How could buying a pair of shoes in Paris lead to launching a global fashion technology business? Olga Vidisheva, founder of Shoptiques, a YC graduate and former Goldman Sachs analyst, did this very thing. Continue reading “#37 Know What Business You Are In: How Olga Vidisheva, YC Graduate and Founder/CEO of Shoptiques Built the Anti-Amazon”
What does a venture investor with operating experience look for in the entrepreneurs she funds? Kara Nortman, a VC partner at LA-based Upfront Ventures, shares some inside baseball with BroadMic host, Kelly Hoey. Nortman, a former co-founder of Seedling, a family activities startup, claims her previous experience as a founder has improved her ability to support founders as a VC investor.
Continue reading “#30 Kara Nortman, Co-founder of Seedling and VC Partner at Upfront Ventures Comes Full Circle”
As an early stage entrepreneur, how do you balance having a big vision with staying narrowly focused on a product’s proof of concept? Meet Seattle-based nanotechnologist, Christina Lomasney, whose startup uses electrochemistry to “grow” metals. Continue reading “#28 Find the Problem You Were Meant to Solve, Then Go Solve it: Christina Lomasney, Co-founder and CEO of Modumetal”
Yuli Ziv was so passionate about her startup idea that she initially used her 401K to bootstrap it. Continue reading “#20 Stop Fundraising and Build Your Technology: Yuli Ziv on Bootstrapping and Product Market Fit”
Majora Carter, an urban revitalization strategy consultant and agent of change, founded StartUp Box, a social enterprise in the South Bronx generating entry level jobs in the tech industry. Continue reading “#18 Where is the next Oprah or Bill Gates? Majora Carter, Founder of StartUp Box, is Onshoring Jobs in Underserved Communities”