Are You the Investor or the Investment?

Episode 336
Oct 22, 07:00 AM

Naomi Shah started her career working at an investment firm. She spent her days weighing the risks and benefits of investing in various startups and making sure that those investments panned out. Listen as she shares how she went from investing in others to becoming the investment.

Naomi Shah started her career working at an investment firm. She spent her days weighing the risks and benefits of investing in various startups and making sure that those investments panned out. Listen as she shares how she went from investing in others to becoming the investment. 

While she always had the idea that she would create her own company, it was her partners at Union Square Ventures who really pushed her to start her new venture. Meet Cute is a rom-com and lifestyle brand redefining the genre one story at a time. 

There have certainly been challenges along the way and she’s sharing all about them. She also digs into the skills needed for one to successfully found and fund their new venture. It hasn’t been easy, but she has found such fulfillment. 

Think you want to create your own startup? Then you won’t want to miss out on Naomi’s story and her advice for making great decisions from the beginning. Have you listened to Meet Cute? If not, check it out here!

Show Notes:
  • [01:20] Are you the investor or the investment? 
  • [02:41] When did Naomi realize it was time to launch her company, Meet Cute? 
  • [05:21] Did her investment team put the idea in her head or did she always know? 
  • [06:59] How do the challenges shift as you move from investor to investment? 
  • [10:07] Why putting her company out there was still nerve-wracking despite her experience. 
  • [12:28] Learn how Naomi views the skills needed to become a founder of a new business. 
  • [14:31] Which of her skills transferred from the investor to the investment side?
  • [16:24] Why your people are everything in your business. 
  • [18:04] Naomi shares one of her AHA moments. 
  • [21:10] Her final parting advice for all our Women Worldwide listeners. 
  • [23:18] Connect with Naomi and Meet Cute. 
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