ABOUT ERIKA

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Erika co-founded StitchCrew with her husband Chris to build a more equitable economy in the middle of the country through entrepreneurship. They partner with organizations like the Google, and the NBA Team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, to unlock the potential of underserved entrepreneurs in their region. Erika also co-founded VEST, a private network of influential women building power collectively. In this capacity, Erika makes it easy for women to gain proximity to other influential women so they can grow their network, be top of mind for opportunities, and learn from the experiences of other women. Prior to StitchCrew and VEST, Erika was a Partner at a Private Equity Firm and Global Director at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. Originally from Mexico, Erika now resides in Oklahoma City with Chris and their two daughters Paulina and Mia. Watch Erika's Trillion Dollar Blindspot Tedx Talk Listen to Erika interview influential women about the invisible barriers holding women back in the workplace in the VEST Her Podcast




Long-winded bio


Erika co-founded StitchCrew with her husband Chris to build a more equitable economy in the middle of the country through entrepreneurship. Since the launch of the organization they've partnered with organizations like the Google, and the NBA Team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Canadian Embassy to unlock the potential of underserved entrepreneurs in their region. Watch Erika's Trillion Dollar Blindspot Tedx Talk Erika also co-founded VEST, a private network of influential women building power collectively. In this capacity, Erika makes it easy for women to gain proximity to other influential women so they can grow their network, be top of mind for opportunities, and learn from the experiences of other women. Erika is the host of the VEST Her Podcast where she interviews influential women addressing the invisible barriers holding women back in the workplace and features stories of women building power collectively. Prior to StitchCrew and VEST, Erika was a Partner at a Private Equity Firm and Global Director at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. Originally from Mexico, Erika now resides in Oklahoma City with Chris and their two daughters Paulina and Mia. Boards and Affiliations include: ARVEST Bank Diversion Hub Oklahoma City County Health Department Oklahoma City Downtown Partnership Oklahoma Policy Institute 2021 Oklahoma Women in Tech Trailblazer 2020 Women Making a Difference




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How to contact me


If you'd like to partner with us at StitchCrew, please send us an email at info@stitchcrew.com If you'd like to partner with us at VEST, please send us an email at info@vesther.co If you want to pitch us for investment, read our investment criteria first and fill out this form. If you would like to ask me a question or share a thought, reach out to me via twitter or DM me on instagram and LinkedIn. Due to capacity I'm no longer doing: - One-on-one coaching, unless you are part of a StitchCrew program or a VEST Member - Serve on committees or non-profit boards My sincerest apologies that I cannot do more. Thank you for understanding!




How to pitch me for Investment


Read our investment criteria below then fill out this form. · We invest in early rounds (pre-seed, seed). · We invest in diverse teams (you must have a diverse team in order for us to even look). · We invest in companies located in the US and LATAM. · We invest pre-revenue but only if you can show significant progress with product or a competitive advantage in the industry/field you are going after. · We don't do lifesciences, hardware or moonshots. We don't have the knowledge nor expertise to know what we are investing in. We also don't have the amounts of capital often required for these type of investments. Thanks for letting us get to know your company. We know what is like to be in your shoes (fundraising) and we don't want to waste your time. We'll try to get back to you right away with an answer after you fill out the form if it's a fit. Best of luck with your raise!





 

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