Feb 21, 2022
What do women need to know to succeed at the game of business?
Sarah Dusek is a female entrepreneur who sold her company Under Canvas in 2017 for over $100M. In that same year, Under Canvas received a spot on the coveted Inc. 5000 list, and Sarah was named to Ernst & Young’s EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women list.
After recognizing that women entrepreneurs receive only 2% of all available funding each year in the US, Sarah became a partner at Enygma Ventures, a venture capital fund focused on investing in women-led businesses in Africa, the US and Europe. They have now invested tens of millions of dollars in 20+ companies.
Sarah also offers online courses for early-stage entrepreneurs (hosted at www.pranary.com). Over the past year, five thousand entrepreneurs have gone through her programs to become investor-ready and learn how to build valuable companies.
She is a regular contributor to Forbes.com, The Telegraph, and TRT World. She is also chairwoman of the Women’s Giving Circle for The Global Good Fund, a social entrepreneurship leadership development program, and sits on the board of ten (and rising) startup companies in Southern Africa, as well as Under Canvas.
In this episode, we explore the lessons she learned scaling her company from zero and selling it for $100M+, the importance of capital as a tool advancing women and equality, and the keys to accessing venture capital as a female entrepreneur committed to serving the greater good.
What We Discuss with Sarah Dusek in This Episode
Episode Show Notes: https://tinyurl.com/3t2c3uwf
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