Codie Sanchez

Member Since 2016

Codie Sanchez

Managing Partner - Private Equity Investor

Contrarian Thinking & Entourage Effect Capital

Austin, Texas Area

Codie Sanchez is an Active Board Member 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.


  • Public Speaking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Angel Investing


August 13th, 2021

Out of Fresh Content Ideas? 10 Tips to Spark New Ones

Content is the key to reaching and engaging new and existing customers. But after you've been creating content for so long, it can start to feel like you've covered everything you can possibly cover about your brand or in your niche. 

August 9th, 2021

11 Effective Negotiation Strategies to Help You Seal the Deal

Whether it’s about a job offer or a potential business partnership, every professional will find themselves negotiating at some point in their career. The secret to achieving a positive outcome for both parties doesn’t have to be a mystery, however, and the key is often in thorough preparation and knowing some effective negotiation strategies.

July 30th, 2021

10 Career Tips For Recent Grads Entering The Post-Pandemic Job Market

School looked very different for many students this past year and a half due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For recent college grads, the future of work may seem like it’s filled with even more of the same uncertainty as the job market evolves and heals in the aftermath of 2020.

July 29th, 2021

Nine Simple, Low-Risk Ways To Test Whether Your Side Hustle Is A Viable Business Idea

Having a “side hustle” can be a great way to test the waters of entrepreneurship. Aside from providing a creative outlet and a chance to develop new skills, a side hustle can also turn into a reliable income stream. 


Contrarian Thinking & Entourage Effect Capital

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.


  • Angel Investment
  • Business Development
  • Financial Services


Investment Banking/Venture