Reimagined with Robin - AAPI Heritage Month, ft. Megan Ruan of Gold House | Summary and Q&A

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June 2, 2022
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Reimagined with Robin - AAPI Heritage Month, ft. Megan Ruan of Gold House

TL;DR

A conversation with Megan Ruin from Gold House Ventures, discussing the challenges and opportunities for Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) representation in leadership roles, and the work being done by Gold House to support AAPI founders.

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Questions & Answers

Q: What are some of the challenges for AAPI representation in leadership roles?

AAPI women face significant challenges and are the least likely of any demographic to be put in managerial roles. Many corporations also exclude Asians from their funding and programming efforts.

Q: How does Gold House support AAPI entrepreneurs?

Gold House has an in-house accelerator called Gold Rush, where they provide education, mentorship, and fundraising support to top AAPI entrepreneurs. They also have a network of AAPI founders and a venture fund dedicated to investing in AAPI founders.

Q: What makes Gold House Ventures unique?

Gold House Ventures is the leading collective of AAPI leaders, executives, and influential cultural icons. They focus on representation efforts and economic success for the AAPI community, bridging the gap between talent and funding opportunities.

Q: How can AAPI founders connect with Gold House Ventures?

AAPI founders can reach out to Gold House Ventures by emailing them at [email protected]. They respond to every inquiry, and founders at any stage can connect with them.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Megan Ruin, a general partner at Gold House Ventures, discusses the challenges and opportunities for AAPI representation in leadership roles.

  • AAPI women are the least likely demographic to be promoted to managerial roles, despite the success of AAPI founders and investors.

  • Gold House Ventures supports AAPI entrepreneurs through their accelerator program, network, and venture fund dedicated to investing in AAPI founders.

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