FROM VALECDICTORIAN

TO VENTURE CAPITALIST STARTUP

AND COLLEGE SENIOR YEAR

By Franklin Okpala

COVID-19 definitely forced the second half of my junior year's last semester to go virtual. The pandemic also affected several internships I had lined up for the summer.

 

As the pandemic continued most of the companies:  (AstraZeneca, Nucleus Global, Publicis Health, Ilere Healthcare) I applied to and had a fair opportunity of working with canceled their internships as a result.

Therefore, I joined a Venture Capital start-up, Quarrel Capital Ventures, founded by one of my friends. The company has four college students from Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and Penn State  University.

 

I worked as a Managing Director for their healthcare sector.

My job includes; 

·         Performing market research and run

          appropriate risk  assessment analysis:

·         Developing investment strategies

·         Managing Seed stage and Series-A portfolio

          valuation of sales revenue

·         Identifying and pursuing equity positions

          through seed investment.

·         Consulting for Sweat Equity in

          preoperative companies

When life changes your plans, always have a backup strategy

ready to engage.  An uncertain world calls for confident, bold moves supported by expert research.  

Currently, I started the first semester of my senior year here at Universitiy of the ciences. I now freelance for a COVID-19 testing kit manufacturing company as a Marketing & Sales Associate.

I joined a Venture Capital start-up founded by one of my friends. The company has four college students from Stanford, Upenn, Drexel, and Penn State  University. I worked as a Managing Director for their healthcare sector.  My job includes: 

         Performing market research and running appropriate               risk assessment analysis.

         Developing investment strategies.

         Managing Seed stage and Series--A portfolio valuation             of sales revenue.

         Identifying and pursuing equity positions through

         seed investment.

         Consulting for Sweat Equity in preoperative companies.

 

Currently, I started the first semester of my senior year here at USciences.  I now freelance for a COVID-19 testing kit manufacturing company as a Marketing & Sales Associate.