Episode 158: Claire Fauquier - Principal, Highland Capital Partners


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I once read a blog post that stated an interesting fact. The number of professional athletes in the U.S. is equal to the number of positions in venture capital. Needless to say, positions are scarce in the VC industry and they are highly sought after. For Claire, she was determined to land a position in venture capital after getting her MBA at Wharton. She devoted months of her time sitting in coffee shops researching and learning the industry, while creating a recruiting plan, cold emailing VC firms, and offering her research to investors in hopes of landing an open position. Well - Her determination paid off when she joined Corigin Ventures and she recently joined Highland to help the firm built out its New York office. Highland has a long history of success as a leading VC firm and their track record speaks for itself to the tune of 46 IPOs and 127 acquisitions. In this episode of our podcast, we cover: * How living in Kenya for six months influenced her career. * Her experience working in investment banking during the economic crisis. * How dedication and commitment through cold emailing landed Claire a position in the VC industry. * All the details on Highland Capital Partners and what she is targeting for investments. * How to get investors to respond to cold email pitches. * What first-time founders can expect during the process of raising capital. * And more! If you like the show, please remember to subscribe and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play.

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