Sarah Kunst is the Founder and Managing Director @ Cleo Capital with a portfolio including the likes of StyleSeat, Glow Bar and PlateJoy to name a few. Prior to venture, Sarah served as a senior advisor at Bumble where she focused on their corporate VC arm, Bumble Fund, and on the board of the Michigan State University Foundation endowment. If that was not enough, Sarah is also a contributing editor @ Vanity Fair. Due to her success, Sarah has been named a Future Innovator by Vanity Fair and a top woman in VC by Wall St Journal. In Today’s Episode You Will Learn: 1.) How Sarah made her way into the world of venture from Bumble and how that led to her founding Cleo Capital? 2.) Does Sarah believe VCs really are still "open for business"? What does Sarah make of all the dry powder sitting on the sidelines? How does Sarah think reserve allocation strategies will change today? Why does Sarah believe another great vintage of funds is to come, as it did in 08'? 3.) What would Sarah most like to change about the world of venture? Does Sarah agree that GP commit expectations prevent diversity in venture? How was the fundraising process for Sarah? How can VCs prove skin in the game without having personal capital? 4.) What is the #1 piece of advice Sarah is giving her founders in these COVID times? How does Sarah advise her founders on approaching the talent market today? How does Sarah advise her founders on burn and capital allocation given COVID? Items Mentioned In Today’s Show: Sarah’s Fave Book: Attached: Are you Anxious, Avoidant or Secure? How the science of adult attachment can help you find – and keep Sarah’s Most Recent Investment: Planet Forward As always you can follow Harry, The Twenty Minute VC and Sarah and on Twitter here! Likewise, you can follow Harry on Instagram here for mojito madness and all things 20VC.
Sophia is joined by millennial founder Sarah Kunst, to deep-dive into the world of a sports media and lifestyle CEO. Sarah gets candid about her time working in venture capital, her ideas about money and power, and the experiences that ultimately drove her to speak to the New York Times about being sexually harassed by an angel investor in Silicon Valley. Sarah offers thoughtful advice to founders, women raising funding for a business, and women who might be experiencing harassment themselves.
Sarah Kunst is the Founder and CEO of Proday. Which allows consumers to workout alongside their favorite athletes. Sandara Ponce De Leon and Pete A Turner sat with Sarah and talked about Proday, Los Angeles Dodgers' sports based accelerator and a program that seeks to improve the quality of talent working in "Rising" cities.
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