Making Billions: The Private Equity Podcast for Fund Managers, Startup Founders, and Venture Capital Investors
Enygma Ventures - Venture Capitalist Reveals the Top 3 Things VCs Need from Entrepreneurs - Sarah Dusek 💰
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In this week’s episode, I bring on my dear friend Sarah Dusek. Sarah is the founder and CEO of an estimated $100M Venture Capital fund known as Enygma Ventures. Join Sarah and me as she describes how she went from a massive $100M exit from her “Glamping” startup into launching one of Africa’s most impressive Venture Capital firms dedicated to funding female entrepreneurs. You don’t want to miss it.
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[MY GUEST]: Sarah Dusek is a managing partner and co-founder of Enygma Ventures, a private investment fund dedicated to supporting and investing in women-led businesses in Africa. Since Enygma’s inception in 2019, over 5,000 entrepreneurs have gone through Enygma’s investor-ready programs to learn how to build valuable companies. Sarah aims to demystify the complicated and often inaccessible world of funding. Making capital accessible for women, helping them to both deliver outstanding outcomes for their own businesses and drive economic and social progressive change.
In 2009, she founded the leading upscale outdoor hospitality brand Under Canvas, which sold in 2018 for over $100 million. Under Canvas received a spot on the coveted Inc. 5000 list in 2017, and in the same year, Sarah was also named to Ernst & Young’s EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women list as a forward-thinker and changemaker. In 2022, Sarah launched a $600 million capital vehicle to drive conservation efforts globally.
[THE HOST]: Ryan is a Venture Capital & Angel investor in technology and energy. He achieved placement growth of 5200% ROI in his first 5 years in the industry. His Podcast, “Making Billions”, was recently ranked in the top 20 Venture Capital Podcasts on the Planet! Previously he served as a Chief Financial Officer for a National, award-winning InsurTech company, which he grew 50% year-over-year. Managed and mentored 250 professionals while serving in this role. Additionally, he hasSupport the show
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