Tarang Gupta hosts TX Zhuo, General Partner, and Gabriella Brignardello, Vice President at Fika Ventures, a seed-fund investing in fintech, enterprise software, and marketplaces.
In this episode you will hear about:
- Fika Ventures' manifesto of "whole stories, not headlines"
- How to be an effective investor
- Interesting startups that Fika has invested in
- Segments that TX and Gabriella believe will drive the growth of fintech
And much more!
About Gabriella Brignardello
Gabriella began her career at EY-Parthenon. After three years in consulting, she transitioned to a venture role at WndrCo, a consumer technology holding company, before joining Fika Ventures in 2021. She is also involved in fundraising and operational initiatives for Mi Casa de Angeles, a nonprofit she founded in 2009. Gabriella holds a BS in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University.
About TX Zhuo
TX has been involved with startups since his college days where he started and sold an online college textbook marketplace. After a stint at McKinsey, he came back to his roots and served as the CFO for an electric vehicle startup. In 2012, he co-founded Karlin Ventures, based in Los Angeles, where he served as the managing partner for 4 years before co-founding Fika Ventures. TX holds an MBA from Stanford GSB.
About Fika Ventures
Fika Ventures is an LA-based seed fund that invests in founders solving meaningful, systemic problems through the use of data, related AI-enabled technologies, and automation, especially in the fintech, enterprise software, marketplaces, and digital health sectors.
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