as soon as you feel ready to invest, we will support you with the logistical side of things.

Madrinas is a community you can meet during workshops, special events and online. A dedicated mailing list and online chat allow all the madrinas to interact together. This ongoing conversation is very helpful to keep on learning from each other.

The Madrinas workshops provide theoretical background and processes for angel investing alongside practical case studies. Each time, Madrinas welcomes a co-host, a woman already investing in startups, to tell you more about her experience.

UPCOMING WORKSHOP

Monday, January 20th

€150 


5 pm - 9 pm

Paris, The Family


This event will be in FRENCH

5pm - HOW I BECAME A BUSINESS ANGEL

By Paloma Castro Martinez

Paloma Castro Martinez explains how it all started. From an impressive corporate career (McDonalds, LVMH) to a key position in the unicorn Lime, Paloma is now also a business angel. Why does she do it, how does she choose her deals, what is she looking for in an entrepreneur?

5:45 pm - HELLO LAWYER, WHAT ARE THE BASICS?
By Léa Evrard & Erika Batista

You don't want to go to jail, and you don't want to be fooled.
Becoming a business angel also means making sure you are aware of the steps, processes and standard terms. 

6:30pm - WHAT KIND OF INVESTOR AM I LOOKING FOR?
By Jade Francine

Jade is the co-founder of WeMaintain. She will take you through what she looks for in business angels. It will allow you to understand angel investing from the perspective of an entrepreneur.

7pm - CASE STUDY: LET'S ANALYSE 3 PITCH DECKS 
By Mathias Pastor & Maud Camus

The team at The Family sees hundreds of pitch decks every month. They will take you through their thought process in a practical and collaborative session to give you the tools to analyse investment opportunities

8pm - IT'S TIME TO HAVE A GOOD DINNER! 

A delicious time to enjoy meeting other future business angels!
Madrinas invites amazing entrepreneurs to join the dinner as well ;)

 

WE BELIEVE THAT...

 EDUCATION 
 LEADS TO ACTION 

There isn't a shortage of women willing and eager to invest, it's just that there is no simple gateway into investing. Madrinas wants to bring women who are investment-ready to their destination, at the pace that suits them. 

 MORE WOMEN INVESTING 
 MEANS MORE POWERFUL WOMEN

Let's be honest: You could become richer by investing in startups, but it's super risky, and only one project out of ten might become profitable. Investing is about putting yourself at risk, having skin in the game with people you trust to get shit done. It's about sharing a common vision for society with the entrepreneurs you want to back. So, if something is important to you, maybe the reason to invest is simply putting your money where your mouth is. And that's what power is all about, the freedom to take action.

 

 PEER-TO-PEER LEARNING 
MAKES YOU GROW 

 

Have you ever met a woman who invests in startups and who explained to you how she does it?
When you meet someone who shares your problems, someone you can identify with, then empathy blossoms. That creates deep understanding, leading to the will to help each other.


 

It's not us who said it, but a woman, Margaret Mead, the famous sociologist who went all around the world and dived into many different societies to analyse what creates deep change. She said: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Madrinas is one of those groups!

 A SMALL GROUP OF PEOPLE CAN CHANGE  THE WORLD 
 

 MORE WOMEN INVESTING 
MEANS MORE SOLUTIONS FOR WOMEN 

Tajine Banane promotes freedom for breastfeeding mums. Fempo designs comfortable solutions for menstruation. ADA Tech School provides coding lessons for girls...  
Who better than women to solve other womens' issues? Now imagine that the majority of them have to pitch their startups to men. Hence, most of them say 'Forget about fundraising.' But then, their potential is capped. Too bad.

 

 YOU DESERVE TO KNOW ALL THE GOOD DEALS  

Led by men or women, that is not the question: Madrinas teaches you how to analyse all the great opportunities from the network of The Family and its friends.
 

ASK US ANYTHING