What We Can Do For You
What Sets Us Apart
We Invest, Connect, Empower, Add Value.
Our mission is to add value to every entrepreneur that we interact with, regardless of whether or not a monetary investment is made. We invest in people and seek to inspire people to transcend what they believe to be possible.
Our culture is one that is fresh and dynamic. We believe the key to competitive returns is through diverse perspectives, engaging in constructive dialogue.
Meet Our Managing Director & Founder
Dana Guthrie is a Saint Louis, MO native with a passion for investing and entrepreneurship. Her thirst for knowledge and desire for more minority representation within both the entrepreneurship and investment communities led her to self-study early-stage investing and eventually launch Alchemy Angel Investors. In addition to Alchemy, Dana has worked as a skilled software Product Manager with a decade of experience in the building automation, facility management, and energy conservation industries. She’s managed the product lifecycle for an industry-leading user interface, which is a key driver in overall system sales of $200 million USD annually, and has an extensive background in engineering, sales, and operations with proven results that generate revenue. Dana is also co-founder and co-investor in Verdian Capital, an investment group that focuses on achieving competitive returns through long-term investment strategies. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering and Master of Science in Energy Engineering from the University of Illinois – Chicago.
We invest in early-stage, high-growth potential startups founded by good people. Typically, our focus is in the areas of Software, Technology, Unique Services, Healthcare, Real Estate, and Energy but also consider others by exception. Alchemists make individual investment decisions. Our deals are usually structured as equity or convertible notes. We have a great appreciation for startups that are minority-led and/or have positive effects on marginalized communities, but would love to hear from all of you!
1. Tenacious entrepreneurs
2. Out-of-the-box, critical thinkers
3. Advocates of entrepreneurship
4. Those with a passion to make a community impact