Tamra Johnson is a Partner and Cofounder of 79 Studios, building a platform for seed stage investing, advising, and partnership for inspirational female entrepreneurs. In this episode of the Sassy Strategist, Tamra discusses:
- The typical paths to getting funding
- When to seek funding
- What you need to do to prepare to apply for funding
- How changes in technology make it easier for you to launch your business
- Why currently only 7% of venture capital dollars go to women-owned businesses, despite the fact that studies show these businesses perform better than male-owned businesses.
Tamra is passionate about increasing opportunities for experienced professional women to remain engaged while having families, as well as increasing the number of women putting capital to work in support of other female entrepreneurs.
Tamra has a MBA from UCLA Anderson, a MS in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford, and a BS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. She’s served in many roles with the MIT Alumni Association, and is currently on the Alumni Association Selection Committee.
She grew up outside of San Antonio, TX, and now lives in Venice, CA with her husband and son.