Sequoia Taylor is a Managing Partner at Spry Ventures, an early-stage, angel investment, and secondary market advisory firm.
Since entering the private placement space that's historically white, male-dominated, Taylor has created a name for herself and has successfully made multi-million-dollar deals, selling stock from unicorn companies.
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If you're unfamiliar, the private placement industry is where individuals sale stock shares or bonds to pre-selected investors and institutions rather than on the open market, which is an alternative to an initial public offering (IPO). When companies or individuals want to sell those shares, they contact Taylor. Those in Taylor's line of work typically do deals that sell the stock from the 236 unicorns (private companies) valued at over $1 billion each.
Recently, Taylor sat down with Mogul Millennial to discuss her entry into the field, how she has done deals in the multi-million-dollar range, and what others can do to get into the highly competitive space.