Oct 15, 2021 • 45M

Why Solo Female Founders are Overlooked, Investing Early in LATAM, and Getting the Pope on Twitter with Claire Díaz-Ortiz

The Consumer VC episode 171 with Claire Díaz-Ortiz

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Mike Gelb
The Consumer VC takes a look into early-stage consumer investing and venture capital. If you are interested in learning about consumer trends, have a b2c business and interested in learning about the fundraising process at the early stage, you have come to the right place. Mike interviews some of the top venture capitalists in the world that focus on B2C and consumer type companies or have a deep track record investing in these categories such as marketplaces, SaaS, social, CPG and non-tech subscription. Mike also interviews founders that are building some of the most disruptive consumer facing companies in the world. The conversation usually includes the insight the founder discovered, fundraising strategy, and the pitch. This podcast also includes bonus episodes. Each bonus episode dives into a particular subject that might not have to due with the fundraise or venture capital, but still would be helpful to founders. For example, a bonus episode on brand strategy or how to construct a board of directors. All bonus episodes will be clearly labeled. For all episodes, please visit www.theconsumervc.com. For updates, you can follow @mikegelb on Twitter.
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Our guest today on The Consumer VC podcast is Claire Díaz-Ortiz, who is a venture capitalist and author of 9 books including “Twitter for Good” and “Design Your Day” and is based in Argentina.

She was one of the early employees at Twitter who has been dubbed "The Woman Who Got the Pope on Twitter." She was also named one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company.

In this conversation we discuss:

  • The early days of blogs and the rise of social

  • Why women solo founders are overlooked by venture capitalists

  • Innovation and opportunity in LATAM

  • What is most misunderstood about LATAM

  • What she likes to see in a pitch

  • Her thoughts on the future of social


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