Four of a Kind Podcast

Startup CRO, College Professor, and General Good Advice Giver: Interview with Jen Vaziralli

March 22, 2019 Four of a Kind Season 1 Episode 7
Four of a Kind Podcast
Startup CRO, College Professor, and General Good Advice Giver: Interview with Jen Vaziralli
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Four of a Kind Podcast
Startup CRO, College Professor, and General Good Advice Giver: Interview with Jen Vaziralli
Mar 22, 2019 Season 1 Episode 7
Four of a Kind

This episode is our first interview episode! In this episode, Lauren interviews our good friend Jen Vaziralli.  Jen has awesome perspective on so many important topics, including a couple we have discussed already such as risk-taking and mentorship.  She also shares her story as a young, female Chief Revenue Officer at three different startups, her transition to a new role as a college professor of management and accelerator advisor, and her journey to start her own company.   

Here are a few helpful tidbits of information we referenced throughout this episode:

  • Angel Investing: What is an accredited investor... from the Angel Capital Association: "individual net worth or joint net worth with that person's spouse at the time of his purchase exceeds $1,000,000 excluding the value of the primary residence"; OR "Any natural person who had an individual income in excess of $200,000 in each of the two most recent years or joint income with that person's spouse in excess of $300,000 in each of those years and has a reasonable expectation of reaching the same income level in the current year;"

Some more sites to check out:

  • Jen is on the Board of Directors of Women in Venture, an organization committed to closing the funding gap for women by increasing the number of and success of women led investments and businesses.
  • This article from Fortune sharing quotes from 21 female venture capitalists on their experiences in the industry -- "21 Female Venture Capitalists on Investing, Diversity, and the Value of Independent Thought"

If you have questions or comments or just want to share a story, please email us (fourofakindpodcast@gmail.com) or message us on Instagram (@fourofakindpodcast). 

PS - Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE!

Show Notes

This episode is our first interview episode! In this episode, Lauren interviews our good friend Jen Vaziralli.  Jen has awesome perspective on so many important topics, including a couple we have discussed already such as risk-taking and mentorship.  She also shares her story as a young, female Chief Revenue Officer at three different startups, her transition to a new role as a college professor of management and accelerator advisor, and her journey to start her own company.   

Here are a few helpful tidbits of information we referenced throughout this episode:

  • Angel Investing: What is an accredited investor... from the Angel Capital Association: "individual net worth or joint net worth with that person's spouse at the time of his purchase exceeds $1,000,000 excluding the value of the primary residence"; OR "Any natural person who had an individual income in excess of $200,000 in each of the two most recent years or joint income with that person's spouse in excess of $300,000 in each of those years and has a reasonable expectation of reaching the same income level in the current year;"

Some more sites to check out:

  • Jen is on the Board of Directors of Women in Venture, an organization committed to closing the funding gap for women by increasing the number of and success of women led investments and businesses.
  • This article from Fortune sharing quotes from 21 female venture capitalists on their experiences in the industry -- "21 Female Venture Capitalists on Investing, Diversity, and the Value of Independent Thought"

If you have questions or comments or just want to share a story, please email us (fourofakindpodcast@gmail.com) or message us on Instagram (@fourofakindpodcast). 

PS - Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE!