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"tracy gray" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

06:22 min | 1 year ago

"tracy gray" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

"A privacy ruling by Europe's top court deals a blow to tech giants, and thousands of other companies live from London. This is the marketplace morning report from the BBC World Service. I'm Victoria. Craig Good Morning the European Court of Justice. Today struck down a mechanism firms like facebook us to transfer data between Europe and the US. They say it exposes EU citizens to US surveillance since tech companies operating in America are legally obligated to give intelligent services access to. To user data if it's requested. The BBC's Dave Malloy has more. The privacy regulations say if you're going to send data the anywhere else. You have to have some sort of safeguard in place and one of the two ways used to send things the United States is a thing, called the Privacy Shield bats. What's being struck down by court today? One of the other methods used by the big players still there, but this privacy shield was used by. Five thousand companies, and a lot of them were small medium, enterprises or startups, so for companies like facebook. What does this mean then? And what does it mean for consumers who use it who want to chat with their friends online or for companies that want to use facebook for say the shopping platform that it provides it's not going to affect instant messaging or email or anything like dowse. The issue is mainly for companies, and this is a lot of companies a lot more than you think. You need to send information to the US so maybe you use a cloud storage solution and it has served us. US or maybe you want to send your records back to head office. These are the kind of things that are kind of covered by this personal protection law, and if you were using one of the two main methods, you don't have to make sure that you're using the correct one, but is still valid. How long do companies have to make these changes loss time something like this happened. When the privacy shields predecessor was overturned by between fifteen, they did come up with some sort of a grace period, but in terms of the legal status. The court has just issued judgment, so we're kind of in. In a phase of figuring out what happens next I think it'd BBC's Dave. Malloy, thanks so much. Thanks checking the numbers. Global oil prices are down between nine tenths of a percent and one point, three percent after OPEC and its allies agreed to begin tapering supply cuts, starting in August elsewhere tensions between the US and China continued to flare. That's sending European shares down the Pan. European stock six hundred index is off seven tenths of a percent meanwhile China's Shanghai. Composite Index dropped four and a half percent today. After retail sales unexpectedly fell in the second quarter. Still the country posted overall economic growth of more. More than three percent between now and June. Meaning the world's second-biggest economy has avoided recession. The BBC's Morocco has more often shrinking by nearly seven percent in the first three months of this year, China's economy grew by more than three percent ask. The economy emerged from the look down. All the stimulus measures announced by the authorities seem to be working with factories getting busier, which was evident in growth in the industrial production data, but one sector that hasn't recovered as quickly as they had hoped is real sales. They still fell in the second quarter, which means getting people to spend money again will remain a challenge. And just as the economy starts to recover tensions with the USO flaring up especially a Hong, Kong. That's why some economists are still reluctant to cool it. Avi Shaped recovery. Just yet Morocco over there. When companies start up, they try to get money from various sources like venture capital firms, but the BBC's Manuela Sarah Gozo reports. The industry has a diversity problem. One entrepreneur told her he struggled even getting his foot in the door. My Name's Nicholas Kelly I'm the founder and CEO of Exit Group Nicholas or Or Nick as he prefers to be called a black thirty six year old, British entrepreneur we build and design programs to be used within healthcare, and we built this tunnel system to hold information. We decided to go out and try and find fund into skin up, so he pitched his idea to venture capital firms. There's visa came down, says an I'm basically almost everyone, are they? Nicholas Kelly Nicholas Kelly. Starts at point and actually said Oh I've seen you'll nicholas to him, and I was like no I'm Nicholas. You'll find that right to his white. Yes, but the moment we kinda sat down. He completely lost interest in was very much talk to finance director less so the me, and actually we never even go to follow and the other one again. Similar situation I looked on both. Firms, a northern had any blackmail companies on their portfolio. This one I look and still that same vc firm doesn't have any BEIM companies on their books. In recent weeks, investors in the US have issued statements in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement that come from rock star status names in the community firms like benchmarks, quote and others Tracy Gray a rarity in that community, a black female investor and entrepreneur diverse fund outperform all of us private equity. By one point three nine times, and so that tells you not about the returns. It's about bias just straight up bias, because if you care about returns, why wouldn't you? You're leaving money on the table? Tracy Gray of the twenty to fund today Kelly says his company has an annual turnover of eight million pounds. That's about ten million dollars so without VC funding. How did he do it? You just need to use resources available to you. Your water network probably has more connections and can open doors for you better know visa can as Tracy. Grace says the venture capital world. World has quite a way to go yet when it comes to diversity in the workforce, and where it chooses to invest. I'm the BBC's Manuel Gaza for marketplace finally. If you got to name a new car company, what would it be? How About Still Lantis? That's what Fiat Chrysler NPS HBO's for their New Combined Company. The name comes from the Latin Verb Stelo, which means to Brighton With Stars say it captures the optimism and sense of industry renewal that drove the fifty billion dollar merger in London. I'm Victoria Craig with the marketplace morning report from the BBC World Service..

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"tracy gray" Discussed on The Shawn Harvey Morning Show Podcast

The Shawn Harvey Morning Show Podcast

04:09 min | 1 year ago

"tracy gray" Discussed on The Shawn Harvey Morning Show Podcast

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"tracy gray" Discussed on All's Fair with Laura Wasser

All's Fair with Laura Wasser

05:31 min | 1 year ago

"tracy gray" Discussed on All's Fair with Laura Wasser

"And a month later, Netflix series came out about my life called girl boss, depicting a woman named Sophia. Building a company called Nasty. Gal, and how did how did you like that I've liked it I mean. It was canceled after one season which to me, it was awesome thing to have happened, but just having the story of who you were ten years prior weird. Hold while while you're trying to start over. Is such a mind fuck. I'm sure say that. Yes, you can say that. It was really cool. I kind of intellect AC-, and maybe it's just my ego or something, but I've like left a trail of things that exist longer than I do, and Netflix's one of them. It put the girl Bosnia into one hundred and fifty million homes in one hundred ninety five countries so as marketing. Dot alone I'm really proud of IT I like to show I. Think it was really a Hugh Britt. Robertson okay, and did you meet with her? Did you talk to her? I? Yeah, absolutely she, like she got shadowed me and I think she did a really good job. Charlene Darren. Produced IT K Kannan who did pitch perfect pitch perfect to? Was the show, runner and writer on the show, so we had really a Primo team. Re Paul was a character norm MacDonald way north was on the show. He was my boss okay in the lobby. but it was. It was a great run. It was bad timing because. It was a show called girl boss four months after trump was. and. We were held to a standard of this has to be a show. That's an example of women in the workplace, and it was just like an angsty like white girl right in San, Francisco, an ebay store, right so I think boss was you know had a certain amount of responsibility to depict women or a woman? In a certain way that? Maybe we wouldn't have a year prior way and it was four months after Vanities Fair said you know the. No, no, it was It was four months after all of the press and wall. Street Journal covering right downfall of nasty gal, so it was just like it was just bad timing, right? Right well, it's still super cool and what you said about legacy, and even ego like that's fucking cool I mean it really is. Let's talk about girl brass rally a little bit. I did it in two thousand eighteen. Johnny and I loved it I loved the energy. I loved the young women. I love being able to talk to people about it. This year's theme is find your support system, which is why I'm talking about that, but it's also kind of our theme at all's fair, and it's over easy. Why did you pick that this year? Yeah, so it's what we've seen in our community is yes. We're here to learn and exchange ideas and educate one another and provide the resources, both within the community in from girl boss, to level up in our work but also personally and without relationships. We can't do either of those things, and so we built a social network less than a year. Year ago. That's a girl boss Dot Com now and what we've seen is women connecting over not just what they do, who they are nice and that's where a girl boss really lives at the intersection of so spiner support system is yes, you're coming to to learn a lot and hopefully take what you learn at the grow boss rally into your life immediately. Right Inspiration is table stakes. Stakes but relationships as you know women who've gotten as far as we have in our careers have learned which may be, we didn't know earlier. Careers are everything. Yeah, totally everything. I'm still in touch with Tracy Gray. Who I met at the girl boss rally. She's on the podcast like she's so wise I, so enjoy her I. think it was her was her birthday. I don't know if it was. Was Their fiftieth fifty fifth birthday when we were there, but she's just amazing, but it is true relationships hanging on them. Particularly Women now can men attend. Men can attend. Okay, so we got okay. We had one man speak at the first rally, and it was the founder of instagram which is pretty cool, so seven Kevin System Very nice of him. We've some really big names that were announcing You. Can't like scoop there. No, no, no, you're team contract I tried okay, so you guys know it's twenty fifth. That's quixote. Studios here in Los Angeles. You do want to New York as well. Yes, yeah, we'll do one in New York later this year and we're planning. Actually have an announced now. It's a big deal for me announces, but we'll do a third rally for the first time this year. Oh, cool. We normally do to, and where will that be I don't know. Another city, different city, and back to relationships right both with men hold the keys to so much. There's someone in conferences can feel like so awkward and cheesy and. into the girl boss rally gives opportunity for women who may not be invited to fortunes, mouse, most powerful women to attend conferences, but the you know the few very selective about attending or have been over the course of my career built some incredible relationships. I found investors. I've found confidence I've found you know other entrepreneurs I've collaborated with new given me incredible advice and I met. Someone not named Joe Markazi, and I don't know if I'm fast forwarding here, but that relationship. Has happened over the last five years. he built a company called True X, which was an ad tech platform sold to Fox. Disney acquired Fox while he was at Fox. He was the head of advertising, so he did billions. He sold into the super bowl well, so he was responsible for driving billions of dollars of revenue for Fox. Network's not Fox News. Which is now called.

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"tracy gray" Discussed on All's Fair with Laura Wasser

All's Fair with Laura Wasser

13:11 min | 1 year ago

"tracy gray" Discussed on All's Fair with Laura Wasser

"He's been a huge exclude INSTA- photos to he does for me all of his. That's an important. That's an important characteristic in partner. A hates it. He's like. Can you just be present on a trip? Or whatever and I'd be like as soon as I post the this is part of my job like if I only post branded content people are gonNA think I'm a scam. So I have to post Evergreen Star like just me right and the between ones are really good thanks. Putin was amazing but I built an incredible network mostly drinking over the decade that I was building. Nasty Gal had incredible access To thought leaders to the women who had been on my podcast which I launched Gross Radio in Twenty fifteen so this was a good year and a half after I launched my podcast and just had this incredible alumni of women who were there to support me and even through nasty gals. I Dunno collapses the worst word ever. Everybody was there for me. Nobody dropped me right. I felt like damaged goods. I was like I'm like thirty and a divorce. Say like that word just kept ringing in my head like divorce. Say like who wants to date a divorce. Hey and Who wants to marry someone for the you know their second mar whatever? I was just really hard on myself and then people were starter marriage starter marriage as like whatever that's so modern but Yeah it was it was. It was a tough time. Well there was a lot of a lot of people there for me that was in twenty mid twenty sixteen. Okay so that was. I was on the cover of Forbes in June of twenty sixteen okay and I was Allegedly one of America's richest self made women on paper on paper and senator. Yeah good furniture overpriced furniture. I'm just GONNA my house like a mausoleum will never like replace that furniture because it's so expensive to amortize time. Yeah Yeah and then a month after the Forbes cut cover he left and then maybe five four months later Nasty Allen Belliotte so twenty sixteen was a really rough year. Tell us about that because I think some of our listeners. They might know who you are from girl. Baas and stuff but they may not have known about the resurgence. So how did IT GO BELLY UP? I mean it was doing so well. You at institutional funding what. The fuck happened a lot over the course of some years so I wrote girl Boston. I'm writing my next book which I'm really excited about. 'cause I think even crazier shit happened. After I saw six years ago then wall happened in. That was already a crazy story. We raised it a almost like a ten x valuation which in retails like. We're not dropbox right. We're not technology the opportunities scale retail business. What is like you know there was a so so the time ZAPPA's right? We did sell multiple brands. But we weren't competing on delivery or price. We were a brand right. When the end there was no Amazon or there wasn't Amazon yeah. Amazon is born in Nineteen twenty seven. No you just didn't know about a guys But it wow today by fashion on Amazon Book by Book and now I buy spray and But it we raised a really high valuation months. After girl lost. The book came out. We had our first round of layoffs we over hired we over invested in the business You know we didn't get to over one hundred million in revenue as fast as we thought we would. We burn through a lot of cash and my evaluation was so high that to for my investors to be pleased with someone coming in and investing on top of that or even for sale of the company. they wanted a multiple of three hundred and fifty million dollars which you know retail multiples typically if private equity came in which was the kind of investor who had come in at the late stage growth stage that we were at after venture they were paying like one and a half or two times revenue right and that was we were still way too expensive for them. A company that makes like urban clothing for young people offered over four hundred million dollars for the business and we turned it down. God I owned eighty percent of the company. Oh my God so I just WanNa point out okay without doing too much stroke this this young woman what she's talking about here she doesn't have an NBA. Did you go to college? No she didn't go to college and she's she was playing with the big boys and girls. She is talking about things from a very realistic standpoint. What somebody comes to you and says we gotta go like how how you knew. Things were kind of struggling. We've had some dead we tried. We could have sold the company if we had taken a lower valuation. Like two hundred million two hundred still amazing investors would have recouped some of their investment. They would've taken quote unquote dilution. Which is like their investment would have been worth less than when they invested. It's better than zero right and We tried to sell it. And you know deal after deal just kinda vanished and we got to a point where you know the responsible thing which is crazy to say is to you know not keep not paying your vendors pushing out right right And so that's that was a decision that was really challenging to make. After months and months and honestly years of you know few years of miserable struggle with the business you know having difficulty fundraising and And it was. It was really the right decision I had. There was all this momentum with girl boss which I never anticipated at a certain point. Gross became louder than nasty count. Nasty also a huge business and this is late twenty sixteen. The book came out in May of twenty fourteen so it was years of momentum that I hadn't really been nurturing of a podcast that took me hours a week. I was in building girl bosses anything while I was working on saving nasty Gal but today girl boss has over eighteen million uses of the Hashtag on instagram. Why it became part of the geist. Four timing was for and women's movement. I'm not taking any credit for that but there was clearly some. I mean you were part of this this this happened especially for young women especially for young businesswoman. Because as you said nobody was doing this we didn't know we could. Yeah and Nasty Y'all filed for chapter eleven. The day trump was elected and girl bosses. Mission was even more clear. Yes yes okay. So two thousand and two thousand sixteen beginning in two thousand seventeen not your best work not your best time however. I shouldn't your best work because what you did was and I get now. How because of what girl boss was doing you were able to make your peace with the nasty gal stuff and probably also with the divorce and say okay next chapter what. Where do we go next? I mean it was so painful to put myself back out there after all of the negative. Pr and just just so much had happened I was just so shell shocked but I was like Gorbaz. An amazing opportunity losses really special. People won't grow boss. It wasn't really a choice. I couldn't take a year in between gross nasty. Oh it needed to happen So I I kept moving in this. Is You know nasty all happened early. Twenty s late twenty sixteen by March of twenty seventeen and thrown the first girl. Boss Rally Conference. We're about to put on our six to five hundred. Women sold out event in downtown. La had fifty speakers. I don't know how I pulled that off. had sponsors like AMEX and squarespace and it was marginally profitable and a month later. Netflix series came out about my life called girl boss depicting a woman named Sophia building. A company called Nasty Gal. And how did how did you like that? I've liked it. I mean it was canceled after one season which to me. It was awesome thing to have happened but just having the story of who you were. Ten Years Prior Weird. Hold while while you're trying to start over is such a mind. Fuck I'm sure. Say That yes you can say that. It was really cool. I kind of intellect AC- and maybe it's just my ego or something but I've like left a trail of things that exist longer than I do and that flexes one of them it put the girl Bosnia into one hundred and fifty million homes in one hundred ninety five countries so as marketing right huge dot. Alone I'm really proud of it I like to show. I think it was really a Hugh Britt Robertson. Okay and did you meet with her? Did you talk to her? I did yeah absolutely. She like she got shadowed me and I think she did a really good job. Charlene Darren produced it K Kannan. Who did Pitch Perfect and pitch perfect? Two was the show runner and writer on the show so we had really a Primo team. Re Paul was a character. Norm MacDonald Was on the show. He was my boss. Okay in the lobby But it was. It was a great run. It was bad timing because it was a show called girl boss. Four months after trump was and we were held to a standard of. This has to be a show. That's an example of women in the workplace and it was just like an angsty like white girl right in San Francisco an Ebay store right So I think girl boss was you know had a certain amount of responsibility to depict women or a woman in a certain way that maybe we wouldn't have a year prior way and it was four months after Vanity Fair. Said you know the No no it was It was four months after all of the press and Wall Street Journal covering right downfall of nasty gal so it was just like it was just bad timing right right well again. It's still super cool. And what you said about legacy and even ego like that's fucking cool. I mean it really is. Let's talk about girl. Brass rally a little bit. I did it in two thousand eighteen johnny and I loved it. I loved the energy. I loved the Young Women. I love being able to talk to people about it This year's theme is find your support system. Which is why I'm talking about that but it's also kind of our theme at all's fair and it's over easy. Why did you pick that this year? Yeah so it's what we've seen in our community is yes. We're here to learn and exchange ideas and educate one another and provide the resources both within the community in from girl boss To level up in our work But also personally and without relationships. We can't do either of those things and so we built a social network Less than a year ago. That's a girl. Boss Dot Com now and what we've seen is women connecting over. Not just what they do. They are Nice And that's where a girl boss really lives at the intersection of So spiner support system is yes. You're coming to to learn a lot and hopefully take what you learn at the girl boss rally into your life immediately right inspiration is table stakes but relationships as you know women who've gotten as far as we have in our careers have learned which may be. We didn't know earlier careers are everything. Yeah totally everything. I'm still in touch with Tracy gray who I met at the girl boss rally. She's on the podcast like she's so wise. I so enjoy her. I think it was her was her birthday. I don't know if it was their fiftieth fifty fifth birthday when we were there but she's just amazing but it is true relationships hanging on them particularly women now can men attend. Men can attend okay so we got okay. We had one man speak at the first rally and it was the founder of instagram which is pretty cool so seven Kevin System. Very nice of him. We've some really big names. That were announcing Are you like you? Can't like scoop there no no no. You're team contract. I tried okay. So you guys know. It's April twenty fifth that's Quixote Studios here in Los Angeles. You do want to New York as well yes. Yeah we'll do one in New York later this year and we're planning actually have an announced now. It's a big deal from you announce this but we'll do a third rally for the first time this year. Oh Cool we normally do to. And where will that be? I don't know another city different city And back to relationships right both with men. Hold the keys to so much. There's someone in conferences can feel like so awkward and cheesy and into the girl boss rally gives opportunity for women who may not be invited to fortunes mouse. Most powerful women to attend conferences. But the you know the few very selective about attending or have been over the course of my career built some incredible relationships I found investors. I've found confidence. I've found you know other entrepreneurs. I've collaborated with new. Have Given me incredible advice and I met someone not named Joe Markazi and I don't know if I'm fast forwarding here but that relationship has happened over the last five years He built a company called True X. Which was an ad tech platform sold to Fox Disney acquired fox..

