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Sasha Hoffman

CEO, Fuzzy Compass


Sasha Hoffman’s love of fashion, finance and travel have guided her career from creating luxury business bags for women to leading IPOs for major technology companies.

She is currently the CEO of Fuzzy Compass, a travel startup turning the world's top travel influencers into modern-day travel agents. She is also Chief Operating Officer of Piaggio Fast Forward, a new company of Milan-based Piaggio Group, makers of Vespa, Aprilia, and Moto Guzzi focused on lightweight transportation and autonomous vehicles for rapidly changing urban areas. Prior to that, she was Head of Business Development for Plastiq, a venture-backed payments startup. As the second hire, she was responsible for many aspects of the business but primarily growing the company from 2-27 employees, setting the strategy for entering new industries and geographies, building and maintaining all partner relationships and growing the company to over $150mm in payments volume in under 2 years.

Prior to that, she worked as an investment banker in the technology group at Goldman Sachs, Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers, where she advised clients, built complex financial models, coordinated deals and managed teams. She worked on transactions worth more than $100 billion including several high-profile IPOs and M&A deals for such clients as Facebook, Yelp, and SanDisk.

Sasha is the Global Ambassador for Women in Travel, part of Phocuswright’s 2015 Class of 35 under 35 leaders in the travel industry and her company was ranked one of the hottest startups launched in 2015. She is passionate about tech and social entrepreneurship and is an active member of the community. She is part of the Board of BUILD Boston, a TechStars mentor, a Mass Challenge alumni company, an instructor at General Assembly, Youth CITIES, and the Startup Institute, is part of the Future Leaders Group of MITX, and guest lectures at Northeastern University.

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