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From Foster Care to Venture Capitalist! CBCC TV Interview - Mariah Lichtenstern



Mariah Lichtenstern of DiverseCity Ventures shares with us the ups and downs of her journey as a youth through the system of foster care to graduate school and finally her triumph as a successful Venture Capitalist! She also shares important industry tips, and motivational advice that unyokes, empowers, and inspires.


Bio:


At the intersection of technology, entertainment, and venture capital, Mariah Lichtenstern addresses social, economic, and environmental equity through entrepreneurship. A multi-faceted "connector," Mariah works with amazing people she feels incredibly fortunate to know and strives to build bridges between those with privilege and those with valuable but under-utilized perspectives.


To showcase and capitalize on diverse perspectives, she co-founded DiverseCity Ventures and CINESHARES.club to empower founders and filmmakers of all backgrounds. She has a special interest in fostering the inclusion of those underrepresented by virtue of "otherness," including gender, culture, geography, and socio-economic status.


The Managing Director of Founder Institute, Sacramento, Mariah is also a frequent speaker, mentor, and judge. She serves on the Tech Advisory Committee for CleanTech Fund, CalSEED, Berkeley Skydeck, Village Capital Finteck Forward 2019, and is a member of UCLA Ventures. She's an alumna of UC Berkeley, USC, and UCLA.


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