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"tracy gray" Discussed on All's Fair with Laura Wasser

All's Fair with Laura Wasser

03:38 min | 1 year ago

"tracy gray" Discussed on All's Fair with Laura Wasser

"But it was. It was a great run. It was bad timing because. It was a show called girl boss four months after trump was. and. We were held to a standard of this has to be a show. That's an example of women in the workplace, and it was just like an angsty like white girl right in San, Francisco, an ebay store, right so I think boss was you know had a certain amount of responsibility to depict women or a woman? In a certain way that? Maybe we wouldn't have a year prior way and it was four months after Vanities Fair said you know the. No, no, it was It was four months after all of the press and wall. Street Journal covering right downfall of nasty gal, so it was just like it was just bad timing, right? Right well, it's still super cool and what you said about legacy, and even ego like that's fucking cool I mean it really is. Let's talk about girl brass rally a little bit. I did it in two thousand eighteen. Johnny and I loved it I loved the energy. I loved the young women. I love being able to talk to people about it. This year's theme is find your support system, which is why I'm talking about that, but it's also kind of our theme at all's fair, and it's over easy. Why did you pick that this year? Yeah, so it's what we've seen in our community is yes. We're here to learn and exchange ideas and educate one another and provide the resources, both within the community in from girl boss, to level up in our work but also personally and without relationships. We can't do either of those things, and so we built a social network less than a year. Year ago. That's a girl boss Dot Com now and what we've seen is women connecting over not just what they do, who they are nice and that's where a girl boss really lives at the intersection of so spiner support system is yes, you're coming to to learn a lot and hopefully take what you learn at the grow boss rally into your life immediately. Right Inspiration is table stakes. Stakes but relationships as you know women who've gotten as far as we have in our careers have learned which may be, we didn't know earlier. Careers are everything. Yeah, totally everything. I'm still in touch with Tracy Gray. Who I met at the girl boss rally. She's on the podcast like she's so wise I, so enjoy her I. think it was her was her birthday. I don't know if it was. Was Their fiftieth fifty fifth birthday when we were there, but she's just amazing, but it is true relationships hanging on them. Particularly Women now can men attend. Men can attend. Okay, so we got okay. We had one man speak at the first rally, and it was the founder of instagram which is pretty cool, so seven Kevin System Very nice of him. We've some really big names that were announcing You. Can't like scoop there. No, no, no, you're team contract I tried okay, so you guys know it's twenty fifth. That's quixote. Studios here in Los Angeles. You do want to New York as well. Yes, yeah, we'll do one in New York later this year and we're planning. Actually have an announced now. It's a big deal for me announces, but we'll do a third rally for the first time this year. Oh, cool. We normally do to, and where will that be I don't know. Another city, different city, and back to relationships right both with men hold the keys to so much. There's someone in conferences can feel like so awkward and cheesy and. into the girl boss rally gives opportunity for women who may not be invited to fortunes, mouse, most powerful women to attend conferences, but the you know the few very selective about attending or have been over the course of my career built some incredible relationships. I found investors..

