Our blog includes collections of insights from Avanoo’s CEO, industry reflections, culture reflections, and articles also published in Avanoo’s newsletters.
At the ripe young age of 25, my husband and I welcomed our oldest son, Cash. A golden, vibrant baby, Cash came into this world kicking and screaming—trusting his parents to know what it takes to lead a newborn through to adulthood.
I’ll let you in on a secret: I very much had no idea what I was doing.
When I was 12 years old, I had the opportunity to watch someone I idolized speak to a large, standing-only crowd of people. His words were mesmerizing. Everything he said felt masterful; poetry about how to create a life well-lived.
On December 31st, Avanoo closed a $5M institutional investment round led by Access Venture Partners valuing our company at ~$40M.
An older hispanic woman was sobbing, and had bags strewn about at an airline ticket counter in Nevada. Worried, I approached the counter. The older woman was speaking Spanish, and the airline ticket counter attendant wasn’t understanding.
In early 2010, I closed an organization I’d run for six years. It was one of the most painful experiences of my life; I’d devoted 90 or 100 hours a week to that organization. I thought it was my life’s work. Then it was gone.
Once upon a time there was a young woman who closed her eyes and dreamed. In her dream, she met another woman, much older than her, who looked just like her. The same eyebrows, same smile, and same sense of style.