When people ask me what I am, I always say “I’m an entrepreneur.”
My first company helped women raise over $30 million in funding and was acquired in 2019.
As great as that sounds, entrepreneurship is not all it’s cracked up to be.
Over my entrepreneurial journey, I have worked 12 hours days, paid myself minimum wage (and often no salary at all), and traded my time and personal life for the pursuit of success.
I started thinking, “There has to be a better way...”
And then it dawned on me, Instead of chasing investors, I should become one. I have all the right connections and knowledge. Why not build a portfolio of startup investments, instead of putting all my eggs in one basket?
And with this new mindset, I did exactly that.
I'm a former US National Champion gymnast, a serial entrepreneur, and now, an angel investor.
People were skeptical. 94% of venture capital investors are men. Even fewer are minority women.