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"tracy gray" Discussed on Pick the Brain

Pick the Brain

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"tracy gray" Discussed on Pick the Brain

"Literature is literally littered with lively legends amongst them Rides Hides Don Quixote dementia list ignited to fought for the rights of others and dead to dream the possible degree three madame contest. Chair Ladies and gentlemen while I did not seeing that famous song for fear it could be your nightmare I to all of us have dreamed impossible dreams but to make one of my dreams even remotely reachable. I needed to learn a lesson. Perhaps a lesson for us all at the age of twenty two an an accident completely changed my view of the world before the accident I saw from the height of invincible. Six feet now now. I see it from the height of a consummate Navel Gazer so I became short seated and recycled old. But I soon faced discrimination so I became the day Don Quixote fighting into the rights of those with a disability. Many many times I would put on the armor of Righteousness Mountain Tracy Gray Horse.

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"tracy gray" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

08:28 min | 2 years ago

"tracy gray" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"The planet welcome back to business rockstars or we are continuing our conversation with Tracy gray managing partner and founder of the twenty two so as promised we're gonna talk about what are those common obstacles that both female and minority on your face so first of all what do you think is the number one thing that is the obstacle I'm I think for women there is this idea of when the arrest converse and straight a salir. and. I really think we are risk averse because we have more caretakers we feel like it's on our shoulders to take care of everything and we don't want to lose but we have so I think it's more women started at a place in abundance three army had we have your mindset that lets the hole in back right so you think about all I can get and all that I can grow and create an abundance I think that this psychologically that most women forward I think minorities Jew because. we've had a harder time getting what we think we deserve our week earn I'm so we hold back. our state. and also the fear of failure and I tell in on these guys up in Silicon Valley and in some centers they wear tell your as a badge of honor you know they're like if you fail that means you learn by eight so I like to say the women. now aliens practicing you make mistakes as you practice at anything and instruments anything you want to be great at the same as your business so you're gonna fail no matter what we are I a failed so many times that is pick yourself up and learn just don't repeat now salary Pete that's bad but if you fail and you learn something new or just it's gonna happen except that shooting the failure piece is rooted backs that care taking yes well because we feel not were not only kill ourselves we're gonna fail our community our our families our people around. so it's a psychological thing that is funny because men are considered bread winners right but they don't have that same sense of failure then there's that extra negative impact that it starts to become the perception that women are coming from a lack yeah or maybe are not as confident so how do we change the perception for ourselves so that we are putting our most confident put forward and not coming from this place of lack. I mean I think you change your mind you know I'm a Buddhist so I ate it's all about which you are using your perception your you know it's not right thinking right speech it's not you always have that failure in those negative thoughts going through that's what you're gonna do that's how you can protect yourself so women are actually more confident way more content than that perception you have to be anyone to give birth she. really great yeah I. so I think we are now so we should naturally be confident but I don't know if we become socialized since. I don't remember fairly confident person but I have yes I think everyone. I think we are. naturally confidant but something check this down as we get. and you mentioned you're a Buddhist do you have a practice like meditation or or something like that you're not a yeah yeah meditate would you say that that's the number one tool for you that's helpful and maintaining that abundant positive mindset yeah it's James I mean I I started howling fifteen years ago but over the last five years I really like the morning email it worked out I don't care what time I get out I'm gonna do that. every day every day I whether it's like five minutes or half an hour but I like to do but I will do it no matter what because yes. keeps you in this mind way throughout your day and the practice is being mine fall day knowing when I'm I'm thinking I'm scarcity sometimes I did but before I used to think that way and just keep going with that and now I checked it and I switch it to abundance and what I can do and that's what mindfulness and meditation that's right you know how that positively impacted your business first hand. I think the way I ate in Jane's all I'm I'm fairly and paste. and maybe what I would call it you know and now I'm like what's going on with that person where are they coming from that's what you wanna do is have compassion and put yourself in their shoes once you do that you understand one has nothing to do with you so I don't blame people and stay away from people that I think are doing something wrong to me are and I gave them a because there's always something there sign my business I'm been. more open I have partners because of their there. their resume you know what they've done now I have partners because I like them. yeah first I have to go with I like that we have the same values and then I think when you surround your people with other people the same values with positivity if you want to be your track and that's what I'm attracting so much more now. switch to my brain about John sh let's talk about raising capital because that's an obstacle for every new. a little added obstacles for women and minority on or so let's just start with the overview what are the capital options and how do you know if you're eligible for that yes so that's the key knowing what you can get what you're eligible for so. you know there is. traditional bank loan and a bank loan we have to the banks look backwards so they want to see three years worth of cash flow. right if you don't have that you're not going to have a service that debt you're not gonna get that. the next part is twenty seven debt and equity equity means someone will. give you money for a portion of your business percent and that freaks. other than take my business but what I say and what most venture capitalists sales so you can own a hundred percent of nothing. or you could own fifty percent or seventy percent of a billion dollar company check your take option yeah so if you take it like I don't wanna lose my company scarcity once again then you have to grow it how you gonna grow it the only got your own money you're gonna you know you've really difficult to do you have to take out other people's money that's what most wealthy people have done other people's money so. that will help you equity helps you grow very fast debt because it serves that have helped you grow but it's slower thank you gonna have to take money out of service. I'm within equity there is angel investors in those are wealthy individuals who want to invest in your. company and its networks of them now they've organized some it used to be a fine them that rich person invest in your business but now there's networks of them. you have to be a certain type of company to get. angel and to get venture capital and venture capital is the most expensive meaning they're gonna take more of your company but it helps to become that billion dollar business a lot faster. and and that's what you need to be eligible that there is a market so huge that there's a possibility you could become a billion dollar business over here in debt you can be what they call lifestyle business. I mean this guy and your lifestyle can be fine you make hundred thousand two hundred thousand a year yourself personally off a million dollar business a couple million dollars that's a lifestyle business we don't think it's going to grow huge that's where you got it that you want to get that venture capital won't be interested or not because they're not gonna get the returns they want. some many individual angel or friends and family might be and they'll get out you'll figure out some kind of a turn for them and now there's crowdsourcing that are either in the equity or in the day but it's still those two pieces of. also will this was so great and so helpful.

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"tracy gray" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

