Nicole QuinnI first discovered Nicole Quinn on Apple’s show, Planet of the Apps. Nicole is a woman in tech and one of the few women that’s also in the venture capitalist space. In this interview, Nicole Quinn shares the journey that led to her current position as a partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, why she’s passionate about entrepreneurship, where her passion stems from, and the various lessons she’s learned along the way.

Regardless of the business idea, Nicole mentions how important it is to invest in the people that create these businesses. She goes into detail about the significance behind personality traits that reflect resilience and how this can determine whether or not they’re likely to succeed. Nicole believes in entrepreneurs that are determined to find solutions and strategies that are consistently forward-looking. We discuss why financial investments don’t guarantee success and how we should learn from those that have paved the way before us.

Nicole also talks about the positive impact meditation has had on her life and overall daily routine. Meditation keeps her focused, which is essential due to the demands of her career. Aside from appearing on Planet of the Apps, Nicole worked on the IPOs for Facebook, Groupon and Pandora. She is now responsible for managing her current investments with  companies such as: Cheddar, Hungry Root, Mend and Zola Wedding Registry.

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