Big & Small Biz: Founder Stories & Tips from a VC

Do you dream of running your own business in the future? Listen to panelists talk about their business successes and get tips from investors on getting attention for great ideas and more.
Sarah Kunst
Sarah Kunst
Tech Investor & Philanthropist
Mohr Davidow Ventures
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Sarah Kunst is a venture investor, philanthropist and startup executive. Sarah previously ran business development for Inporia.com and their mobile app, Kaleidoscope, and has also worked with Guest of a Guest, Chanel, Red Bull and Apple etc. She’s been named one of Business Insider’s 30 most important women under 30 in tech, is a judge for Time Magazine’s 30 Under 30, and writes a column for The Daily Beast. She graduated from Michigan State University and splits her time between New York City and San Francisco.

Jaqueline
Jaqueline Courtney

Founder, CEO
Nearly Newlywed
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Originally from Iowa, Nearly Newlywed founder Jacqueline Courtney moved to New York to study design & management at Parsons the New School for Design before embarking on a career in fashion with positions at Barneys NY, Men’s Vogue and Karla Otto NY.
Prior to founding Nearly Newlywed, Jackie worked as a publicist for international fashion designers including Marni, Thakoon, Matthew Williamson and Emilio Pucci, working with top stylists and editors at Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, and more. She also spent time with internationally renowned eCommerce agency Create the Group supporting the digital strategy of Marc Jacobs and Donna Karan, among other luxury brands.

Jackie lives in Brooklyn with her husband Patrick and dog Charlie.

Michelle Hoang
Michelle Hoang

Fashion Market
Marie Claire
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The 5 F’s that I give: fashion. family. friends. food & forward thinking. (in no particular order)

Sarika Doshi
Sarika Doshi
CEO & Co-Founder
Rank & Style
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Sarika brings broad based startup and business building experience to founding Rank & Style. As a member of the management team at a venture-backed growth company, she was responsible for growing and managing a $20 million business segment in London and New York. In this role, she gained hands on experience in product development, business development, marketing, operations and strategy. Prior to that, Sarika spent three years practicing international corporate law in London. Sarika studied at Columbia University and the University of Michigan Law School.