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‘Bet on the Jockey’: From Welfare to Wall Street to Web3 VC With Jenny Q. Ta

Learn from a former Wall Street entrepreneur and 3x founder, about building successful startups, AI-powered technologies, and how to spot promising investment opportunities for your business.

April 19, 2023

On this week’s show, we sat down with Jenny Q. Ta, founder and general partner of Web3 VC Funds and a self-made millionaire who migrated from Vietnam to the U.S. I knew of Jenny from Twitter and could feel her warm and welcoming personality and charm through our DMs, but we’ve been missing each other IRL at various Web3 conferences. So finally we get to listen to the unstoppable might of a founder with three successful exits. Despite already being able to retire luxuriously and live a peaceful and happy life on a remote island somewhere, Jenny continues to give back, mentor, build, grow and learn and each minute you listen, will add more value to your livelihood, trust me! Sit back, relax, take a listen and learn more about Jenny below.

Meet Jenny!

Jenny Q. Ta is a three-times founder veteran of Wall Street, self-made millionaire and seasoned entrepreneur with three highly successful early ventures to her credit. As founder and CEO of Titan Securities, a full-service broker-dealer and investment-banking firm, Ta built a company that was profitable enough to be acquired in 2005. Prior to that venture, Jenny had filled the role of founder, CEO and driving force behind Vantage Investments, another full-service broker-dealer and investment-banking firm that she started while still in her early twenties and quickly grew to a-third-of-a-billion dollars in assets.

Ta’s next two entrepreneurial endeavors included masterminding two modern tech companies: VCNetwork.co, a virtual eHarmony meets “Shark Tank,” matching entrepreneurs with VCs, and CoinLinked.com, an American online social-commerce platform powered by a decentralized blockchain to connect the traditional marketplaces of today with the digital currencies of tomorrow. These two more-recent ventures were solidly grounded in Jenny’s rich business background, which includes extensive firsthand experience in senior executive management, sales, marketing and finance, with forays into the fintech industry and exploration of the opportunities that cryptocurrencies, blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies afford. Jenny Ta’s third successful exit occurred in August 2021, when both entities were acquired by HODL Assets Inc.

Jenny is also a published author, whose book, “Wall Street Cinderella,” details her escape from Vietnam during the war and traces her path to success from welfare to Wall Street. The book serves as a helpful road map for women who are determined to pursue a successful career in business. Ta’s educational background includes an MBA degree in financial management. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management information systems from CSUF.

On this show, Jenny shares:

⛰️Her journey from Vietnam, to living on welfare in the U.S., to Wall Street and her path to becoming a self-made millionaire

💰Advice for women leading VCs and women seeking funding from VCs

🔑Key ingredients for a successful startup to company in the web3 space

🦿Promising use cases for AI-powered web3 technologies

🫰How to identify promising startups for angel investors and venture capitalists

We end with a two-minute mindfulness exercise on mindful eating! :)


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This episode was produced and edited by Michele Musso with executive producer Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is ‘Twennysomething’ by Daniele Musto. Other music used is ‘Mind and Soul’ by Stefano Vita and ‘Electrolove’ by Lunareh.

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