08:42 min | 2 years ago

"tracy gray" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"Are the biggest entrepreneur platform on the planet welcome back to business rockstars or we are continuing our conversation with Tracy gray managing partner and founder of the twenty two so as promised we're gonna talk about what are those common obstacles that both female and minority entrepreneurs face so first of all what do you think is the number one thing that is the obstacle and I think for women there is this idea of when the rest converse and straight up failure. and. I really think we are risk averse because we have we're caretakers we feel like it's on our shoulders to take care of everything we don't want to lose but we have so I think it's more women started at a place in abundance does your city on the hat we have that mindset that lets the hole in back right so you think about all I can get and all that I can grow and create an abundance I think that this psychologically that most women forward I think minorities Jew because. we've had a harder time getting what we think we deserve our we earn and so we hold back. and also this fear of failure and I tell in on these guys up in Silicon Valley and the sense in our state where you're at some bad some honor you know they're like if you fail that means you learn right so I like to say to women. now salience practicing you make mistakes as you practice at anything an instrument anything you want to be great at the same as your business so you're gonna fail no matter what we are I a failed so many times that is pick yourself up and learn just don't repeat now salary Pete that's bad but if you fail and you learn something new or just it's gonna happen except that shooting the failure piece is rooted backs that care taking yes well because we still not were not only kill ourselves we're gonna fail our community our our families our people around. so it's a psychological thing that was funny because men are considered the breadwinners right but they don't have that same sense of failure then there's that extra negative impact that it starts to become the perception that women are coming from a lack yeah or maybe are not as confident so how do we change the perception for ourselves so that we are putting our most confident foot forward and not coming from this place of lack. I mean I think it's just change your mind you know I'm a Buddhist so I ate it's all about which you are using your perception your you know it's not right thinking right speech it's not you always have that failure in those negative thoughts going through that's what you're gonna do that's how you can protect yourself so women are actually more confident way more content than that perception you have to be anyone to give birth she. really great. so I think we are now so we should naturally be confident but I don't know if we become socialized. to be afraid I don't I'm I'm fairly confident person that I have yes I think everyone. I think we are. naturally confident but something check this down as we get. and you mentioned you're a Buddhist do you have a practice like meditation or or something like that you're not a yeah yeah. would you say that that's the number one tool for you that's helpful and maintaining that abundant positive minds that yeah it's James I mean I I started howling fifteen years ago but over the last five years I really like it up in the morning minutes it worked out I don't care what time I get out I'm gonna do that for every every day every day I whether it's like five minutes or half an hour but I like to do but I will do it no matter what because yes. keeps you in this mind way throughout day and the practice is being line fall day knowing when I'm I'm thinking I'm scarcity sometimes I did but before I used to think that way and just keep going with it and now I checked it and I switch it to abundance and what I can do and that's what mindfulness and meditation that's right you know how that positively impacted your business first hand. I think the way I ate in games all I'm I'm fairly and paste. and maybe what I would call it you know and now I'm like what's going on with that person where are they coming from that's what you wanna do is have compassion and put yourself in their shoes once you do that you understand one has nothing to do with you so I don't blame people and stay away from people that I think are doing something wrong I mean are and I gave them a because there's always something there sign my business I'm been. more open I have partners because of their there. their resume you know what they've done and now I have partners because I like them. then the rest yeah first I have to go with I like that we have the same values and then I think when you surround your people with yourself with people the same values with positive he didn't want to be in your track and that's what the tracking so much more now. what's in my brain about time sh let's talk about raising capital because that's an obstacle for every new a little added obstacles for women in my or nor D. on let's just start with the overview what are the capital options and how do you know if you're eligible for the capital yeah so that's the key knowing what you can get what you're eligible for so. you know there is. traditional bank loan. and a bank loan you have to the banks look backwards so they want to see three years worth of cash flow. right you don't have that you're not going to have a service that debt you're not gonna get that. the next part is funny any debt and equity equity means someone will. give you money for a portion of your business percent and that freaks when I was out of there and check my business but what I say and what most venture capitalists sales so you can own a hundred percent of nothing. or you could own fifty percent or seventy percent of a billion dollar company check your take option yeah so if you take a bike I don't wanna lose my company scarcity once again then you have to grow and how you can grow it grows your own money you're gonna you know you've really difficult to do we have to take out other people's money that's what most wealthy people have done other people's money so. that will help you equity helps to grow very fast debt because it serves that have helped you grow but it's slower thank you gonna have to take money out of service. within equity there is angel investors in those are wealthy individuals who want to invest in your. company and its networks of them now they've organized used to be a to find them that rich person invest in your business but now there's networks of them. you have to be a certain type of company to get. angel and to get venture capital investor capital is the most expensive meaning they're gonna take more of your company but it helps you become that billion dollar business a lot faster. and and that's what you need to be eligible that there is a market so huge that there's a possibility you could become a billion dollar business over here in debt you can be what they call lifestyle business. that means it's gonna and your lifestyle can be fine you make hundred thousand two hundred thousand a year yourself personally off a million dollar business a couple million dollars that's a lifestyle business we don't think it's going to grow huge that's where you got it that you want to get that venture capital won't be interested or not because they're not gonna get the returns they want. some maybe individual angel or friends and family might be and they'll get out you'll figure out some kind of a turn for them and now there's crowdsourcing that are either in the equity or in the day but it's still those two pieces. I think it also will this was so great and so helpful we talk about raising capital all the time but you don't dive into those important details so thank you so much for your insight really appreciate it thank you in fact we are the biggest entrepreneur platform on the planet this.

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"tracy gray" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

08:29 min | 2 years ago

"tracy gray" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"Platform on the planet welcome back to business rockstars or we are continuing our conversation with Tracy gray managing partner and founder of the twenty two so as promised we're gonna talk about what are those common obstacles that both female and minority entrepreneurs face so first of all what do you think is the number one thing that is the obstacle I'm I think for women there is this idea of when the rest of the verse and straight a failure. and. I really think we are risk averse because we have we're caretakers we feel like it's on our shoulders to take care of everything we don't want to lose but we have so I think it's more women started at a place in abundance their city on the hat we have that you're seeing minds about what the whole in back right so you think about all I can get and all that I can grow and create an abundance I think that this psychologically that most women forward I think minorities to because. we've had a harder time getting what we think we deserve our week earn time so we hold back. state. and also this fear of failure and I tell it on these guys up in Silicon Valley and in some centers they wear tell your as a bad some honor you know they're like if you fail that means you learn right so I like to say to women. now aliens practicing you make mistakes as you practice at anything an instrument anything you want to be great at the same as your business so you're gonna fail no matter what we are I a failed so many times that is pick yourself up and learn just don't repeat now salary Pete that's bad but if you fail and you learn something new or just it's gonna happen except that shooting the failure piece is rooted backs that care taking yes well because we still not were not only kill ourselves we're gonna fail our community our our families our people around. so it's a psychological thing that which is funny because men are considered breadwinners right but they don't have that same sense of failure then there's that extra negative impact that it starts to become the perception that women are coming from a lack yeah or maybe are not as confident so how do we change the perception for ourselves so that we are putting our most confident put forward and not coming from this place of lack. I mean I think it's just change your mind you know I'm a Buddhist so I it's all about which you are using your perception your you know it's not right thinking right speech not if you always have that failure in those negative thoughts going through that's what you're gonna do that's how you can protect yourself so women are actually more confident way more content than that perception you have to be anyone to give birth she. really great. so I think we are now so we should naturally be confident but I don't know if we become socialized. to be afraid I don't I never fairly confident person but I have to I think everyone. I think we are. naturally confident but something Texas down as we get. and you mentioned you're a Buddhist do you have a practice like meditation or or something like that you're not a yeah yeah. would you say that that's the number one tool for you that's helpful and maintaining that abundant positive minds that yeah it's James I mean I I started fifteen years ago but over the last five years I really like the morning mix it worked out I don't care what time I get out I'm gonna do that for every every day every day and whether it's like five minutes or half an hour but I like to do but I will do it no matter what because yes. keeps you in this mine own way throughout the day and the practice is being mine fall day knowing when I'm I'm thinking I'm scarcity sometimes I did but before I used to think that way and just keep going with it and now I checked it at night what's it to abundance and what I can do and that's what mindfulness and meditation that's right you know how that positively impacted your business first hand. I think the way I a in game all I'm I'm fairly impatient. and maybe what I would call it you know and now I'm like okay what's going on with that and where are they coming from that's what you wanna do is have compassion and put yourself in their shoes once you do that you understand one has nothing to do with you so I don't blame people and stay away from people that I think are doing something wrong to me are and I engage them in it because there's always something there so in my business I'm been. more open I have partners because of their there. their resume you know what they've done and now I have partners because I like them. and then the rest yeah first I have to go with I like that we have the same values and then I think when you surround your people with other people the same values with that said we want to be your track and that's what I'm attracting so much more now. what's in my brain about John sh let's talk about raising capital because that's an obstacle for every. a little added obstacles for women and minorities let's just start with the overview what are the capital options and how do you know if you're eligible for the capital yes so that's the key knowing what you can get what you're eligible for so. you know there is. traditional bank loan. and a bank loan you have to the banks look backwards so they want to see three years worth of cash flow. right you don't have that you're not going to service that debt you're not gonna get that. the next part is equity debt and equity equity means someone will. give you money for a portion of your business percent and that freaks. other check my business but what I say and what most venture capitalists sales so you can own a hundred percent of nothing. or you could own fifty percent or seventy percent of a billion dollar company take your pick option so if you take it like I don't wanna lose my company scarcity once again then you have to grow and how you gonna grow it the only got your own money you're gonna you know you've really difficult to do you have to take out other people's money that's what most wealthy people have done other people's money so. that will help you equity helps to grow very fast debt because it serves that have helped you grow but it's slower thank you gonna have to take money out of service. within equity there is angel investors in those are wealthy individuals who want to invest in your. company and its networks of them now they can organize some used to be a to find them that rich person and that's your best but now there's networks of them. you have to be a certain type of company to get. angel and to get venture capital and venture capital is the most expensive meaning they're gonna take more of your company but it helps to become that billion dollar business a lot faster. and and that's what you need to be eligible that there is a market so huge that there's a possibility you could become a billion dollar business over here in debt you can be what they call lifestyle business. that means it's gonna and your lifestyle can be fine you make hundred thousand two hundred thousand a year yourself personally off a million dollar business a couple million dollars that's a lifestyle business they don't think it's going to grow cute that's where you got it that you want to get that venture capital won't be interested in not because they're not gonna get the returns they want. some may be individual angel or friends and family might be and they'll get a you'll figure out some kind of a turn for them and now there's crowdsourcing that are either in the equity or in the day but it's still those two pieces of capital. also will this was so great and so helpful we talk.

