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How to get into Angel Investing

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With the stock market experiencing weakness this year, not to mention the extreme volatility, many investors are turning to private equity investments, hoping to hit a home run with small start-up ventures. One way to do this is through what is known as angel investing. But exactly how does one go about doing this? Mike Switzer interviews David Grisell, general partner at the RollingSouth Fund, co-host of Venture In The South Podcast, co-founder of uMedMarket Inc, and he is what is known as a super angel in Greenville, SC.

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After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.