Lisa Tsou has been helping technology and new media startups raise money since she graduated from law school in 1997. Since then, she’s spent time on Wall Street working on financings for companies like DoubleClick, TheKnot.com, and Mapquest and done numerous acquisitions of websites like ApartmentRatings.com, DoItYourself.com and BBOnline.com. The list of funds and institutions she has worked with includes Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, Greylock, Silicon Valley Bank, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Bank of America, and Hambrecht & Quist, to name just a few.
Now, she enjoys spending her time coaching founders and entrepreneurs on how to present themselves to investors and raise the money they need to take their businesses to the next level. She is a popular speaker at events like Wordcamp, coaches students on pitching at USC’s Blackstone Launchpad and its LavaLab Student Accelerator, co-organizes the Los Angeles Women’s Entrepreneurs Meetup, teaches workshops on pitching investors at General Assembly. She also sits on the Board of Project Echo, a non-profit that provides at-risk students with a dynamic alternative education to help them acquire useful vocational skills and entrepreneurship training and experience.
Lisa is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law, received her MBA from the Marshall School of Business at USC with Beta Gamma Sigma honors, and is a member of both the New York State and California bars.
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