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Today’s guest is a digital media pioneer and an incredible inspiration to me and millions of other entrepreneurs… She is the creator and host of “The Valley Girl Show” and CEO of Valley Girl, Inc. She has produced and distributed over 200 interviews with some of the greatest minds in business and technology such as Ted Turner, Mark Cuban, Sheryl Sandberg and Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google. And after 6 successful years hosting her talk show online, she is expanding it to television, with a new series on Fox TV in Northern California. Her name is Jesse Draper.
Having experienced difficulties in finding women entrepreneurs to interview on her show, Jesse is now an avid supporter and an angel investor taking risks on other female entrepreneurs (just like so many other people, she says, once took a risk on her). This year alone, Jesse is planning to invest $1M through her fund, Valley Girl Ventures, in early stage seed startups that have a female in the founding team. In addition, she recently established a women in business organization which holds exclusive quarterly events across the country for cross industry networking and support of women in business.
During our time together we learn:
— Why her dad tried to borrow money from 10-year old Jesse and what that experience taught her.
— Why Jesse ended up spending more than she should have when she started her business… why she doesn’t do that anymore.
— How Jesse does the big ask when negotiating – her simple tips and strategies that you can use too!
— A fun game you can play if you want to learn about investing but haven’t started investing yet.
If you’d like to learn more about Jesse Draper, visit her website www.valleygirl.com or follow her on Twitter @jessedraper or @valleygirlshow… or Instagram. Also, check out the fun game she mentioned to help you learn about investing “Gazillionaire Deluxe”.
My favorite quote from the interview: “I negotiate every single time someone is giving me money.” – click to tweet