From South Jamaica Queens to startups, venture capital, and now Columbia Business School, hear my story on the Minority Trailblazer Podcast here!

“Anastacia left her job as a #consultant and withdrew her admission from Columbia Business School to become the first #employee of a now venture-funded startup called Jopwell. Her #decision paid off because in 2015 Jopwell went through Y Combinator and her contributions helped the company raise $3.25M in seed round funding. She has since gone on to work for Kapor Capital as a venture capital summer associate and is currently a first-year #MBA student at Columbia Business School. Excited to share Anastacia Gordon‘s journey on the #MinorityTrailblazer Podcast to talk working at a #startup, B-School, and how to go about raising funding.” – Greg E. Hill, Founder & Host, Minority Trailblazer Podcast


Written by Anastacia

Anastacia Gordon is a writer, backpacker, former startup founding team member, and investor interested in music x media x culture x tech. She is currently an MBA student at Columbia Business School and spent time on the investment team at Kapor Capital, Cross Culture Ventures, and Lerer Hippeau. Prior to that, she was a founding team member at Jopwell (YC S’15) after spending the early part of her career in a number of consulting and finance roles. Anastacia received her bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and hails from South Jamaica Queens, New York.

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