Ep 72: Funding Startups, Breaking Stereotypes & Reclaiming Your Seat at the Table w/Anastacia Gordon


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In this Episode, Minority Trailblazer Anastacia shares;

  • What it’s like being the first employee at a Startup
  • Why she decided to delay her MBA enrollment to follow her dream
  • Best practices for securing VC Funding
  • and much much more


Information About Anastacia:

She is a writer, backpacker, Columbia Business School student and budding VC investor interested in consumer tech, music, media, and culture.

She originally used her online platform to document her first 10-day solo backpacking trip through Thailand. She then moved on to documenting her unconventional experiences in the professional world.

In 2014 Anastacia took a risk and left her job in consulting to become the first employee of a now venture-funded start-up called Jopwell. She withdrew her admission to Columbia Business School in 2015 when Jopwell went through Y Combinator, the most renowned startup accelerator program in Silicon Valley. By the end of that summer, her work helped the company raise a $3.25M seed round of funding from Magic Johnson Enterprises and prestigious venture capital firms like Andreessen Horowitz, Kapor Capital, and more.

She recently decided to take a seat on the other side of the table and joined Kapor Capital as a venture capital summer associate. She is now a student at Columbia Business School.


Anastacia’s Favorite Quote

“Be stubborn on the long term vision but flexible on the details”- Jeff Bezos

Anastacia’s Favorite Book;

Why should White Guys have all the fun? by Reginald Lewis

Find Anastacia Here;

Web: alittlepieceofmine.com 
Instagram: www.instagram.com/staaci7/ 
Linkedin:  www.linkedin.com/in/anastaciagordon/

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