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The VentureFizz Podcast: Ashley Aydin - Principal at VamosVentures

Episode #274 of The VentureFizz Podcast features Ashley Aydin - Principal at VamosVentures.

There is a growing number of VC firms that are focused on investing in diverse founders. It’s a very important trend, as I believe these firms will continue to build a foundation that leads to more investing in great companies regardless of the founder’s gender or ethnic background.

VamosVentures is one of these firms that is focused on changing the dynamic. 100% of the firm’s portfolio is diverse. Over 40% of their investments are women led and over 90% of their portfolio companies are Latinx led.

In this episode of our podcast, we cover:

  • A deep discussion on what can be done to grow the number of diverse investors who are funding startups.
  • Ashley’s background story including her time at Brown University and how her career got started in various roles across investment banking and eCommerce.
  • How she got started in the world of venture capital while at MIT Sloan with the Dorm Room Fund and other firms.
  • What led her to join VamosVentures and some of the details around the firm’s investment thesis.
  • Lots of great advice for founders around fundraising regardless of the economic climate.
  • And so much more.