Hi I’m Mercedes, like the car.

I started this blog in 2013 after leaving Wall-street to join a the startup world. I began chronicling my learnings in the tech and startup community and today it has morphed into a medley of VC, startup, edtech, self-help, and technology musings.

I’m currently a student at Stanford where I’m pursuing a joint degree – MBA and Masters in Education and I spent last summer working in VC. I’ll be headed into VC full time in the Bay Area in the summer of 2019.

Prior to Stanford, I was an executive at a VR startup and a GM at General Assembly where oversaw multi-million dollar business lines during periods of explosive growth. GA was my first foray into startups and I got to help the company grow from $2 million to over $100 million in revenue over 4 years as a product manger and general manager.

On the history side of things, I grew up in Durham, North Carolina and Cupertino, CA (Bay Area) and graduated from Harvard in 2010. I enjoy writing up new business ideas, walks longer than 20 NYC blocks, chocolate soufflés, hiking, camping, off-roading in my Jeep, camping, reading works by futurists and empaths, and dealing playing cards very fast.

Thanks for reading,



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