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Heather Hiles founded ed yasmin company Pathbrite in before selling it to one of her investors in Here, she talks raising moneyselling her company, talks Silicon Valley's diversity problem. I worked in education money and investing for 25 years, and I saw how portfolios--a digital way to organize images and other types of media--could be used as a learning tool.
I saw an opportunity for educational institutions to use them to help students, and I wanted to provide an easy way for people to archive or showcase their work. Stanford was our first customer.
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I had used my own capital to build a prototype of my product, but to get security clearances to have access to student data like transcripts, we needed a new level of stability that required us to raise outside funds.
The investor community licking xxx Silicon Valley likes patterns they can recognize.
Maybe they think the best entrepreneurs are dudes of a certain age who wear hoodies and come out of certain schools. I thought I could get more respect and acknowledgment for my experience, so I went to New York to raise money. Cengage had invested in us and was using our engineering talent.