Lisa Tsou, Founder of The Winning Pitch, has been helping technology and new media startups raise money since she graduated from law school in 1997.
Since then, she’s spent time on Wall Street working on financings for companies like DoubleClick, TheKnot.com, and Mapquest and done numerous acquisitions of websites like:
The list of funds and institutions she has worked with includes Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, Greylock, Silicon Valley Bank, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Bank of America, and Hambrecht & Quist, to name just a few.
Now, she enjoys spending her time guiding startups through the fundraising process and coaching founders and entrepreneurs on how to present themselves to investors and raise the money they need to take their businesses to the next level.
She co-founded and co-organizes Los Angeles Women’s Entrepreneurs Meetup (LAWEM). She is also a popular speaker at events like Wordcamp and Bruin Entrepreneurs, coaches students on pitching at USC’s Blackstone Launchpad and its LavaLab Student Accelerator, and teaches workshops on pitching investors at General Assembly.
She also serves as a pitch coach and mentor to women’s entrepreneurs groups including SoGal Summit, the Vinetta Project and the Women’s Founders Network.
She also sits on the Board of Project ECHO, a non-profit that provides at-risk students with a dynamic alternative education to help them acquire useful vocational skills and entrepreneurship training and experience.
Lisa is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law, received her MBA from the Marshall School of Business at USC with Beta Gamma Sigma honors, and is a member of both the New York State and California bars.