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Entrepreneurship will change the world. We are inspiring the world by sharing unique stories to empower and equip more people to build powerful companies.

Each week we interview a female founder or venture capitalist with tangible advice to help bring your goals to the next level. The Real Capitalist Podcast hosted by Courteney Real

To stay in touch with all things real you can check-out riseher.co/podcast or follow us on social media @rise.her

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The Real Capitalist Podcast Courteney Real

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    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

Entrepreneurship will change the world. We are inspiring the world by sharing unique stories to empower and equip more people to build powerful companies.

Each week we interview a female founder or venture capitalist with tangible advice to help bring your goals to the next level. The Real Capitalist Podcast hosted by Courteney Real

To stay in touch with all things real you can check-out riseher.co/podcast or follow us on social media @rise.her

If you love the podcast please share it with your girl gang or write us a review!

    Michelle Sun, Founder of First Code Academy

    Michelle Sun, Founder of First Code Academy

    Michelle is the founder of First Code Academy, a leading coding and STEM education institute for kids from 4 to 18 years old and author of Amazon Best Seller First Time Coders. She is also an advisor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s Computer Science Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). Prior to starting First Code, she held various technical roles in high growth startups in Silicon Valley, including Buffer and Bump Technologies.

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    • 49 min
    LIVE with Whitney Sales, Managing Partner, at Acceleprise Ventures.

    LIVE with Whitney Sales, Managing Partner, at Acceleprise Ventures.

    Whitney Sales is the Managing Partner, at Acceleprise Ventures. 

    Whitney has 10+ years of startup sales experience and is the founder of The Sales Method, a consultancy that helps startups identify target markets, build successful sales teams and quickly get products to market.  She led four companies to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list including LoopNet, Joby, Meltwater and SpringAhead. Whitney graduated with honors with a BA in Sociology from UCSD.

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    • 45 min
    Jenny Lefcourt, General Partner at Freestyle VC

    Jenny Lefcourt, General Partner at Freestyle VC

    Jenny Lefcourt brings 20+ years of technology start-up experience to her role as General Partner at Freestyle, a $90M seed-stage fund in San Francisco whose partners are all serial entrepreneurs. Freestyle has led investments in companies such as Airtable, Intercom, Patreon, Narvar, BetterUp, and Wag.  Jenny is also a founding member of All Raise, a non-profit dedicated to diversity in funders & founders.

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    • 50 min
    Mariel Reed is cofounder and CEO of CoProcure.

    Mariel Reed is cofounder and CEO of CoProcure.

    Mariel Reed is cofounder and CEO of CoProcure. Previously, she served in the San Francisco Mayor’s Office, where she helped scale a program connecting tech startups and local governments across the country. She was an early employee at Coursera, a venture-backed edtech startup. She graduated top of her class from Georgetown University and is fluent in Mandarin.

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    • 49 min
    Chenoa Farnsworth, Managing Partner at Blue Startups

    Chenoa Farnsworth, Managing Partner at Blue Startups

    Chenoa Farnsworth the Managing Partner at Blue Startups. Chenoa has more than 15 years of experience in business strategy and private equity investing. Farnsworth is the managing director of the Hawaii Angels, Hawaii’s only angel capital investment network.

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    • 37 min
    Trish Costello, CEO & Founder of Portfolia

    Trish Costello, CEO & Founder of Portfolia

    Trish Costello is CEO of Portfolia and Managing Director of Portfolia Funds.  Portfolia creates investment funds designed women, so they can back the companies and innovations they want in the marketplace, for returns and impact.  Portfolia has funds in Women’s health, Enterprise, Consumer Tech, Active Aging, and Diversity. Portfolia funds provide an interactive and educational view of investing for its members while seeking market returns and innovation in the marketplace.

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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

JenniferY. ,

empowering podcast

Courteney's panel of guest and thought-provoking interviews are amazing! Listened to the episode with Meghan Larson form Adistry, and loved her poise and removing the negative connotations around the word "pivot". It was really great to hear fresh perspective and make the point that successful entrepreneurs might have to make difficult decisions in order to pivot according to what the market is telling them.

Went to Courteney's podcast live and the expereience was just as amazing as the recorded sessions. Valuable business advice along with really fun quick-fire questions as the end. I highly recommend tuning into her podcast for the latest news around business strategies and investing.

Minnie_Ing ,

Great interview!

Courteney makes it look easy to do a great interview. Check out Jenny Lefcourt and Aline Lerner... just two of my faves :)

Diane B., social scientist ,

A candid, engaging exchange of ideas

As an aspiring entrepreneur, I really enjoyed the interview with Minnie Ingersoll on the “startup ecosystem.” This is a great example of the way that one individual’s entrepreneurial path developed through both planned and unplanned events.

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