Sometimes pitches don’t go well. Maybe you’ve made a big investment that’s not panning out. Your growth won’t always materialize as envisioned. Things happen—to everyone. Many of the young companies I advise get stuck in the early stages of their lifecycle. Some of...read more
About Sweat Equity
Sweat Equity aims to help entrepreneurs scratch, claw, and succeed in making their dreams a reality. I was a champion of creating more opportunities for women before it became fashionable, and—as an entrepreneur, technologist, startup advisor, investment banker, teacher, and athlete—I’m passionate about leveraging my own ventures to help founders innovate, grow, and succeed.
On this platform you’ll find insights into products and technologies that disrupt stagnant industries—into innovations that force brands to rethink the core of their business. Sweat Equity explores all things at the intersection of consumer technology, finance, health & wellness, and sustainability.
Not too long ago, an investor group discussed how lifestyle companies are often tricky investments. They reasoned that because these companies seem to operate in perpetuity—versus moving toward an eventual exit—their investment payout is largely uncertain. I disagree....read more
I advise a number of young brands in the health & wellness sector. Some are apparel-oriented, while others focus on nutrition. No matter their offering, many companies in this sector are competing against deeper-pocketed brands that have dominated the industry for...read more
A few years ago, I helped a well-known consumer technology brand through a very difficult time. The company had enjoyed years of success and become one of the hottest brands on the planet. It raised hundreds of millions of dollars from Silicon Valley’s top investors,...read more