EPISODE 2: BRITTNEY RILEY, FORMER VP OF U.S. VENTURES AT VILLAGE CAPITAL
Brittney talks about her days as an entrepreneur, the challenges she faced as a young female investor, and her future plans.
In today’s episode, we’ll hear from Brittney Riley, the former VP of U.S. ventures for Village Capital.
Brittney Riley doesn’t fit your typical venture capitalist stereotype of an older man in a suit. One of the youngest members of the Village Capital team, Brittney used her grit and newfound passion for startups and business development to break the VC glass ceiling after a successful career as a serial entrepreneur.
In today’s episode, we find out what catalyzed her entrepreneurial success while at the University of Washington, and how opening a restaurant with her brother showed her the changemaking ability of starting a business. After successfully exiting two tech startups, Brittney moved across the world to India for her next game changing adventure in venture capital. Tune in to find out how Brittney stays cool under pressure, and why she’s taking a break from investing.
Startups / Companies Mentioned:
Top 3 Female/Minority Founders or Investors to Watch:
Ulili Onovakpuri, Kapor Capital
Ebony Pope, Village Capital
Cat Berman, CNote
Yuliya Terasava, CNote
Notable People Mentioned:
Ross Baird (CEO of Village Capital)
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