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The Girls Table podcast is a platform used to talk to the most interesting entrepreneurs, investors, and creators. From emerging managing partners at venture capital firms to serial entrepreneurs, the host TradingFemale helps you learn something new in each episode.

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The Girls Table podcast is a platform used to talk to the most interesting entrepreneurs, investors, and creators. From emerging managing partners at venture capital firms to serial entrepreneurs, the host TradingFemale helps you learn something new in each episode.

    E39: Sophia Amoruso | From Fashion Entrepreneur of Nasty Gal to VC at Trust Fund

    E39: Sophia Amoruso | From Fashion Entrepreneur of Nasty Gal to VC at Trust Fund

    Sophia Amoruso is a renowned entrepreneur, bestselling author, and an inspiration to many. She first gained recognition as the founder and CEO of Nasty Gal, an online retailer of trendy and vintage clothing, which started as a small eBay store and grew into a multimillion-dollar fashion empire. She raised $60 million in VC funding and grew Nasty Gal to over $100 million in revenue before stepping down as CEO in 2015.

    Her memoir, "#GIRLBOSS," became a New York Times bestseller, empowering entrepreneurs to fearlessly pursue their passions.

    She went on to build and sell Girlboss Media and currently runs Business Class, a digital course for entrepreneurs.

    Sophia is now the Founder and Managing Partner at Trust Fund, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on pre-seed and seed-stage startups.

    Today she shares her story from starting Nasty Gal to how this experience has shaped her current investments out of Trust Fund.

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    • 47 min
    E38: Transforming How We Invest in Startups with Steph Mui, Founder of PIN

    E38: Transforming How We Invest in Startups with Steph Mui, Founder of PIN

    Steph Mui is the founder of PIN (Power in Numbers), a VC-backed company that enables communities of people (including people from Stanford, YC, Sequoia Arc, Coinbase, and more) to invest in startups together. She talks about how even not being an accredited investor, PIN lets you invest in start-ups!



    She's passionate about enabling more people to become founders and startup investors by increasing access and education with PIN. She also writes "Demystifying VC", a newsletter for founders navigating VC fundraises and angel investors wanting to learn about early stage investing.



    She was formerly on the venture capital investing team at NEA and helped invest over $150M.



    Apply to the Red Beard Ventures Syndicate: https://angel.co/s/red-beard-ventures-drew-austin/iWGkE

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    Elana Dickman's Twitter: https://twitter.com/TradingFemale

    Steph Mui's Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephmui

    • 38 min
    E37: Carta - Cap Table Data Questions Lead Billion-Dollar Startup to Shutdown Secondary Business

    E37: Carta - Cap Table Data Questions Lead Billion-Dollar Startup to Shutdown Secondary Business

    This weekend Carta, the go-to cap table platform for startups, was accused by customer Linear of unethical tactics leveraging sensitive investor data. As a fellow investor, venture capitalist, and Carta user, I dove in to unpack the implications.



    The core allegations were:



    - Without Linear's consent, a Carta rep emailed their investor fishing for interest in a supposed “firm buy order” for Linear equity

    - This crossed ethical lines by exploiting cap table data entrusted to Carta



    Carta also facilitated secondary sales via CartaX, matching private stock buyers and sellers. This sparked concerns about potential data misuse between business lines.



    Restoring trust is now Carta’s top priority. On Monday, Carta's CEO Henry Ward took swift action by shutting down the CartaX secondary trading platform altogether. He stated the move would "eliminate any concern that we are not acting in our founders' best interests."



    Carta's quick response is rebuilding trust in the community.



    Apply to the Red Beard Ventures Syndicate: https://angel.co/s/red-beard-ventures-drew-austin/iWGkE

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    The Girls Table Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheGirlsTable

    Elana Dickman's Twitter: https://twitter.com/TradingFemale

    Aidan Gold's Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrGoldBro

    • 18 min
    E36: Elon Musk Received a Tender Offer for SpaceX that Values the Company at $180B - Is It Overvalued?

    E36: Elon Musk Received a Tender Offer for SpaceX that Values the Company at $180B - Is It Overvalued?

    Aidan Gold the GP of Hyperguap Ventures joins The Girls Table podcast again to discuss the current tender offer for SpaceX and if we feel like the company is over or undervalued.

    We also dive into Walter Isaacson's new biography on Elon which gives strong insights into the intricacies of what makes SpaceX not just a company, but a movement.

    We both invested in SpaceX in 2020 at a $40B valuation. My syndicate invested again a few months ago at a $137B valuation.

    But... at this current price we continue to ask ourselves, would we invest in SpaceX at this valuation? Would you?

    Apply to the Red Beard Ventures Syndicate: https://angel.co/s/red-beard-ventures-drew-austin/iWGkE
    The Girls Table Newsletter: https://thegirlstable.beehiiv.com/sub...
    The Girls Table Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheGirlsTable
    Elana Dickman's Twitter: https://twitter.com/TradingFemale
    Aidan Gold's Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrGoldBro
    2VC Bros: https://twitter.com/2vcbros

    • 24 min
    E35: Raising Capital: Tips and Tricks for Getting Venture Capital Firms to Invest in your Business

    E35: Raising Capital: Tips and Tricks for Getting Venture Capital Firms to Invest in your Business

    If you're an entrepreneur looking to raise venture capital funding, then this short video is for you. We make this quick 6-minute video about how to get organized if you're looking to meet VCs, a CRM everybody should use, and the easiest ways to get an intro.

    If you're interested in receiving the google doc - comment below.

    Apply to the Red Beard Ventures Syndicate: https://angel.co/s/red-beard-ventures-drew-austin/iWGkE
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    The Girls Table Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheGirlsTable
    Elana Dickman's Twitter: https://twitter.com/TradingFemale

    • 6 min
    E34: Elana Dickman Partner at Red Beard Ventures | All about Venture Capital & How to start Angel Investing with only $1k!

    E34: Elana Dickman Partner at Red Beard Ventures | All about Venture Capital & How to start Angel Investing with only $1k!

    In this episode of The Girls Table, Elana Dickman also known as TradingFemale decided to GO LIVE! She discusses how she went from consulting to tech sales, to eventually working in Venture Capital. Elana breaks down how she first got started angel investing, the ability to be a venture scout, and tips for getting a job in VC.



    Apply to the Red Beard Ventures Syndicate: https://angel.co/s/red-beard-ventures-drew-austin/iWGkE

    The Girls Table Newsletter: https://thegirlstable.beehiiv.com/sub...

    The Girls Table Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheGirlsTable

    Elana Dickman's Twitter: https://twitter.com/TradingFemale

    • 29 min

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