Diane Yoo – Founder of Diane S. Yoo: What It Takes To Become A Partner and Founder Of Multiple VC Funds

By Jennifer Johnson Jennifer Johnson has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on February 27, 2023

Grit Daily Startup is a podcast hosted by Sebastian Rusk with a focus on the behind-the-scenes of startups. This week, Sebastian sits down with Diane Yoo, She is one of the few women to run a venture capital firm. Diane shares her wisdom on both the highs and lows of the startup process, noting that pivots can both be a good and bad thing. As for 2023, Diane is excited for the incredible opportunities available. And no matter what roadblocks arise, she emphasizes staying true to a larger vision. Sebastian closes by reminding us to remain hopeful and resilient in the face of the startup process.

Key Takeaways:

Pivoting in the Startup Process: Challenges and Opportunities in 2023

Finding Strength and Resilience in Difficult Times.

Topics with Timestamps:

[00:03:36] Pivoting in the Startup Process: Challenges and Opportunities in 2023

[00:06:57] Finding Strength and Resilience in Difficult Times.

Notable Quotes:

“It is an underrepresented, almost a double whammy community and underfunded with less than single digit 1 percent.” 

“It was gritty. It is intense. It is like what you would think of an accelerator. It takes a lot of time weekly, but it doesn’t stop there. It’s when you graduate. It’s all about the fundraising. Right? And I think that every entrepreneur can relate to that.” 

“So that’s Fenix Global, my other firm. Really excited to make an incredible impact on that. We know that Asian American women, while they’re highly educated, they may be in the Ivy leagues, they’re highly experienced, yet they’re underrepresented.” 

“It is all those gritty hours you have to get stuff done. All the hours that you don’t know about.” 

By Jennifer Johnson Jennifer Johnson has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Jennifer Johnson is an Operations Specialist and Booking Producer at Grit Daily.

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