Investor Connect – Chenoa Farnsworth of Hawaii Angels

Investor Connect – Chenoa Farnsworth of Hawaii Angels

July 2, 2020 by investor

In this episode, Hall welcomes Chenoa Farnsworth, Co-founder and Managing Director of Hawaii Angels.

Located in Honolulu, Hawaii, and established in 2002, ​​Hawaii Angels provides a forum for members to review investment presentations and share opinions about those opportunities. The forum also allows for networking with professionals of various backgrounds, and exploring new opportunities in Hawaii.  

The Hawaii Angels process is proven and well-suited to Hawaii’s start-up scene. Since 2002, the member angels have invested more than $50 million in over 100 companies. 

​​​Chenoa has more than 20 years experience in business strategy and venture investing and she is the Managing Partner at Blue Startups, Hawaii’s technology venture accelerator. In 2006, she co-founded Kolohala Ventures, a Hawaii-based venture capital firm that has invested $50 million into Hawaii-based technology start-ups.

Chenoa earned a BA in political science from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1992 and an Executive MBA from the University of Hawaii in 2000.  

Chenoa speaks with Hall about the state of angel investing in Hawaii, the challenges the group faces, their investment thesis, and what excites her. She also gives advice to investors and entrepreneurs.

You can visit Hawaii Angels at

Chenoa can be contacted via LinkedIn at, via Twitter at, and via email at   

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