40: Funding FEST-ive Startups, Family & Other F Words with Sonya Brown of Norwest Venture Partners

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The 4oth episode of the podcast is in love with f words. Like forty, family, funding and firsts (aren’t f words the best?). With a mini guest appearance from my little guy and lady at the top of the show to the first investor I’ve had the privilege of sharing with listeners, it’s a fun 40th that mixes insight into the life and mind of the person sitting on the other side of the table when you’re out there pitching your heart out. With today’s guest, Sonya Brown, a general partner at Norwest Venture PartnersI’m lucky to have not just any ‘ole venture capitalist on the show, but one with an impressive track record working with companies with ties to FEST, including Kendra Scott Design and Madison Reed.

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Listen to Sonya’s story for her journey from media to finance to funding startups – all while managing life with four kids (did I tell you f words were a theme here?) in the heart of Silicon Valley. Dig into her advice for entrepreneurs seeking funding – including the best way to approach a VC – and more on this episode.


Norwest Venture Partners: www.nvp.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NorwestVenturePartners/

Twitter: @NorwestVP

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/norwest-venture-partners

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Bear Stearns

Madison Reed

Kendra Scott Design

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