Shaydi DeJesus Venture Partner, 100 Women in Finance, Bunker Labs
cavnessHR website: https://www.cavnessHR.com
Jason’s email: jasoncavness@cavnessHR.com
@cavnessHR across social media
@jasoncavnessHR across social media
We talk about the following
Her fishing adventures in Alaska
Should you cold call/email potential investors
Her experiences with the U.S. Military
The Austin startup scene
Shaydi DeJesus is multi-dimensional diverse with demonstrated history working in
national/global innovation networks, entrepreneurship, commercialization,
venture capital and alternative investments.
Bunker Labs Austin, City Lead
(Southwest Region), SoGal Austin Lead, Venture Partner at Gitty Inc. Former:
Venture Partner at Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs; Senior Buyer – Austin
Community College; Former Department of Defense Management Consultant, National Association for Latino
Community Asset Builders (NALCAB)
Entrepreneur - 2020 100 Women in
Finance scholar; Masters, McCombs School of Business at University of
Texas – Austin in Tech Commercialization; Undergrad Marketing/Management – UTSA
and Governor Dolph Briscoe Scholar.
Passions: Ecosystem Builder,
Diversity, Veteran/Military initiatives
Shaydi DeJesus is the Bunker Labs Austin City Lead (Southwest Region), an organization supporting veteran/military entrepreneurship nationally from idea stage through those who have raised $1M+ or 500K ARR. She is also the SoGal Austin Lead – SoGal the largest global
platform for women & diverse entrepreneurs and investors that provides
resources, education and community for a 100K+ person network with chapters in
40+ cities around the world. SoGal Ventures is the 1st female-led
millenial venture capital firm.
Ms. DeJesus is passionate about
investment and entrepreneurship ecosystem building as a former Venture Partner
at Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs & being a catalyst for both pre- and
post-revenue companies in all verticals. She currently is a Venture
Partner at Gitty Inc. working with both Gitty and the investment
fund/portfolio companies it serves.
Previously she was a Department of Defense Management Consultant and early-staff of NALCAB –
National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders. Since 2008,
NALCAB has been a catalyst for more than $300 million in investment in Latino
communities, much of which flowed through structured partnerships and consortia
among the members.
NALCAB is the hub of a
national network of more than 120 mission-driven organizations that are anchor
institutions in geographically and ethnically diverse Latino & minority
communities in 40 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico.
She is an underrepresented entrepreneur herself, 2020 100 Women in Finance scholar and
holds a Masters from McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas in
Austin – in Tech Commercialization and undergrads from University of Texas at
San Antonio in Marketing and Management. Governor Dolph Briscoe Scholar.
Shaydi’s Social Media
Shayde’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/bernardstweets
Shaydi’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaydidejesus/
I'd like for folks to challenge the status quo. My particular advice and that is I never would have thought I would be in the circles and doing the things that I am now like 10 years ago. The more that I pushed forward, the more that I was able to break down doors and glass ceilings. So now everything seems pretty limitless. For a lot of founders out there, they just feel like they're going to win overnight and then most folks are not going to win overnight.
It's like a 10 year journey itself. Your journey. I've seen folks that raise several rounds and they're still, like needing to raise more rounds. Really believe in yourself, surround yourself with other folks that believe in yourself. But also challenge you to be better.
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.