Farisa Magazieva

Analyst

Before joining our btov Private Investor Network Team as an Analyst in March 2022, Farisa successfully completed an internship at our firm. 

Born in Chechnya and raised in Germany and France, Farisa’s journey was shaped by a multitude of cultures. After graduating from school, she interned at a Non-Profit in Washington D.C. to ensure equal constitutional rights for underrepresented communities. She received a scholarship to EBS Universität in Germany, where she graduated with an exchange at Georgia State University in 2021. Before joining our firm, her passion for entrepreneurship and venture capital led her to work in startups and tech at AWS, Amazon, VAHA, and Choco. 

In 2022, Farisa was selected amongst 75 fellows from around the world by Included VC, an organization changing the face of the VC industry – dramatically increasing diversity and maximizing fund success. She is a leading part of the Communications & PR Team at 2hearts, a Nonprofit Organization, and community to build the tech society of the future with cultural diversity.

It’s so energizing to work with people who are deeply passionate about their work!

  • With btov since: March 2022

  • Expertise in/interested in: Foodtech, Healthtech, and Life Sciences

  • Favorite quote: “If you can dream it, you can achieve it.” – William Arthur Ward

  • Your “favourite futuristic technology”: Lab-grown foods (especially to substitute animal products) and developments towards healthy longevity

Q -Which values are important to you and drive you?
FM -Grit, ambition, optimism, and kindness
Q -What technology or business trend are you particularly excited about and why?
FM -I’m excited to see how mobility and transportation will transform, and I strongly believe nobody will own cars in the future.
Q -Which SciFi “technology” are you missing most in the real world?
FM -I’ve been dreaming about teleportation since I was a kid. Still hoping it’ll become a reality one day!
Q -What do you like about working at btov?
FM -So many things, but in a nutshell, the wonderful people I am privileged to work with at btov and the incredibly inspiring founders, investors, and new business models we are learning about daily. It’s so energizing to work with people who are deeply passionate about their work!
Q -Do you have a passion that you pursue besides work?
FM -I love hiking in nature while listening to my favorite podcasts, coffee or dinner dates with friends, swimming, spinning, traveling, and spending time with my family. I am also super passionate about diversity and involved in 2hearts and Included VC to create a tech and VC sector with cultural and gender diversity.
Q -What did you want to be when you were a kid?
FM -So many things but president, doctor, and founder were probably the ones I talked about the most as a child.
Q -What are your top 3 books, podcasts, etc.?
FM -I love podcasts; my all-time favorites are Impact Theory by Tom Bilyeu, The School of Greatness by Lewis Howes, and On Purpose with Jay Shetty.
Q -Which founder do you admire the most and why?
FM -Sara Blakely is one of the founders I have admired for years because she is relentlessly optimistic and has no fear of failure. She is incredibly accomplished but down-to-earth, humble, and kind, making her an outstanding entrepreneur and leader.
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