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A Day In The Life Of A College Student & VC (Venture Capitalist) – Ernestine Fu

23-year old Ernestine Fu joined VC firm Alsop Louie Partners as an associate while in college and made the cover of Forbes magazine in her young but impressive career in the Venture Capitalist industry. She’s already made a name for herself as the youngest VC in Silicon Valley. She started her career at 20 years old while still a student at Stanford University. (reprinted from Business Insider)

Monday mornings are partner meetings for Alsop Louie Partners. I have to wake up and be ready early to participate!

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Two months into the job, I found a team of Stanford PhD’s and convinced my firm to fund them $1.3M. Qwhisper’s still in stealth mode! I talk about them in the meeting.

I got to downtown Palo Alto to Philz Coffee, which just opened a few weeks ago. It’s my favorite spot to hold meetings with young entrepreneurs.

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Meet my favorite baristas making my usual drink: soy chai with honey.

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Ok, got to get back to campus for class!

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I got into Stanford’s graduate school during the beginning of my 3rd year of undergraduate year at Stanford. So I have a lot of work to do.

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Between class and meetings, I am trying to get some work done.

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Today, I’m working on physics homework – analyzing trusses, calculating moments, and graphing shear forces. Fun!

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I also teach, so I have to get the course syllabus ready for my entrepreneurship course. My printer ran out of ink a couple times when I tried printing out all the documents. Pretty exciting!

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I’m taking a study break and reading up on news. As a student representative to the Board of Trustees and voting member on the Committee of Lands & Buildings, I was a part of this. (It’s crazy seeing the impact of my decisions!)

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Sushi = best study break ever. (I’m working on inventing the Ernestine roll; there’s going to be some mango, salmon, and more.)

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Time to head back to the dorm.

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Got a surprise. Popcornopolis!

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Finishing some regular household chores. Oh, laundry.

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Thank you for taking the time for our readers to get to know a little bit more about you and a typical college day in the life of a VC.

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