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"tracy gray" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

08:28 min | 2 years ago

"tracy gray" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"The planet welcome back to business rockstars or we are continuing our conversation with Tracy gray managing partner and founder of the twenty two so as promised we're gonna talk about what are those common obstacles that both female and minority entrepreneurs face so first of all what do you think is the number one thing that is the obstacle and I think for women there is this idea of when they arrested verse and straight a failure. and. I really think we are risk averse because we had were caretakers we feel like it's on our shoulders to take care of everything and we don't want to lose but we have so I think it's more women started at a place in abundance here city on the hat we have that mindset that lets you hole in back right so you think about all I can get and all that I can grow and create an abundance I think that this psychologically that most women forward I think minorities to because. we've had a harder time getting what we think we deserve our week earn and so we hold back. our state. and also this fear of failure and I tell it on these guys up in Silicon Valley and the inner is eight where tell your as a badge of honor you know they're like if you fail that means you learn right so I like to say to women think of it is the same now sailing is practicing you make mistakes as you practice at anything and instruments anything you want to be great at the same as your business so you're gonna fail no matter what we are I a failed so many times that is pick yourself up and learn just don't repeat not valid P. that's bad but if you fail and you learn something new or just it's gonna happen except that shooting the failure piece is rooted backs that care taking yes well because we feel not were not only kill ourselves we're gonna fail our community our our families our people around. so it's a it's a psychological thing that which is funny because men are considered bread winners right but they don't have that same sense of failure then there's that extra negative impact that it starts to become the perception that women are coming from a lack yeah or maybe are not as confident so how do we change the perception for ourselves so that we are putting our most confident put forward and not coming from this place of black. I mean I think it's just change your mind you know I'm a Buddhist so I it's all about which you are using your perception your you know it's not right thinking right speech not if you always have that failure in those negative thoughts going through that's what you're gonna do that's higher than percent yourselves so women are actually more confident way more content than that perception you have to be anyone to give birth she. really great yeah I. so I think we are now so we should naturally be confident but I don't know if we become socialized Jan. I don't remember fairly confident person but I have to I think everyone and I I think we are. naturally confident but something checks this down as we get. and you mentioned you're a Buddhist do you have a practice like meditation or or something like that you're not a yeah yeah. would you say that that's the number one tool for you that's helpful and maintaining that abundant positive mindset yeah it's James I mean I I started howling fifteen years ago but over the last five years I really like it up in the morning mix it worked out I don't care what time I get out I'm gonna do that. every day every day I whether it's like five minutes or half an hour but I like to do but I will do it no matter what because yes. she keeps you in this mind full way throughout the day and the practice is being line fall day knowing when I'm I'm thinking I'm scarcity sometimes I did but before I used to think that way and just keep going with it and now I checked it and I switch it to abandon and what I can do and that's what mindfulness and meditation that's right you know how that positively impacted your business first hand. I think the way I ate in games all I'm I'm fairly and paste. and maybe what I would call it you know and now I'm like what's going on with that person where are they coming from that's what you wanna do is have compassion and put yourself in their shoes once you do that you understand one has nothing to do with you so I don't blame people and stay away from people that I think are doing something wrong to me are and I gave them and because there's always something there sign my business I'm been. more open I have partners because of their there. their resume you know what they've done now I have partners because I like. and then the rest yeah first I have to go with I like that we have the same values and then I think when you surround your people with other people the same values with positive being if you want to be your track and that's what I'm attracting so much more now. what's in my brain about John sh let's talk about raising capital because that's an obstacle for every. a little added obstacles for women in my nor the on or so let's just start with the overview what are the capital options and how do you know if you're eligible for the capital yeah so that's the key knowing what you can get what you're eligible for so. you know there's. traditional bank loan. and a bank loan you have to the banks look backwards so they want to see three years worth. right if you don't have that you're not going to service that debt you're not gonna get that. the next part is. debt and equity equity means someone will. give you money for a portion of your business percent and that freaks. other than take my business but what I say and what most venture capitalists sales so you can own a hundred percent of nothing. or you could own fifty percent or seventy percent of a billion dollar company take your pick option yeah so if you take it like I don't wanna lose my company scarcity once again then you have to grow and how you gonna grow it the only grow your own money you're gonna you know you've really difficult to do we have to take out other people's money that's what most wealthy people have done other people's money so. that will help you equity helps to grow very fast debt because it serves that have helped you grow but it's slower thank you gonna have to take money out of service. within equity there is angel investors in those are wealthy individuals who want to invest in your. company and its networks of them now they've organized and some it used to be a to find them that rich person invest in your business but now there's networks of them. you have to be a certain type of company to get. angel and to get venture capital investor capital is the most expensive meaning they're gonna take more of your company but it helps to become that billion dollar business a lot faster. and and that's what you need to be eligible that there is a market so huge that there's a possibility you could become a billion dollar business over here in debt you can be what they call lifestyle business. that means it's gonna and your lifestyle can be fine you make hundred thousand two hundred thousand a year yourself personally off a million dollar business a couple million dollars that's a lifestyle business we don't think it's going to grow huge that's where you got it that you want to get that venture capital won't be interested or not because they're not gonna get the returns they want. some maybe individual angel or friends and family might be and they'll get a you'll figure out some kind of a turn for them and now there's crowdsourcing that are either in the equity or in the day but it's still those two pieces of capital. hello this was so great and so helpful we.

