Bethann Kassman

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Fund(s): Rising Tide Fund, Consumer Fund, FirstStep Fund
Location: Florida

Bethann is a lead investor in Portfolia’s Rising Tide Fund and Portfolia’s Consumer Fund. Bethann co-led the Rising Tide’s investments in Poshly and OtoSense. She led the investment in Joylux in the Consumer Fund. She is CEO of the global angel investment network, Go Beyond Network, Go Beyond’s strategic alliance partner, in the United States and has been a member of the Go Beyond Management Team since 2009. Bethann has been a cross-border business angel for many years, investing in companies in both Europe and the US. She serves on a number of committees in the angel community and works with start-up companies in areas of strategic positioning, management and marketing.

Bethann split her time between Florida and Switzerland where she ran a successful consulting company, was a professor of Entrepreneurship and Marketing at Webster University’s Geneva campus and of Strategy at the Open University’s Executive MBA program. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of eBella Magazine and the Collier Senior Resources Center, the AngelPool Advisory Board, Investors’ Circle Consumer Products Selection Committee and the Global Health Advisory Board.

Bethann has a B.S. in Psychology from Iowa State University, a Master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Doctorate in Business from Business School Lausanne. She is based in Florida.