👋🏼 Hey, I'm Janet! 👩🏻
I’m a SoCal native who is passionate about tech, entrepreneurship, venture capital, startups, SaaS, APA community and diversity. You can find me on social media and on my blog, where I enjoy sharing insights from my experiences, as well as new opportunities for founders and investors. You can also catch me in-person organizing signature Partytime events for the startup communities in LA, SF & NYC.
I'm currently an MBA candidate at the UCLA Anderson School of Management on a full-tuition fellowship while working for TenOneTen Ventures, Visible Hands VC and Tech Coast Angels. Prior to business school, I started two businesses: a tech-forward real estate brokerage and an international trade & logistics company. My MBA focus is venture capital, for which I was recently awarded the Deutschman Venture Fellowship.
Before my entrepreneurial ventures, my first love was the health sciences where I performed wet-lab lung cancer research for four years at USC, resulting in a paper published in the American Association for Cancer Research journal. I hold a Master’s degree in Global Medicine and a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Promotion from USC’s Keck School of Medicine.
My creative hobbies include hip hop dance and performing as a SAG actor with speaking roles on shows like “Grey’s Anatomy”, “This is Us”, “Shameless”, and on commercials with brands like McDonald's, Infiniti, Sony, and Samsung.
Aside from making professional connections, I enjoy getting to know people by their hobbies and what they care about. My personal mantra is #ShootYourShot because not only do I love basketball, but I also believe in chasing our dreams because we only get one shot at life. 🏀
Are you interested in getting into Venture Capital? If you go to a HBCU or an alumni, you need to apply for HBCUvc for Fall 2021. Early applications were due August 15. The hard deadline is August 22 at 11:59PM EST. Extended to September 6!
I wanted to take some time to chat about my experience with Propel, a community of builders, operators and founders. It is run by three co-founders, Emily, Tom & Scott. The one I that I am closest to is Emily and she is definitely someone you want to have in your corner. She is a super-connector that has boundless energy with a whole lot of get-shit-done attitude.