So Money - Episode 1532

Mariam Naficy

Founder & Managing Partner of Heretic Ventures

Our guest today is Mariam Naficy, a veteran entrepreneur who has founded and scaled successful companies, including, the world’s first online cosmetics retailer, Minted, the online marketplace of premium design goods created by independent artists and designers and, a curated fine art gallery focused on blockchain art.

Born to Iranian and Chinese parents, Mariam’s childhood in diverse countries shaped her perspective. She overcame adversity when her family fled Iran during the 1979 Revolution and faced challenges upon arriving in the US.

Today she is the Founder & Managing Partner of Heretic Ventures, the San Francisco-based venture studio that founds companies at the intersection of culture, commerce, and creators. With a keen eye for innovative ideas, Mariam’s insights on crypto, blockchain, and NFTs are invaluable.

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