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From Startup Founder to Funder :Focusing on Equity for Female Founders with Mellie Chow

By June 21, 2023February 25th, 2024No Comments

In this episode of Make Sense, I sit down with Mellie Chow, a product innovation executive, angel investor, and entrepreneur. She is a Principal at Archangel Network of Funds and Executive Director of Competitive Intelligence & Strategy at a Fortune 50 communication service provider. We talk about smart businesses, angel investing, and supporting female founders in today’s world.

Show Notes

00:00 – Flying taxis? The future of work, the ups & downs of being a lady engineer in the tech industry…

00:17 – Meet Mellie and Lindsay

02:32 – Flying taxis… yay or nay?

05:08 – Will the school to work path be totally changed?

06:55 – Will leaders push for widespread adoption of cryptocurrency?

12:05 – The death of social media

14:28 – Hear an angel investor’s perspective on the current startup economy

22:30 – How Mellie failed forward and what she learned

29:02 – How Mellie is supporting female founders


Make Sense is a weekly series dedicated to talking about startup stories from the past, hysterical or mind-numbing blunders, how to do better. We also discuss how tech impacts us and how we can raise the bar when it comes to the ethics, morals, and standards in the tech industry.


As an Asian-Canadian, Mellie brings the non-traditional female-ethnic minority and immigrant perspectives and innovative ideas to the table. As one of the few female Venture Partners and Angel investors within Archangel Axion and CoFounder experience through her foodtech – The Revolving Kitchen. Mellie also sets out to inspire other female leaders and entrepreneurs to build, invent ,and invest.


Currently, she is an angel investor/venture capitalist, entrepreneur, IT/Technology and Management/Strategy Consultant and Product Innovation Executive with 20+ years of experience across multiple industries including telecommunications & cable, utilities & power generation, banking, healthcare, government, and food. She is a venture partner at Archangel, Axion Fund and the Executive Director, XD Competitive Research within a fortune 50 Company. Mellie holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from Kellogg (Northwestern) and the Schulich School of Business (York University). She is currently pursuing her executive leadership and management certification from MIT Sloan. Mellie resides in Philadelphia but will always call Canada home.



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