Hi, I'm mandela
I believe you can be successful in business and happy in life, and my mission is to show you how to do just that! Operating at the intersection of hustle and higher consciousness, I specialize in helping anyone from full-time employees to part-time hustlers to 24/7 entrepreneurs accelerate their business endeavors and improve their well-being.
I began my career in Silicon Valley in 2011, as a startup founder backed by Kapor Capital, 500 Startups, and Imagine K12 (acquired by Y Combinator). Thereafter, I led a global entrepreneurial program called Startup Weekend Education (acquired by Techstars) that spanned six continents and empowered thousands of entrepreneurs. Currently, I work at venture capital firm Kapor Capital, supporting the success of over 115 tech startups, and on nights and weekends, I host The Startup Couch, a web series where I interview influencers of Silicon Valley. (More about that below!)
To-date, I’ve shared my frameworks for success on over 60 stages, including TEDx, Google, and Facebook. I’ve also received several recognitions, including being named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 List, LinkedIn's Top 10 Voices in Venture Capital and Startups, and Medium's Top 10% of Writers.
I am grateful to get the opportunity to work with people who are committed to living their dreams out loud, and I’d be excited to help you fulfill your passions too!