Tracy gray Silicon Valley managing partner founder billion dollar hundred percent million dollars seventy percent million dollar fifteen years fifty percent five minutes three years five years
"tracy gray" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

07:22 min | 2 years ago

"tracy gray" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"Welcome back to Business Rockstars where we are continuing our conversation with Tracy gray, managing partner and founder of the twenty two. So as promised we're going to talk about what are those common obstacles that both female and minority entrepreneurs face. So first of all, what do you think is the number one thing that is the obstacle for women? There is the idea being risk, averse and freight a failure. And. I really think we are risk averse because we were caretakers we feel like it's on our shoulders to take care of everything. We don't wanna lose, but we have. So I think if more women started at a place of abundance, scarcity. We have that. Scarcity mindset keeps you holding back. Right. So you think about all I can get all the I can grow and create an abundance. I that the psychologically that moves women forward. I think minorities to because we've had harder time getting what we deserve a we earn. So we hold back a lot safe. And also the fear of failure. And I tell these guys up in Silicon Valley, and these I'm scenarios where your as a badge of honor. You they're like if you fail that means you learned right? So I like to say the women think of it as practicing it's not failing. It's practicing you make mistakes as you practice. Anything an instrument anything you want to be great at the same as your business. So you're gonna fail. No matter what we are. I failed so many times, but is pick yourself up and learn just don't repeat now, repeat that's bad. But if you fail and you learn something move forward. It's going to happen. And do you think the failure piece is rooted back to that caretaking? Yes. Well, because we feel not we're not only gonna fill ourselves. We're gonna fail our community. Our families are people around. So it's a it's a psychological thing that which is funny because men are considered the breadwinners, right? But they don't have that same sense of failure. And then there's an extra negative impact that it starts to become the perception that women are coming from a lack four maybe are not as confident. So how do we change the perception for ourselves? So that we are putting our most confident foot forward and not coming from this place of lack. I mean, I think just. Just changing your mind. You know, I'm a Buddhist. So I it's all about switching how you think your perception your view about right thinking right speeds, it's not if you always have that failure in those negative thoughts going through. That's what you're gonna do. That's how you present yourself. So my thing women are actually more confident way more confident than that perception, you have to be wanting to give birth. Yeah. So I think we are naturally should naturally be confident. But I don't know if we become socialized to to be afraid. I'm fairly confident person. I have serious. I think everyone. Yeah. And I think we are. Naturally confident. But something kicks us down as we get. And you mentioned you're a Buddhist you have a practice like meditation or or something like that? You're not obviously meditate. Would you say that? That's the number one tool for you. That's helpful in maintaining that abundant positive mindset. Yes. It's changed. I mean, I started having fifteen years ago. But over the last five years, I've really like get up in the morning, meditate workout. I don't care. What time I can get up. I'm going to do that before every every day every day, whether it's like, five minutes or half an hour, but I like to do. But I will do it. No matter what. Because it's. Yes. Chiefs do in this mindful way throughout your day and the practices being mindful day, knowing when I'm thinking from scarcity for sometime, but before I used to think that way and just keep going with it. And now, I catch it. And I wish it to abundance and what I can do. And that's what mindfulness and meditation does for you. How has it positively impacted your business first hand? I think the way I engage with people. I'm fairly impatient. I would call it. Now. I'm like, okay. What's going on with that person? Where are they coming from? That's what you wanna do is have compassionate put yourself in their shoes. Once you do that you understand what has nothing to do with you. So I don't blame people and stay away from people that are are doing something wrong to me, and I engage them because there's always something there. So my business. I'm ben. More open I had partners because of their. Their their resume what they've done. Now, I have partners because I liked them. And then the resume. Yeah. I I have to go with I liked them. We have the same values. And then I think when you surround your people with yourself with people at the same with positive people want to be you attract that, and that's what's attracting so much more. Now. Since Switzer my brain about. Let's talk about raising capital because that's an obstacle for every entrepreneur. A little added. Obstacle more women and minorities, entrepreneurs let's start with the overview what are capital options. And how do you know if you're eligible for that capital? Yeah. So that's the key knowing what you can get what you're eligible for. So. There's traditional Bank loans and a Bank loan you have to the Bank look backwards. So they want to see three years worth of cash. Flow prophet, right? You don't have that. You're not gonna be able to service that debt. You're not gonna get that. The next part is equity. Equity equity means someone will give you money for a portion of your business percentage, and that freaks entrepreneurs out other than take my business. But what I say and what most venture capitalists say. So you can own one hundred percent of nothing or you can own sixty percent or seventy percent of a billion dollar company. Take your I'll take auction be. Yeah. Thanks. So if you stick it like, I don't wanna lose my company scarcity once again, then have to grow it. How are you gonna grow? It. You only go with your own money. You're gonna you know, you really difficult to do we have to take out other people's money. That's what most wealthy people have done other people's money. So that will help you equity helps you grow very fast debt because you have to service that helps you grow slower, right because you're gonna have to take money out of service that within equity there's angel investors and those are wealthy individuals who invest in your company, and there's networks of them. Now, they've kind of organize some it used to be a fine them that rich person invest in your business. But now there's networks at them..

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"tracy gray" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

