Sarah KunstSan Francisco, California, United States
Bio
Sarah Kunst is the managing director of Cleo Capital & a contributing editor at Marie Claire Magazine. She has served as a senior advisor at Bumble where she focused on their corporate VC arm Bumble Fund and on the board of the Michigan State University Foundation endowment. Kunst has been named a Future Innovator by Vanity Fair, Forbes Magazine 30 under 30 and a top 25 innovator in tech by Cool Hunting. She has been recognized for her work in Business Insider as a 30 under 30 Woman in Tech and Top African-American in Tech & Pitchbook Top Black VC To Watch and honored as a top woman in VC by the Wall St. Journal.
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Experience
Managing Director
Cleo Capital
Feb 2018 - Current
Contributing Editor
Marie Claire
2015 - Current
Investor Board Member
Venture For America
2013 - Current
VFA is a program for young, talented grads to spend two years in the trenches of a start-up with the goal that these graduates will become socialized and mobilized as entrepreneurs moving forward.
Senior Advisor
Bumble
Feb 2018 - Jul 2019
Sequoia Capital Scout
Sequoia Capital
2018 - 2018
Angel investing in founders changing the world.
Board Member
Michigan State University Foundation
2017 - Jul 2019
Board Member
KQED
2017 - Jan 2018
Founding Member
Men's Health Fitness Council
2017 - 2018
CEO & Founder
Proday
Aug 2015 - Mar 2018
Partner
Fortis Partners
2014 - 2015
Web & Mobile Investor
Mohr Davidow Ventures
Jan 2013 - 2014
On the Web and Mobile investment team
Director of Business Development - Kaleidoscope
Inporia
Dec 2011 - Dec 2012
- Conceptualized, designed and helped launch Kaleidoscope - Negotiated partnerships with AOL, Conde Nast, Halston, Armani Exchange, etc - Produced fashion tech event with Tumblr, General Assembly etc at London Fashion Week - Secured press in the LA Times, WSJ.com, WWD, Mashable, Techcrunch, etc
Sales, Retail Strategy and Business Development Consultant
Sarah Kunst
Feb 2011 - Dec 2011
- Negotiated sales partnerships with Conde Nast, Bonobos, Lot18, Webby Awards and Internet Week - Generated consumer interest with placements in the New York Times, Techcrunch, Mashable etc - Produced consumer facing conferences and events for Conde Nast, Dan Abrams, Skillslate, Go Try It On, etc
Events Manager
Guest Of A Guest
Jun 2009 - Jan 2011
- Increased sales revenue by 355% - Increased online event calendar volume and pages by 4813% - Managed and assigned work to 30+ professional photographers - Created and implemented new revenue streams
Marketing coordinator, fragrance
Chanel
Jun 2008 - Jun 2009
- Developed and executed U.S. marketing strategy for $75 million brand launch - Analyzed and reported on $8.4 billion in quarterly NPD data - Managed forecasting and product life cycle for 300 products using Hyperion and SAP - Created and wrote monthly sales programs to drive high end niche business
Marketing intern
Coty Beauty US
May 2007 - Aug 2007
- Managing and tracking sales data - Monitoring and controlling inventory - Performing marketing research - Brand Development - Brand Maintenance
Red Bull Student Brand Manager
Red Bull
Apr 2007 - May 2008
Apple Campus Representative
Apple/Volt Marketing
Aug 2006 - Jan 2008
- Exceeded 125% of sales goals for two quarters - Conceptualization, planning and presentation of corporate partnership opportunities - Generation of creative elements for buzz marketing campaign - Planning, organization and management of relationship building events on Michigan State University’s campus - Managing and planning on-campus guerilla marketing - Developing relationships with MSU student organizations to produce co-sponsored events
Merchandising Intern
Vivre
May 2006 - Aug 2006
- Coordinated fall fashion preview with over 30 magazine editors and more than 50 designers - Developed new partnership leads through market research - Researched emerging markets - Discovered new featured designers - Communication and negotiation with vendors for product pricing and fulfillment information - Involved with all aspects of production of the winter 2006 Catalog
TAG Body Spray Campus Representative
Fuse Marketing
Feb 2006 - Dec 2006
- Personally distributed samples and branded giveaways to more than 6000 students - Built relationships with 15 National fraternities and sororities and two varsity athletic teams - Exceeded required giveaway amounts regularly - Developed relationships that led to exclusive events with nightclubs and gyms - Coordination of receiving, storing, and distributing branded materials
Education
Michigan State University
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Texas Christian University
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