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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 Sciences.  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, University of Pennsylvania, 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 University of the Sciences.  I now freelance for a COVID-19 testing kit manufacturing company as a marketing & sales associate.