09:18 min | 2 years ago

"tracy gray" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"On the planet. Welcome to Business Rockstars joining me. Now, we've got Tracy gray founder and managing partner at the twenty two. Thank you so much for stopping by. Thank you for having me. Appreciate it. So if you could start out by telling us, what is the twenty two. The twenty two capital group is a venture capital firm, and our investment strategy is to invest in companies to increase their export capacity, which means to do international sell. Companies that export are more successful than those who don't business one on one diversified in different markets. So when the US is having a problem in another country is that you can still sell and you can sell twenty four seven great. And of course, you are an advocate for female and minority entrepreneurs. This is something that you specialize within the twenty two. And then also you have the nonprofit we are enough can explain what we are. Yes. So the twenty two I we target women and minority owned businesses. And we are now is a nonprofit that. I started at came out of Ted talk. I did when I realized that women are fifty one percent of the population. Almost fifty one percent yet. We get very little capital for businesses. Even though our businesses are more successful. And they're growing faster. And there are more women starting businesses and men at a rate of one point five times. So when I saw all the kind of inequities that existed for women entrepreneurs, I thought, okay? Well, the way to get more women to invest in women owned businesses or what they call it gender lens. So we are enough all we do is educate women of the power. They have with their pocket book. Let's talk about some of those inequities. And why there are so many gender gaps that still exist within entrepreneurship if you could point out what some of those are. And maybe why you think they exist? Well in the venture capital world, which is where I play women starting companies that are could grow big tech companies are consumer products that can be large with the call unicorn one billion dollar company women receive from over the last fifteen years only four percent of the capital, even though as I said for their more successful sixty three percent more successful than male and businesses. They receive only seventeen percent of the angel investments, which are investments four venture capital. And there's only six percent of women who are venture capital. Six percent of the venture capitalist are women, and that's down ten percent from nine hundred ninety nine which is when I entered this industry, and then people might say, well, that's venture capital on tech. And that's you guys are more tech oriented, which isn't true. But if you look at commercial loans women receive about four percent of commercial loans, and they have higher interest rates. And they have to pay back faster. And there's no reason for this other than. Some valley says there's unconscious bias I'm conscious. I don't know what I'm doing with these numbers. Typically, you can't organically have numbers that low unconsciously. There's something happening consciously that. Not having women and men are comfortable with women. They're not interested in women. You know, I don't know what it is. But something consciously is happening. I know one theory out there is that it's HAMAs love of the same. You're more likely to invest and people like you and to your point if there's such a low number of female venture capitalists, then if this theory cracks then there going to be a low number of entrepreneurs who getting that venture capital funding. Yes. And that's that's where you need more women as venture capital. But I also think it's laziness because my network is my network, and it looks like me, and I'm just gonna keep reaching out to Joe and Bob who are right there. I see them. It takes some work to go reach out to Jane and Judy. So I think part of his laziness you have to be very intentional when you market and reach out to women and people of color because they're not in those natural networks that teams white men who are in Silicon Valley or in any other pockets of tech around the country. They don't play in the same network. And so. Glazing it. And then to your point of laziness often, I would imagine women are pitching products or services that are more from the female perspective or maybe benefit women. And then maybe it's harder. To for the mental relates see why there's need for it that might be some of it. But I was an engineer, you know, in my younger days, and there's plenty of I'm not the only woman is here on the planet. And there's play a women in tech who are wanting to solve problems. Just like any other entrepreneur that isn't just focused on women issues or women products. There's a lot of those since we're the ones who actually by most of the products. Control, most of the consumer discretionary spending, you should want to no matter. What get those entrepreneurs in your portfolio because that's pie. Let's talk about that. Because investing in female entrepreneurs is not just altruistic. It's beneficial for you as the investor is unofficial for our world. So can you tell me a little bit more about those some of those benefits? Well, I I was an engineer. A math major business person. I look at numbers, and it is I do have a social impact five to me. Like, my firm is a social impact firm because I'm looking at job creation also for underserved communities, but I also want to make money. You know, there's nothing wrong with that. I want to make a lot of money. And I know for a fact that you can research shows, you can make more money off of women and people of color and diversity within this leads to diversity in thought, create more creativity. More innovation which leads to more products being sold. Right. So. To me. It's all about the numbers. And then the added bonus is your social good your when you invest in women, they invest more back into their communities women's spend eighty percent of their capital on their families. And then spend thirty percent. So what are they doing with the other seventy percent of their many? When there must be breadwinners. They're investing it, and they're usually investment back in people. They know part of their network and it keeps going right? And then women are not able to do that. Because there's not enough of us investing. Let's talk about that right now, the power structure is more supportive of men white men specifically. So it's not about separation and saying I'm not going to tap into that network is actually about how do you be a part of that network? And then give back outside of that network is what you were mentioning to me before we even started the segment. So can you explain that a little bit more in depth? Well, I think you know, I'm not gonna to just put it all on the men, right? I want to say that women and people of color, you've got to go into these networks the power now to change it for the future. So I don't I've never my whole life is entrepreneur. I never stayed in women networking groups or in minority African American networking groups. It didn't make sense to me what I say getaways yourself into little area. When all this big pie stuff is happening in this little slice. So you need to go into the networks where the money is where the tech is where you can learn to these entrepreneurs learn from each other, and that's why they're successful around each other. They land they fail and more women need to get into those networks, and then once they become successful give back and certainly west step women. So it's not to say that there isn't power and women's partying women. There's a lot of power. Yeah. But it's just saying be a part of the powerful networks and give back so women and women and minorities tend to give back to their communities, hire women and other minorities. And so it changes that cycle. That's happening. The white man going around picking their white man, they come together to pick the next one up around if we're in there. We'll reach back out and bring more people of color and women into this network. Yeah. I love his perspective because it makes women and minorities more powerful. There's something that they can do. They don't have to sit back and and feel like the victim. There's something that they can just change this cycle. And one of those things that you're so passionate about is. Of course, invest in female companies minority companies, can you tell me a little bit more about the non-profit side. And why this is so helpful well with we are enough when I discovered that the power of women in their purse same with minorities, I felt we didn't have to spend a lot of time you're saying like playing the victim blaming men shaming men pleading with men to change and invest in us but in aggregate, women control more capital than men do. The we don't.

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"tracy gray" Discussed on Through the Wire

Through the Wire

04:54 min | 3 years ago

"tracy gray" Discussed on Through the Wire

"I feel i just always been a leg it's been around since she he was was born born nba fan though i mean when i started wasn't it'd be closely i was i was a lakers fan the team i remember watching when i was a little kid okay they was just i i remember the purple and gold and so it kind of stay with me so i'm lakers so you started being like a real nba fan when would you say was it freshman ice doesn't ten so like i mean high school eighth grade and i like the nuggets because they were just fun fun to watch that team is ready to play beavis they put up over one hundred points because i remember when that's magazine true in the premium things that tyler som tell those man he fell off so fast that was like immediate he went from being close to our started smoking going couch one here one year he was liliana system there he was back in the league is he going to us on the wizards are years playoff run did he play play he'd be seen him in a game got land but very limited because i'm pretty sure they ran him and john wall let drivers at sometime doesn't seem like an ideal hearing in the big three keep playing but like on a lesser stage for me i was going to span just never rooted for any other team but i like the bulls just you know the home sitting you went to a playoff game before right against the books and how did they go michael carter williams of their roles in the buck here that's a weird for that the bull play on your mama to beliveau sue the captain kirk anything i went to three boys games a season the season opener they lost twenty two the spurs without kuwa second game was get the detroit pistons zaka means return that was actually levine's return i think they won that was at the best naming to the best game was at jimmy game baby that was that was a crazy twenty thousand people on feed type game and then the ceremony video they play what's hodgin jimmy was pretty it was that was the best game i know i would've craft jim you know i'm happy for jimmy this is doing him right out been said seem at the time it was but now i'm over here get over it when gives me you get some good pieces every time that was probably one of my favorite backwards girls jimmy brother when they were healthy the on sixteen games sixteen games both of them individually they're rose wasn't even really in his private anymore so wasn't seeing the full of beg would it could've effect of though yeah today that they traded him man they were that it would be a rose folks i remember that i was happy i was at work with my dad and big ass truck and we listed radio because i i didn't have like bleacher report on my phone for some reason so the dude on that it said it and i was listening to what we get back and i'm like it's been lopez putting them all the tweets cheering grain grows be nick day said tom is going to be a boiler season i hope they don't come through i wouldn't put it best he i won't put a pass them bringing some more money i wanna see andrew william traded really do what do you return you're gonna do ally the for injury and i think he will come from jimmy fornia yeah but you know get a great way more space than for popularity all right i'll try to weaken we don't know even know he added the same amount of points on less shots efficiency we don't know for this the band trade the magic take they gotta take a chance they gotta take it to you nobody's going to that that team nobody people leave their stars leave before starr's curve the magic was tracy mcgrady he really gray he'll tube weren't he was injured tracy gray was starry took a risk on panned out and he just couldn't put the team around him so the same thing like we do what you wanna do you wanna be a first option do that hope that he pans out wiggins john isaac heir gordon baba like that could i now that magic teammate doing nothing ever forty eight he not star potential player giving give them much give rid of forty they need to take a chance.

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"tracy gray" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

01:43 min | 4 years ago

"tracy gray" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

"Come tracy until he was traded at so he decided to go orlando and grant hill wasn't there and we had no choice but to just ride him and he ended up didn't tracy have one good season though like in toronto like one like when he was very young dummy are you wasn't a bomb by any stretch the maj nation bright his edvins on his ailing vince was the focus and it wasn't to be went to orlando and at grant hill was hurt so often that he became the main focus and we realise just how special treats mcgrady was yes tracy mcgrady's three years in toronto at eighteen seven points a game nine points a game in his second year at nineteen fifteen points at twenty years old and he was already playing 31 minutes and then you're right when he went to orlando he was 27 points again yesterday might have been that there was a possibility that we mid never win of seem to 30 points scorer and tracy mcgrady because of the presence and shack in kobe and also because a tracy's gray because tracy you'd despite all his story he was a really good facilitator to and probably would have to put a defacto point forward more so than to score that we got to enjoy yet tracy in his prime was about us five or six assists per game guy yeah but just the thought of having all three of those guys on the same team shack cobian tracy will i just i mean my god that you're not like a by the way i wasn't familiar with how i was with the store you were which was maybe that that was something they consider at one point trading them for each other rank there was a there was talk i remember that conversation i had no idea that the lakers were that interested in trying to acquire his draft rights issues wears that man.

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