Susan Preston

Susan Preston

Susan Preston is General Partner for the new CalCEF Clean Energy Angel Fund, as well as CalCEF Clean Energy Angel Network. She was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence with Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for six years and continues as a consultant, specifically focusing on initiatives related to angel investing and angel organizations. Susan is also a consultant to the Angel Capital Education Foundation. She is the author of Angel Financing for Entrepreneurs: Early-stage Funding for Long-term Success released by Wiley Publishing in March 2007 and Angel Investment Groups, Networks and Funds: A Guidebook to Developing the Right Angel Organization for Your Community, a comprehensive guidebook on the establishment and operation of angel investment groups published by Kauffman Foundation. Susan has been and continues to be a national and international speaker on economic development, angel investing, and venture financing. She was the cover of Red Herring and has been profiled in Inc. Magazine, as well as other local and national publications. Additionally, Susan has contributed to numerous nationally published articles. She is a Founder and immediate past President of Seraph Capital Forum, an all-women’s accredited investor angel investment organization. Susan is the architect of H.R. 5198 and S. 3950, a federal income tax credit for private equity financing. She has held several board positions with public and privately held corporations, as well as serving on nonprofit boards. Susan is Chair of the Board for The Hope Heart Institute and Chair of the Entrepreneurship Center at Seattle University, as well as a member of the Board of Visitors for Washington State University. She received her JD, cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law and her BS, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in Microbiology and Public Health from Washington State University.