Sherry Wei, the soft-spoken but gritty founder of Aviatrix Systems, shares her story of emigrating from China and starting her career coding for Cisco Systems, and the steps that convinced her to jump into the unpredictable world of startups in 2013. From taking Aviatrix Systems from a bootstrap startup to a company with $25 million in venture investments, Sherry conveys what that experience taught her about not giving up and learning to trust yourself.
Sherry has candid tips for start-up founders as they struggle with funding, vision, and allocating time to their business. Should you quit your day job? Should you keep going when you’re reaching dead ends? From someone who’s been there, her wisdom is informational and inspirational.
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Stayin' Alive in Tech is an oral history of Silicon Valley and technology. Melinda Byerley, the host, is a 20-year veteran of Silicon Valley and the founder of Timeshare CMO, a digital marketing intelligence firm, based in San Francisco.
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