Meet polina chebotareva mudrick, venture capitalist

LEAVING EVERYTHING BEHIND, POLINA AND HER FAMILY HAD TO ESCAPE THEIR HOME COUNTRY RUSSIA, TO RUN AWAY FROM UNCERTAINTY. HOWEVER, SETTLING INTO A NEW COUNTRY WAS NOT EASY, AND IT BROUGHT THEM MANY CHALLENGES.

POLINA CHEBOTAREVA IS AN INNOVATIVE PIONEER WITH A COMPREHENSIVE BACKGROUND IN BUSINESS, ECONOMICS, STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITY INVESTMENTS, AND VENTURE CAPITAL TRANSACTIONS. UTILIZING HER CAREER AS HER PLATFORM, POLINA IS PASSIONATE ABOUT EMPOWERING WOMEN IN BUSINESS AND FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS.

IN THIS EPISODE, POLINA SHARES HOW LIFE’S SETBACKS TAUGHT HER TO THRIVE IN A FOREIGN LAND. AND HOW DREAMS ARE POSSIBLE WITH THE RIGHT MOTIVATION, DEDICATION, AND GRIT. SHE IS AN INSPIRING FEMALE LEADER, A TRUE EXAMPLE OF WHAT WOMEN SHOULD BE IN OUR GENERATION.

YOU DON’T NEED TO BE A SHEEP IN A HERD. DO YOUR OWN THING, BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE DRAWN TO AUTHENTICITY. – POLINA

in this episode:

[04:45] POLINA TALKS ABOUT GROWING UP IN MOSCOW RUSSIA AND MOVING TO THE UNITED STATES WITH HER FAMILY TO ESCAPE FROM UNCERTAINTY AND COMMUNISM IN THEIR COUNTRY.

[06:09] FROM HAVING EVERYTHING, POLINA AND HER FAMILY HAD NOTHING. THAT CHANGED THE TRAJECTORY OF THEIR LIFE.

[07:18] POLINA SLOWLY FOUND HER WAY GETTING INTO TROUBLE AS A TEENAGER.

[09:19] DESPITE BECOMING REBELLIOUS, POLINA WAS STILL DOING GOOD IN SCHOOL.

[10:02] AT SOME POINT, POLINA REALIZED SHE NEEDED CHANGE. AND THAT’S WHEN HER DREAMS GOT BIGGER.

[12:01] THREE THINGS THAT MOTIVATED POLINA TO SUCCEED.

[14:31] POLINA AND HER BROTHER PHILIP HAVE ALWAYS HAD EACH OTHER’S BACK EVEN AS KIDS.

[16:41] BEING EXPOSED TO MODELING MADE POLINA REALIZE THAT THERE ARE BIGGER THINGS SHE WANTED IN LIFE.

[19:12] YOU DON’T NEED TO BE A SHEEP IN A HERD. DO YOUR OWN THING, BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE DRAWN TO AUTHENTICITY. – POLINA

[20:43] AFTER SENDING HERSELF TO COLLEGE AND WORKING A HANDFUL OF JOBS, SHE REALIZED SHE DIDN’T WANT TO BE AN EMPLOYEE. THAT PROPELLED HER TO REAL ESTATE.

[23:37] WITH HER BACKGROUND IN ECONOMICS AND HER SAVINGS, POLINA BOUGHT HER FIRST LOT IN NEVADA, BUILT A HOME, AND SOLD IT FOR CLOSE TO A MILLION DOLLARS. SHE WAS ABLE TO DO SIX MORE BEFORE THE ECONOMIC CRASH IN 2008.

[25:46] IN 2009, AN ACT THAT ALLOWS BANKS TO RELEASE FORECLOSURES WAS PASSED. POLINA TOOK THAT OPPORTUNITY, SHE PARTNERED WITH HER BROTHER PHILIP AND BOUGHT A PRE-FORECLOSED PROPERTY WHICH SOLD FOR FIVE TIMES ITS VALUE.

[28:00] A PIVOTAL MOMENT WAS WHEN THEY MET IKE SURI, CEO OF PELICAN POINT CAPITAL, AND INVESTED IN THEM. AND THAT ALLOWED THEM TO INVEST IN MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR PROPERTIES.

[30:40] IN 2016, THE NEXT PIVOTAL MOMENT FOR THEM WAS LEARNING ABOUT THE CONSUMER BETTER FOR YOU SECTOR WHICH WAS ABOUT HEALTHY EATING.

[34:37] WHAT ARE ANGEL INVESTMENT AND VENTURE CAPITALISM?

1] POLINA EXPLAINS WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO HAVE WOMEN LEADERS.

[41:59] WHY WOMEN NEED NOT SHY AWAY FROM INVESTMENTS.

[46:37] THE FAST FIVE QUESTIONS.

[50:40] AS A YOUNG WOMAN POLINA WAS NOT PROUD OF BEING REBELLIOUS, BUT AS AN ADULT BEING REBELLIOUS PROPELLED HER TO WHERE SHE IS NOW.

about Polina Chebotareva Mudrick

POLINA CHEBOTAREVA IS AN INNOVATIVE PIONEER WITH A COMPREHENSIVE BACKGROUND IN BUSINESS, ECONOMICS, STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITY INVESTMENTS, AND VENTURE CAPITAL TRANSACTIONS. CURRENTLY, POLINA IS A MANAGING PARTNER IN CAMBRIDGE SPG, A FEMALE-LED COMPANY THAT ALLOWS A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE ON THE INVESTMENT WORLD, IN A SECTOR COMPRISED OF PREDOMINANTLY FEMALE CONSUMERS. HER UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE AND VISION GO BEYOND MAKING MONEY FOR HER FUND BUT ALSO SUPPORTING START-UP BRANDS THAT ARE DRIVING INNOVATIVE HEALTH DEMAND, SPECIFICALLY FOCUSING ON HEALTHIER, NON-GMO, CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS WITHIN THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY.

HER DETAILED APPROACH TO BOTH PEOPLE AND BUSINESS HELPED CAMBRIDGE COMPANIES SPG SECURE AND FACILITATE SEVERAL KEY INVESTMENTS.

WITH OVER A DECADE OF REAL ESTATE, ANGEL AND VENTURE CAPITAL EXPERIENCE, POLINA’S DEEP KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF SELECT MARKET SECTORS ALLOWS HER TO UNDERWRITE TRANSACTIONS, DEVELOP OPERATIONAL TEAMS, EXECUTE COMPLEX BUSINESS STRATEGIES, AND FINANCE TRANSACTIONS.

UTILIZING HER CAREER AS HER PLATFORM, POLINA IS PASSIONATE ABOUT EMPOWERING WOMEN IN BUSINESS AND FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS, CHARITY, ART, AND CULTURE AND HAS A PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF PHILANTHROPY AND COMMITMENT TO OUR COMMUNITY.

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