Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
LOS ANGELES, CA
CROSS BORDER + ASIA
INDUSTRIAL HEMP + CBD
I have spent the last two decades active in cross border business and investment trends. I was named to Foreign Policy’s inaugural “Pacific Power Index” which recognizes 50 individuals shaping the future of U.S. and China ties. I was also recognized as one of the UN70 Digital Leader by the United Nations Foundation in recent years. Taking an early adopter approach over the years has gotten me into some interesting spaces, sectors and networks over the years. My network is eclectic by intention and my circles are diverse by design.
I am the co-founder of the Cross Border Lab, an accelerator of brands and companies into new markets as well as IXI Collective, a private network of cross border investors and a strategic partner of True Family Enterprises, a family office that specializes in real estate, consumer goods, retail, private equity, entertainment and venture capital. I also serve as an investor and/or advisor to a number of LA based early stage funds and startups.
I am an immigrant, first generation American and the proud co-founder of America Innovates, a network of investors, mentors and advisors focused on accelerating innovation and social equity in America. I am known for being vocal and in action on issues that I care about personally and it absolutely reflects in all areas of my life including the work I do.
I am an advocate for mental health awareness as a result of losing my sister to suicide in 2004. Suicide rates in America have increased 30% over the last two decades and being silent about it is not an option for me.