Member Since 2016
Contrarian Thinking & Entourage Effect Capital
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Codie Sanchez is a Managing Partner at Entourage Effect Capital, a growth equity fund in the legalized cannabis space. She previously lead First Trust's Latin America Investment business and held positions at Goldman Sachs, State Street, and Vanguard. She started her career as a journalist where she won the JFK award and the Howard Buffett Foundation grant for covering human trafficking. Sanchez is a pundit and columnist on investing, cannabis and startups, highlighted on The Today Show, Forbes, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, People en Español, Business Wire, etc. She has an M.B.A. from Georgetown University, a master’s from ESADE and Fundação Getúlio Vargas, and a B.A. from Arizona State University. She sits on the board of the Arcview Group, the leading cannabis seed investment platform, Magma Partners a venture fund in Chile, Hispanic Executive publication and is actively involved in AEI.
While the concept of factory-built homes may seem strange today, in the next few years, planned modular communities may become much more commonplace. We may be asking not "Who built your house?" but "What factory did it come from?"
Finding funding is typically one of the most challenging parts of starting a new business. The risks versus rewards of investing in new companies can usually have investors worried about jumping in. The responsibility is then on the entrepreneur to make their business idea exciting and attractive enough to warrant investors' attention.
Members of Young Entrepreneur explain how hands-on CEOs can get more comfortable with delegation.
The backbone of a company is its employees, but the brain of a business is its leadership. The best leaders inspire and encourage the employees working under them, but even these leaders need positive reinforcement from time to time. While a lot of this reinforcement comes from those above them in the hierarchy, it has special meaning when the employees under them reach out to show their appreciation.
Help a closing business deal with a tragic situation and build up your own business at the same time.
As a business owner, you know your company can't remain stagnant and stuck in its ways if it hopes to grow. That growth requires innovation and creativity, both of which are best sourced from everyone on your team.
Word-of-mouth marketing is one of the best ways to achieve organic growth for your business. Having people advocate for your services can help you attract new customers and increase loyalty among your existing customer base.
Startups have the potential to be massive earners for an investor. Getting in on the ground floor enables investors to make the most out of a startup's innovations. However, not all startups are successful. Quite a large number of them seem to have good ideas but fail to implement them properly.
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This business idea may surprise you with its relevance, simplicity and oddity.
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Every business owner hopes to succeed in their venture. Access to the right resources plays a huge role in that success -- but barriers do still exist, especially for female entrepreneurs.
Women in the business world often talk about the importance and benefits of supporting each other. That's why we asked the women of Young Entrepreneur Council how they tap into the right resources and lift up other female leaders in the process. Here's how they've achieved their own success, and helped their fellow female entrepreneurs do the same.
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To help you, we asked 10 Young Entrepreneur Council members how to captivate customers through the art of storytelling. Here’s how they recommend crafting a brand story that captures attention and engages your target audience.
Starting your own business is not a decision to take lightly. While it’s great to be your own boss with the freedom to set your own schedule, this is only part of the equation. It takes a lot more than just a dream to be a successful entrepreneur.
Before you take the leap, there are some important questions to ask yourself to understand if you’re truly ready to launch your own business. To help you make your decision, we asked 10 Young Entrepreneur Council members what everyone should ask themselves before committing to entrepreneurship.
Don't have a viable product? No problem.
When I'm not growing investment businesses I like to give the hand up that so many gave me through investing in startups, working with VCs, getting on my soapbox to speak at events (my father says I haven't met a microphone I don't like), and advising. My goal is for fellow builders, crazy enough to think they'll beat the startup odds, to achieve where previously they couldn't.