I'm a serial entrepreneur.

I'm passionate about:  

solving hard, human problems,  

bringing more empathy to technology,

supporting women, LGBTQ+, minorities, 

sex positivity and access to pleasure education.  

  • From Vitamin to Painkiller: the Story of inDinero

Talk summary: My startup's journey through failure, burning $1M in funding, and bootstrapping back to profitability, generating $1M in ARR in less than a year.  

Talk Summary: Do's and Don't of Pitching, highly rated live and interactive mentoring workshops.

Other talks: 

  • What I Learned as Venture Partner at 500 Startups

Talk Summary: Learnings from investing in emerging markets. 

  • Fix your Diversity Debt

    • CASE "Conserte seu Débito de Diversidade" - São Paulo (Nov 2015) 

Talk Summary: Avoid building "diversity debt" in your company - best practices for building inclusive cultures and more diversity in early stage startups. Slides here

  • How to Design Strong Accelerator Curriculum

Talk Summary: Best practices for accelerator managers and program designers. Slides here


  • ShiftSplit - startup competition judge (June 2015)
  • Africa Business Angel Network / DEMO Africa - foreign investors in Africa panel (Sept 2015)
  • Startup Istanbul - finals and semifinals startup competition judge (Sept 2015)
  • Startup Turkey - semifinals startup competition judge (March 2016)
  • Seedstars World - panel on fundraising for early state startups (March 2016)
  • Galvanize: Pitchers and Pitches - startup competition judge (April 2016)
  • Africa Unplugged: Sparking Ideas, Unlocking Innovation panel on technology and startups in Africa at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business - panelist (April 2016)
  • Defy Ventures: Solano State Prison competition judge (April 2016)
  • Tech Inclusion 2016: What Accelerators are Learning Funding Diverse Founders (Oct 2016)
  • Women's Entrepreneurship Day: Access to Capital, the New Face of Funding (November 2016)
  • Women in Tech Festival: VC Funding Successes & Challenges, panelist (March 2017)
  • Blackbox Fireside Chat: Female Founders Edition (May 2017)
  • SVForum Female Founder Pitch Night, judge (May 2017)