Investor Connect – Soraya Darabi of Trail Mix Ventures

Investor Connect – Soraya Darabi of Trail Mix Ventures

May 15, 2020 by investor

In this episode, Hall welcomes Soraya Darabi, General Partner of Trail Mix Ventures (TMV).

TMV is an early-stage venture firm investing in the future of living well. TMV backs startup companies focused on ideas that will reshape industries or inspire new ones. Fund I and Fund II investments focus on: frontier health organizations, marketplaces and design-driven technologies.

Soraya began her career in journalism at The New York Times, positioning them on large social networks. She has also partnered with startups large and small, establishing award-winning campaigns. Soraya has appeared on magazine covers, mentored for TechStars New York, and is also a podcast host. She graduated with honors from Georgetown University and completed the Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century module at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is currently on the board of the non-profit Yamba Malawi in New York City and is in her 12th year helping the organization connect to global entrepreneurs.

Soraya shares her advice for both investors and entrepreneurs and discusses her fund’s thesis with Hall.

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