Posts tagged: Podcast

  • 88 Cofounder of CULT Capital on Creating Powerful Partnerships

    88 Cofounder of CULT Capital on Creating Powerful Partnerships
    Our guest today on The Mentor Files is Sarah Woelfel, cofounder of venture capital firm CULT Capital. CULT Capital makes growth capital investments in and provides support to emerging, high-growth consumer companies with a focus on the areas of beauty, personal care, food, beverage, household, pet and fashion/leisure. Since it's founding in 2014, Sarah has overseen the investment in such up and coming brands as Miyoko's, Lawless Beauty, and Monica and Andy, and her experience in this space makes her a perfect guest for the show. Listen in to learn...

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  • 87 Founder of Lawless Beauty on When Opportunity Knocks

    87 Founder of Lawless Beauty on When Opportunity Knocks
    When opportunity comes knocking, you don't answer and say you're not ready. You just go! Exuding confidence, self-worth, and passion, Annie Lawless has become a force in the wellness space with a stylish flair. After experiencing years of chronic eczema in her childhood, Annie was diagnosed with Celiac disease. She learned very quickly at a young age the direct correlation between the foods you put in your body to how you look and, most importantly, how you feel. Her knowledge and passion for nutrition led her to become a certified...

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  • 86 Founder of Beautycounter on Why All Capital Is Not The Same

    86 Founder of Beautycounter on Why All Capital Is Not The Same
    In just seven years, Beautycounter has become the leader in the clean skincare and makeup category. They've revolutionized the beauty industry through their digital presence, retail partnerships and independent consultants. And, the world has definitely taken notice!

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  • 85 Nicole Gibbons - Founder of CLARE on The Life of an Entrepreneur

    85 Nicole Gibbons - Founder of CLARE on The Life of an Entrepreneur
      Welcome to Season III of The Mentor Files! In 2017, Nicole Gibbons was helping a close friend select a paint color for her home when she was reminded of the struggle that many homeowners experience when trying to choose a paint color online. In that moment, Nicole decided this was a problem she was going to try and solve and immediately began laying the groundwork for CLARE, a direct to consumer paint company which launched just eighteen months later in 2018.  Today, CLARE makes it easy for homeowners to...

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  • 84 Simon Huck - Cofounder of JUDY on The Essential Entrepreneurial Spirit

    84 Simon Huck - Cofounder of JUDY on The Essential Entrepreneurial Spirit
    Simon Huck is the cofounder of emergency preparedness brand JUDY and I am so excited to have him as a guest on The Mentor Files! Having spent 18 months preparing to launch his new business, Simon was coming from his successful public relations firm Command Entertainment Group and felt a need to use his connections and skills to help change the world.

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  • 83 Josh Goldin - Cofounder of ACG on Aligning Yourself For Success

    83 Josh Goldin - Cofounder of ACG on Aligning Yourself For Success
    Today on The Mentor Files, we have Josh Goldin, cofounder of Alliance Consumer Growth. Together with his colleagues, Josh has built ACG into one of the leading consumer growth investment funds in the United States. Josh oversees current and prospective investments for ACG, and currently serves on the board of directors of Tender Greens, Snooze A.M. Eatery, PDQ Restaurants, OUAI Haircare, Good American and Tata Harper. He also led ACG’s investments in Harry’s Inc. and Blaze Pizza. Previously he served on the boards of Suja Juice (ACG’s stake acquired by...

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  • 82 Amanda Zuckerman - Cofounder of Dormify on Keeping It In The Family

    82 Amanda Zuckerman - Cofounder of Dormify on Keeping It In The Family
    Our guest today on The Mentor Files is Amanda Zuckerman, cofounder of Dormify. When Amanda and her mother Karen Zuckerman were shopping for Amanda's freshman dorm room they had trouble finding dorm decor as stylish and sophisticated as Amanda desired, a problem her peers were running into as well. After spending a lot of time, going from store to store, Amanda and Karen realized there wasn't a one-stop destination for dorm room shopping. From here, the mother-daughter duo created a vision for Dormify, which has since developed into the reputable...

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  • 81 Alexa Von Tobel - Managing Partner of Inspired Capital on Keeping a Good Work Life Balance

    81 Alexa Von Tobel - Managing Partner of Inspired Capital on Keeping a Good Work Life Balance
    Alexa Von Tobel is a New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, venture capitalist and mom.Alexa founded LearnVest in 2008 with the goal of helping people make progress on their money. Just seven years later, the company was acquired by Northwestern Mutual for $375 Million, one of the biggest Fintech acquisitions of the decade.Following the acquisition, Alexa joined Northwestern as the company's first ever Chief Digital Officer and eventually assumed the role of Chief Innovation Officer where she oversaw Northwestern Mutual's venture arm.Alexa isn't slowing down any time soon. Just last...

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  • 80 Lauren Bush Lauren - Founder of FEED on Developing Great Partnerships

    80 Lauren Bush Lauren - Founder of FEED on Developing Great Partnerships
    In 2004, Lauren Bush Lauren had the opportunity to travel around the world as an honorary student spokesperson for the UN World Food Programme, and learned firsthand about the issues of hunger and poverty. Inspired by what she saw during these travels, Lauren launched FEED Projects in 2007, with the mission to create good products that help FEED the world. FEED does this through the sale of FEED bags, accessories, and apparel by building a set donation into the cost of each product. The impact of each product, signified by...

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  • 79 Sarah Jones Simmer - Chief Operating Officer at Bumble on Predicting The Future

    79 Sarah Jones Simmer - Chief Operating Officer at Bumble on Predicting The Future
    Today on The Mentor Files, we have Sarah Jones Simmer, Chief Operating Officer of Bumble talking with us about her work with the incredibly popular dating app.Sarah is the COO of Bumble, the female-first social networking app bringing kindness and respect back into introductions and promoting equality in relationships, with 65mm+ users around the world. In that role, she oversees core strategy, international growth, marketing initiatives, and business operations, and facilitates the expansion of Bumble’s rapidly growing team, headquartered in Austin, TX, with offices around the world.Sarah has spent her...

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