Smarter Angel Investing

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of New York City

Chicago Booth Angels Network

March 18, 2020: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Considering an angel investment? This event will help you make better decisions on where and when to invest and how to provide support to the founder after you write that check.


Club Quarters
Priestly Room
40 West 45th Street
New York, New York

Driving Directions:

Club Quarters is located in Time Square on the West Side of Manhattan at 45th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. Subway lines that run through Times Square include the N, Q, R, S, W, 1,2, 3, and 7. The hotel is also within walking distance of Port Authority. For those driving, parking is available at Central Parking Garage, 38 West 46th Street. 

Event Details

As our angel community expands though Chicago Booth Angels Network (CBAN) pitch events, so has interest in learning how to start, manage, and grow an angel investment portfolio. We will be looking at this topic from the vantage point of an experienced VC partner who speaks and writes regularly on this topic and a start-up founder who pitched at a previous CBAN event and secured money from those in attendance. The evening will include time for interaction with the panelists and networking before and after their presentations. Light appetizers and beer, wine, and soda will be served.


$38 per person


Register Online

Deadline: 3/16/2020


7:00 PM-8:30 PM: Panel and light refreshments

Speaker Profiles

Alyssa Petersel, LMSW (Panelist)
Founder and CEO, My Wellbeing

Alyssa Petersel, LMSW is Founder and CEO of MyWellbeing (, where she and her team connect people with the *right* therapist, while helping therapists build and manage their business. Alyssa graduated from Northwestern University in 2013 with dual BA degrees in psychology and international studies, graduated summa cum laude from New York University in May 2017 with her Master's in Social Work, and graduated from The Writer's Institute non-fiction program at CUNY Graduate Center in May 2017. Named one of Crain's Notable Women in Healthcare 2019, Alyssa and her team have helped nearly 10,000 people find the right therapist for them and have been featured in prominent publications like Forbes, Allure, HuffPost, Cosmopolitan, TechCrunch, bloom, and more. MyWellbeing supports tens of thousands more through innovative, stigma-ending content and community building. 

David Teten (Speaker)
Venture Partner and Fund Manager Advisor, HOF Capital

David Teten is an advisor to emerging fund managers, a Venture Partner with HOF Capital, and writes regularly at He was previously a Partner with ff Venture Capital, one of the best-performing seed- and early-stage venture capital firms in the U.S. On the angel front, he is Founder of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York, the largest angel group on the East Coast. David has contributed original research on investing topics to, Forbes, Harvard Businesss Review, PE Hub, Institutional Investor, Techcrunch, and VentureBeat.  Additionally, he is co-founder of PEVCTech, an online community focused on helping private equity and venture capital funds make better investments through technology. David holds a Harvard MBA and a Yale BA, both with honors.


Cindy Machles, '82