Jesse Draper is back for an encore! She was on the podcast back in 2018 and this time I had the pleasure of sharing her wisdom with the members of my private, online membership community, ALIGN online. It was SO good. I’m calling it, “Jesse Draper Unplugged.” She’s just raised $21M to invest in the next generation of female-founded businesses and on this episode, she takes a deep dive with us!
Jesse started her career in the entertainment industry and along the way discovered she had a “superpower” or maybe it was “x-ray vision” when it comes to knowing what it takes to be a winning idea in business. She started focusing on building an early stage venture capital fund focused on female-founded consumer technologies, which led to the creation of Halogen Ventures.
Jesse talks how she found her footing in the venture capital world, her best tips on pitching ideas to investors, the importance of insane optimism, and why you should always ask for feedback.
If you’re looking for investors or bootstrapping, this episode is for you.
You can be what you can see.” – Jesse Draper
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For women, we are taught to give away money before we are taught to take risk with our money and that’s a problem.” – Jesse Draper
- How Jesse went from the entertainment industry to the venture capital world
- Everyone suffers from Imposter Syndrome and why you need to just keep going
- Her Insider “SECRETS” on pitching investors – PURE GOLD!
- Why Jesse decided to focus on female-founders and her perspective on female-founder disruptors
- 3 Must-Haves she looks for before giving the Green Light
- The BIGGEST challenge for female founders (and her expert advice on how to overcome it)
- Why asking for FEEDBACK is key
- The Type of LEADER you have to become to succeed – BRILLIANT
- The Essential ingredient to every business (you may be surprised!)
Bootstrap as long as you can.” – Jesse Draper
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You can’t do anything alone.” – Jesse Draper