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


February 8th, 2021

The Future Of Real Estate Is Modular

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?"

January 11th, 2021

Eight Key Strategies To Get Investors Interested In Your Business

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.

January 4th, 2021


Members of Young Entrepreneur explain how hands-on CEOs can get more comfortable with delegation.

December 30th, 2020

Eight Ways Employees Can Show Their Appreciation To Great Leaders

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.


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