The only podcast

Where angel investors give a playbook to Michigan founders who want to raise money for their startup.



Host David Smith

Host David Smith

Lansing-based angel investor, David Smith, started his 17-year investing career by buying a certificate of deposits in 2001, his sophomore year at Michigan State University.

Now, he is merging his passions for entrepreneurship and investing by helping Michigan-based founders understand the investing landscape in their state.

Prior to becoming an angel investor, David was involved in the startup and investing worlds, serving as CTO and co-founder at a variety of startups, most recently SPLT which Bosch acquired in 2017. Through the podcast, Raising in Michigan, David helps Michigan-based founders uncover who the right angel investors are for their company and what those angel's investment criteria are.


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Advisor Leann Abad

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