Today, our guest is an iconic figure in early-stage capital-raising game – Stephanie Newby. Stephanie is the CEO of Crimson Hexagon, a leading social media analytics company. She is also the founder of Golden Seeds, an angel network that focuses on women-lead companies with diverse leadership teams. It is one of the largest in the nation, with over 275 members and four chapters in New York, Boston, Silicon Valley and Texas, plus members in other locations throughout the country and has over $35 million under management in its venture fund.
Stephanie’s prior experience was in financial services, the majority of which was with J.P. Morgan, where she served as the Head of several global businesses, including Head of eCommerce.
I invited Stephanie to share her experience and expertise she has acquired at Golden Seeds, Crimson Hexagon and working with a multitude of startups. Listen in for some amazing advice that will help you build a world-class management team that is sure to attract any investor. Don’t miss this important episode!
Listen To The Full Interview:
What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
- Stephanie’s journey to and reasons for founding Golden Seeds.
- The principles the Golden Seeds is based on.
- The 3 must-haves for women founders in order qualify for Golden Seeds.
- The importance of being able to explain your complex idea in a simple, clear manner.
- Stephanie’s advice for later rounds of investing.
- The importance of using open office hours at investment firms.
Featured On The Show:
- Connect with Stephanie on Twitter
- Guy Kawasaki’s The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint
- The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni
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