Sutian Dong, Partner at Female Founders Fund has spent much of her career in the Venture space – getting her start in Business School at NYU Stern and early experience at First Mark Capital thereafter. However, it’s a path that was not always so clearly defined for her. Over mezcal at Fool’s Gold, she explains her unique process of elimination in pursuing this direction, how it ended up getting her into venture during some of the key, formative years of startups and tech in NYC, and how it’s culminated to her unique position at Female Founders Fund today.
What You’ll Learn:
– The experience of starting in VC when it was the “step cousin” to private equity and other, more “trendy” finance roles
– What key things VCs want to hear from founders
– Why diversity matters in company cultures and how it correlates with success